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WATCH: The 10 Most Powerful Women In The World

Posted 02.27.2012 | World

From the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the FLOTUS, we've chosen some heavy-hitters to make our list of the top 10 most-powerful women in the worl...

Leadership: It's a Female Thing

Monika Mitchell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women
Monika Mitchell

The event marked a shift in action -- we are tired of waiting for men to open the door for us. Ladies and gentlemen ... in the 21st century, we are opening the doors for ourselves.

EU Demands More From Greece Bailout Deal

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

* Greece says has deal with creditors, party leaders * Euro zone ministers demand action before more aid * Want parliame...

Deficit Focus Questioned As Answer To Europe's Debt Crisis

AP | By DAVID McHUGH | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Europe is getting tougher on government debt. After more than two years struggling to rescue financially shaky governments, lead...

'I've Never Been As Scared As Now'

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

DAVOS, Switzerland -- They came, they feasted on smoked sturgeon and black truffle risotto, drank liquor paid for by global banks, endured dozens of s...

IMF Chief At Davos: 'I Am Here With My Little Bag, To Collect A Bit Of Money'

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland — The head of the International Monetary Fund appeared to be making headway Saturday in her drive to boost the institution's ...

Lagarde in Davos: How to Avoid an Economic Deep Freeze

iMFdirect | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
iMFdirect

Amid the heaviest snowfall in Davos for decades, IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been making her case for urgent action to resolve the eurozone crisis, which is at the center of current global economic concerns.

Merkel's Chilling Vision of a Post-democratic Europe

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 03.28.2012 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

The light of democracy is being extinguished across the continent in which it was born. An unaccountable European elite is ignoring the basic principles of democracy and betraying the founding vision of the EU.

Driving the Global Economy with the Brakes On

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

With the right set of measures, the worst can definitely be avoided, and the recovery can be put back on track. These measures can be taken, need to be taken, and need to be taken urgently.

IMF Predicts European Recession, Slow U.S. Growth

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Global leaders are sharply at odds over how to rescue Europe from its escalating debt crisis: Should they focus more urgently on ec...

IMF Head: World Economy In A 'Defining Moment'

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business

* IMF says larger euro firewall needed to deal with Italy, Spain * Lagarde wants more fiscal risk-sharing, such as eur...

IMF Call For More Contributions Lifts Global Markets

AP | PAMELA SAMPSON | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stock markets rose Thursday as investors grew more comfortable with risk assets after surprisingly strong U.S. housing figures h...

World Bank Board: Time to Step Up for an Open and Transparent Selection Process for the Next Bank President

Sunil Chacko | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business
Sunil Chacko

The next president of the World Bank ought to be selected carefully and in an open and transparent manner. It is January now and the next president should be selected before June 30 when Robert Zoellick's term ends.

IMF Head: World Economy In 'A Dangerous Situation'

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

PARIS (Reuters) - The head of the International Monetary Fund said the world economy was in danger and urged Europeans to speak with one voice on ...

IMF Urges More Representation For Developing Nations

Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday urged member countries to quickly sign off on an agreement last year to double IMF resources and give unde...

IMF Head: Global Economy Could Confront Great Depression-Style Threats

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The head of the International Monetary Fund sketched a dim outlook for the global economy and said all countries must work together to r...

IMF Playing Larger Role In Addressing Europe Debt Crisis

Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lesley Wroughton) - The International Monetary Fund is inserting itself more forcefully into Europe's efforts to resolve its debt cris...

IMF Head Lagarde: Global Economy At Risk Of 'Lost Decade'

AP | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

BEIJING -- The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday the global economy faces the risk of a "lost decade" of little or no growth an...

Forbes Includes Just 6 Women In List Of Top 70 'Most Powerful People'

Posted 01.03.2012 | World

Yesterday, Forbes released its list of the world's 70 Most Powerful People. You would think that such a list would be filled with fascinating people o...

Greece Threatened With Eurozone Expulsion

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER and GREG KELLER | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business

CANNES, France -- European leaders drew a line in the sand for Greece on Wednesday, saying its referendum on a hard-won bailout deal will decide wheth...

Wages of Fear: Lockdowns and the IMF on Occupied Wall Street

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The #OccupyWallStreet demonstrators are expressing the frustrations of the majority, hoping to channel them into Arab Spring-style change. The work is urgent and the time is now.

How to Fix Housing

Charles Kolb | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Charles Kolb

As America's economy risks lapsing back into recession, debate continues over who should act and what should be done to avoid another dangerous econom...

Gloomy Forecast: IMF Cuts Estimate For U.S. Growth

AP | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund is sharply downgrading its outlook for the U.S. economy through 2012 because of weak growth and con...

IMF Report: Austerity Measures Hurt Income, Makes Unemployment Worse

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

The problem of runaway national debt is real. But cutting government spending too quickly will do more harm than good, according to a new paper from t...

How Did European Banks Trap Themselves in a Replay of the 2007 Crisis?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

At a conference in New York at the end of 2008, Obama's economic advisor, Larry Summers made a prophetic remark at an event organized by the Economist.