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Anthony Scaramucci: Mooching Towards Washington, With No Polyester Suits in Sight

Entrepreneur and author Anthony Scaramucci has seen plenty of ups and downs — and the US presidency may not be out of his reach, despite an unfortunate beginning to his political career. Quintessential New Yorker Anthony Scaramucci was former US

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The Road to Decarbonisation

The transition to zero emissions will involve three simultaneous economic processes: change in the relative prices of goods and services, with prices starting to reflect the intensity of emissions of carbon; labour relocation; and asset value scrapping. The socioeconomic return

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Cartica’s Triple Threat: Three Women Leading the Way on Emerging Markets and ESG

Teresa Barger had a dream: to build an investment firm with high-performing individuals and passionate investors who put the needs and goals of clients first. A positive, collaborative culture was a non-negotiable part of that dream. Barger grew up in

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Cartica Management’s Powerful Combination: Investment Acumen, ESG Engagement, and Diverse Leadership

“Many emerging market companies have good ESG practices, but through active engagement we can improve disclosure around these practices to unlock value and ignite a cycle of positive change,” said Emily Alejos, Chief Investment Officer of Cartica Management. Through their

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John Gandolfo, IFC’s Treasurer: Looking Towards Recovery from Covid-19 and a Green, Resilient, Inclusive Future

The Covid-19 crisis has impacted the health and livelihoods of many millions of people across the planet, and it continues to impose an enormous toll on the poor, threatening decades of progress towards raising living standards in the developing world.

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Russell Westbrook – The Career and Rewards that Came from a Simple Question: Why Not…?

Russell Westbrook may not wear a championship ring — yet — but the NBA star gives a championship performance on and off the courts. “I’m not gonna play basketball my whole life,” says the Washington Wizards player. “My legacy is

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Sports United by a Common Goal: Getting Bums Safely Back on Seats

Sport has cultural and economic importance; every country celebrates stars and leagues and teams in some form. It’s one of the great unifiers. Sporting events are social events, and — as with some many other aspects of modern life —

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Global Imbalances and the Pandemic

The International Monetary Fund’s tenth annual External Sector Report (ESR, August 2021) shows how current account deficits in the global economy widened in 2020 during the pandemic. On the other hand, the ESR also argues that overall, the misalignment between

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Rescue by Helicopter Reserves

The world woke up on Monday 23 with higher international reserves for all countries. A new allocation of US$650 billion (SDR450 billion) in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to its member countries has entered into

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Economic Forecast for US and the Developed World: Debt Anchor to Keep Interest Rates, Growth and Inflation Low

Debt — both public and commercial — is exploding in the US, and internationally. Interest rates are being kept low by the central banks. The governments in the US and southern Europe cannot afford a rise in the rates on

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