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  1. beyondbrics

    March 31, 2014

    After Latin America’s boom years, anticipating the deluge

    That was then Back in 2008, President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva boasted that the tsunami of the global financial crisis...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 20, 2013

    Mexico rates: one snip or two?

    Snip. That’s likely to be the sound in Mexico on October 25. If the market consensus is right – in the light of the Fed’s...

  1. FT Alphaville

    August 26, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks rose for a second day after a slump in US home sales reported Friday eased speculation about Fed tapering. The...

  2. beyondbrics

    November 1, 2012

    Mexico Q3 growth: slower

    Has the global slowdown finally caught up with Mexico? Depends on who you ask. The most recent figures from the finance...

  3. April 2, 2012

    Leadership hopeful sets out Mexico reform agenda

    The frontrunner in Mexico’s presidential race has given the first clear timetable for his reform agenda should he win the...

  4. March 30, 2012

    PRI candidate makes waves in Mexico

    The crowds have gathered in Mexico’s second-largest city and the chanting has begun. One last brush of the shirt, one last...

  5. March 28, 2012

    Mexico bank chief demands economic reform

    Mexico’s next president must dismantle the country’s energy monopoly and shake up the telecoms sector, dominated by...

  6. March 23, 2012

    US fields health expert for World Bank

    The US has nominated health policy expert Jim Yong Kim as next president of the World Bank, in a surprise selection that may...

  7. March 23, 2012

    Mexico calls for open World Bank choice

    Mexico’s top central banker on Thursday said it was time the US and Europe embraced competition when it came to naming the...

  8. February 28, 2012

    US to keep grip on helm of World Bank

    As went the International Monetary Fund last year, so the World Bank seems to be going now. First, the organisation’s head...

  9. February 24, 2012

    Europe urged to restore market confidence

    Agustín Carstens, Mexico’s top central banker, urged European governments on Friday to adopt urgent measures aimed at...

  10. September 13, 2011

    Multinationals face dangers of growth gap

    With Europe in the middle of a financial earthquake, there is nowhere to hide from the aftershocks. As Agustín Carstens,...

  11. beyondbrics

    September 13, 2011

    Carstens to Europe: get on with it

    How serious is the eurozone crisis for emerging markets? Very serious, says Agustin Carstens, Mexico’s central bank governor...

  12. beyondbrics

    August 8, 2011

    Mexico: catching a cold?

    Despite the crisis in the United States, Mexico’s finance minister, Ernesto Cordero, says the government is sticking to its...

  13. The World

    June 29, 2011

    En garde, IMF

    With all the suspense of a North Korean municipal election, Christine Lagarde becomes managing director of the IMF .  Let’s...

  14. June 28, 2011

    Debt crisis questions remain for Lagarde

    So, back to the future it is. Christine Lagarde will become the fifth French managing director of the International Monetary...

  15. June 28, 2011

    Athens tops agenda for Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister, will next week take over as head of the International Monetary Fund and will...

  16. June 28, 2011

    Lagarde wins China official’s backing

    A senior Chinese official has expressed support for Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister, to head the...

  17. FT Alphaville

    June 27, 2011

    Lagarde poised to win IMF race

    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde appeared poised to become the head of the International Monetary Fund this week,...

  18. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2011

    Week ahead: June 27 - July 1

    The start of the week will continue to be dominated by the European visit of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao. Tuesday’s Berlin...

  19. June 22, 2011

    Greece clouds choice of new IMF leader

    The International Monetary Fund will choose a new managing director over the next few days amid deep concern about Greece’s...

  20. June 21, 2011

    Carstens urges IMF to end wealthy bias

    The International Monetary Fund must eliminate its bias towards the attitudes and interests of rich countries to remain...

  21. June 17, 2011

    Economists, it’s time for the lawyers

    Got an economy that needs fixing? Hire a lawyer. That, disgruntled economists darkly mutter, is an emerging trend. Another...

  22. FT Alphaville

    June 14, 2011

    IMF board blocks Fischer candidacy

    The board of the IMF has blocked the application of Stanley Fischer, governor of the Bank of Israel, to head the...

  23. FT Alphaville

    June 14, 2011

    Fischer blocked from IMF leadership race

    Stanley Fischer, governor of the Bank of Israel, has had his application to head the IMF blocked, the FT says, leaving only...

  24. June 14, 2011

    IMF board blocks Fischer candidacy

    Stanley Fischer, the Israeli central bank governor, voiced dismay at a decision by the International Monetary Fund board of...

  25. June 13, 2011

    Uphill battle for Fischer in IMF race

    The late entry of Stanley Fischer, Israeli central bank governor, into the race to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn as head of...

  26. June 13, 2011

    IMF: Europe retains its grip

    The shenanigans surrounding the International Monetary Fund's selection of a new managing director are fascinating. The...

  27. June 12, 2011

    Carstens plays ‘economist’ card in IMF leadership race

    Agustín Carstens, the governor of Mexico’s central bank, has stiffened his fight with rivals to become head of the...

  28. June 11, 2011

    Stanley Fischer enters IMF race

    Stanley Fischer, the Israeli central bank governor, made a surprise entry to the race to become the next managing director...

  29. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2011

    IMF: it's Lagarde, says Paddy Power

    If you want to apply for the top job at the IMF your time and chances are running out: the deadline for applications is...

  30. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2011

    Carstens in India: a winner?

    When Agustin Carstens calls on New Delhi on Friday, India’s leaders will take care to be even-handed. The visit of the...

  31. June 9, 2011

    Lagarde ‘confident’ about IMF job

    Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister, during a news conference in Beijing Christine Lagarde said she was “positive...

  32. FT Alphaville

    June 7, 2011

    Race for leadership of IMF heats up

    Agustin Carstens, the underdog candidate to head the International Monetary Fund, has accused European governments of trying...

  33. FT Alphaville

    June 7, 2011

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - Growth Forecasts and Informational Rigidities. - The myth of the jobless recovery. - What’s Obama...

  34. June 7, 2011

    India plays waiting game on IMF post

    India has withheld its public support for the bid by Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister, to become the head of the...

  35. beyondbrics

    June 7, 2011

    Carstens praises Mexico's war on drugs

    Has Felipe Calderón’s made much progress on structural reform? Ask most people, and the answer would be a resounding “No”....

  36. June 7, 2011

    Carstens has credibility but his IMF bid will fail

    Three prejudices, but only one true conclusion, have so far emerged since Agustín Carstens, the head of the Mexican central...

  37. June 7, 2011

    Race for leadership of IMF heats up

    Agustin Carstens, the underdog candidate to head the International Monetary Fund, has accused European governments of trying...

  38. June 2, 2011

    Carstens defends slow momentum of IMF candidacy

    Agustín Carstens, the Mexican central bank governor, has defended the lukewarm response of emerging markets to his efforts...

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