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World Bank and IMF

A new generation of challenges face the World Bank and IMF

October 1, 2013

The 2013 meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund are, as has been the case in recent years, set to focus on the global economy and economic recovery, but will the internal wranglings of the group overshadow proceedings? 

Christine Lagarde

The people leading the IMF

October 1, 2013

The Banker profiles six senior figures at the International Monetary Fund, and looks at the ways that they are changing and improving the institution's policies, strategy and reputation.

Jim Yong Kim

World Bank president reveals his masterplan

October 1, 2013

With criticism from both outside and inside the organisation, the World Bank Group has had to rethink its strategy and objectives in recent years. World Bank president Jim Yong Kim discusses these changes in an exclusive interview with The Banker, explaining why the institution remains a vital force on the world stage and how it plans to tackle pressing global problems such as poverty and climate change.

The people behind the World Bank

October 1, 2013

The Banker profiles four senior figures at the World Bank, looking at their most significant achievements to date, as well as their goals and ambitions for the future.

Amando Tetangco

Philippines CBG: the positive influence of financial inclusion

October 1, 2013

The Philippines has enjoyed a lot of success in growing its microfinance market and pursuing financial inclusion. Moreover, widening the banking base has arguably had a positive effect on the country's overall financial stability.

Germanys finance minister the case for European banking union

Germany's finance minister: the case for European banking union

October 1, 2013

Moves to establish an EU-wide banking union have developed at a rapid pace in recent months, and, if carried out properly, would complete the creation of a single market for financial services throughout Europe.

Gerrit Zalm

ABN Amro chief opts for slow and steady route

October 1, 2013

Although his time as Dutch finance minister gives him a deep understanding of policy-making, ABN Amro chief Gerrit Zalm has mixed views on the current tide of regulatory initiatives in Europe.

Alpha Condé and Kerfalla Yansané

Guinea looks to meet challenges of modernisation

October 1, 2013

Guinea's austerity measures have not proven popular with the country's army and civil service, but have impressed the IMF and other international observers. Its president and finance minister explain the challenges they have met in rebuilding the newly democratic country, and how they intend to turn it into a resource-based African powerhouse.

Abdusalam Omer

The toughest central banking job in the world?

October 1, 2013

Somalia’s central bank governor has to create a financial system virtually from scratch. But, as Paul Wallace writes, there is no shortage of foreign and local investors wanting to establish banks in the country, which seems to be on the mend for the first time in two decades.

T-Choongsoo Kim

South Korea CBG looks to bridge international gaps

October 1, 2013

Bank of Korea governor Choongsoo Kim tells Jane Cooper how he aims to bridge the gap at international meetings between emerging and developed economies, and how he plans to globalise South Korea’s central bank.