Two of the world's major financial institutions are looking at an issue only occasionally associated with economic development -- how to curb violence.
Gwen Ifill talks to John Lipsky, first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, about the $1 trillion aid package to steady Greece and insulate other eurozone countries from a spreading debt crisis.
Downgrades of Greece's debt rating to junk status sent markets tumbling in Europe and the U.S. Gwen Ifill talks to financial expert Eswar Prasad about the far-reaching effects of the European nation's economic crisis.
With the economy showing hints of a recovery, the threat of inflation is testing policy makers at the Federal Reserve as they work to determine how quickly to unwind emergency moves taken during the height of the financial crisis. Paul…
International Monetary Fund and World Bank officials are meeting in Washington to discuss international efforts to combat poverty and aid development in the face of the global financial crisis. Members talk about their concerns and ideas.
The International Monetary Fund meets this weekend in Washington, D.C., to consider how to use its lending power to help the world's economies -- particularly the world's poorest countries -- weather the current economic crisis.
In other news, the International Monetary Fund warned that the world economy will lose ground this year for the first time in nearly six decades, and the acting chief financial officer of mortgage giant Freddie Mac was found dead in…
The Senate finance committee postponed Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner's confirmation hearing until next week after reports emerged of problems with Geithner's federal tax return payments. A Wall Street Journal reporter details the latest.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Pakistan must raise between $10 billion to $15 billion over the next few weeks in order to keep making debt payments and pay for imports, the country's new economic affairs adviser Shaukat Tarin has said.
Poor lending and underwriting caused two more banks in the U.S. to close over the weekend, yet regulators and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, are helping banks remain stable as the economy struggles. Sheila Bair,the chair of FDIC,…
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