IMF chief urges China to focus on ‘belt and road’ sustainability

Christine Lagarde sounds warning about environmental damage and high debt levelsThe head of the International Monetary Fund has warned China against damaging the environment through unsustainable overseas investments as part of its “belt and road” infr…

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World leaders ignore David Attenborough at their peril | Larry Eliott

Nations should heed global warming warning – and also take lesson from Bretton Woods in 1944Fragile and delicate. The adjectives said it all. The mood at the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank was sombre. The global ec…

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Global warming could create ‘greater migratory pressure from Africa’

David Attenborough uses IMF speech to warn of human consequences of inaction on climate changeEurope can expect even greater migratory pressure from Africa unless action is taken to prevent global warming, Sir David Attenborough has said in a strongly …

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IMF says Brexit delay means businesses face more uncertainty

Warning follows industry chiefs raising the alarm over damage extension will do to UK firms Tell us: how will the Brexit delay affect your business? The decision to extend the UK’s Brexit deadline will mean another six months of uncertainty for busines…

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As growth fizzles out, it’s as if the last 10 years never happened

Flaws in the global economy that led to the 2008 financial crisis were papered over rather than dealt withLast week marked the 10th anniversary of the London G20 summit, an event that took place at the low point in the deepest slump since the 1930s, ye…

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Rising risk of US and China housing slump causing recession – IMF

Concern that overvaluation, low interest rates and loose lending will affect stabilityA growing number of homes in the US and China are teetering on the brink of a price slump that would drag their economies into a recession, the International Monetary…

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