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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. Women and the Workplace

    There is no country on earth where women are paid as much as men. Around the world, th...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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?...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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’...

  15. 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,...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. April 13, 2014

    Domestic agendas undermine global economic policy debate

    The 2014 spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at the weekend may go down as the Jekyll-and-Hyde...

  23. April 8, 2014

    IMF cuts downturn danger to near zero

    The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said a stronger recovery in rich countries such as the US and UK had sharply...

  24. April 3, 2014

    ECB says prepared to embrace QE

    The European Central Bank has given the strongest signal yet that it is prepared to embrace quantitative easing to prevent...

  25. April 2, 2014

    Stock markets hit post-crisis highs as IMF warns on growth

    Investors pushed global stock markets to post-crisis highs on Wednesday even as the IMF warned that the world faces “years...

  26. March 19, 2014

    Christine Lagarde and Orange chief questioned in €400m award case

    Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, was summoned for a new round of questioning on Wednesday by...

  27. February 27, 2014

    New Ukraine premier accuses ousted regime of stripping Treasury

    Ukraine’s incoming prime minister Arseniy Yatseniuk on Thursday accused the country’s former administration under president...

  28. February 26, 2014

    Kiev leadership faces activists’ scrutiny

    Ukraine’s acting leaders will present the names of a new government to protesters in the city’s main square for approval on...

  29. Brussels Blog

    January 29, 2014

    From scourge of McDonald's to Green nominee

    José Bové, campaigning in France last year Before coming to the European parliament in 2009, José Bové was best known as the...

  30. January 24, 2014

    Investors wrestle with spectre of deflation

    Politicians conjure up imagery seemingly out of a Harry Potter book when discussing deflation. The phenomenon of sustained...

  31. FT Alphaville

    January 20, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    The UK Treasury has given extra funding to the Serious Fraud Office to bolster its criminal investigation into alleged...

  32. January 19, 2014

    IMF warns on threat of income inequality

    The International Monetary Fund has highlighted the threat posed to the global economy by growing income inequality as the...

  33. January 19, 2014

    Deflation ‘ogre’ is latest monster to scare global economy

    The European Central Bank’s website features a children’s cartoon warning of the dangers of rising prices. In it, inflation...

  34. January 17, 2014

    Two challenges for the global economy

    If Christine Lagarde were a cartoon character, she would be Jiminy Cricket. Just like Pinocchio’s top-hat-wearing companion,...

  35. FT Alphaville

    January 15, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The Epicurean Dealmaker on mandated weekend breaks at I-banks. - When an activist hedge fund...

  36. January 15, 2014

    Global economy battles decline in productivity growth

    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, echoed the World Bank on Wednesday in predicting...

  37. January 15, 2014

    Christine Lagarde warns of growing threat of deflation

    The growing danger of deflation threatens to derail the global economic recovery, Christine Lagarde, managing director of...

  38. beyondbrics

    January 10, 2014

    Lagarde: no rush for East African single currency

    Lagarde with Henry Rotich, Kenyan finance minister IMF boss Christine Lagarde concludes a trip to Africa trip on Friday,...

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