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(Reuters) - IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday urged member countries to quickly sign off on an agreement last year to double IMF resources and give under-represented nations, such as China, greater voting power in the global lender.

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In Africa and elsewhere, burgeoning population growth threatens to overwhelm already over-stretched food supply systems. But the next agricultural revolution needs to get local — and must start to see rising populations as potentially part of the s

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Banks gobbled up nearly 490 billion euros in three-year cut-price loans from the European Central Bank on Wednesday, easing immediate fears of a credit crunch but leaving unresolved how much will flow to needy euro zone economies.

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The economic establishment in this country has come to the conclusion that it is not a matter of "if" the United States must intervene in the bailout of the euro, but simply a question of "when" and "how."

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Reuters) - European finance ministers looked unlikely to reach a target of boosting IMF resources by 200 billion euros to ward off the debt crisis on Monday, after Britain said it would not take part in a plan aimed specifically at helping the euro z

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Moody's on Friday cut Belgium's credit rating by two notches, saying the euro zone debt crisis increases funding risks for countries with high public debt burdens. Concerns about Belgium's economic growth prospects and its banking system, particul

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financialtimes.com

“There is no economy in the world, whether low-income countries, emerging markets, middle-income countries or super-advanced economies that will be immune to the crisis that we see not only unfolding but escalating,” Christine Lagarde said in a speec

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www.corkman.ie

The proprietor of a bar in Dublin. She realises that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronise her bar – she will go broke. To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing plan

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arclein

"The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function." And he has asked, "Can you think of any problem in any area of human endeavour on any scale, from microscopic to global, whose long-ter

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blog.mises.org

This is my own photo of the hilarious thirty- foot blue plastic statue of the EURO symbol, mentioned in the interview, taken when I strolled through the Willy Brandt plaza, in downtown frankfurt one morning.

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But the bulk of it — 10,600 tonnes — came from weapons repurposing via an agreement between the United States and Russia. The warheads you were supposed to hide under your desk from are now powering the same cities they were once meant to destroy.

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