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    1. October 10, 2014

      Harder push for trade deals needed to spur global growth

      As the International Monetary Fund and World Bank convene their annual meetings today, we face an uncertain global economic...

    2. October 9, 2014

      Productivity crisis haunts world economy power league

      It is all change at the top of the world economy power league. Not since the late 19th century, when the US overtook the UK...

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    1. Women in the Workplace

      Some argue that quotas have done little to address the gender imbalance at the lower r...
    2. World Economy

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    1. October 9, 2014

      Purists forced to retreat in global debate on fiscal policy

      A global fight over fiscal policy has raged since the International Monetary Fund shocked the world in 2008 by recommending...

    2. October 9, 2014

      Christine Lagarde urges US to approve IMF reform

      Christine Lagarde urged the US on Thursday to stop blocking reform of the International Monetary Fund as she mounted a...

    3. October 5, 2014

      Bleak words and difficult homework from the IMF

      Downgrades to global growth from the International Monetary Fund are becoming a regular quarterly event, accompanied by...

    4. October 5, 2014

      Policy makers to focus on global outlook

      Washington DC is likely to become even more swamped with policy makers this week as the G20 and the International Monetary...

    5. Gavyn Davies

      October 5, 2014

      Private sector QE can work in the euro area

      The annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank will take place in Washington next week, with Christine Lagarde warning that...

    6. October 2, 2014

      Lagarde warns of ‘new mediocre’ era

      The world economy is threatened by a mediocre era of low growth for a long time, warned Christine Lagarde as she signalled...

    7. September 17, 2014

      IMF and World Bank pledge $300m for Ebola campaign

      The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have pledged $300m in emergency aid for the three most affected countries...

    8. September 12, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Christine Lagarde

      Christine Lagarde sits at a table in an Indian restaurant in the heart of Washington and smiles winningly at the waiter. She...

    9. August 30, 2014

      IMF board stands behind Lagarde over French probe

      WASHINGTON, Aug 29 – The International Monetary Fund’s board on Friday stood behind the global lender’s leader Christine...

    10. August 27, 2014

      Q&A: The Bernard Tapie affair

      A three-member commission of France’s Cour de Justice de la République, a special court that exists to investigate,...

    11. August 27, 2014

      IMF’s Christine Lagarde placed under formal investigation

      Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has been placed under formal investigation by a French court on...

    12. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Bob’s back: Paul notes that Wednesday sees a resumption of trading in Atlas Mara...

    13. FT Alphaville

      August 18, 2014

      A new secular stagnation e-book

      Click the image for a link to the pdf of a new secular stagnation e-book, which features entries from Summers, Krugman,...

    14. Brussels Blog

      July 30, 2014

      Another crisis figure moves on: IMF's Moghadam

      Moghadam, left, with his deputy director Poul Thomsen during a meeting in Brussels As the eurozone crisis slowly fades into...

    15. Money Supply

      July 14, 2014

      ECB caught up in economists' spat

      The European Central Bank has found itself caught in the crossfire of a battle raging between the world’s leading...

    16. July 9, 2014

      Developing world blazes trail for 2.5bn with no banking access

      It is a weekday morning and a dozen or so women are gathering in the patio of a house in Xochimilco, a working-class...

    17. June 27, 2014

      Can the inequality between billionaires and the world’s poor be redressed?

      It is perhaps the ultimate killer fact: Oxfam, the aid organisation, estimates the 85 richest people in the world own as...

    18. FT Alphaville

      June 17, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Tokyo shares bounced after Japan’s prime minister released a preliminary blueprint for his “third arrow” of...

    19. June 16, 2014

      IMF warns US to keep rates low as it cuts growth forecast

      The US will have to keep interest rates low for longer than markets expect, the International Monetary Fund has warned in a...

    20. beyondbrics

      June 11, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Iraq strikes defiant tone on oil output | Oil minister seeks to play down fears over escalating unrest,...

    21. June 10, 2014

      Emerging nations eye IMF leadership post

      Developing countries will push hard for an open selection process if Christine Lagarde leaves the International Monetary...

    22. June 6, 2014

      Lagarde rules herself out of top EU job

      Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has ruled herself out of becoming the next...

    23. The World

      June 5, 2014

      Does Christine Lagarde want the job?

      In recent days there has been heavy briefing that Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, would be the...

    24. June 5, 2014

      IMF to make U-turn over criticism of UK economic strategy

      The International Monetary Fund will on Friday drop its criticism of the coalition government’s overall economic strategy...

    25. June 4, 2014

      How to tame litter louts and bankers

      People have learnt to drop litter in a bin rather than where they happen to be standing. In the same way, bankers can be...

    26. June 2, 2014

      Generation Z, the world’s saviour?

      Can “Generation Z”, or whatever label you want to put on today’s 16 to 25-year-olds, be the superheroes who save the world?...

    27. June 1, 2014

      Andrew Tyrie attacks IMF criticism of UK austerity plans

      A senior Conservative party MP has rounded on the International Monetary Fund for advising Britain to drop its austerity...

    28. beyondbrics

      May 30, 2014

      From ‘Africa rising’ to ‘Africa watching’

      By Javier Blas and Andrew England Africa attracts monikers from international policymakers – and the odd journalist. It was...

    29. May 29, 2014

      IMF warns ‘rising’ African nations on sovereign debt risks

      The International Monetary Fund has warned African nations issuing billions of dollars in sovereign bonds that they could...

    30. beyondbrics

      May 29, 2014

      "Africa Rising" - but can it duck the commodity curse?

      Following Nigeria's example? The International Monetary Fund’s “Africa Rising” conference opened in Maputo with gushing...

    31. FT Alphaville

      May 28, 2014

      Rothschilds look for $30tn capitalism fix

      There was no bald supervillain stroking a white cat, but other than that the City of London hosted a conspiracy theorists’...

    32. FT Alphaville

      May 28, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Peace. Love. Higher Returns: Camp Alphaville is on in London on July 2nd featuring, in no particular order: beer, robots,...

    33. FT Alphaville

      May 27, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Is food too cheap for our own good? - We have no idea what our capital is worth. - “I would only...

    34. May 27, 2014

      Lagarde and Carney let fire at financial sector

      Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has warned that “a fierce industry pushback” by...

    35. May 26, 2014

      Business cards are a ritual that will last

      When tycoons and world leaders meet – as they will at a conference today on inclusive capitalism in London, featuring the...

    36. May 25, 2014

      90 ECB decamps to debate monetary fixes

      The European Central Bank’s top brass have decamped to Sintra, a picturesque town in the hills near Lisbon, this week to...

    37. May 15, 2014

      You say you want a revolution . . . 

      If you are a capitalist, you should be worried right now. The children of Facebook and American Idol are rebelling in the US...

    38. May 11, 2014

      How the euro was saved - FT series

      To the astonishment of almost everyone in the room, Angela Merkel began to cry. “Das ist nicht fair.” That is not fair, the...

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