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New Canada Among Nations Series book – Crisis and Reform – outlines ways for Canada to retain influence in global financial system

Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Canada should continue to play an outsized role in the development and regulation of the international financial system, according to a new book published by CIGI in partnership with the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA).

We need hard and soft approaches to trade liberalization

Thursday, 22 May 2014
"While Bali undoubtedly marked a fresh achievement and carries substantial positive demonstration effects for the multilateral system, considered views on the long-term import of the Bali discussions are mixed," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House, commenting on the 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) at Bali.

Macroeconomic policy expert Adam Posen to discuss world economy’s return to ‘old normal,’ in lecture at CIGI

Monday, 5 May 2014
Adam Posen, president of Washington, D.C.’s Peterson Institute for International Economics, will discuss the global economy’s return to a late 19th-century model following the financial crisis, in the next CIGI Signature Lecture.

CIGI report on international trade highlights shift toward ‘mega deals’ and potential impact on China

Friday, 2 May 2014
The global trading system appears to be shifting toward more “mega deals” between large trading entities, such as the United States, the European Union, China, according to a new report from CIGI.

Taking stock of the IMF ministerial meetings: Same play, different characters

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
In their assessment of the IMF's April ministerial meetings in Washington, Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, and Samantha St. Amand, CIGI Research Associate, write that "the sources of weakness in the global economy appear to have now shifted from advanced to emerging economies, as the recovery in the major advanced economies strengthens and monetary policy appears to be on a track towards ‘normalization’."

IMF urges Congress to back reforms giving fund more clout

Saturday, 12 April 2014
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
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
"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
"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
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.
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