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IMF Head: Cryptocurrency Could Be the Future

Christine Lagarde sees a path ahead for cryptocurrency. The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, talked up the potential of virtual currencies to supplant traditional monies ... Read More
oil markets

Oil steady ahead of producer meeting; Nigeria, Libya output in focus

Oil prices held around a one-week low on Monday ahead of a joint OPEC and non-OPEC meeting later in the day that may address rising output in Nigeria and ... Read More
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How governments tax matters for productivity

Productivity drives our living standards. In our April 2017 Fiscal Monitor, we show that countries can raise productivity by improving the design of their tax system, which includes both ... Read More
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Netherlands Urged To Reform Indirect Tax System

The Netherlands should focus its future tax reform efforts on improving efficiency, reducing the debt bias, and shifting the tax burden from labor toward consumption and property, the International ... Read More

You can’t imagine how much every person in the world “owe” for the global debt

$21,714 For Every Man, Woman And Child In The World – This Global Debt Bomb Is Ready To Explode According to the International Monetary Fund, global debt has grown ... Read More

Why All Exchange Rates Are Bad

The economics of exchange rates can be tough sledding. Every now and then, I post on the bulletin board beside my office a quotation from Kenneth Kasa back in ... Read More

What will help the UAE economy adjust to lower oil price

The International Monetary Fund has issued a press release to make publish a Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of Her Visit to UAE. It ... Read More
emerging currencies

These currencies got crushed in 2016

A few countries have fared well, but others have seen the value of their currencies fall dramatically. Here’s a list of the currencies that have been rocked hardest in ... Read More

The Total Amount Of Debt In The World Just Hit A Record $152,000,000,000,000 (152 Trillion)

If anyone ever asks you how much debt there is in the world, now you will know the answer. According to the IMF, the total amount of debt around ... Read More
lawyers - Law

Lawyers must rebuild trust – Christine Lagarde

Lawyers have a key role to play in rebuilding public trust in institutions, the head of one of the globe’s most important bodies told thousands of lawyers gathered for ... Read More
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