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Christine Lagarde

All Will Benefit from Steps to Cut Excessive Inequality--Lagarde

iMFdirect | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
iMFdirect

By lifting the "small boats" of the poor and middle class, we can build both a fairer society and a stronger economy, IMF Managing Director Christine ...

Daniel Marans

Europe Offered Greece A Deal To Meet Its Obligations By Cutting Military Spending. The IMF Said No Way.

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

While European leaders and International Monetary Fund representatives continue to blame Greece for the impasse in negotiations over the terms of Gree...

The IMF's Prediction, the Federal Reserve and the $2.6 Trillion Time Bomb

Robert Auerbach | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Robert Auerbach

The correct policy for the Fed is to slowly reduce interest paid to banks on their excess reserves and carefully raise interest targets on the federal funds rate if the growth rate of U.S national income continues to follow the IMF predictions of 2.5 percent this year.

Why China Has to Go Beyond the Existing Global System to Grow

Zhang Jun | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Zhang Jun

SHANGHAI -- From China's perspective, sustained domestic economic growth seems unlikely within the existing global system -- a challenge that Japan and the other East Asian economies did not encounter during their economic rise. Indeed, the only country that has encountered it is the U.S., when it replaced the U.K. as the world's dominant economic and financial power before World War II; fortunately, that precedent is one of accommodation and a peaceful transition.

Women in Business: Carey Kolaja, Vice President of Global Consumer Products, PayPal

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

As Vice President of Global Consumer Products at PayPal, Carey Kolaja is responsible for upholding PayPal's global product vision in service to hundre...

Women in Business Q&A: Shirine Coburn DiSanto, CEO, Coburn Communication

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Shirine Coburn DiSanto got her start as assistant publicist for Live with Regis & Kathie Lee. From there, she worked for Calvin Klein cosmetics for fo...

As U.S. Congress Looks Inward, China Is Reshaping the Global Order by Default

Wang Wenfeng | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Wang Wenfeng

BEIJING -- The Obama administration clearly understands the urgency for the U.S. to be more active in creating, shaping and reforming the international system and international mechanisms. But a strong domestic consensus in still not in place, and because of obstacles in its political system, America just cannot act in an efficient way.

'Whatever, Janet' Indeed -- Fed's Yellen Outfoxes the Bond Bullies, Finesses Rate Policy, Buoys Investors

Terry Connelly | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

U.S. financial markets have been highly volatile but with little to show for investors, as opposed to traders, who make their best livings from pointless volatility, for all the swaying back and forth since the start of 2015.

IMF Approves $17.5 Billion Loan Program For Ukraine

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The International Monetary Fund agreed Wednesday to extend $17.5 billion in loans to Ukraine as part of a program designed to p...

The Best Way To Overcome Failure

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

One of the biggest barriers both men and women face in their careers today is the internal struggle with past failures -- but even the most accomplish...

Christine Lagarde's Stress Relief Tip For Women Also Doubles As Sound Relationship Advice

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Many women are abandoning the workplace relatively early in their careers -- mostly due to overwhelming levels of stress. International Monetary Fu...

IMF Chief: Closing The Gender Gap Makes Economic Sense

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business

Gender equality is an economic principle, not just a concept of female empowerment.

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Thinks The U.S. Will Have A Female President Before France

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde stopped by HuffPostLive on Feb. 23 to discuss women and politics with Arianna H...

IMF Chief Expresses Optimism For Greece

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.23.2015 | World

In a HuffPost Live interview Monday, IMF Chief Christine Lagarde told Arianna Huffington that she remains optimistic for Greece's economic future, as ...

WATCH LIVE: Arianna Interviews IMF Chief Christine Lagarde

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.23.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde joins Arianna Huffington to discuss how we can get more women in the workforce and why the female labor force is key for a...

'Green News Report' - January 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IMF calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies; PLUS: Some good news: fracking banned in Scotland, and great 'Fox News' for a change!... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Doing Davos 2015

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Trisha de Borchgrave

Davos is ironically not about material luxury (only princelings, billionaires and those with a security entourage occupy the few hotels of grandeur), but about the fervor of connectivity with which deals can be made and the world can be changed.

Saudi Myths

Sam Husseini | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
Sam Husseini

Many are voicing surprise at the comments of IMF head Christine Lagarde following the death of the Saudi monarch. We see here the emptiness of a shallow diversity that seeks to put a woman in a prominent position while maintaining incredibly oppressive power dynamics.

Why 2015 Is a Make-or-Break Year for the Global Economy

Christine Lagarde | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Christine Lagarde

The adoption of the IMF reforms by the United States Congress would send a long overdue signal to rapidly growing emerging economies that the world counts on their voices, and their resources, to find global solutions to global problems.

Women in Business Q&A: Anne-Juliette Maurice, General Manager, Hotel Plaza Athénée New York

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

The Hotel Plaza Athénée New York recently named Anne-Juliette Maurice its new General Manager. "I am joining a very professional team of women and ...

U.S. Should Agree to Democratize the IMF -- Or Get Out of the Way

Wu Zhenglong | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Wu Zhenglong

In essence, the reforms have been crafted to democratize the IMF governance. Now, those sitting at the head of the IMF's table are either American allies, or its Western partners, whereas the developing countries are underrepresented as a whole. They do not have a say in the IMF decision-making process, or in protection of their fundamental interests.

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Powerhouse Woman

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

My bet is that 2015 is going to be a year when we see powerhouse women rise, not just to add to the dialogue, but to take action and effect change on issues that matter to women everywhere. Here's why.

2014: The Year of the Heckler

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The problem with granting heckler's vetoes over speech is that it incentivizes threats of disruption or violence from the least tolerant members of our society.

Women in Business: Carolyn Leonard, DyMynd

Laura Dunn | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

As the third female independent trader to ever own a seat at the CBOE, Carolyn's 21 years in the trading pits gave her a ringside view into the emotional ups and downs of volatile markets and the fear and greed that drive them.

Hype and Reality: American Economic Numbers

David Coates | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
David Coates

It is true that the rate of economic growth has quickened, but that rate is still low by pre-recession standards. In July the IMF actually cut the U.S. growth forecast for 2014 to just 1.7 percent, the CBO's in August was just 1.5 percent. These are not stellar growth numbers.