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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 ...

Managing Housing Market Risks in the United Kingdom

Ruy Lama | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Ruy Lama

House prices are rising rapidly in the UK at an annual rate of 10.5 percent. House price inflation is particularly high in London (20 percent per year...

GDP Figures: How the Economy Recovered Should Be Cause for Caution

Spencer Thompson | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
Spencer Thompson

Friday's preliminary GDP estimate for the second quarter of 2014 shows an economy growing at 0.8% a quarter, and recovering it's pre-recession level of output. It would be wrong to take this as a sign of 'business-as-usual' however, when fundamental problems with the UK economy remain.

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...

Asa Bennett

Pope Leads IMF And Piketty In Attack On 'Evil' Inequality

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Bible warns that money is the root of all evil, and now Pope Francis has gone further in blaming rising inequality as the cause of "social evil". ...

A Window on World Politics in 2014 - Cambodia

Paul Reynolds | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

In the often opaque world of international relations, from time to time a situation comes along which, whilst not earth shattering by itself, sheds a spotlight on how the international system works and the need for reform .

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.

How Ebola, a Virus Not Worth Curing, Turned Into an Epidemic - Smaller States, Public Health and Pharmaceuticals

George Iordanou | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Iordanou

There is an outbreak of Ebola virus in Guinea. Ebola is found in isolated communities and it is so lethal that it kills 90% of those infected by it....

Role Model Rebels: The Women Rewriting the Rules of Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Sometimes it can feel as if women take two step forwards and one step on the path to leadership. But there's a groundshift taking place. I see it in the groups I work with, in the young women I coach. They want to change things...

Were Margaret Thatcher And Dwight Eisenhower 'Crazed, Immoral, Class Warriors'?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Telegraph columnist Iain Martin claims Labour's 50p top rate of tax pledge is 'crazed, immoral class warfare'. But in doing so, he ignores the lessons of history, examples from abroad, empirical evidence and the opinion polls.

Osborne Gets Some Great Economic News

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has received a massive boost this week as the International Monetary Fund sharply upgraded its growth forecast for the UK. As expec...

What Has Just Made Osborne's Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne is to enjoy a massive boost this week as the International Monetary Fund upgrades its growth forecast for the UK by more than any other...

Why Things Can Only Get Worse in 2014

Hugh Salmon | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

The dawn of a New Year is a looking forward to what is to come and for reflection, a time for taking stock. There are two things we know will happen during 2014...

'Greece Needs A Third Bailout'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

Greece will need another bailout to "get over the hill" and balance its books, German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has warned for the first tim...

Careful George, Your Opposition May Have Crumbled - But So Could Your Support

Asa Bennett | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics
Asa Bennett

George Osborne may be right to boast that opposition to what he's doing is "crumbling", after Ed Balls agreed to work within the coalition's spending limits. The Chancellor would enjoy further clout after the IMF and OECD rallied behind his deficit reduction plan. But such groups have tended to be rather fickle in their support for the Chancellor. Osborne should beware relying on fairweather friends as justification for his economic agenda, as they can easily turn against him.

Fiddling on the Deck of the Titanic

Gavin Devine | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK
Gavin Devine

The mood music around the UK economy has changed in recent weeks. On Tuesday 9 July, the IMF raised its forecasts for economic growth in the UK in 2013 from a measly 0.7pc to 0.9pc.

Asa Bennett

Don't Be Duped! Economists Slam IMF's UK Growth Boost As A 'Sideshow'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics

The International Monetary Fund's decision to lift its growth forecasts for the UK has been met with widespread derision from leading economists and b...

The Role of the IMF In Morsi's Downfall

John Wight | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

Mohamed Morsi's presidency in Egypt was brought down by his failure to turn the country's ailing economy around after a year in office. But turning Egypt's foreign-aid and foreign-investment dependent economy around in the context of a global economic crisis and on the back of a revolution was never going to be easy.

Chancellor Should Heed IMF Advice and Increase Infrastructure Spending Now

Duncan Weldon | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics
Duncan Weldon

In most circumstances today's IMF report would be taken as a pretty damning indictment of the state of the economy and our prospects for recovery. However, because the IMF has stopped short of openly calling for a "plan B" the Chancellor's allies appear to be classifying this as a victory.

UK Economy 'Still A Long Way From Recovery', IMF Tells George Osborne

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Politics

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today put pressure on George Osborne to change economic course in a critical assessment of the state of the Brit...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: A Modest Speech From Her Majesty

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 8 May 2013... 1) A MODEST SPEECH FROM HER MAJESTY From the Times: "The Queen will open a new ses...

The Tories Have Misdiagnosed the Economic Mess and Are Now Applying the Wrong Cure

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

Each successive government of course blames the last for the financial mess it inherited but the truth is that the blame game pales in respect to apportioning blame for the 2008 global financial disaster.

Britain Needs a Plan for Economic Growth

Chris Leslie | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Leslie

An unprecedented triple-dip recession has been averted, but yesterday's lacklustre growth figures mean our economy is simply back to where it was six months ago. This continues the overall picture of a flatlining economy in Britain ever since George Osborne's last spending review. In fact, this is now the weakest recovery for over 100 years.

Osborne Hits Out At IMF Criticism

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne has rejected criticism of his economic austerity strategy by the International Monetary Fund. IMF chief economist Olivier...

The Deficit is Falling!

Jonathan Portes | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jonathan Portes

There's nothing in economic theory that says you pause a third of the way through a deficit reduction programme which has gone way off track; nor does the fiscal framework, now effectively defunct with the abandonment of the debt target, dictate this approach.