A Chat with France's Finance Minister As oil prices flirt with $90 a barrel and the U.S. dollar sinks, world financial leaders are in Washington, D.C., for International Monetary Fund talks. Christine Lagarde, France's finance minister, offers her insights on the state of the global economy.
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A Chat with France's Finance Minister

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A Chat with France's Finance Minister

A Chat with France's Finance Minister

A Chat with France's Finance Minister

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Christine Lagarde attended the International Monetary Fund conference in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Christine Lagarde attended the International Monetary Fund conference in Washington, D.C. over the weekend.

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As oil prices flirt with $90 a barrel and the U.S. dollar sinks, world financial leaders are in Washington, D.C., for International Monetary Fund talks.

Christine Lagarde, France's finance minister, offers her insights on the state of the global economy — and President Nicolas Sarkozy's efforts to reshape the French economy — in a conversation with Andrea Seabrook.