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A Well-Balanced Slate for the Federal Reserve

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Given Friday's surprising employment report, it is understandable that the other big announcement that day -- the one pertaining to governors for the Federal Reserve -- attracted a lot less attention. Yet the news is more consequential for the economy and markets. It is also good news.

Famous Economist Offered Fed Vice Chairman Job

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business

JERUSALEM, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Former Israeli central bank governor Stanley Fischer has been offered the position of vice chairman of the U.S. Federa...

Monetary Policy Will Never Be the Same

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Two weeks ago, the IMF organized a major research conference, in honor of Stanley Fischer, on lessons from the crisis. Here is my take.

Comedic Farce at the Bank of Israel

Sheldon Filger | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business
Sheldon Filger

In a few short weeks, Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his Finance Minster in his coalition government, Yair Lapid, have succeeded in doing what once seemed impossible; transforming his nation's central bank's once stellar reputation into a comedic farce.

Israel's Central Bank Chief Applies To Head IMF

AP | Posted 08.12.2011 | Business

JERUSALEM -- Israel's central bank chief has applied to head the International Monetary Fund, the bank said Saturday, acknowledging that obstacles sta...

Israeli Central Bank Chief Considers IMF Bid

Wall Street Journal | BOB DAVIS | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

Israeli central banker Stanley Fischer is examining a formal bid to head the International Monetary Fund, said an official familiar with his thinking,...

Gaza, Nukes and Globalism

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

In today's crisis-facing global economy, bribes cause nuclear weapons and guided missile technology to get loose a lot faster than cries for holy war.

Financial Crisis: Four Take Aways from Istanbul

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barry D. Wood

Four broad messages emerged last week from the annual gathering in Istanbul of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, including that the worst of the financial crisis is behind us.