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IMF chief Christine Lagarde calls for crackdown on bitcoin criminals

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has called for a crackdown on the misuse of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin by using the blockchain technology behind the digital currency to fight the criminals.

No winner in trade war – IMF chief tells Donald Trump

The International Monetary Fund’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday that nobody wins in a trade war and that the macro-economic impact of U.S. tariffs on imports would be serious if other countries respond with tariffs of their own.

IMF chief urges Arab states to slash spending

IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday urged Arab countries to slash public wages and subsidies in order to rein in spending, achieve sustainable growth and create jobs.

IMF urges Germany to loosen purse strings

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has joined calls on Germany to invest in future economic growth even at the cost of relaxing its cherished budgetary discipline, raising hackles in Europe's powerhouse.

Africa to account for half of global labour force by 2030 – IMF chief Christine...

The Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms Christine Lagarde, says by 2030, over half of new workers entering the global labour force will come from Africa.

Federal govt releases balance of Paris Club refund to 27 states

The federal government has made good its promise to release the balance of the Paris Club refund to states, as 27 states of the federation have so far benefitted from the latest refunds.

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.


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