Israel’s central bank chief applies for top job at International Monetary Fund

Associated Press via The Washington Post 6/11/2011

JERUSALEM — Israel’s finance minister says the country’s central bank chief has applied to head the International Monetary Fund.

Respected economist Stanley Fischer has headed Israel’s central bank since 2005 and has held top jobs at the World Bank and at Citigroup Corp.

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said […]

On Dominique Strauss-Kahn & French class consciousness

B. Daniel Blatt Gay Patriot 5/19/2011

…One of my fellow teachers, an American woman who had lived in France far longer than I had, explained that French professionals and intellectuals treat workers with disdain, seeing the class difference as a barrier to interaction. The attitudes of the French aristocrats which precipitated the Revolution of 1789 […]

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest costs Europe key ally in Greek debt talks

Crucial negotiations to reschedule Greek debts have been undermined by the arrest of International Monetary Fund (IMF) chairman Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of sexual assault, analysts have warned.

Richard Tyler Telegraph [UK] 15 May 2011

Markets are expected to react negatively on Monday to the news of Mr Strauss-Kahn’s detention in New York.

The former […]

Top French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn dragged off flight at JFK, accused of sodomizing maid

Michael Daly, Alison Gendar, Joe Kemp, and Rich Schapiro NY Daily News 5/14/2011

IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is in hot water with American authorities. Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP

A top French politician nicknamed “the great seducer” was dragged off a flight at Kennedy Airport Saturday after he was accused of […]

IMF calls for change in global currency to increase financial stability

International Business Times 2/11/2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), thinks the establishment of a new global currency would not only challenge the US dollar’s dominance but also protect the world’s financial system from future shocks and instability.

Speaking at a lecture in Washington D.C. this morning, Strauss-Kahn said that while […]