View from IMF/World Bank 2015

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Date: October 9-11, 2015
Location: Lima, Peru

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.
Silvia Pavoni and James King, editors of The Banker and Adrienne Klasa, editor of This is Africa will cover the key themes and discussions from the event.
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Emerging market economies - IMF's Christine Lagarde - View from IMF 2015

In an extensive interview The Banker's editor Brian Caplen talks to the IMF's managing director Christine Lagarde about the need for quota reform, the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the IMF's new initiatives on development finance and inequality as well as microcredit operations in Peru, host to this year's annual meeting.

Outlook for Africa and the Middle East - View from IMF 2015

Adrienne Klasa, editor of This is Africa, speaks with James King about the prospects for the Middle East and Africa's major energy exporters, the outlook for the Sustainable Development Goals and the growing importance of infrastructure finance in Africa ahead of the IMF annual meetings.

Featured articles


Christine Lagarde keeps the IMF moving with the times

The IMF's quota system, the rise of other development banks, sluggish global growth, climate change, gender inequality, financial inclusion, Greece... The 'hot topics' that Christine Lagarde has had to contend with in her four years at the helm of the IMF are many. She tells Brian Caplen how the institution is tackling these issues.


US-Cuban relations: progress, challenges and surprises

The announcement in December 2014 of a restoration of normal relations between Cuba and the US shocked many, and thus far very little opposition has been registered. However, this inactivity should not shroud the challenges that lie ahead for both countries, says Peter Hakim of Inter-American Dialogue.

From World / Africa

Will China's New Silk Road progress smoothly?

China's One Belt, One Road initiative – building a new Silk Road between western Europe and China's east coast as well as improving the Maritime Silk Road – will be a major game changer for international trade. Stefania Palma assesses its possible impact.


The oil drain: how will banks in the Arab world cope?

As oil prices remain in the doldrums, the spending plans of hydrocarbon-dependent economies within the Arab world appear to be taking a hit. James King looks at how this new environment will affect the region's banks. 

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