The world is on a crash course as people's hopes collide with a future in which millions of jobs are automated, the World Bank chief has said. Jim Yong Kim said policymakers should take action by investing in education and health. The World Bank president spoke in New York ahead of the group's annual meeting in Washington DC this week.
The International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said that to get the global economy moving at a faster pace it was necessary to share the benefits of capitalism, more global regulation and more action to protect workers against automation and robots.
The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned the UK there is still likely to be pain ahead as Theresa May prepares to trigger the UK's departure from the European Union. Christine Lagarde told the BBC the Brexit process would be complicated.
A French court on Monday found International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence for her doings as finance minister in 2008, when she failed to challenge a state arbitration payout to a business tycoon in.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday lifted the censure motion that weighed on the country since 2013, when it decided to sanction Argentina because it considered that statistics at the National Census' Institute (Indec) were being manipulated.
Bribery and corruption cost the world economy as much as US$2 trillion every year, money that instead could be used to fight poverty, create jobs, and protect the environment. A new report by the International Monetary Fund says the money lost to corruption every year is 2% of the global GDP.
Following President Mauricio Macri’s economic policies and the deal with the holdout funds, Argentina will help to bring stability and a larger economic growth to Latin America, now facing a declining economy mainly because of Brazil’s downfall, representatives from the International Monetary Fund said.
A British exit from the European Union would pose “serious downside risks” to an already slowing global economy, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.
Argentina will start discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week on its first Article IV review in a decade, Finance Minister Alfonso Prat Gay said at a conference held by the Institute of International Finance (IIF) in Nassau. “Next week we are going to have a discussion (with the IMF) to agree on an actual schedule for the next Article IV evaluation, which will happen sometime around September,” Prat Gay told the audience on Sunday.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday selected Christine Lagarde to serve as IMF Managing Director for a second five-year term starting on July 5, 2016. The Board’s decision was taken by consensus.