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Spain leads the PIGS to IMF Debtor's Trough

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Eric Ehrmann

Spain was dancing in the streets after winning the World Cup last year. Now, thanks to the Euro-zone economic crisis, crowds are protesting 21 percent unemployment, food price inflation and a shrinking middle class.

Is Madame Lagarde the Ideal IMF Leader?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

France considers the IMF top job as "theirs," and has provided a succession of quite remarkable leaders of the IMF. Whether that means the next one should be French was "beyond reasonable doubt" for the Elysée Palace.