IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings, North Korean Commemorations, and More

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank convene for their annual Spring Meetings, rumors fly of a North Korean nuclear test on the one-hundred-and-tenth anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birth, and COVID-19 cases surge across China. 

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Hosts
  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
  • Carla Anne Robbins
    Senior Fellow

Show Notes

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank convene for their annual Spring Meetings, rumors fly of a North Korean nuclear test on the one-hundred-and-tenth anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birth, and COVID-19 cases surge across China. 

 

Articles and Reports Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Europe and Central Asia Economic Update: War in the Region, The World Bank, April 10, 2022

 

Michelle Nichols, "U.S. pushes U.N. to cut N.Korea oil imports, ban tobacco, blacklist Lazarus hackers,” Reuters, April 13, 2022

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