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Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

How Christine Lagarde planned to use EU rules to force business from London to Paris — 7 years before Brexit

Kay Swinburne told BI: "My French colleagues were obviously on a mission from 2009 to try and actually get, before Brexit, as much back to Paris as they could."
Hundreds of migrant men, women and children along with tourists and locals board a ferry bound for Athens on June 04, 2015 in Kos, Greece.

This startling IMF chart shows how poverty and lack of access to education are literally deadly

Poverty and low education levels are directly correlated to life expectancy around the world, according to a new International Monetary Fund blog that emphasizes access to quality healthcare as another key variable.
Gwyneth Paltrow, left, and Mark Carney.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney sees a ‘conscious recoupling’ of the UK and global economies

Earlier this week the IMF upgraded global growth forecasts to 3.9% this year, while at the same time cutting the UK's economic growth prospects to just 1.5%.

Investors should take note of the small print in the IMF’s rosy economic forecast

BI PRIME: The International Monetary Fund released an optimistic economic forecast but warned of threats from frothy asset markets and a flattening yield curve.

IMF: Brexit could fundamentally alter the shape of the British economy

International Monetary Fund says that financial services are likely to be the sector most impacted, although manufacturing may also face significant changes.
Women dressed in ethnic costumes perform in an outdoor production called "Impression Lijiang", held on a man made stage on the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, 3,100m (10,170 feet) above sea level, near Lijiang city in southwestern China's Yunnan province July 23, 2006. About 500 amateur performers from 10 ethnic minority groups took part in the $31-million production by acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou.

China’s ballooning debt is a major threat to global financial stability, IMF warns

"The system’s increasing complexity has sown financial stability risks," the IMF’s assessment said.

Post-Brexit market fragmentation in Europe would be ‘costly,’ IMF No. 2 says

Speaking at UBS' annual European Conference, David Lipton said that Brexit will serve to focus "our minds on the future of the financial system architecture."
Xi Jinping

Xi has prepared China for a future that is both clear and dark

By failing to unveil plans for his succession Xi signaled that China's newest phase of authoritarianism has begun. The country's economy is part of why.
Gallery workers next to "Teoria" by Eduardo Basualdo at the Frame Gallery's stand at the Frieze Art Fair in central London in 2013.

Americans have more debt than ever — and it’s creating an economic trap

A new International Monetary Fund report finds that high levels of household debt can deepen recessions. US households are more indebted than ever.

$30 billion per year: IMF reportedly calculates bailout costs for crisis-hit Venezuela

The IMF has estimated inflation could rise to 2,300% by the end of 2018 and said the crisis has "no end in sight."