Frenchman Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas as Chief Economist of the IMF

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, in Paris, in 2012. MARLENE AWAAD / IP3 PRESS/MAXPPP It is a timely appointment. The French Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, specialist, among others, of the global financial and monetary system, has been appointed chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), at a time when the institution fears turbulence in emerging countries and where the … Read more

IMF concerned about fault lines in global economic recovery

At a Costco store in Miami on September 28, 2021. JOE RAEDLE / AFP Optimism has subsided slightly. In its forecasts published Tuesday, October 12, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects global growth of 5.9% in 2021 (the institution estimated the increase to 6% in July), then 4.9% in 2022. In a few months, the … Read more

IMF backs Kristalina Georgieva against accusations of favoring China | Economy

Kristalina Georgieva, in October 2019 during the fall meeting of the IMF and the World Bank in Washington.OLIVIER DOULIERY (AFP) The future of the Bulgarian Kristalina Georgieva as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) fell like a stone on the autumn meeting of the institution, the most important event of the year, marked … Read more

The boss of the IMF, an image of integrity tarnished by the scandal

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva is suspected of irregularities. Photo taken in Washington on October 15, 2019 (AFP / Olivier Douliery) Bulgarian Kristalina Georgieva, who was bolstered in her post as Managing Director of the IMF on Monday evening despite suspicions of irregularities, is an economist respected for her solid experience in international finance. Ms. … Read more

The IMF keeps its Managing Director in office

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva in Washington in October 2019. OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP Bulgarian Kristalina Georgieva saved her post as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), receiving the support of the institution’s board of directors, but she emerged very distressed from these weeks of investigation. The question of maintaining Mme Georgieva, 68, … Read more

IMF economic forecasts put to the test of political pressure

Outside the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, September 4, 2018. YURI GRIPAS / REUTERS The information fits in a few lines, but it risks damaging the credibility of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), when her boss, Kristalina Georgieva, is accused of bias for having favored China in a ranking, when she was … Read more

IMF Managing Director dismisses accusations of data manipulation before board

Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director, May 18, 2021. LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, said Thursday, October 7, to hope for a quick decision from the board of directors of the institution, before which she refuted the accusations of manipulation of a report, of which she … Read more

IMF boss accused of favoring China in a ranking

Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director, Paris, May 18, 2021. IAN LANGSDON / AFP Several former World Bank executives, including the current boss of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva, have pressured their teams to manipulate the data of an annual ranking and thus give in to pressure from China, according to a audit commissioned … Read more

IMF director blamed for pushing for China

IMF Director Kristalina Georgieva, Paris, May 18, 2021. LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has come under fire after the publication, Thursday, September 16, of an independent inquiry commissioned by the international institution, in which she appears to have lobbied in 2017 to change a report from the World Bank – where … Read more

IMF worried about two-speed global recovery

A healthcare worker administers the Covid-19 vaccine to a boatman on the Yamuna River, India, July 16, 2021. AMIT SHARMA / AP The economic recovery continues, but, because of vaccine inequalities, the gap is widening dangerously between the richest nations and the others, worries the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the update of its forecasts, … Read more