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Jan 8, 2013
Martin Wolf, columnist for the Financial Times and contributor to the Occupy Handbook, explains the challenges to reforming the economic system.
Jan 8, 2013
From the jammed streets of Beijing, China, to the conflicts in the Mideast and on Capital Hill, the quest to secure energy supplies has shaped global politics and economics, says one of the world’s leading energy experts.
Jan 8, 2013
Pourquoi certains pays sont-ils riches et d’autres, pauvres? Pour James Robinson, la richesse d’un pays est liée avant tout à la mesure dans laquelle le citoyen moyen a la possibilité de bénéficier de la croissance économique globale du pays. Mais, précise-t-il, il y a toujours des minorités soucieuses d’accaparer le pouvoir et la richesse.
Jan 8, 2013
Why are some countries rich and others poor? James Robinson argues that the wealth of a country is most closely tied to how far the average person is able to share in its overall economic growth. But he warns that there is always a tendency for a small minority to try and concentrate power and wealth in its hands.
Jan 8, 2013
Over the past decade, oil prices have increased fourfold, reaching levels only seen in the 1970’s. But the global economy has been resilient in the face of these spikes. Jorg Decressin of the IMF research department explains.
Jan 8, 2013
Durant la dernière décennie, les cours du pétrole ont quadruplé, atteignant des niveaux jamais vus depuis les années 70. L’économie mondiale s’est toutefois montrée résiliente face à l’envolée des cours. Éclairage de Jorg Decressin du Département des études du FMI.
Jan 8, 2013
Après une longue période de troubles sociaux, la Guinée renoue avec la stabilité politique. Selon le FMI, en 2012 le taux de croissance du PIB devrait se situer à 4,7 %. Malgré des perspectives favorables, la Guinée reste aux prises avec un niveau élevé d’inflation et de déficit. Le Ministre des Finances guinéen explique son programme économique pour les années à venir.
Jan 8, 2013
In the June issue of Finance and Development we review "The Occupy Handbook". In this podcast, one of the contributors to the book explains why inequality is at the heart of the global crisis.
Jan 8, 2013
Dans la dernière édition des Perspectives économiques régionales pour l’Afrique subsaharienne, le FMI explique la solide croissance que connaît la région par le fait qu’elle soit relativement isolée des facteurs négatifs qui plombent l’économie de beaucoup d’autres pays.
Jan 8, 2013
Despite the weaker global economic environment, sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue growing strongly in 2012, according to the IMF. In its latest Regional Economic Outlook for Africa, the IMF says the region's robust growth is because it is relatively isolated from negative factors pulling down many other countries.
Jan 8, 2013
Foreign Direct investment has been booming globally. In 2007 it reached a peak of $2 trillion. Money from Brazil, Russia, India and China to low-income countries—especially those in Sub-Saharan Africa—is flowing especially quickly, fueling growth and development.
Jan 8, 2013
Après des années de conflit, la plus grande économie d'Afrique de l'Ouest se tourne vers l'avenir avec des politiques revigorées. Entretien avec Charles Koffi Diby, Ministre des finances.
Jan 8, 2013
Après une tumultueuse année , le Burkina Faso doit maintenant affronter les retombées humanitaires du conflit malien sur son territoire, ainsi qu’une une légère crise alimentaire tout en naviguant un contexte économique mondiale difficile. Le ministre des finances Burkinabé, Lucien Bembamba, nous explique comment le pays va de l’avant.
Jan 8, 2013
Nigeria's charismatic finance minister talks about Nigeria's vigorous growth, the reforms Africa needs to continue powering ahead, and that failed bid for the World Bank presidency.
Jan 8, 2013
Last week, to coincide with the IMF's regular World Economic Outlook, we reported on the slowly improving prospects for the global economy. This week we look beyond the headlines and analyze how a potential increase in oil prices, large household debt, or volatile commodity prices could derail the fragile recovery. Rebecca Kaufman reports.
Jan 8, 2013
في هذا البث الصوتي، يشير الدكتور أحمد فاروق غنيم، أستاذ الاقتصاد بجامعة القاهرة، إلى بعض التحديات التي تواجه الاقتصاد المصري حاليا، والتي تتمثل في ارتفاع عجز الموازنة وتناقص حجم الاحتياطيات الأجنبية بشكل كبير وكذلك المشاكل الهيكلية ولاسيما البطالة.
Jan 8, 2013
Earlier this week, we heard from IMF experts about their expectations for the world economy. Now, with the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in full gear, we asked journalists from around the world for views from their region. What does state of the global economy look like, and what do they see are the biggest risks out there?
Jan 8, 2013
The global economy has entered a "timid" recovery but still faces high risks, with some dark clouds on the horizon, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said at the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington DC.
Jan 8, 2013
Les perspectives de l'économie mondiale s'améliorent lentement, mais une autre crise en Europe ou une montée en flèche des cours du brut pourrait compromettre une reprise mondiale fragile, déclare Olivier Blanchard dans un entretien accordé à l'occasion de la publication du rapport des Perspectives de l'économie mondiale.
Jan 8, 2013
Prospects for the global economy are slowly improving, but another crisis in Europe, or a spike in oil prices could undermine the fragile global recovery, warns Olivier Blanchard, Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund, in this interview to mark the release of IMF's latest World Economic Outlook.
Jan 8, 2013
Les investissements chinois en Afrique subsaharienne ont été en hausse ces dernières années, culminant en 2008 à plus de 5 milliards de dollars. Bien que non sans controverse, leur expansion a un effet majeur sur la croissance africaine. Mais ce mouvement se poursuivra-t-il?
Jan 8, 2013
Many blame the financial sector for the current economic downturn, but in his new book, Robert Shiller aims to change our way of thinking about the much maligned industry.
Jan 8, 2013
Chinese investment in Sub-Saharan Africa has been on the rise in recent years, peaking in 2008 at more than $5 billion dollars. Although not without some controversy, the increasing investment is having a mojor impact on African growth. But will it continue?
Jan 8, 2013
Les envois de fonds jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans le financement des pays en développement. Comment donc mettre en valeur l’argent envoyé par les travailleurs migrants pour combattre la pauvreté au niveau mondial?
Jan 8, 2013
Remittances have become an increasingly important source of financing in the developing world. So how can money sent home by migrant workers best be used in the fight against global poverty?
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