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IMF names Kristalina Georgieva as new head

Economist Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria has been tapped to succeed Christine Lagarde as managing director of the IMF.  She is the first managing director of the IMF from an emerging economy.

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Creating A Sustainable Economy

Will nations collaborate to stave off climate change and create a sustainable economy?  That is the topic of discussion at the 2019 Climate Change Summit held recently at UN headquarters in New York.  It is also a topic lately examined by Dr. Julie Gorte, Senior Vice President of Sustainable Investing at Pax World Funds.

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UN Climate Action Summit 2019

This link as published by the United Nations details all the different components of the UN’s 2019 Climate Action Summit.  Particulars include the September 21st Youth Summit and the full weekend’s agenda.

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Meet Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

In this video, CNN journalist Bill Weir speaks with environmental activist Greta Thunberg. The interview sheds light on Greta’s background and her valiant work to help address the very real threat of climate change.

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Changes to the Emerging Markets Club: China (A Shares), Argentina and Saudi Arabia

There have been recent changes in the Emerging Markets Indexes.  Writing for Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Dina Ting and Louis Hsu look at the Chinese, Agentinian and Saudi Arabian economies.

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What a Yield-Curve Inversion Really Says About the U.S. Economy

Can the yield-curve really predict the economic future?  Writing for Bloomberg Businessweek, Peter Coy looks at the yield-curve and what it means in the current financial and political landscape.

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BBC’s Brexit Website

The BBC has put together this compilation of relevant news and articles which includes the most current information on the status of Brexit.

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News Analysis: In Ramping Up Trade War with China, Trump Could be Playing with Fire

The trade war with China continues to make headlines.  Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Don Lee looks at the latest developments.

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New Challenges Faced By The Bretton Woods Institutions

It has been 75 years since the Bretton Woods Conference. This recent article written by Otaviano Canuto for Seeking Alpha looks at the development of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank since their inceptions.  In particular, Canuto looks at how these institutions have responded to political and environmental developments since 1944.

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75th Anniversary of Bretton Woods Events

2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference.  The conference, held at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in 1944, established what is now known at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.  The World Bank has organized several presentations and conferences to mark the anniversary.

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