View from IMF/World Bank 2016

View from IMF 2016
 

Date: October 7 - 9, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C.

The annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group each year bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics to discuss progress on the work of the IMF and the World Bank Group.
 
The meetings discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. For a full list of seminars and open events click here.
 
The Banker’s James King and Stefania Palma and This is Africa’s Adrienne Klasa will cover the event through a video interview series with key industry figures and policy-makers.

The Banker’s View From IMF is your ideal guide before, during and after the event.

Register today for free access to three articles every month and ensure you are fully up to date with all the topics discussed at the event.

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The challenge of Brexit: banks’ resilience is no excuse for complacency

October 3, 2016

The UK's Brexit vote in June came as a blow to most in the EU, but the lack of widespread financial shock in the immediate aftermath of the vote showed how the improvements made to the euro area's post-crisis banking sector are paying off. France's central bank governor looks at why this was the case, but warns there is no room for complacency and calls for further progress on the economic part of the EU’s agenda.

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GDP-linked bonds: from concept to reality?

October 3, 2016

Growth-linked sovereign bonds sound desirable in theory but have long been considered impossible in practice. Now a small group of investors, lawyers and trade bodies is working hard to turn the idea into reality. Danielle Myles reports.

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Why India backs fast-tracking of the IMF's global quota and governance reforms

October 3, 2016

The IMF and World Bank must adapt their governance and quota reforms to reflect the growing global role of Asia and the rise of emerging economies, writes India's finance minister.

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Why the Philippines must reform its tax system to end uneven growth

October 3, 2016

Over the past few decades, the Philippines has enjoyed stellar economic growth but its poverty rates have remained unacceptably high. Its newly appointed finance secretary explains how his tax reforms will bring an end to this situation.

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IFCs jockey for post-Brexit spoils

October 3, 2016

London has long been the world’s pre-eminent international finance centre. But is this position under threat due to Brexit and the rise of Asia? Edward Russell-Walling investigates.

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Is Cuba ready for a sanctions-free future?

October 3, 2016

The collapse of its key economic and political allies has prompted Cuba to re-engage with the international community. Moreover, the promise of an end to sanctions from long-time antagonist the US has given Western businesses the hope of valuable business deals – but can they see eye to eye? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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A brave new world of mobile money

October 1, 2016

While mobile money usage has been gradually ramping up over the years, interoperability, alongside cheap and ubiquitous smartphones, has the potential to kick it up a gear. Joy Macknight reports.

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Europe on the move: the economics of EU migration

October 3, 2016

The EU's right to free movement has been blamed as a key reason behind the UK's vote to leave the union, as well as cited for being a drain on countries that lose their workers to more affluent neighbours. But how accurate or fair is this? Stefanie Linhardt looks at both sides of this increasingly heated debate, and examines the likely fate of refugees into Europe.

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