The Great Debate

from Breakingviews:

Ecuador economic “miracle” meets maturity

September 11, 2014

By Rob Cox

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

What to expect from the IMF, World Bank meetings

By Ian Bremmer
April 14, 2011

By Ian Bremmer
The opinions expressed are his own.

The IMF and World Bank meet this week at a delicate moment for the global economic recovery. First, the good news: Expectations for success won’t be tough to manage, because turmoil in the Arab world, the triple disaster in Japan, and Europe’s ongoing struggles have kept the meetings from grabbing much public attention. That’s a good thing, because as capital and liquidity return to the global economy and as emerging market powers begin to assert themselves with greater confidence on the international stage, the IMF and World Bank have lost some of their prominence.

from The Great Debate UK:

Asia’s exchange rates set for centre stage

November 12, 2009

JaneFoley.JPG-Jane Foley is research director at Forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

Awakening Africa’s sleeping agricultural giant

November 10, 2009

Hans Binswanger is the former senior adviser to the World Bank on rural development in Africa. He is currently an independent agriculture and development consultant based in South Africa. The opinions expressed are his own.

An unhealthy privilege

By J Saft
September 29, 2009

jamessaft1–James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Migration statistics: our biggest weak spot

May 27, 2009

gurria-birdsallcomposite– Angel Gurría is Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Nancy Birdsall is President of the Center for Global Development. The views expressed are their own. —

World Bank’s Zoellick responds to bloggers

By Reuters Staff
April 1, 2009

Robert Zoellick

World Bank President Robert Zoellick spoke at a Thomson Reuters Newsmaker on March 31st  in front of an invited audience and announced a $50 billion programme to counter a decline in global trade.

What Asia needs from the G20 meeting

March 31, 2009

stanchartJaspal Bindra is Chief Executive, Asia, for Standard Chartered Bank. The views expressed are his own.

Reform the IMF and World Bank

March 31, 2009

Johannes Linn- Johannes Linn is a Senior Fellow and the Executive Director of the Wolfensohn Center for Development at the Brookings Institution. The views expressed are his own. —

Ask the World Bank President

March 20, 2009

Robert ZoellickRobert Zoellick, President of the World Bank, and a man who believes that 2009 will be a “dangerous year”, will be speaking on March 31st and has agreed to take questions from Reuters readers.