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IMF Executive Board Reviews the Role of Trade in the Fund’s Work

On February 27, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed the five-yearly Review of the Role of Trade in the Work of the Fund [to be hyperlinked to the paper]. This review follows the Board-endorsed recommendations … Continue reading

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Speech of the Week: China and the Global Economy: Creating New Ingredients for Growth

China and the Global Economy: Creating New Ingredients for Growth Christine Lagarde Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Fudan University, Shanghai, March 20, 2015 Introduction Good afternoon – Xia Wu hao! I would like to thank Professor XU Ningsheng, President of … Continue reading

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The Future of Infrastructure Investing in Asian Megacities

The Future of Infrastructure Investing in Asian Megacities Tokyo is Asia’s foremost megacity. It has been in a slumber while Japan was restructuring, but now shifts into a higher gear of advanced physical and digital infrastructure development. The latest agenda … Continue reading

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Nine centres worldwide recognised as IOC Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health

Protecting athletes’ health and preventing injuries and illnesses in sport are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its Medical Commission. Nine research centres from across the world have thus been named as IOC Research Centres for Prevention … Continue reading

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India Summit Co-Chairs: Government Is Moving Forward with New Energy

New Delhi, India, 6 November 2014 – The new Indian government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is moving forward with policies and reforms aimed at putting the economy back on an 8%-plus growth trajectory, the Co-Chairs of the India Economic … Continue reading

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Communiqué of the Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the IMFC

Chaired by Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and Minister for Finance April 12, 2014 – Global activity continues to strengthen. However, the recovery is still fragile and downside risks remain. Creating a more dynamic, sustainable, balanced, and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape the Future

Smarter drugs, super-light cars and computers operated by thought among 10 breakthroughs highlighted The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies is composed of top experts on new technologies around the world, representing both the academic and business … Continue reading

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Pioneering healthcare solutions on show at inaugural Singapore International Healthcare Week

21st June 2013, Singapore – Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of media group Singapore Press Holdings, and SingHealth, Singapore’s largest academic healthcare cluster, today announced that they will jointly organise the country’s first global healthcare event – the Singapore International Healthcare … Continue reading

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Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and Peruvian Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion co-host first Social Innovation Summit

Lima, Peru, 23 April 2013 – The World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, in cooperation with the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru, will convene government ministers, investors, business leaders and social entrepreneurs to discuss … Continue reading

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G2E ASIA 2012 EXPANDS GROWTH OF GAMING INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY INTO NEW MARKETS

Gaming Industry Exhibitors and Conference Attendees Convene at Annual Event to Focus on Future of Gaming in Asia MACAU – The sixth annual Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) welcomed more than 6,100 gaming industry professionals from across the globe, … Continue reading

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