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Donald Trump is endangering America’s status as global leader, Christine Lagarde has warned

The incoming ECB boss discussed the US president, the trade war, Brexit, and other economic risks and uncertainties during a "60 Minutes" interview.

China’s growth slumped to a record low last quarter — and it could drop even lower next year, the IMF warns

"We have trade tensions, we have other geopolitical forces, we have all these uncertainties around the world."

Trade wars could slow global growth to weakest pace since financial crisis, IMF warns

Trade tensions could push the world economy to grow at its slowest pace since the financial crisis a decade ago, the IMF warned Tuesday.
EU Commissioner Georgieva holds a news conference in Brussels

The IMF’s new chief unveils data showing trade conflicts could wipe out $700 billion in global GDP by 2020

Kristalina Georgieva warned about the negative impact of trade conflicts during her inaugural speech at the IMF on Tuesday.
Incoming European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde.

Christine Lagarde is sounding the alarm on the US-China trade war, calling it a ‘big, dark cloud’ over the global economy

Trade is "the biggest hurdle for the global economy," the incoming president of the European Central Bank said in a new interview.

A new study shows 40% of foreign investment is ‘phantom capital’ being used to avoid taxes

Phantom investment has picked up in the last decade, increasing to 40% of all foreign investment. That growth rate is faster than that of global GDP.
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri.

The IMF is sending a team to Argentina following the surprising election result that plunged its currency and crashed its stock market

"We are closely following recent developments in Argentina and are in ongoing dialogue with the authorities," said an IMF spokesperson.

Trump’s right on the money: IMF finds the US dollar is overvalued, the Euro is undervalued for Germany

"Whilst Trump has never been the biggest fan of the IMF, he may very well be now!"

Ex-Singapore finance chief Tharman Shanmugaratnam shortlisted for IMF top job, but will Europeans hand over the title?

Tharman's nationality – not qualifications – is seen as likely to be the main hindrance to landing the IMF job.
George Osborne

Former British chancellor George Osborne is reportedly aiming to become the next head of the IMF

The Financial Times reported that he has told allies he would be well suited to take over the Washington-based role after Christine Lagarde's departure.