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IMF Wants Deal on Debt Before Entering Greek Program, Says Spox

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will not participate in the funding of Greece’s bailout program if there’s no “reliable strategy for the sustainability” of the country’s debt, the fund’s spokesman William Murray said on Thursday, during a regular press...

Return of Institutions to Athens at the Heart of Lagarde-Tsakalotos Meeting

A meeting between IMF Chief Executive Christine Lagarde and Euclid Tsakalotos took place on Friday afternoon within the framework of the Spring Fund Summit in Washington and lasted about 40 minutes. Up for discussion was the reduction of the Greek...

IMF Chief: Primary Surpluses of 3.5% for 10 Years Not Feasible for Greece

  Primary surpluses of 3.5% over the next ten years are not feasible or achievable, and this is well known, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday. Lagarde spoke during an event in light of the IMF Spring...

IMF Chief: Greek Debt Must be Sustainable for the Fund to Participate in Bailout

The Greek debt must be sustainable in order for the International Monetary Fund to participate financially in the third bailout program, said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. In an interview with the Leading European Newspaper Association, the IMF chief explained...

Christine Lagarde: Debt Relief Technical Details Must Now be Decided

The agreement for Greece's debt sustainability must be in compliance with International Monetary Fund (IMF) rules, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said at an event held by Bruegel Institute in Brussels on Wednesday, discussing the course of the global...

Christine Lagarde’s Statement on the Explosion in the IMF’s Paris Office

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has made the following statement today in Frankfurt, Germany: “I have been informed about the explosion in the IMF's Paris office, which caused injuries to one of our staff. I...

'Comprehensive Solution' for Greek Program in April, Greek PM Tsipras Says

Greece successfully pushed for the insertion of a special reference to action for fighting unemployment in the final conclusions of the European Council, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a press conference after the EU summit on Friday. He...

IMF Chief: Tsipras Asked for Fund to Stay in the Greek Bailout Program

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asked the IMF to stand by Greece in the bailout program. In an interview with French newspaper "Le Parisien," Lagarde said that the IMF is making...

IMF Chief Urges Greece to Implement Reforms, Europe to Offer Debt Relief

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said that Greece must implement essential reforms, at the same time urging Europe to offer the country substantial debt relief. Speaking at an event organized by the CSIS (Center for Strategic International Studies)...

IMF's Lagarde: Greek Debt Doesn't Need a 'Haircut'

The International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde, maintains her position that the Greek debt does not need a haircut but instead requires low interest with long maturities. She also reiterated that debt restructuring is a basic requirement for the participation...