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Economists struggle to figure out where Africa’s informal economy starts or where it ends

Economists struggle to figure out where Africa’s informal economy starts or where it ends

The difficult business environment of many African economies encourages small and medium sized businesses to remain informal
Whales Could Help Prevent a Climate Catastrophe

Whales Could Help Prevent a Climate Catastrophe

The IMF estimates they're worth $2 million each to the planet.
Lebanon’s extreme income inequality is fueling its huge protests

Lebanon’s extreme income inequality is fueling its huge protests

The richest 1% account for nearly a quarter of national income.
Facebook’s Libra gets more resistance from finance leaders

Facebook’s Libra gets more resistance from finance leaders

Facebook is meeting even more resistance against its Libra cryptocurrency as financial officials with some of the world's biggest governments are expected this week to say Libra can't be allowed to go
Economist Who Grew up in Communist Bulgaria Is Named New IMF Chief

Economist Who Grew up in Communist Bulgaria Is Named New IMF Chief

Kristalina Georgieva is the fund's first leader to come from an emerging market economy
Why does the Bank of England want a global digital currency?

Why does the Bank of England want a global digital currency?

Seeking to stabilize the international economy, central bankers have formulated radical responses to President Trump's trade war.
Deray Mckesson talks to one of Africa’s biggest activists about reparations, equality, and reconciliation

Deray Mckesson talks to one of Africa’s biggest activists about reparations, equality, and reconciliation

Deray: "Can you define reparations?" Boniface: "Pay, pay, pay! You've got to pay."

Traditional Money Could Be ‘Surpassed’ By E-Money, Stablecoins: IMF Paper

A new IMF paper suggests that cash and bank deposits could be left behind as digital money and fiat-pegged cryptos see greater adoption.
Many Ghanaians think their country should divorce the IMF—that isn’t likely to happen

Many Ghanaians think their country should divorce the IMF—that isn’t likely to happen

Ghana’s relationship with the IMF is a cycle of meeting targets under its programs before falling back on bad habits
Turkey’s president is testing his ability to bend the economy to his will

Turkey’s president is testing his ability to bend the economy to his will

Recep Tayyip Erdogan abruptly dismissed Turkey's central bank governor via decree this weekend.
After the free trade agreement, we need to focus on realizing the African Monetary Fund

After the free trade agreement, we need to focus on realizing the African Monetary Fund

An African Monetary Fund would encourage African states to engage more actively in regional trade by offering them financial support
Christine Lagarde says women should use the “glass cliff” to their advantage

Christine Lagarde says women should use the “glass cliff” to their advantage

"I've always encouraged women to actually say yes in those situations."

Macron proposes Lagarde to head ECB in push to end EU jobs deadlock

French President Emmanuel Macron sought to break a deadlock over the EU's top jobs on Tuesday by proposing France's Christine Lagarde, now head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to lead the
Ivanka Trump Is a National Embarrassment

Ivanka Trump Is a National Embarrassment

French President Emmanuel Macron’s office just trolled Ivanka Trump in a big way, and the unspoken message was: “Please get this person out of here.”Read more...
IMF chief: ‘When it’s bad, you call women to the rescue’

IMF chief: ‘When it’s bad, you call women to the rescue’

The IMF chief says she has seen it time and time again, but she also thinks those are the moments when women can have an impact.
The IMF is worried that big tech could make the financial system less stable

The IMF is worried that big tech could make the financial system less stable

It's the latest financial watchdog to raise concerns about tech companies encroaching on banks' turf.

IMF's Lagarde: it is imperative to resolve U.S.-China trade tensions

International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday that China and the United States must resolve their trade tensions because they threaten the global economy.

IMF and World Bank Launch Educational Blockchain Token

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have launched an internal crypto token to fill a "knowledge gap" around blockchain tech.