[WASHINGTON] Global finance chiefs warned that tensions over trade and rising interest rates threaten to turn the world economy into a battleground just as global growth peaks.

[BALI] Sustained trade tensions could slash Asia's economic growth by up to 0.9 percentage point in coming years, the International Monetary Fund said, urging policymakers in the region to...

INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde on Thursday warned countries against engaging in trade and currency wars that hurt global growth and imperil "innocent bystanders...

[JAKARTA] An earthquake Thursday killed three people in Indonesia and rattled hotels where IMF delegates are attending a major summit, a fortnight after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000...

[NUSA DUA, Indonesia] IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday defended central bank rate hikes in a veiled rebuke to Donald Trump after the US president blamed "crazy" Fed policies for...

[NUSA DUA, Indonesia] International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday she hopes China follows through on the IMF's recommendation to continue moving toward a...

WORLD leaders need to fix global trading systems instead of trying to tear them down, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, in a rebuke to nationalist politicians...

[WASHINGTON] A severe recession would slash US public wealth by about US$5 trillion, causing vastly more damage to Washington's finances than just an increase in debt and deficits, the IMF...

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other institutions are grappling with potential strategies to counter any severe economic downturn.