December 6, 2023

Global challenges require global solutions

Reuters Next Team Reuters NEXT- Meet our Global Diverse Speaker Line Up The world is facing an unprecedented set of complex challenges. From environmental degradation to failing economic systems, action must be taken now to build a future that is safe and prosperous for all. Reuters NEXT [Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2022, New York] is […]

IMF / 2022 Spring Meetings Curtain Raiser

The IMF’s Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva raised the 2022 Spring Meetings curtain today (Thursday, April 14) in an event hosted by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where she stated that the world is facing a crisis on top of a crisis: First, the pandemic, and second, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  Global growth prospects vary greatly across countries: […]

IMF / 2021 Preliminary Assessment of the Euro Area Economy

The euro area is recovering rapidly since the second quarter of 2021 after falling by about 6½ percent in 2020, the IMF Monday, (December 6 2021) in Brussels, Belgium.   “The euro area economy is recovering rapidly thanks to high vaccination levels, continued forceful policy support and increased consumer and business adaptation to the pandemic. Following […]

IMF / 2021 Annual Meetings Advancer

The IMF and World Bank are set to launch a hybrid version of their Annual Meetings in Washington, DC next week (October 12-23). The Fund will launch the World Economic Outlook forecast for global growth on Tuesday showing that COVID-19 vaccinations are helping economies but growth is expected to moderate slightly this year. IMF Managing […]

IMF / 2021 Annual Meetings MD Curtain Raiser Speech

The global growth will moderate slightly this year, IMF’s Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva announced in her Annual Meetings Curtain Raiser speech which was hosted virtually by Bocconi university in Milan. “In July, we projected global growth at six percent in 2021, as you will see in our updated world economic outlook next week, we now […]

IMF global debate on the economy

The global economy may be recovering, but there are significant challenges and it is not time to ease up on support, several key policy-makers said at the Spring Meetings of the IMF in Washington, DC Thursday (April 8). Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the poor and disadvantaged remain very hard hit in the US. […]

IMF family

IMF FAMILY PHOTO IMFC The International Monetary and Financial Committee gathers in Washington for the IMF’s Annual Meetings. Leaders are looking to boost cooperation and communication to move the global economy away from what the IMF is calling a “synchronized slowdown” to more sustainable growth.  You can learn more at

Bretton Woods at 75: The future of multilateralism

*Monday at Georgetown Law + via Live Stream* As the World Bank and IMF turn 75, experts discuss the “crisis of multilateralism” and the  future of trade, inclusive globalization, human rights & governance and more WASHINGTON – Georgetown Law’s Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA) together with the Bank Information Center […]

IMF new Managing Director, Argentina

A day after the IMF Executive Board selected Ms. Kristalina Georgieva as new IMF Managing Director, Gerry Rice, IMF spokesperson reiterated that she is the first emerging market economy representative to head the institution.  “Madame Georgieva is indeed the first person from an emerging market country to head the IMF since its inception 75 years […]

Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF

From BBC Christine Lagarde has said she will step down as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It comes ahead of a decision on her nomination to become head of the European Central Bank (ECB). Ms Lagarde said she would leave the IMF on 12 September. “With greater clarity now on the process […]