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Global Recovery

Are We About to Repeat 2008?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Daniel Wagner

It would be far more sensible for investors to remain cautious about the future, rather than to assume that the sun will continue to shine indefinitely.

Building on Latin America's Success

Christine Lagarde | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Christine Lagarde

Next week, I will travel to Latin America -- my second visit to the region since November 2011. I return with increased optimism, as much of Latin America continues its impressive transformation that started a decade ago.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

If developing countries can't keep up their healthy growth of 2010 and create jobs, the global economy will lose the robust engine of growth it had counted on for the recovery.

IMF Head: Global Economy 'On The Rebound' But Unbalanced

Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday the global economy was rebounding from the financia...

Bigger Problem: Jobs Crisis Or Rising Food Prices?

Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

Global policymakers are in a bind: deal with inflation or tackle the unemployment crisis? World food prices have risen 36 percent in the last year...

'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.

World Economy 'Decoupling' From The U.S.

bloomberg.com | Simon Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Wall Street economists are reviving a bet that the global economy will withstand the U.S. slowdown. Just three years since Am...

Weekend in Washington: Cooperating Our Way Out of Crisis

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

This past weekend in Washington DC, as the economic leaders of 187 countries gathered for the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank, the mood was ...

Just Do It--Shaping the New Financial System

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

Fearful financial markets, an uncertain growth outlook, fiscal anxieties, long unemployment lines....no other financial crisis since the Great Depress...

Watch this (Fiscal) Space: Assessing Room for Fiscal Maneuver in Advanced Countries

Jonathan D. Ostry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan D. Ostry

Public debt sustainability in most advanced economies used to be a non-issue, or at most a back-burner one. A couple years back, if the topic came up,...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

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...

Obama Warns Europe: 'Budget-Slashing Could Threaten Global Recovery'

AP | DAVID STRINGER and ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — A trans-Atlantic rift is growing over the right medicine for Europe's financial crisis, with Britain announcing its steepest cuts in de...