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Lagarde's impending trial in France clouds outlook for IMF head

It may be difficult to continue her duties while under suspicion of alleged impropriety

France's supreme court has ruled that Ms Lagarde must face a special tribunal for backing an out-of-court settlement with French businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008 when she was finance minister.


NEWS that International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde is to stand trial in France for alleged financial negligence during her period as French finance minister evokes comparisons with the fate of her immediate predecessor Dominique Strauss Kahn, who fell

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