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IMF urges Congress to back reforms giving fund more clout

Saturday, 12 April 2014
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Don Lee
“It goes beyond the IMF itself,” says Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, commenting on possible implications of the US's long delay in ratifying changes to the International Monetary Fund's quota system.

U.S. won’t be able to coax G-20 into action

Thursday, 10 April 2014
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Greg Robb
“The U.S. is without arrows and is in a much weaker bargaining position,” says Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, commenting on the failure Congress to pass a portion of the IMF reform package.

Despite its 70 year history IMF still has a lot of growing to do

Tuesday, 8 April 2014
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"In some ways, the International Monetary Fund prefers to see itself as a preventative tool and not a financing tool," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani in her summary of CIGI's co-sponsored event The IMF: What Is It Good For?

The IMF is turning 70. Here’s why you should celebrate

Tuesday, 8 April 2014
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"As it nears the 70th anniversary of its conception at the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is arguably the public institution most essential to the future of the global economy," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House

CIGI paper chronicles Canada’s role in multilateral financial diplomacy and identifies areas for improvement

Tuesday, 1 April 2014
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Canada needs to become better at seizing leadership opportunities if it wants to hold influence over the international financial system, according to a new report from CIGI.

Harper’s Cold War mindset diminishes his global credibility

Tuesday, 1 April 2014
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Canada has "long since ceased to be a Middle Power and we can and should contribute to peace and progress on the major international issues of the day," writes CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Heinbecker.

Ukraine, Crimea and Russia - Part II

Monday, 31 March 2014
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Developments in Ukraine, and between Crimea and Russia, have been causing great anxiety among international observers. To learn more about this situation, CIGI presents a two-part interview. This week, we speak to CIGI Research Associate Skylar Brooks, on the global economic dimensions of this situation. This follows last week’s analysis, in which Research Assistant Simon Palamar discussed the main security aspects of the situation.

CIGI reports offer policy recommendations for central banks on global consensus, cooperation and independence

Friday, 21 March 2014
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Central banks and policy makers should seek global consensus before implementing policies that may have global repercussions, and North African states can take further strides toward central bank independence (CBI). These are among the conclusions and policy recommendations presented in two new reports from CIGI.

CIGI paper calls for summit of public and private sector leaders to identify and overcome climate finance roadblocks

Monday, 10 March 2014
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Transferring government departmental responsibility for climate negotiations from environment to finance is required for real progress on climate finance, according to a new paper from CIGI.

Leading economic historian to discuss central bank cooperation since the global financial crisis, at Ottawa event

Tuesday, 4 March 2014
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CIGI invites media to cover its CIGI Global Policy Forum, “Central Bank Cooperation After the Financial Crisis,” taking place on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, Canada, with CIGI Senior Fellow Harold James.