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.
As International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn awaits his first court appearance on attempted rape charges in New York, the IMF has called on John Lipsky, who it named acting director yesterday, 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.
Efforts to rescue Greece have failed to provide the basic structural reforms needed to help bring competitiveness to its economy, said John Lipsky, the International Monetary Fund’s former first deputy managing director.
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.