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IMF Chief Lagarde Found Guilty In French Tycoon Payout Trial

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.19.2016 | Home

PARIS, Dec 19 (Reuters) - French judges convicted IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Monday of negligence for a state payout made while she served as Fran...

The Calculus Of Conflict In The Middle East

Christine Lagarde | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
Christine Lagarde

As world leaders head to New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly, there is still no end to the heartbreaking images of war-torn cities in the Middle East and North Africa, and of a massive exodus of people looking for sanctuary and opportunities to sustain a livelihood.

We Need Forceful Policies To Avoid The Low-Growth Trap

Christine Lagarde | Posted 09.02.2016 | Home
Christine Lagarde

2016 will be the fifth consecutive year with global GDP growth below its long-term average of 3.7 percent (1990-2007), and 2017 may well be the sixth.

How Sports Will Help Your Daughter Crack The Glass Ceiling

Eleanor Beaton | Posted 08.23.2016 | Parents
Eleanor Beaton

The Rio Olympics were a watershed moment for women in sport, with many countries sending a record number of female athletes to the games. And despite ...

The Western World’s In Crisis. Bring In The Women.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business

As political and social turmoil rocks the Western world, we’re increasingly looking to women to clean up the mess ― the U.S., the U.K., Germany, t...

World's Top Banker Says Trump Would Choke The Global Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business

The world’s top banker said Thursday that the policies advocated by Donald Trump could strike a major blow to the world economy. In an interview wi...

Come January, Women Could Be Running The Western World

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

If Hillary Clinton becomes U.S. president in November, women could be running the Western World by January. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who fend...

The US Economy: Above 2, Below 5, and 4 P's

Christine Lagarde | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Christine Lagarde

The U.S. economy is in good shape, despite some setbacks in very recent months. The latest IMF review of the U.S. economy can be summed up in three numbers: above 2, below 5, and 4. What does that mean?

Am I Playing the Woman's Card?

Monica J. Vila | Posted 04.29.2016 | Women
Monica J. Vila

Here are my top examples of the exceptional women in this world playing the "women card" and inspiring the rest of us.

The I.M.F. vs. Greece - Lessons from Indonesia?

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

The recently leaked conference call among International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.) officials on Greece's bailout review has Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ...

IMF Boss Urges U.S. To Raise The Federal Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business

The U.S. should increase the federal minimum wage, expand a key tax credit for low-income workers and enact more "family-friendly" policies if it want...

IMF Tries To Put Out Fire From Bombshell Greece Leak

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.03.2016 | Home

The International Monetary Fund’s managing director told Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday that the IMF remains committed to good faith ...

Greece Demands IMF Explain 'Disaster' Remarks In Explosive Leak

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.02.2016 | Home

The leaked remarks of International Monetary Fund officials suggesting the lender may threaten to pull out of Greece's bailout are eliciting anger in ...

On the Road: Davos and Gender Parity

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 03.16.2017 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Gender parity is the ultimate goal, but we are not just talking about surface matters like child care and maternity leave policies. We are talking about building a corporate environment that is conducive to the equal contribution and success of both women and men.

Davos Conference Highlights Why There's Slower Growth

Harlan Green | Posted 01.26.2017 | 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 11.11.2016 | Home
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 10.21.2016 | Home
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 10.11.2016 | 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 takes the environ...

Lardy, Lagarde Say Worries About China Overdone

Barry D. Wood | Posted 10.05.2016 | 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 | Home

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 06.17.2016 | Home

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 06.09.2016 | 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 06.09.2016 | Home
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.