IMF's Christine Lagarde Calls on G-20 Members to Keep Growth "Momentum"

Volume
21,
Number
9
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16 March 2017
16 March 2017
Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), called on G-20 officials preparing to meet in the German city of Baden-Baden later this week to keep the “momentum” in supporting global growth. “The global economy is moving into a better position. But it would be a...
16 March 2017
The past week has seen a series of regional integration efforts continue among Asia-Pacific economies, including a two-day summit among the signatories of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and select other countries in the Chilean city of Viña del Mar, as well as meetings of other groupings on...
16 March 2017
As the expected launch of the formal Brexit negotiations approaches, EU and UK leaders are looking both to the next steps for their own bilateral relationship, as well as the implications for the European Union and what these developments could herald for their foreign trade future with external...
16 March 2017
Robert Lighthizer, the nominee for the post of US Trade Representative (USTR), testified during a Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday 14 March that he would work to implement President Donald Trump’s “America first” vision on trade, while fielding questions from lawmakers on topics ranging from...
16 March 2017
Japan’s trade policies and larger economic context came under the spotlight last week at the WTO’s Geneva headquarters during its biennial trade policy review , as members reviewed the latest developments in the Asian trading giant in areas ranging from agricultural policy reform to automobile...
16 March 2017
The EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are preparing to examine the prospect of re-launching talks for a region-to-region trade accord, nearly eight years after the original plans for such a project were put on hold. Negotiations between the two regions for a trade deal...
16 March 2017
EDITOR – PUENTES. The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is hiring an editor for Puentes, the Bridges network’s Spanish-language periodical on trade and sustainable development. Please note that the position is externally-based and on a part-time basis. Exceptional...
16 March 2017
Coming Soon 17 March, London, UK. THE WAY FORWARD AFTER BREXIT. This Chatham House event will feature Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute and a former Director-General of the World Trade Organization. Lamy is expected to discuss the potential ramifications in both...
16 March 2017
THE ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS AGREEMENT: HOW WOULD US HOUSEHOLDS FARE? By Kornel Mahlstein and Christine McDaniel for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (March 2017). This new research paper examines the potential benefits for US consumers should the proposed...