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.
View from IMF/World Bank 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.
Latest videos from the IMF 2016
The Banker's Stefania Palma talks to the Philippines central bank governor about local monetary policy, the country's openness to foreign banks and his second term coming to an end in 2017.
- View from IMF: Interview with Saad Azhari, vice chairman, association of banks in Lebanon
- View from IMF: Interview with Abdourahmane Cissé, budget minister, Côte d’Ivoire
- View from IMF: Interview with Amando Tetangco, central bank governor, Philippines
- View from IMF: Interview with Janet Henry, global chief economist, HSBC
- View from IMF: Interview with Sri Mulyani Indrawati, finance minister, Indonesia
- View from IMF: Interview with Helen Hai, CEO, Made in Africa Initiative
- Interview with Ajay Kanwal, CEO Asean and South Asia, Standard Chartered
- View from IMF: Interview with Dimitris Tsitsiragos vice president, global client services, IFC
- View from IMF: Interview with Kemi Adeosun minister of finance, Nigeria
Pre IMF videos
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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