The Financial Crisis: A European Perspective
The recent round of bank rescues across Europe has initiated a new phase in the global financial crisis and raised fears of a widening contagion. What is Europe's exposure to the crisis, and what is France doing to cope with its effects? Join French Minister of Finance Christine Lagarde for a European perspective on the turmoil in world markets.
**PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will also be broadcast as a conference call.
The arrest of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of sexual assault could hamper the fund's short-term ability to help manage the eurozone crisis but is not likely to harm the IMF over the long term, says CFR's Steven Dunaway.
Since its founding in 1944, the World Bank has evolved from a lender focused on European reconstruction into the preeminent international institution for economic development and poverty reduction.