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IMF chief: to beat inequality, close the gender gap

Washington: IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Thursday that the best way to reduce inequality around the world would be to eliminate the gap between women and men in the economic sphere. Asked whether she thought that raising taxes on…

Spend more on schooling to reduce inequality, IMF says

WASHINGTON: Tackling disparities in education is crucial to reducing global income inequality, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, urging governments to spend more on schooling for disadvantaged children. In a report, the…

Davos: 5 key themes this year

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND: The global elite wraps up its talkathon in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Friday -- around the same time as Donald Trump enters the White House on a wave of anti-elitist anger. Here are five key themes from this…