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An Aging IMF

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

hen the IMF was founded in 1945, the world looked very different than it does today. One of the most profound differences is the structural demographic shift from "young to old," where by as soon as 2020 there will be a billion of us over 60, soaring to two billion by mid-century

Gen Y Report From the 2014 Women in the World Summit

Kaitlyn Rabach | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Kaitlyn Rabach

One of my questions for Madame Lagarde was to ask her to define what it means to be a woman. "It means lots of things," Madame Lagarde responded. "It means being happy with yourself, being satisfied that you are helping other people and are giving love to other people."

Hillary Clinton Claims Partisanship Is Taking The Country Backwards

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday night that excessive partisanship flowing through the nation's political system is causing the ...

On a Global Stage, Women Are a Disruptive Force for Good

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Alexia Parks

"Our young women need better role models than Kim Kardashian." An African woman living in Uganda said this to me via SKYPE while I was sitting in a coffeehouse in California.

IMF Issues Inequality Warning

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that wide income inequality can slow economic growth and is proposing ways to redu...

Hawaii: A Microcosm of the 1914 World

Richard Ha | Posted 02.19.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Let's not go through 30 or more years of crisis and disaster. Let's learn from the past, and from what others are doing around us. Let's all pull together and think on a bigger scale.

The Inequality Debate Heats Up!

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

This debate has played out over the ages in numerous venues. The Bible is filled with warnings about the dangers of wealth and the responsibility to take care of the widow, the orphan and the stranger in the community.

It's About Time, and Long Overdue

Darryl Woodard | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Darryl Woodard

"I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruined by it." -- Pope Francis message to the World Economic Forum Meeting 2014 The Wo...

Christine Lagarde: How To Cut Unemployment In Europe

IMFdirect | Christine Lagarde | Posted 01.29.2014 | World

As we begin the new year, Europe confronts both good and bad news. First the good news. Growth is finally picking up in the euro area as it is slowly ...

Men Fail, only then Women Rule; Lagarde, Yellen, now Flug

Teresa Ghilarducci | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Teresa Ghilarducci

Janet Yellen, Karnit Flug, and Christine Lagarde's are women AND in top economic leadership roles. How did that happen? Don't get confused, women aren...

IMF Chief: U.S. Default Could Lead To Another Global Recession

Evening Standard, London | Staff/Agencies | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

International Monetary Foundation boss Christine Lagarde has warned that if the US defaults on its debts the world could be tipped into another global...

Reid: 'I'm Optimistic'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder and Tim Reid WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate negotiations to bring a fiscal crisis to an end showed signs o...

From My Experience As CHINICT's Founder: 5 Best Practices to Build and Run a Business in China As a Foreigner

Franck Nazikian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Franck Nazikian

Over the past few years, I have been asked what it takes to be successful as a foreigner in China. Here are a few thoughts inspired by my tales as an entrepreneur in the Internet industry in the Middle Kingdom.

IMF Chief: U.S. Budget Cuts Are 'Inappropriate'

Reuters | Ingrid Melander and Michel Rose | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - The U.S. federal budget cuts are an inappropriate measure that will weigh on potential growth, IMF chief Christine...

Shahien Nasiripour

IMF Sounds Alarm About Sequestration | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.14.2013 | Business

As much as half of U.S. economic growth this year has been slashed due to tax increases and indiscriminate federal spending cuts known as sequestratio...

IMF Head Questioned Over 400 Million Euro Alleged Fraud

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 07.23.2013 | World

PARIS — International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde faced hours of questioning at a special Paris court Thursday over her role in the 40...

Why GDP Growth Won't Fix Our Poverty Problem

Michael Shank | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Michael Shank

The financial institutions' focus on generating economic growth without ensuring the concomitant increase in jobs, and the inequality this generates, is partly to blame for the waning public support for global economic integration.

The New York Times Thinks Bleeding Cyprus Is 'Strong Medicine'

William K. Black | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
William K. Black

Has the New York Times ever had Krugman spend two hours educating its financial reporters about austerity and the euro's design defects? That would be one of the best investments it could ever make in raising the quality of its reportage on these issues.

IMF Chief's Dire Warning For Struggling Economies

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business

By Koh Gui Qing BOAO, China, April 7 (Reuters) - The head of the International Monetary Fund hailed Japan's unpreceden...

The Stalemate in Italy Could Destabilize Europe

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Georges Ugeux

With the announcement that the attempts by the Democrats to form a government have been derailed by what the Economist characterizes as two clowns, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Beppe Grillo, the situation in Italy gets more dangerous.

Investigators Search IMF Chief's Home

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

PARIS — A lawyer for IMF chief Christine Lagarde says French investigators have searched her Paris home as part of an inquiry into her role in a...

What We Can Do to Improve Women's Economic Opportunities

Christine Lagarde | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Christine Lagarde

Today, on International Women's Day, we see both amazing achievements and formidable challenges. But I am an optimist and see beyond these challenges; our daughters and granddaughters will have even better opportunities than women have today.

Davos 2013 Officials To Global Economy: 'Do Not Relax'

AP | DAVID McHUGH | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- The crisis mood is gone, but that doesn't mean you can slip back into your old ways – that's the message from top internat...

Davos Lightning Round: Where Do Good Policy and Good Business Align?

Ian Bremmer | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Ian Bremmer

2013-01-23-FinalDavosDiariesbanner.jpg Today I'm going to zap around the world a bit, outlining some global trends that are areas of opportunity, both for promoting the World Economic Forum's commitment to "improving the state of the world" and for businesses' bottom lines.

Davos' Dark Knight Unmasked

Ian Bremmer | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Ian Bremmer

2013-01-23-FinalDavosDiariesbanner.jpg David Cameron's much-anticipated speech, in which he called for a referendum on Britain's EU membership by 2017, instantly made the British PM the Dark Knight of Davos. And wouldn't you know it: he is slated as a keynote speaker here later in the week.