iOS app Android app

Christine Lagarde

Davos Conference Highlights Why There's Slower Growth

Harlan Green | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

What should be at the center of discussions is the increased inequality in wealth and income that is affecting U.S. economic growth in particular, but also the rest of the world. But instead, most of the attention has been focused on China's growth problems, as if China is the world's piggy bank.

Migration: A Global Issue in Need of a Global Solution

Christine Lagarde | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Christine Lagarde

To support additional public services for refugees, countries neighboring conflict zones will require more financial resources. The international community must play its part. With the IMF's support, for example, Jordan has been able to adjust its fiscal targets to help meet this need. Ultimately, however, one thing is very clear: No country can manage the refugee issue on their own. We need global cooperation.

Now Is the Time to Put a Price on Carbon

Christine Lagarde | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Christine Lagarde

WASHINGTON -- In just six weeks, world leaders will meet in Paris to negotiate a new global climate change agreement. To date, some 150 countries have submitted plans detailing how they will move their economies along a more resilient low-carbon trajectory. These plans represent the first generation of investments to be made in order to build a competitive future without the dangerous levels of carbon dioxide emissions that are now driving global warming.

My 10 Cent Request to the 'SUPER GIRLS' of Davos

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

October11 was the International Day of the Girl, sadly more than a billion girls and young women had nothing to celebrate. They have not been invited to share the wealth of opportunities that all human beings deserve.

UN Agency: Sustainable Development Requires Altering The World’s Financial System

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

There's a long, long, long way to go, but there are reasons to be optimistic that the world may one day have a financial system that t...

Lardy, Lagarde Say Worries About China Overdone

Barry D. Wood | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Nick Lardy, China specialist at Washington's Peterson Institute for International Economics, says the rebalancing underway in the world's second largest economy is a good thing.

One On One With IMF's First Female Chief, Christine Lagarde

HuffPost Highline | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.02.2015 | World

The first female chief of the IMF on the Greek meltdown, a historic refugee crisis and one thing Hillary Clinton has in common with an "old crocodile...

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

iMFdirect | Posted 06.17.2015 | World

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. | 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.