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IMF - World Bank Meeting 2013 - Washington
« on: October 08, 2013, 11:04:45 AM »
http://www.imf.org/external/am/2013/





Lagarde: New Global Transitions Need New Global Agenda Countries will need to adopt strong national policies and work together closely to manage new transitions under way in the global economy, IMF Chief Christine Lagarde said in a speech ahead of the 2013 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings. -
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Annual Meetings

The Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) each year bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world's financial system.

This year's Annual Meetings events will take place in Washington, D.C., October 11-13, 2013
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About the Annual Meetings

The Board of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) normally meet once a year to discuss the work of their respective institutions. The Annual Meetings, which generally take place in September-October, have customarily been held in Washington for two consecutive years and in another member country in the third year.

The Inaugural Meeting of the Boards of Governors was held in Savannah, Georgia, USA in March 1946. The first Annual Meetings were held in Washington in 1946.
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At the Annual Meetings, the Boards of Governors make decisions on how current international monetary issues should be addressed and approve corresponding resolutions. The Annual Meetings are chaired by a Governor of the Bank and the Fund, with the chairmanship rotating among the membership each year. Every two years it elects Executive Directors. Each year any new members are welcomed into the Bank and Fund.
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IMF Cuts Global Outlook While Warning of U.S. Default Threat
8 October 2013
, by Sandrine Rastello and Jeanna Smialek (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2013-10-08/imf-cuts-global-outlook-while-warning-of-u-s-default-threat.html

Excerpt:

The International Monetary Fund cut its global outlook for this year and next as capital outflows further weaken emerging markets and warned that a U.S. government default could “seriously damage” the world economy.

Growth worldwide will be 2.9% this year and 3.6% next year, the IMF said in a report released today in Washington, compared with July predictions of 3.1% for 2013 and 3.8% for 2014.

It sees emerging economies growing 4.5% this year, 0.5 percentage point less than three months ago, as projections were reduced for China, Mexico, India and Russia.

“Advanced economies are gradually strengthening” while “growth in emerging-market economies has slowed,” IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard wrote in a foreword to the World Economic Outlook report.

“This confluence is leading to tensions, with emerging-market economies facing the dual challenges of slowing growth and tighter global financial conditions.”

The IMF’s forecasts factor in a short U.S. government shutdown and an agreement on the nation’s debt-limit before an Oct. 17 deadline.

A stalemate that causes a default “could seriously damage the global economy,” the fund said.

President Barack Obama reiterated yesterday that he won’t negotiate with Republicans over the partial shutdown and the U.S. debt limit as Senate Democrats began preparing for a test vote on a clean debt-ceiling bill.

Many U.S. government services have been shuttered for more than a week and the country is nine days away from running out of its ability to stay under a $16.7 trillion cap on borrowing.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: IMF - World Bank Meeting 2013 - Washington
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 01:40:03 PM »
No doubt consolidating banker tyranny over the world.

Can't America secede already ?

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Re: IMF - World Bank Meeting 2013 - Washington
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2016, 03:15:19 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/19/business/imf-trial-christine-lagarde-france-verdict.html
Christine Lagarde, I.M.F. Chief, Is Found Guilty of Negligence
By LIZ ALDERMAN, AURELIEN BREEDEN and LANDON THOMAS Jr. DEC. 19, 2016

PARIS — Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, was found guilty on Monday of criminal charges linked to the misuse of public funds during her time as France’s finance minister, a verdict that could force her out of her post.

The judges did not impose a fine or jail time on Ms. Lagarde. But the verdict is likely to destabilize the fund, at a time when it faces a host of thorny issues, including questions over its participation in a multibillion-dollar bailout for Greece and uncertainty about the role of the United States once Donald J. Trump becomes president in January.
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/dominique-strauss-kahn-pimping-trial-former-head-of-the-imf-expected-to-take-the-stand-10035324.html
Dominique Strauss-Kahn 'had brutal anal sex with prostitute at orgy', pimping trial hears


Former head of the IMF is one of 13 people accused of organising sex parties with prostitutes in six countries
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Sex Life Was ‘Out of Step,’ Strauss-Kahn Says, but Not Illegal

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/world/europe/dominique-strauss-kahn-says-lust-is-not-a-crime.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

Mr. Strauss-Kahn, 63, a silver-haired economist, is seeking to throw out criminal charges in an inquiry into ties to a prostitution ring in northern France with the legal argument that the authorities are unfairly trying to “criminalize lust.”

That defense and the investigation, which is facing a critical judicial hearing in late November, have offered a keyhole view into a clandestine practice in certain powerful circles of French society: secret soirees with lawyers, judges, police officials, journalists and musicians that start with a fine meal and end with naked guests and public sex with multiple partners.

In France, “Libertinage” has a long history in the culture, dating from a 16th-century religious sect of libertines. But the most perplexing question in the Strauss-Kahn affair is how a career politician with ambition to lead one of Europe’s most powerful nations was blinded to the possibility that his zest for sex parties could present a liability, or risk blackmail.



Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: IMF - World Bank Meeting 2013 - Washington
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 04:49:28 PM »
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he lost his temper as lawyers pushed the former prostitutes to recount brutal scenes in which he sodomised them  ...
I must have a sexuality which, compared to average men, is more rough.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-lagarde-lawyer-idUSKBN1481EY?il=0
IMF chief Lagarde has left France before trial verdict: lawyer

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has left France for Washington and will not be present for the verdict in her negligence trial, her lawyer told Reuters.

The verdict was due later on Monday.

The trial relates to a case in which Lagarde, as French finance minister, approved a 400 million euro ($417 million) state payout to a business tycoon in 2008. She denies the negligence charges

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Acquitted Of "Aggravated Pimping", Just a "Libertine Who Enjoys Group Sex"
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-12/dominique-strauss-kahn-acquitted-aggravated-pimping-just-libertine-who-enjoys-group-


Moments ago, the troubled former head of the IMF whose reign at the top of the international bailout organization ended dramatically after an alleged 2011 rape scandal in a NYC hotel the charges for which were later dropped by not before terminating his employment at the IMF, his marriage and his political career, Dominique Strauss-Kahn finally got some good news when a French court cleared him of "aggravated pimping" charges in which he was accused of helping to operate a prostitution ring of seven women out of the Carlton Hotel in the northern French city of Lille. 
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And while the case if now closed, DSK did provide some entertaining justifications for his behavior. Via The local.fr:

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At his trial in February, Strauss-Kahn calmly fended off the accusations, saying that while he was a libertine who enjoyed group sex, he was unaware any of the women attending the soirees had been paid to be there.

However, he lost his temper as lawyers pushed the former prostitutes to recount brutal scenes in which he sodomised them, allegedly without their permission, saying he was not on trial for "deviant practices".

"I must have a sexuality which, compared to average men, is more rough. Women have the right not to like that whether they are prostitutes or not," he said.

He said the use of prostitutes "horrified" him and that paying for sex would be too great a risk for a man at the head of the IMF, which was busy "saving the world" from the financial crisis that began in 2008.

SOURCE: http://www.thelocal.fr/20150612/strauss-kahn-awaits-verdict-pimping-trial
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So brutally sodomising women without their permission is ok, but paying for prostitutes is bad? That seems fairly logical.

In any event, in their closing arguments, his lawyers said the case against him had "collapsed" into nothing more than an indictment of Strauss-Kahn's morals, and the prosecution appeared to agree.
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In another boost for Strauss-Kahn, two ex-prostitutes who attended the orgies dropped a civil lawsuit against him, with lawyers saying they lacked enough proof to win the case.

To summarize: a lot of money was exchanged behind the scenes and DSK is now free.


Dominique Strauss-Kahn Acquitted of Aggravated Pimping
Former IMF chief had been charged with helping operate an alleged prostitution ring
http://www.wsj.com/articles/dominique-strauss-kahn-awaits-verdict-in-aggravated-pimping-trial-1434101254?mod=djemalertEuropenews


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Dominique Strauss-Kahn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominique_Strauss-Kahn

- Political party: Socialist Party (1970s–present)
- In 2010, The Jerusalem Post listed Dominique Strauss-Kahn as the 6th most influential Jewish person in the world.
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Flashback 2011:

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Put on House Arrest, as IMF Eyes Replacement
http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/8744-dominique-strauss-kahn-put-on-house-arrest-as-imf-eyes-replacement

IMF Chief Resigns Amidst Criminal Accusations
http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/north-america/item/10651-imf-chief-resigns-amidst-criminal-accusations
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: IMF - World Bank Meeting 2013 - Washington
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 05:04:46 PM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/19/christine-lagarde-not-jail-every-politician-france-would-have/
Why is Christine Lagarde not in jail? Because every other politician in France would have to go with her

By Harry de Quetteville
19 December 2016 • 6:07pm 

Why is Christine Lagarde not in jail? Honestly. She may be the boss of the IMF, but she’s just been found guilty in a case involving hundreds of millions of euros and Bernard Tapie, a man most famous outside of France as a football-club owning jailbird. What does one have to do to get locked up across the Channel? 

The secret is politics. Tapie’s involvement is fairly instructive. As well as spending a little time in the slammer, he has been a minister in a (Left-wing) Mitterrand government in the 1990s and a key supporter of the (Right-wing) Sarkozy administration about a decade later.
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https://www.theguardian.com/business/2012/may/29/christine-lagarde-pays-no-tax
Christine Lagarde, scourge of tax evaders, pays no tax

IMF boss who caused international outrage when she suggested that Greeks should pay their taxes earns a tax-free salary
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 Lagarde, 56, receives a pay and benefits package worth more than American president Barack Obama earns from the United States government, and he pays taxes on it.

The same applies to nearly all United Nations employees – article 34 of the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations of 1961, which has been signed by 187 states, declares: "A diplomatic agent shall be exempt from all dues and taxes, personal or real, national, regional or municipal."
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5