Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Christine Lagarde"

    Amina Mohammed: Okonjo-Iweala helped get Nigeria out of debt, but we are back there

Amina Mohammed: Okonjo-Iweala helped get Nigeria out of debt, but we are back there

Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), says Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, two-time minister of finance, spent years to get Nigeria out of debt, but the country is now back to worrying levels of debt. Speaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the UN Working Together Conversation monitored by TheCable on Tuesday, the former minister of environment in Nigeria [...]

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    Corrupt people use NGOs as a front, says Okonjo-Iweala

Corrupt people use NGOs as a front, says Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chairman of the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI), says corrupt people use non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as cover to get a clean bill of health on transparency.The economist, who is Nigeria's former minister of finance, made this statement while speaking on a panel at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in [...]

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    Adeosun: Luxury tax will commence soon — rich people must bear the burden

Adeosun: Luxury tax will commence soon — rich people must bear the burden

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says the federal government will soon start collecting luxury taxes.Addressing journalists at the annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC on Sunday, Adeosun said people with higher income must bear a greater part of the tax burden."The luxury tax planned by the federal government is being finalised now because [...]

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    IMF: Nigeria’s economy not growing like its population

IMF: Nigeria’s economy not growing like its population

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, says the economy of some West African nations, including Nigeria, is not growing at the same rate as its population.She made this statement on Thursday while addressing the press at the ongoing International Monetary Fund annual meetings holding in Washington."Sub Saharan Africa (which Nigeria is part of one) is one region [...]

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    Follow TheCable for updates on World Bank/IMF meetings

Follow TheCable for updates on World Bank/IMF meetings

The world has to remain strong amidst threats posed by climate change, terrorism and commodity prices.Nigeria and other countries of the world are looking towards agriculture, financial technology, manufacturing, gender equality and increasing tax revenues to combat these threats.The business and finance world — led by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) — will be converging on [...]

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    Amina Mohammed: Gender equality will add $30trn to GDP annually

Amina Mohammed: Gender equality will add $30trn to GDP annually

Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary general of the United Nations (UN), says investing in gender equality will add over $30 trillion to global gross domestic product (GDP) per year.Speaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) meetings in Washington, Mohammed said it makes business sense to add women to the global work force, but adds that those women must also be given [...]

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    Lagarde: The world must prepare to compete with machines

Lagarde: The world must prepare to compete with machines

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International  Monetary Fund (IMF), says global governments must prepare the people  to compete with machines.Lagarde, who spoke on the global economy ahead of the IMF and World  Bank meetings in Washington next week, said "there are concerns that automation will progressively jeopardize employment growth in emerging and developing economies".Quoting futurist Andrew McAfee, Lagarde said [...]

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    Lagarde: Global economy at a turning point…we must unlock Africa

Lagarde: Global economy at a turning point…we must unlock Africa

Christine Lagarde, managing director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), says the global economy has reached a turning point and must unlock opportunities in Africa.Lagarde said this, while addressing finance ministers from the G20 in Germany over the weekend.“Our meeting showed once again that the G20 provides a critical platform for major economies to work together within an established framework. We [...]

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    Letter bomb explodes at IMF Paris office

Letter bomb explodes at IMF Paris office

One person was injured after a letter bomb exploded at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) office in central Paris, on Thursday.Police operatives said there had been telephone threats against the IMF, but "there's no certainty that the calls were linked to the explosive".Christine Largarde, IMF managing director, has condemned the violent act."I have been informed about the the explosion in [...]

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    Lagarde: 7 in 10 households lack electricity in sub-Saharan Africa

Lagarde: 7 in 10 households lack electricity in sub-Saharan Africa

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says only a third (33 percent) of households in sub-Saharan Africa have electricity.In context, approximately seven in 10 (66 percent) sub-Sahara African households lack access to electricity.The IMF boss, who is currently visiting Central African Republic (CAR), Uganda, and Mauritius, said poverty has been on the decline in Africa, but inequality [...]

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    After conviction, Lagarde visits Cameroon to encourage six African leaders

After conviction, Lagarde visits Cameroon to encourage six African leaders

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary fund (IMF), just concluded her visit to Cameroon, recording her first visit to Africa after her conviction in France on Monday.According to IMF, Lagarde's visit to Cameroon was at the invitation of Paul Biya, the long-serving Cameroonian president, who asked that she participate at a heads of states of central summit in [...]

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    Lagarde will continue as our MD despite conviction, says IMF board

Lagarde will continue as our MD despite conviction, says IMF board

The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Christine Lagarde must continue with her "outstanding leadership", despite being convicted by a French court on Monday.Lagarde was convicted of negligence in the misuse of public funds, but after the IMF board reviewed her situation, it expressed its "full confidence" in her work.“The Executive Board met today to consider recent developments in the [...]

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    We’ll meet shortly to consider Lagarde’s fate, says IMF

We’ll meet shortly to consider Lagarde’s fate, says IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will be meeting shortly to consider the fate of its managing director, Christine Lagarde, who was convicted in France on Monday.In a statement emailed to TheCable, Gerry Rice, director of communications at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said the board of the fund had met to consider the case against Lagarde and would [...]

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    Lagarde: At this rate, economic gender inequality will not be closed in 170 years

Lagarde: At this rate, economic gender inequality will not be closed in 170 years

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says at the current rate of change, the world may not achieved economic gender equality (equal pay) in 170 years.Speaking at the Glamour awards in Los Angeles, where she was awarded woman of the year, Lagarde shared her own experiences, on gender cracks and successes; how she went from a [...]

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    Lagarde: Trade has become political football — and our founding fathers would be concerned

Lagarde: Trade has become political football — and our founding fathers would be concerned

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says if the founding fathers of the IMF were alive today, they would be concerned that trade has become political football.Speaking on the challenges of free trade and current transitions in global economy, Lagarde said it would have been great to call great thinkers of the past to help with [...]

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    IMF offers zero interest loans to members facing challenges

IMF offers zero interest loans to members facing challenges

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says the fund is offering zero interest loans to all its members facing economic challenges.Speaking at a press briefing in Washington on Thursday, Lagarde said economic growth has been too low for too long, and IMF was stepping up with zero interest loan for those in need of loans.“Prospects for [...]

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