International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde will likely outline the lender’s reversal of its decades-old opposition to capital controls on a five-day tour of Latin American this week, even as Brazil says the new position doesn’t go far enough.
Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer said he would prefer to deal with capital flows driven by efforts to boost U.S. output rather than face the consequences of stagnation in the world’s largest economy.
Iran has few policy options to end turmoil in its currency markets, as the U.S. and allies seek to inflict enough economic pain to force the Islamic republic into concessions over its nuclear plans, analysts said.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker began firing 15 percent of his police department today, illustrating the actions that cities in the second-wealthiest U.S. state are being forced to take to confront lower aid and tax revenue.
China’s exchange rate is undervalued by 20 percent against the dollar and Singapore, Switzerland and Taiwan should also be censured for intervening in foreign- exchange markets, according to an analysis by the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Mayor Dana Redd of Camden, New Jersey, the nation’s second most-dangerous city, asked unions for concessions to scale back her plan to eliminate 25 percent of the workforce, including half the police department.