European finance ministers this week will try to protect their clout at the International Monetary Fund after the U.S. unexpectedly forced a debate on which countries sit on the institution’s board of directors.
India’s newly installed central bank Governor Raghuram Rajan burnished his international credentials at a 2005 U.S. conference warning about the danger of a potential crisis. Now he has one of his own to contend with.
Chinese banks have enough resources to deal with loans awarded to local government projects, said Eswar Prasad, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former head of the China division at the International Monetary Fund, in a Bloomberg television interview.
Fresh from yet another meeting in Brussels on Europe’s debt crisis, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde today kicked off a three- country tour of Southeast Asia, which is thriving after emerging from turmoil more than a decade ago.