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Recently, Christine Lagarde was grilled by a French court in regards to a business settlement with disgraced tycoon Bernard Tapie in 2007.


1. What is the IMF? Why was the IMF in the news in 2011?
2. What is the controversy about? Is anyone alleged to have profited from the incident?
3. What does the story have to do with the company Adidas?

BBC News. (2013) IMF chief Christine Lagarde key witness in Tapie case. BBC News Europe, May 24 (Retrievable online at
CNN Video. (2013) Why is the IMF chief in court? CNN, May 23. (Retrievable online at