| Malcolm Night
Speech by Malcolm Knight, General Manager of the BIS, at the Toronto Centre Executive Forum, 9 November 2004
Jamaica is getting back on track and could become an unlikely poster child for the IMF. However, elsewhere in the Caribbean the threat of default looms and some countries are not ready to ask for help
Pakistan has had an impressive year under new premier Nawaz Sharif. But the government needs to keep up its reforming zeal to get the South Asian state’s finances back on track.
Africa has been on the cusp of mainstream capital markets for years. While the continent made a breakthrough in the variety of issuance it produced in 2012-13, 2014 looks like it will be the year when African borrowers finally become established
A public call by Bank of England governor Mark Carney that the vast majority of oil reserves should be considered “unburnable” if the world wants to avoid catastrophic climate change makes him stand out among mainstream figures.
Europe is stuck. On both monetary and fiscal policy, the continent is divided. Everyone likes structural reform - except voters. So creativity is called for. How about giving money to the poor?
Women's participation in the labour force still lags men's by 12% even in developed economies. In the MENA region it can be up to 50%. That is a wasted resource - and best practice examples show countries and companies that tackle the problem outperform
"Indonesia, having just seen a peaceful democratic election of a non-elitist leader, is probably going to embark on reforms that should keep growth at 5%-6% for years to come"
Jim O'Neill, economic advisor, IFC
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