Christine Lagarde

The Elites Are Talking About Income Inequality

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - From the Occupy movement, to the corridors of power: the rallying cry against inequality could be heard the last few days in a setting fa...

Police Raid Home Of IMF Chief

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Business

PARIS - A lawyer for IMF chief Christine Lagarde says French investigators have searched her Paris home as part of an inquiry into her role in a $400 ...

Canada Should Be Model For The World: IMF Chief

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The head of the International Monetary Fund says measures taken to protect Canada's economy should be a model for countries trying to fix th...

Christine's Lagarde's To-Do List

Bessma Momani | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Business
Bessma Momani

At the IMF-World Bank Annual meetings in Tokyo, Japan this month, participants from the private and public financial sector gathered to assess the state of the world economy. With the Great Recession still fresh on everyone's minds and the speed of economic recovery barely making the kind of positive impact that could be felt on Main Street, the mood was sombre and pensive. As the head of the International Monetary Fund, all eyes were on Christine Lagarde to guide and prescribe a global recovery plan.

The Economics of Europe's Lost Generation

Bessma Momani | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Business
Bessma Momani

At the IMF and World Bank Group annual meetings in Tokyo, the European economic crisis was never off the agenda and often took centre stage in panel discussions. In the streets of Athens, Madrid, and in cities of other fiscal adjusting European states, there is a real belief that this new economic reality will result in a lost generation.

The Bailout Money Stops Here

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty had some tough talk on Thursday for the 17 euro zone countries, saying Canada and other non-euro nations sh...

Why Italy Is Key To Stabilizing The Eurozone Crisis

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Business

TOKYO - The chief of the International Monetary Fund said Saturday that Italy's financial reform is key to reducing the impact of the eurozone crisis,...

Carney Named Banking's Top Cop

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.04.2012 | Canada Business

Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, a former investment banker, has been chosen by G20 leaders to serve as the new global watchdog on the world's fin...

Rachel Mendleson

Use Your 'Erotic Capital' To Get Ahead At Work, New Book Argues

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada Business

For decades, self-assured women have considered it a mark of pride to get male coworkers and bosses to see past their looks. But if feminism is about ...

What Will Christine Lagarde Need to Put on Her Agenda at the IMF?

Bessma Momani | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada Business
Bessma Momani

Christine Lagarde needs to do more to improve countries' confidence in the IMF's ability to contain and predict the kinds of financial and economic crises that have continued to challenge the international financial system for over two decades.

Is the IMF a Sexist Organization?

Bessma Momani | Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada
Bessma Momani

The IMF is not misogynistic but its technocratic organizational culture is notably conformist. Unless Lagarde can encourage more women to study macroeconomics, her attempts to bring women into management will be window dressing.