IMF’s Lagarde indirectly cautioned Eurozone on deflation

Weak growth is threatened by deflation in the developed world, while emerging markets have to overcome the financial turbulences that lie ahead, due to forthcoming restrictive monetary policy by the US central bank, the Fed. This is what IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said yesterday, speaking at the National Press Club in the U.S. capital. […]

IMF’s Lagarde to Peoples of the world: You have to work more for the banks!

  Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, delivered a speech recently during this year’s Jackson Hole Symposium, praising the Unconventional Monetary Policies (UMP) followed by the central banks to save the world from a great depression, similar to the one of 1929. The risk was real as Lagarde noted but she didn’t […]

IMF v Germany: Eurogroup keeps the fight under control

As it usually happens in the European Union, a much debated and infested with conflicting interests major issue, like the bank recapitalisation, will not be decided upon in one go but it will remain open for as much time as needed to mitigate differences. Yesterday evening the Eurogroup meeting, which usually precedes the Ecofin Council […]

G20 to Germany: Abandon miser policies

Tomorrow Thursday 18 April, the 20 ministers of Finance and central bankers of the largest economies of the planet will meet in Washington DC to discuss and agree on policies over world financial and real economy affairs. The meeting takes place just hours after the International Monetary Fund issued its regular World Economic Outlook (see […]