Comments on: Felix TV: The next head of the IMF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/17/felix-tv-the-next-head-of-the-imf/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: fxtrader14 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/17/felix-tv-the-next-head-of-the-imf/comment-page-1/#comment-26636 Tue, 17 May 2011 08:19:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8266#comment-26636 Well, Lagarde is also a former lawyer – so should help her, should she want and get the job. Her English is impeccable and she’s very well respected. And the IMF can of course hire Cleary and others to advise on the technical/legal aspects – the head of the IMF though needs to be able to hang with world leaders on an equal footing – that clearly reduces the pool of candidates. And at this particularly moment, my guess is that it makes sense for a European to get the job – but that’s not to say that an Asian one wouldn’t be helpful too as much of the rebalancing of the global economy will depend on how Asia and of course India/China manage their economy over the next few years. My sense is that having a European at the IMF might help on the EZ sovereign situation – but in global terms (and despite the risk of contagion) these are fairly small matters compared to the effect of addressing global imbalances…

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By: Dollared http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/17/felix-tv-the-next-head-of-the-imf/comment-page-1/#comment-26630 Tue, 17 May 2011 05:09:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8266#comment-26630 Felix, I don’t see how you can overlook Paul Wolfowitz. He’s available, he has relevant experience, and he’s assaulted an entire country for no fathomable reason.

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By: FifthDecade http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/17/felix-tv-the-next-head-of-the-imf/comment-page-1/#comment-26626 Tue, 17 May 2011 03:29:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8266#comment-26626 Only if the US gives up the hegemony of the World Bank will an American run the IMF. There is a world outside of America, Felix. And it’s more solvent.

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