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Delving into the World of Shadow Banks

March 26, 2015

A payday loan center in the UK. Lending institutions, which aren't banks, also need to be regulated, says Turner (photo: Nigel Kirby/Loop Images/Corbis)

A former chairman of the UK's Financial Services Industry, Adair Turner, says there’s room for non-bank lending institutions, but thoughtful regulations need be put in place.


Lord Adair Turner, Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking

Finance for All: Promoting Financial Inclusion in Central Africa

March 19, 2015

Small businesses in Central Africa often have difficulty getting loans (photo: Nigel Pavitt/JAI/Corbis)

The IMF and the Central bank of Central African states are co-hosting a conference on Inclusive Growth, in Congo Brazzaville on March 23rd.


Mario de Zamaroczy, Division Chief, IMF African Department

Alun Thomas on Rwanda’s Changing Job Market

March 13, 2015

Rwanda’s growth in agriculture is limited due to lack of arable land. (Photo: George Steinmetz/Corbis)

More Rwandans are leaving their work on the farm to start small household businesses.


Alun H. Thomas, Senior economist in the IMF’s African Department

Ekkehard Ernst on The Shrinking Middle

February 27, 2015

Mural honoring workers by Artist Richard Downs. Cover of Finance & Development’s March issue

The International Labour Organization says while the demand for highly skilled jobs is on the rise, middle-class jobs are in sharp decline.


Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of the job-friendly Macroeconomic Policy Team at the International Labour Organization

Building a Monetary Union in East Africa

February 26, 2015

New book published by IMF examines regional integration in East Africa.

The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community lays out all aspects of the ongoing financial integration process for Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.


Oral Williams, Co-author, and Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s African Department


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