The IMF: all set for a real change of direction

Rodrigo de Rato, managing director of the IMF, has pulled off a public relations triumph; the question now is whether he can translate this into action on the ground.

A comment by Marc Uzan and Robert Pringle1

The spring meetings of the IMF have changed the mood totally. Before the meetings, central bankers around the world (and lesser mortals) had been lining up to criticise the institution. In February, Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, suggested that the Fund should have three mai

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