Will Mark Carney and George Osborne vie for the top IMF job?

The BoE governor stands more chance than the ex-chancellor but the likely choice may just be a Bulgarian womanEver since he set his departure date from the Bank of England, there has been speculation about what Mark Carney will do next. There are not t…

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Mark Carney positions himself as contender for IMF top job

Bank of England governor refuses to rule out succeeding Christine LagardeMark Carney has positioned himself as a contender to be the next head of the International Monetary Fund after refusing to rule out joining the race to take over from Christine La…

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George Osborne must understand the IMF role is no popularity contest | Nils Pratley

Will the Evening Standard editor take a seat at the top table? Don’t put your money on it just yet…If George Osborne’s “friends” were not advertising the former chancellor’s interest in the top job at the International Monetary Fund, would we even take…

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Osborne thinks he could run the IMF. Maybe gaslighting a country is a useful skill | Faiza Shaheen

Only in a culture that sees power as white, posh, male and western could the man who masterminded austerity be considered for a top jobImagine: you have been very publicly sacked from your job and the mistakes you made have had dire consequences for so…

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George Osborne’s ambitions over IMF top job prompt criticism

Former UK chancellor’s austerity agenda will count against him, say opponentsGeorge Osborne’s interest in running the International Monetary Fund has met immediate criticism because of the former chancellor’s austerity policies and Brexit-related quest…

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Christine Lagarde faces ECB test of legendary diplomatic skills

European Central Bank provides an arena split between anti-austerians and expansionistsChristine Lagarde will take up the position of head of the European Central Bank as a self-confessed economic outsider who has preferred to emphasise her ability as …

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Global financial bodies not fit for purpose, John McDonnell says

IMF, WTO and World Bank not doing enough to fight climate crisis, shadow chancellor saysFighting the climate crisis should be put at the heart of decisions made by the International Monetary Fund and other global institutions as part of a fundamental s…

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Nations must protect spending on the vulnerable, says IMF chief

Shift in stance comes as more countries raise concerns about inequality – Christine LagardeThe International Monetary Fund is urging countries to protect spending on health, education and vulnerable groups amid growing concern among its members about e…

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IMF tells US record growth is costing average citizens dear

Fund says economic benefits of decade-long expansion have not been widely sharedThe increasingly polarised US economy has meant that a record-breaking period of growth has been accompanied by falling life expectancy, high levels of poverty and stagnant…

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