Christine Lagarde

DAVOS, Switzerland | Global leaders call for action on climate change

DAVOS, Switzerland—Jan 25, 2019— World Bank chief Kristalina Georgieva urged the global elites to take a simple step to understand the urgency of combating climate change: “Get the picture of your children, your grandchildren in front of you.” Speaking on the last day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Georgieva warned that the … Continue reading DAVOS, Switzerland | Global leaders call for action on climate change

PARIS | French, UK, Dutch ministers cancel trip to Saudi conference

PARIS  — Senior government officials from France, Britain and the Netherlands joined a growing list of people cancelling out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid questions over the kingdom’s involvement in the disappearance of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi. “I will not go to Riyadh next week” for the conference known as “Davos in … Continue reading PARIS | French, UK, Dutch ministers cancel trip to Saudi conference

NUSA DUA, Indonesia | The Latest: IMF’s Lagarde planning to attend Saudi meeting

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — The Latest on the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Bali, Indonesia (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has said she still intends to attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia later this month despite concerns over … Continue reading NUSA DUA, Indonesia | The Latest: IMF’s Lagarde planning to attend Saudi meeting

NUSA DUA, Indonesia | As markets swoon, finance chiefs urge US, China to cool it

NUSA DUA, Indonesia  — The heads of the World Bank and IMF appealed Thursday to the U.S. and China to cool their dispute over technology policy and play by world trade rules, as tumbling share prices drove home potential perils from a clash between the world’s two biggest economies. Global economic growth is slowing but … Continue reading NUSA DUA, Indonesia | As markets swoon, finance chiefs urge US, China to cool it

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | G-20 calls for more dialogue on rising trade tensions

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The world’s top financial officials meeting in Argentina’s capital on Sunday called for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth with one official warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further. The two-day gathering of G-20 finance ministers and central bankers in Buenos Aires took place as … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | G-20 calls for more dialogue on rising trade tensions