Christine Lagarde

Who Run the World? Girls!

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I believe that as women we should give Theresa May an opportunity to prove she is what this country needs. Still, a second female Prime Minister should excite us. We may not be exactly where we want to be but we're on our way there. Surely each small step we take towards progress is a step worth celebrating.

I Don't Believe in Equal Pay - Here's Why

Simon Cohen | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK
Simon Cohen

The World Economic Forum says that the gender pay gap won't close completely until 2133. But recent events might change that. With the outcry followi...

Equality on the agenda at Davos But What Does This Mean for Women in Kenya?

Pauline Ngari | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK
Pauline Ngari

As Christine Lagarde, mother, head of the IMF and star of the global stage arrives at Davos this week, Hannah Haciku mother, entrepreneur and village authority will be working hard to feed and clothe her three children in Kenya. Two women, two very different lives. Christine may face a glass ceiling, the one Hannah faces is more like a steel one.

IMF Chief Explains Why Gender Equality Is Moral But Also Profitable

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- The head of the International Monetary Fund has called gender equality a “moral imperative” that would also act to bring about a “mo...

Women May Be Under-represented at Davos but Theirs Are the Loudest Voices When It Comes to Calling for Gender Equality

Cherie Blair | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Cherie Blair

Debate over the level of female participation at global events like the WEF is, of course, important, but we must also look beyond the figures. We must remember that those women who are being heard on such stages are having an enormous impact. Many of the sessions and events I attended at this year's WEF addressed issues of equal opportunity, diversity and women's empowerment - and it was notable that many of these conversations were being driven by women with a real sense of hope and determination.

'Britain And US Are Leading Global Recovery'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Politics

Britain and the United States are leading global recovery, the head of the IMF has said. In a major boost for David Cameron, Christine Lagarde praised...

IMF Chief Lagarde Charged In Corruption Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has been charged with "negligence" in a corruption investigation relating to her time ...

Osborne Urged To Tax Books, Food And Children's Clothes

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been urged to slap VAT on the likes of books, children's clothes and a range of food in a recommendation by the International Monet...

IMF Chief Lagarde Says Non To Top EU Post

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has insisted that she is 'not a candidate" to be next president of the European Commission...

The Inequality Row: Has the Penny Dropped?

John Nickson | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
John Nickson

Evidence of increasing inequality has been accumulating for 30 years. Taxes were reduced, the financial, property and IT sectors boomed and billionaires appeared. Since then, the number of billionaires based in Britain is reported to have increased tenfold to 104.

Heads of IMF and World Bank Must Support a Global Goal to End Extreme Inequality

Max Lawson | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Max Lawson

Just how serious are the World Bank and IMF about tackling the scourge of extreme inequality? The question is an important one. Through their financial power and their thought leadership, these two institutions still have major influence over the policies of governments across the world.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Miliband Waits For Dacre's Apology

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 4 October 2013... 1) MILIBAND WAITS FOR DACRE'S APOLOGY The Mili-Mail war ramps up - Miliband yesterd...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ed Rejects Austerity

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Friday 19 April 2013... 1) ED REJECTS AUSTERITY In recent days, Tony Blair and his allies have been sounding ...

IF: The Word of Hope for Children at Davos

David Bull | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK
David Bull

There was more than just the issue of the UK's future in Europe on the lips of leaders and influencers at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. Two other words took an unanticipated, but deserved, prominence: climate change.

George, You'll Need Plan B After All, Says IMF

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

The International Monetary Fund has warned that George Osborne's austerity measures may need to be rethought. A report on the UK economy, published...

David Cameron's Government Should Do More to Make Infrastructure Sexy

Tom Wadsworth | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Wadsworth

Back into recession, austerity yet to fully bite, pressure from backbenchers, the Opposition and world leaders - the Government needs to take bold action to show that austerity and growth can go together.

Intellect Should Mean More Than Good Looks

Lynne Parker | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Lynne Parker

Although some of us strive to fight off the middle-aged spread, grey hairs and fine lines, it really is what's inside that counts. It is for this reason that we need to look beyond the appearance of our female elders in the public eye.

Is This the First Real Global Financial Leader Since Bretton Woods?

Iain Anderson | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK
Iain Anderson

There is no doubt in my mind. This week in Washington I saw the most impressive performance of a financial policymaker since the crash began in 2007.

The Story of Niger, or How Not to Have an Oil Boom while your People Starve

Johnny West | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK
Johnny West

There can't be many countries who face famine as their GDP rises by 14%. Yet that is the situation in the West African state of Niger, where appeals launched this week to help some 400,000 people now at risk from severe malnutrition. At the same time as an oil boom kicks in and IMF analysis predicts a rise in government income of 30% in 2012.

'Marathon Is A Greek Word': Eurozone Agrees Second Bailout

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK

Eurozone governments finally came to the rescue of Greece on Tuesday, approving a second massive bail-out after months of wrangling and a last round o...

IMF Head Calls For More Money For Eurozone Bailouts

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has called on European leaders to pour more money into their bailou...

Calling Captain Gideon

Alex Andreou | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Alex Andreou

A recording has surfaced this morning. I set out the transcript in full: Cost Guard: Hello. Captain: Good evening, chief. Cost Guard: Listen, this ...

Britain's IMF Contribution Could Rise To £40Bn Without Commons Vote

PA | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Politics

Britain's exposure to the International Monetary Fund could rise to up to £40 billion without a Commons vote, Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexande...

It's Oh So Quiet - Why Is Nobody Commenting On The Crisis?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

The world appears to be holding its breath ahead of a vote of confidence in a small southern European country, the results of which could have serious...

Osborne Sheepish On Potentially Big Payouts To IMF Over Eurozone Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics

The chancellor George Osborne has paved the way for an expected rise in Britain's IMF contributions in the wake of the renewed crisis in Greece and th...