A Generous Host—Twice

2017-04-15T14:51:27-04:00October 1, 2009|

By Caroline Atkinson

Many of the world’s policymakers are now on their way to Turkey to attend the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, where they are expected to make further progress toward addressing the global financial crisis. 

And, equally importantly, the Meetings are a chance for Turkey to showcase its role as an important player in the global economy. 

At a packed press conference on September 30, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Ali Babacan said that Turkey’s hosting of “such strategically important meetings is a very important event…It is a new occasion […]

Amid Signs of Crisis Abating, IMF Invites Debate on Next Steps

2017-04-21T21:15:14-04:00August 3, 2009|

By Caroline Atkinson

Welcome to iMFdirect, the International Monetary Fund’s new blog.

The global economy has pulled back from the brink.  Financial systems are beginning to function more normally. The panic that threatened to spread among depositors and savers earlier this year has receded. But enormous economic challenges remain, challenges that are often global in scope and may require a global response.

It is against that background that economists and policymakers at the International Monetary Fund are now preparing for the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in early October.  And as we do that, we wanted to open up […]

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