In Stanley Fischer, the Federal Reserve would gain a financial statesman with contacts and credibility around the world as it begins to pull back on record stimulus, possibly unsettling foreign markets.
The International Monetary Fund turned to John Lipsky when it was ordered to develop an early- warning system to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial meltdown. Now, the IMF is calling on him to guide it through its own crisis.
John Lipsky , the International Monetary Fund’s acting chief, said today that a new leader will be found by the end of next month, while he declined to comment on whether a U.S. citizen should keep the fund’s No. 2 slot.
European countries saddled with debt should focus on cutting deficits in the wake of policy makers’ unprecedented efforts to contain the region’s sovereign-debt crisis, the International Monetary Fund’s No. 2 official indicated.
The mounting debt burden of the world’s most developed nations, set for a post-World War II record this year, is unsustainable and risks a future fiscal crisis, the International Monetary Fund’s John Lipsky said.
The International Monetary Fund isn’t negotiating a second rescue package for Greece while it weighs whether to approve the next payment of the country’s initial program, acting IMF head John Lipsky said.