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Christine Lagarde to start at IMF

Christine Lagarde, France’s former finance minister, takes over as head of the International Monetary Fund later. The first woman to head the IMF, she was picked by its 24-member board. The post became vacant after the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn following his arrest in New York in May. He denies sexual assault charges. Ms Lagarde beat Mexico’s Agustin Carstens to the job, receiving support from the EU, US and emerging…