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By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

Regulation is necessary, particularly in a sector, like the banking sector, which exposes countries and people to a risk.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

If you have an overwhelming majority of one sex over the other, and clearly in our case at the moment - and it has been like this for a long time - it is male over female, you tend to have group thinking. You tend to have common references, combined with competition, combined in this case with testosterone. I'm not suggesting it's a toxic mix, but I'm saying it needs to be tempered and altered and modified and made better by diversity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

I hate to say there are female and male ways of dealing with power, because I think each of us has a male and a female part. But based on my own experience, women will tend to be inclusive, to reach out more, to care a little more.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

It's a question of not so much pushing the boys out of the picture, but making the whole frame bigger so that both men and women access the labor market, contribute to the economy, generate growth, have jobs, and so on.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

Of course, trade agreements can be beneficial, but of course they need to avoid infringing on certain areas and respect diversity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

The Europeans governments have massively changed the landscape in Europe. There is no doubt about it. They have put together the European Financial Stability Fund. They have discussed and approved the European Stability Mechanism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

I think more of the little kids from a school in a little village in Niger who get teaching two hours a day, sharing one chair for three of them, and who are very keen to get an education. I have them in my mind all the time. Because I think they need even more help than the people in Athens.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

Women, as the minority, have to prove their worth all the time. That's the reason we tend to over-prepare, over-study, over-anticipate. I think it's the case with many women leaders. We tend to over do it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

In the area of trading, it is now an academically demonstrated fact that women tend to be a little bit more risk-adverse. They don't move positions as quickly and as erratically as men. Maybe it is a bit less profitably, but I think it would have been less risky.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

We need to put our good research, our good work, our principles into actionable items whenever we can.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

Before a negotiation can proceed and be completed, what is outside the scope of negotiation needs to be agreed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

You know, when I sit in meetings and things are very tense and people take things extremely seriously and they invest a lot of their ego, I sometimes think to myself, 'Come on, you know, there's life and there's death and there is love.' And all of that ego business is nonsense compared to that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

Our fortunes rise together, and they fall together. 'All men are brothers,' said the Analects. We have a collective responsibility-to bring about a more stable and more prosperous world, a world in which every person in every country can reach their full potential.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

All stakeholders must participate in the gains and losses of any particular situation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

I learned that you can constantly improve, and that you should not be shy about your views, and about the direction that you believe is right.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

Tackling climate change is a collective endeavour, it means collective accountability and it's not too late

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

If climate change issues are not adequately addressed—if we keep running those nice energy subsidies, if the price on carbon is not adequately set, if policymakers don’t have it on their radar screens—then financial stability in the medium and long-term is clearly at stake.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

We Need a RESET IN THE WAY THE ECONOMY GROWS Around the World

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

I love cooking. Not for myself alone. Cooking is about giving.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

Social unrest and protectionism are the two major risks of the world economic crisis.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

The difficulty that negotiators have is often based on the cultural difference that various countries have.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

I'm very much a believer that it's action that matters much more so than, you know, the flurry of political promises and statements and slogans that are used during political campaigns.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

When in one area of the world the standard of living and the size of the middle class increases, it is going to have an effect elsewhere in the world as well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

I guess economists, it's a bit like scientists, you have definitely fewer women in that field.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

I think there are multiple studies now to demonstrate that diversity, a better balance between genders, but also between different fields as well, is actually conducive to better growth, better bottom line, better results.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

People can buy the kind of things they consider as normal and take for granted because of globalization and trade and use of supply chains and the reduction of the cost base of the manufacturing of some products.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

If inflation is the genie, then deflation is the ogre that must be fought decisively.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

We draw many benefits from globalization that people take for granted. Poverty has been reduced massively around the world. If you look at the Chinese numbers, it is quite mind-boggling: 700 million people taken out of poverty in a matter of 40 years, the poverty rate having moved from over 30 per cent from hardly six per cent now. That would not have happened if there had not been globalization.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve - and to do that with a purpose.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

France would be reluctant to embrace any proposal by the European Commission to slash agricultural tariffs if it threatened the European Union's Common Agriculture Policy .

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

Canada stands out as making a sensible and positive contribution to the world. I'm saying that maybe because of its inclination toward multilateralism. Support for the environmental protection cause. It's relationship between people and nature.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

I have a theory that women are generally given space and appointed to jobs when the situation is tough. I've observed that in many instances. In times of crisis, women eventually are called upon to sort out the mess, face the difficult issues and be completely focused on restoring the situation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

It so happens that because all the economies are strongly inter-connected and aggregated, there is trade that is happening not just from China to the rest of the world, but from the rest of the world to China as well, and that is going to continue.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

Unless we take action on climate change, future generations will be roasted, toasted, fried and grilled.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

It's become my brand in a way you know, speaking the truth even though it was not politically correct.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

Those negatively affected by globalization, those who are losing their jobs, and losing their skills, people out of training, must be looked after. Governments must establish policies, and governments and companies must actually address that issue, so that those who lose out from globalization can be retrained, recycled, re-established, cared for.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

If Lehman Brothers had been a bit more Lehman Sisters ... we would not have had the degree of tragedy that we had as a result of what happened.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

The financial industry is a service industry. It should serve others before it serves itself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

Countries like Canada, Korea, China, Germany can and should use fiscal space. Some of them are doing it, not all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

Massive progress has been made in the last five years. More progress has to be made in terms of fiscal union and banking union.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

You are never wrong when you have voted because you've acted in accordance with your conscience and your beliefs, and you've exercised your democratic right, which is, you know, perfectly legitimate in our democracies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

When my father passed away and then when later on I gave birth, those are sort of ground-breaking experiences that put everything else into perspective.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

I'm not in the business of reading tea leaves. I don't have a crystal ball.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Christine Lagarde

The Egyptian society needs to include its women if it wants to have economic prosperity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

Improved productivity is another direct benefit of globalization.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

We would not be enjoying those cellphones and those tablets at the price where they are had it not been for globalization, both in terms of trade and in terms of constant technological innovation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

There is a very strong linkage between U.S. banks and European banks. There are plenty of European employees that are employed by U.S. companies, and there are plenty of U.S. employees that are employed by European companies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

We cannot just look at a country by looking at charts, graphs, and modelling the economy. Behind the numbers there are people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Christine Lagarde

I look under the skin of countries' economies, and I help them make better decisions and be stronger, to prosper and create employment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christine Lagarde

When you think of a safe and solid arbitration place, you think of Switzerland, Sweden, Canada. Those attributes may be associated with clichés, but I think they resonate with a lot of people and they are a solid base for Canada to co-operate and help others.