IMF chief urges China to focus on ‘belt and road’ sustainability

Christine Lagarde sounds warning about environmental damage and high debt levelsThe head of the International Monetary Fund has warned China against damaging the environment through unsustainable overseas investments as part of its “belt and road” infr…

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IMF says Brexit delay means businesses face more uncertainty

Warning follows industry chiefs raising the alarm over damage extension will do to UK firms Tell us: how will the Brexit delay affect your business? The decision to extend the UK’s Brexit deadline will mean another six months of uncertainty for busines…

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IMF chief warns of slower growth for most countries worldwide

Christine Lagarde says world economy ‘unsettled’ as fund poised to downgrade forecastThe head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that the majority of countries around the world can expect slower growth in 2019 as the global economy loses mom…

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IMF chief joins calls for big tech firms to pay more tax

Christine Lagarde says governments must address corporation taxation concernsThe managing director of the International Monetary Fund has joined the growing clamour to further tax tech firms Google, Facebook and Amazon as part of a wider review of “out…

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More women in the workplace could boost economy by 35%, says Christine Lagarde

Exclusive: IMF chair presses for female empowerment in interview to mark International Women’s DayEmploying more women and tackling sexism in the workplace is the key to making the world economy richer, more equal and less prone to devastating financia…

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IMF says governments could set up their own cryptocurrencies

Christine Lagarde praises rebel technology as ‘safe, cheap, and potentially semi-anonymous’Governments should consider offering their own cryptocurrencies to prevent the systems becoming havens for fraudsters and money launderers, Christine Lagarde, he…

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IMF chief warns of economic slowdown on back of trade disputes

Christine Lagarde drops hint that fund will cut global growth forecast next weekThe head of the International Monetary Fund has sounded the alarm over the global economy, warning of an economic slowdown triggered by rising trade protectionism and soari…

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