So what I would like to do is to identify three key questions. My first question: is the economy strong? The answer to that is: yes, the economy is strong at the moment. But here is the real question: is the economy strong enough? To that, our answer is: probably not enough, because (…) My second question: is the economy safe enough? The bottom line is this: ten years after the global financial crisis, we are safer, and measures have been taken, but we are not safe enough (…) My third question: are the benefits of growth shared enough? The answer to that is: the benefits of stronger growth are not shared enough for our global economy to continue to grow in a sustainable way. -- Christine Lagarde, Annual Meetings Press Conference, 11 October 2018
Christine Lagarde
Posted by Isabelle le 2018-11-03
My key message today is that we need to manage the risks, step up reforms, and modernize the multilateral system. Or, to put it in shipping terms, we need to steer the boat, not drift! (…) When we sail together, we are stronger, nimbler, better able to steer the ship through rough waters and avoid the rocks of shipwreck. So now, as we set sail on our Voyage to Indonesia, let us work together—so we can steer our economies in the right direction and bring all people whether on big or small boats to a new and better port. -- Christine Lagarde, 'Steer, Don't Drift': Managing Rising Risks to Keep the Global Economy on Course, 1 October 2018
Christine Lagarde
Posted by Isabelle le 2018-11-03
So, yes, we are seeing some sun break through — but it is not a clear sky. There are two ways to approach a moment like this. The first is to sit back, enjoy the progress, and wait for the next crisis before making big changes. As a former finance minister, I understand the appeal of this path. Championing change just when things are getting back on track is not easy — especially when the benefits come further down the road and policymakers already feel reform fatigue. -- Christine Lagarde, A time to repair the roof, 4 October 2017.
Christine Lagarde
Posted by Isabelle le 2017-11-05
Thirteen years ago, on this campus, a young man invented a social media platform that would connect the world. But the next Mark Zuckerberg need not come from Harvard. With the right investments in education, she can come from the south side of Chicago, or Sri Lanka, or Senegal. -- Christine Lagarde, A time to repair the roof, 4 October 2017.
Christine Lagarde
Posted by Isabelle le 2017-11-05
Clearly, what Europeans need right now is more time to watch football (…) Tomorrow most of you will be focusing on the game. But if you look at the players — and the clubs they play for — you will see a reflection of Europe, a manifestation of Unity in Diversity. -- Christine Lagarde, Unity in Diversity: The Case for Europe, 17 June 2016
Christine Lagarde
Posted by Isabelle le 2016-06-26
Whether you are from Milwaukee or from Mumbai, from Chicago or from Shanghai, from Paris or Panama City, … IMF Managing Director C. Lagarde, Commencement Address, 16 May 2015
Christine Lagarde
Posted by Isabelle le 2016-03-09
We’ve heard a lot about the internet of things. I think we need an internet of Woman. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde
Posted by Isabelle le 2016-03-09