Tag archive for ‘IMF’
Vered Weiss On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

French Prosecutor Recommends Dropping Aggravated Pimping Charges Against Strauss-Kahn

  A prosecutor requested that charges of aggravated pimping be dropped against former IMF chief and one time French Presidential hopeful, Dominique Strauss Kahn, according to ABC News. Prosecutor Frederic More...

Tibi Singer On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Pimping Trial Reveals Socialist Party, Police Corruption

This week, the man who could be president of France, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 65, former head of the International Monetary Fund and a dozen other major financial organizations that decide the fate of More...

Vered Weiss On Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Dominique Strauss-Kahn in New Scandal: ‘Aggravated Pimping in an Organized Group’

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is embroiled in yet another sex scandal, and this time, he is on trial for”aggravated pimping in an organized group.” In 2011, Strauss-Kahn, who was thought More...

Vered Weiss On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

‘Dr. Doom’ Nouriel Roubini Exposes Ugly Side of the Art Market

While the SEC regulates stock trading and all vigilant eyes are on Wall Street to spot potential abuses, Nouriel Roubini spoke at the Economic Forum at Davos about the corruption that surrounds the art market, More...

Tibi Singer On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

IMF Begging Gulf States to Please Spend Less as their Oil Loses Value

The International Monetary Fund is recommending to anyone who would care to listen, over in the gulf states, to “prudently treat the oil price decline as largely permanent, ” the Financial Times reported. The More...

Vered Weiss On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

As Duma Lacks Economic Solution, Russia’s Rich Keep Playing

A word to sum up the mood Russian citizens may be “disillusioned, ” particularly with its government’s inability to pull the economy out of its quagmire. The fall in the price of oil, which More...

Ran Dagoni Washington On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecast by .3% Despite Lower Oil Prices

  Despite the sharp drop in the price of oil, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its global economic growth forecast for 2015 from 3.8% to 3.5%, and for 2016 from 4% to 3.7%. The growth estimate More...

Vered Weiss On Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Domino Effect Alive and Well: Russia’s Economy Knocks Over Cyprus

Cyprus has inherited some of Russia’s economic woes, which have hobbled Cyprus’ own recovery, as reported by Reuters. Since the end of the Cold War, Cyprus has been a favorite vacation spot More...

Eli Horn On Friday, January 9th, 2015

George Soros Calls for Massive Economic Aid to Near-Bankrupt Ukraine

Billionaire financier George Soros has urged the West to step up aid to Ukraine, outlining steps towards a $50 billion financing package that he said should be viewed as a bulwark against an increasingly aggressive More...

Jewish Business News On Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: Do Economic Sanctions Work?

With Western economic sanctions against Russia, Iran, and Cuba in the news, it is a good time to take stock of the debate on just how well such measures work. The short answer is that economic sanctions More...

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