International Monetary Fund (IMF) en IMF's Lagarde: Women In Workforce Key To Healthy Economies As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde is among an elite group of people determining how money is saved, spent and invested worldwide.<p>It's not the first time she's been a "first." Lagarde was France's first female finance minister, and before that, the first woman to chair the global law firm Baker & McKenzie.<p>As part of NPR's look at the <a href="" target="_blank">Changing Lives of Women</a>, <em>Morning Edition</em>'s Renee Montagne spoke with Lagarde about her career and what the IMF i Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:08:00 +0000 54993 at IMF's Lagarde: Women In Workforce Key To Healthy Economies Egypt's Economic Health Needs Outside Help Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Egypt's political future will largely depend on its economy, and its economic future will largely depend on help from other countries. To talk more about this, we reached Mohsin Khan. He's a senior fellow at the Rafik Hariri Center on the Middle East at the Atlantic Council. He's also the former Director of the Middle East Department at the International Monetary Fund. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:32:00 +0000 46866 at IMF Admits 'Notable Failures' In Greek Bailout The International Monetary Fund has admitted "notable failures" in the Greek bailout, saying in a <a href="">report Thursday</a> that despite the steps Greece's recession and unemployment problem were more severe than anticipated.<p>The report said the program had succeeded in keeping Greece within the eurozone and mostly prevented the country's economic troubles from spilling over to the rest of the region. "However," it said:<p><blockquote><p>"There were also notable failures. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 45378 at U.S. Gas Prices Expected To Remain Low For Summer Drivers will find this summer's gas prices are lower than last year's, the result of a spike in crude oil production. Government forecasters say a gallon of regular gasoline will cost about $3.50 this summer — a slide of more than 10 cents from last year.<p>Energy Department analysts say "the regular gasoline price will average $3.53 per gallon over the summer," <a href="">citing lower crude oil prices</a>. Sun, 12 May 2013 13:43:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 44188 at U.S. Gas Prices Expected To Remain Low For Summer IMF Lowers 2013 Economic Growth Forecasts The <a href="">International Monetary Fund</a> has lowered its projections for global economic growth, including in the United States, citing sharp cuts in government spending and the struggling eurozone.<p>The Washington, D.C.-based international lender's World Economic Outlook shaved its 2013 forecast to 3.3 percent from 3.5 percent. It also trimmed its projection for 2014 to 4 percent from 4.1 percent.<p>The IMF on Tuesday also pared back its forecast for growth in the U.S. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:23:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 42981 at IMF Lowers 2013 Economic Growth Forecasts