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Global Imbalances

ECB President: Global Imbalances One Of World's 'Main Challenges'

Posted 08.19.2011 | Business

KIEL (Germany) - European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet on Sunday raised concern about widening global imbalances after the financial...

More Diversity Will Help the IMF at Work

iMFdirect | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
iMFdirect

Nemat Shafik, who took over as IMF Deputy Managing Director in April, says she has been surprised by the vigor of internal policy debate at the IMF. "...

Managing Economic Policy in a Multipolar World

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business
Otaviano Canuto

It's no secret that current account imbalances exist around the world. In many cases, these imbalances may be benign and merely reflect market-driven ...

Nanjing and the New International Monetary System

Dominique Strauss-Kahn | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

The current international monetary system has certainly delivered a lot. But it also has flaws that need to be fixed, especially if the next phase of globalization is to succeed in bringing a strong and broad-based rise in living standards.

A Stronger Financial Architecture for Tomorrow's World

Dominique Strauss-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Reform of the international monetary system is wide-ranging and complex. Global debate is only just starting. But we must all recognize that this is not something academic or abstract. We need concrete ideas.

'Combination of Worries' Gets Attention in Davos (Video)

iMFdirect | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
iMFdirect

Europe's sovereign debt crisis, fiscal challenges in advanced economies, concerns about overheating in emerging market countries, and the impact of rising food prices. These were the hot topics this year in Davos.

Two-Speed Global Recovery Continues

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The world economic recovery continues. But it remains a two-speed recovery: slow in advanced countries, and much faster in emerging and developing economies.

An Imbalanced Recovery

Joe Minarik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Minarik

Before the economic and financial crisis hit with full force in 2008, we warned of the dangers of imbalances in the global economy.

Global Imbalances Fuel Recovery

washingtonpost.com | Neil Irwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The catastrophic economic downturn that began two years ago was supposed to shake up the global economy, ending an era in which Americans consumed too...