Financial liberalisation has created volatility in financial markets, threatening the orderly running of national economies. Taming Global Financial Flows: a Citizen’s Guide by Kavaljit Singh, Coordinator of the Public Interest Research Centre, Delhi, explains and analyses the rapidly changing world of global finance and calls for radical reforms. It covers many aspects of the financial system, including capital account liberalisation, hedge funds, tax havens, capital controls and the international financial institutions. Singh sets out guiding principles for a more stable financial architecture and recommends concrete reform measures.
The Bretton Woods Project has published a new briefing providing a critical analysis of the IMF's latest work on gender equality. The briefing questions the sustainability of the Fund's new approach to gender equality and reveals that the Fund's analysis so far is limited and inconsistent with the full achievement of women's economic empowerment.
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