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IMF chief Christine Lagarde applauds Benin’s economic performance

While on a visit to Benin, Christine Lagarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund applauded the performance of the economy of the country.

Bitcoin will end a bubble – experts

Several international bankers have sounded a warning about the mega risks involved in embracing bitcoin, which this week soared to a new record high of more than $8,000. Six years ago, it traded for just one dollar.

IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns of ‘dark future’ over climate change

The world faces a "dark future" if it fails to tackle climate change and inequality, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde warned on Tuesday.

Corrupt people use NGOs as a front – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chairman of the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI), says corrupt people use non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as cover to get a clean bill of health on transparency.

How Nigeria, others can tackle corruption – IMF

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde; a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and key global experts have advised Nigeria, Argentina and other top countries battling corruption to use tools that can help reduce procurement costs by about 60 per cent.

Nigeria’s Kemi Adeosun asks World Bank, IMF to scale up renewable energy

Nigeria has asked the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund to scale up the provision of and access to renewable energy in order to deliver development results and meet global climate goals.

Nigeria’s population growing faster than its economy – IMF

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has stated that the economy of some West African nations, including Nigeria, is not growing at the same rate as its population.

World Bank, IMF, Oxfam urge Nigeria to invest in human capital

The World Bank has urged Nigeria to faithfully build and invest in critical infrastructure that would wholly support its growth aspirations.

IMF to help countries deal with Hurricane Irma aftermath

Ms Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has expressed sympathy to countries affected by Hurricane Irma.

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