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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...

Osborne: 'Real Progress' In Eurozone Crisis Talks

PA | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK

Chancellor George Osborne has declared "real progress" in Europe's battle to beat the economic crisis and restore confidence in the stability of the s...

Economics of the Madhouse

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

I do not know about you but I am finding myself baffled, irritated and confused by the World Bank, the European Central Bank (ECB), the IMF and a few ...

'Act Now' To Save Global Economic Recovery, Says Christine Lagarde

Reuters | Posted 27.10.2011 | UK

The new head of the IMF on Saturday called on global policymakers to pursue urgent action, including forcing European banks to bulk up their capital, ...