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These countries didn’t wait for Patricia Arquette’s Oscar speech to tackle women’s inequality

This week we heard Patricia Arquette accept her Oscar on Sunday night with a call for equal pay and Hillary Clinton say we need more action to close the wage gap. 106 more words


Notebook, 24 February 2015: The Greek Reform Proposals, Annotated. UPDATE

What follows is the list of proposals submitted to the Eurogroup, as reported by Reuters. Contrary to many reports, Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that they were delivered to him on time—just another instance of the miserable reporting on Greece. 5,654 more words

Political Economy

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde: Female Equality Laws Are Good For the Economy

International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde has some good news for economies in the developing world: in one step, they can boost their GDPs up by up to 30 percent. 219 more words

The Accidental Interview: Arianna, Anushay And Christine

I am still in disbelief that in the middle of her interview on attracting women to the workforce, Arianna Huffington took a recorded question from me for Christine Lagarde today on HuffPost Live. 168 more words

Politics Not As Usual

The Leadership Vacuum in Europe

I have always been a keen supporter of the European Union and of the UK’s membership of it.  The EU has without doubt helped to keep the peace in Europe since it was established (a major achievement in itself after two major wars during the 20th century), and the economies of member countries have generally prospered, not least those of the countries including the UK that joined after the six founding members. 1,219 more words


IMF loans to Ukraine: deadly “economic medicine” aimed at total destabilization

A clear overview of the consequences of the IMF loans and economic program approved by Yatsenyuk and Poroshenko.

From Global Research, February 17, 2015… 1,178 more words

IMF Ready To Lend $17.5 Billion To Back Ukraine Reform Plan

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement yesterday (February, 12th) in Brussels.

“I am pleased to announce that the IMF team working in Kiev has reached a staff-level agreement with the Ukrainian government on a new economic reform program that would be supported by an Extended Fund Facility of SDR 12.35 billion (about $17.5 billion, €15.5 billion) from the IMF, as well as by additional resources from the international community. 482 more words

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