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The moment Christine Lagarde decided the world needs gender quotas

The moment Christine Lagarde decided the world needs gender quotas

At the Council on Foreign Relations today in uptown Manhattan, Christine Lagarde held a packed room rapt during a Q&A on gender inequality and economics.…
Kenneth Rogoff wrote the book on getting rid of paper money

Kenneth Rogoff wrote the book on getting rid of paper money

Harvard professor Kenneth Rogoff has been a professional chess player, the chief economist for the International Monetary Fund, a Harvard professor, and the author of…

The Fate of the World Order Rests on Tokyo’s Shoulders

Japan was one of the system’s biggest winners, and it is one of the few countries that can save it now.
African Governments Are Paying for the World Bank’s Mauritius Miracle

African Governments Are Paying for the World Bank’s Mauritius Miracle

Ghost offices on the small island provide legal but questionable means of siphoning tax dollars away from poor countries and into the pockets of the global elite.
Pakistan Seeks I.M.F. Bailout as Government Sends Mixed Messages

Pakistan Seeks I.M.F. Bailout as Government Sends Mixed Messages

Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director, third from right, meeting with Asad Umar, Pakistan’s finance minister, third from left, in Bali, Indonesia, on Thursday.
Brexit is becoming a threat to world economy, report claims

Brexit is becoming a threat to world economy, report claims

It's feared 'growing anxiety about a breakdown in Brexit negotiations' will damage world finances.
The Week Ahead: Nobel in Economics to Be Awarded, and Big Banks Begin Reporting Earnings

The Week Ahead: Nobel in Economics to Be Awarded, and Big Banks Begin Reporting Earnings

Indonesian military officials were preparing on Saturday for the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund this week on Bali.
Argentina Takes Emergency Steps to Shore Up Peso

Argentina Takes Emergency Steps to Shore Up Peso

President Mauricio Macri of Argentina announced austerity measures on Monday, including a tax on exports to reduce a budget deficit. The peso has lost almost half its value against the dollar this
Argentina Takes Emergency Steps to Shore Up Peso

Argentina Takes Emergency Steps to Shore Up Peso

President Mauricio Macri of Argentina announced austerity measures on Monday, including a tax on exports to reduce a budget deficit. The peso has lost almost half its value against the dollar this
Old Zimbabwe Is the New Zimbabwe

Old Zimbabwe Is the New Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean anti-riot police officers at the Rainbow Towers where the election’s results were announced, as supporters of the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), protest against
News Analysis: The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.

News Analysis: The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then Turkey’s prime minister, in 2008. As Mr. Erdogan sought to secure a place for his country in the European Union, he presented himself as a moderate and modernizing Muslim
News Analysis: The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.

News Analysis: The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then Turkey’s prime minister, in 2008. As Mr. Erdogan sought to secure a place for his country in the European Union, he presented himself as a moderate and modernizing Muslim
News Analysis: The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.

News Analysis: The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then Turkey’s prime minister, in 2008. As Mr. Erdogan sought to secure a place for his country in the European Union, he presented himself as a moderate and modernizing Muslim
Can Imran Khan Save Pakistan?

Can Imran Khan Save Pakistan?

Laborers sit under a billboard of Imran Khan during a campaign rally in Karachi, Pakistan, in July.
Pakistan’s Economic Turmoil Threatens China’s Ambitions

Pakistan’s Economic Turmoil Threatens China’s Ambitions

The balance-of-payments crisis and likely IMF talks could undermine Beijing’s investments.
Understanding the Failed Deal With Turkey That Sparked Trump’s Fury

Understanding the Failed Deal With Turkey That Sparked Trump’s Fury

Andrew Brunson, an evangelical pastor from North Carolina, is being held on terrorism charges.
Imran Khan’s First Test: Pakistan’s Troubled Economy

Imran Khan’s First Test: Pakistan’s Troubled Economy

Pakistani economists say that Imran Khan, once he becomes prime minister, will have no choice but to ask the International Monetary Fund for a bailout.