Category Archives: IMF

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Lower Half Problem, Redux

The WSJ has the story; don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Is it a Good Time to Sell Gold Yet?

With gold topping $980 an ounce, talk of the IMF selling some of its gold reserves is resurfacing again – apparently the US is in favor of "limited" sales, but might still veto any gold-sale proposal, if that makes any … Continue reading

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The IMF Joins the Econoblogosphere

Simon Johnson, who heads up the research department at the IMF, is now blogging, and in his official capacity, no less. My favorite part of the blog so far is the "about" page, which says that "the aim of the … Continue reading

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Argentina to Settle with the Paris Club

It’s taken almost almost seven years since Argentina defaulted on its debt at the beginning of 2001, but finally the country looks as though it’s going to agree terms with the Paris Club of bilateral creditors. Argentina owes the Paris … Continue reading

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IMF: Strauss-Kahn Joins the Side of the Angels

Dominique Strauss-Kahn apparently wants to reform
the process
which is used to choose the IMF’s managing director –
the very process which has just landed him in that job.
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Lower Half Problem

Japanese newspapers call it a "lower half problem". Bill
Clinton
, Arnold Schwarzenegger, JFK
– there’s no shortage of prominent politicians who have it. And according
to Libération journalist Jean Quatremer, the next managing
director of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is no exception.
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Jockeying Ends for IMF Position

Dominique
Strauss-Kahn
is the
official EU candidate
to lead the IMF, which means he is the next leader
of the IMF.
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Jockeying Begins for IMF Position

Is there some kind of rule which says that high-profile international technocrats
have to be French?
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Speculating on the IMF Succession

The favorite at the moment would seem to be Mervyn King, of the Bank of England – a strong central banker and someone I can’t see generating any real opposition.
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IMF’s Rodrigo de Rato Unexpectedly Resigns

This one came out of left field. As if there wasn’t enough turnover at the
top of the World Bank, now the head of the International Monetary Fund, Rodrigo
de Rato
, has announced that he, too, is going to resign his job: his
last day will be in October, after the annual meeting concludes on October 21.
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