Emerging markets should join forces and push for more clout within the International Monetary Fund, says Mexico's central banker, who wants to head the IMF and is counting on support from emerging markets.
Christine Lagarde is the right choice to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn as head of the IMF, and not just because of her experience. Women are more effective communicators and aren't libido-led leaders, like Anthony Weiner.
Mexico's central bank chief Agustín Carstens faces an uphill battle against French frontrunner Christine Lagarde, who this week is lobbying India, China, and Egypt for support.
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is seeking to replace her compatriot Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who resigned as IMF managing director earlier this month after he was arrested for sex crimes in New York.
Defending champion Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Crotia's Ivan Ljubicic during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, on Monday.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is keen to show leadership prowess at the two-day Deauville summit ahead of 2012 elections in France.
Agustin Carstens, the Mexican central bank governor, says that developing countries need a larger say in the policies of the International Monetary Fund.
The International Monetary Fund’s managing director has traditionally been a European male, often a Frenchman. But with Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s resignation amid sexual assault charges, the job is available. A woman is among the leading candidates, and contenders from emerging markets may vie for the top spot. Here’s a look at the possibilities.
Lobbying has intensified for Dominique Strauss-Kahn's old job. Emerging economies may vie for the IMF's top spot.