| Rodrigo Rato
Remarks by Rodrigo Rato
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
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.
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
On Ebola: "The World Bank stands as the pivot of that effort to marshal money from the rich world and direct it towards the poor. We need to appeal to the world and to the top 1%.”
Kaushik Basu, chief economist, World Bank
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