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Investing in global public good delivery

January 8, 2007

Financing common public goods such as measures to combat climate change and international financial instability requires multilateral co-operation between developing and developed actors, says Kemal Dervis.

Never mind the economics

January 8, 2007

From a cost perspective the merging of stock exchanges in a particular region makes perfect sense, but nationalistic politics dictates this cannot be, hence partnership is the only way forward, says Ruben Lee.

Hard landing looks likely

January 8, 2007

The risks of a US recession this year are high, and there is little likelihood that the rest of the global economy can uncouple itself to prevent a sharp global slowdown, writes Nouriel Roubini.

Regulators’ eyes on financial institutions

January 8, 2007

Regulators need to keep on top of banks, says Dr YV Reddy.

IMF's managing director explains the Fund's new priorities

January 2, 2006

With demographic change and globalisation presenting fresh challenges, Rodrigo de Rato explains how the 60-year-old International Monetary Fund is adapting itself to new paradigms.

Business can help alleviate poverty

March 2, 2002

As world leaders, bankers and non-governmental organisations gather in Monterrey, Mexico, for the Financing for Development conference, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan tells The Banker about his hopes for the summit.

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