| Anne O. Krueger
Address to the Council on Foreign Relations by Anne O. Krueger First Deputy Managing Director International Monetary Fund
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
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
Falling commodity prices have hurt Mongolia’s economy, which relies heavily on its abundant natural resources. Improving relations with China are helping it through the squeeze but the country has yet to show its true potential to global investors
Bank debt issuance across Asia is soaring this year, driven by the need to comply with Basel III regulations. Fresh impetus from China is set to send volumes higher still
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.
It is 13 years since the IMF called for an international agreement on how to wind up defaulted sovereign debt. Still there is no mechanism, and regrettably the vulture funds pursuing Argentina still seem to hold sway in the US. It's time for change
There is still pessimism in the business community but I feel the central bank and finance ministry are trying to get closer to the private sector in order to lift confidence
Paulina Yazigi Salamanca, Credicorp
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