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Personality: A SMALL GIRL’S BIG, BIG VOICE (Suma Tharu)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 13, 2012

A Weekend of Fearless Women

From Hillary Clinton and Meryl Streep to IMF chief Christine Lagarde and Nobel winner Leymah Gbowee, complete coverage of our 2012 summit.

From top girl crush Christine Lagarde on ‘Lehman Sisters’ to Meryl Streep riveted backstage and Hillary Clinton’s embrace of Burmese activist Zin Mar Aung, Tina Brown shares her favorite moments from the third Women in the World summit.

Something wonderful happened at this year’s third Women in the World Summit. It really was not just a summit, but a happening that brought out the very best in everyone on stage and off, at the Lincoln Center and at the United Nations, where my summit cohost Diane von Furstenberg presented the DVF awards to such women of courage as Jaycee Dugard.

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So many mothers brought their daughters to the summit. So many daughters brought their mothers. Has Christine Lagarde, our guest at the opening night dinner, ever been more convincing or more captivating, with the sheen of her white satin jabot blouse matching her hank of silver hair? (For girl crushes in the dinner audience, Lagarde took the prize.) “If Lehman Brothers had been a bit more Lehman Sisters…we would not have had the degree of tragedy that we had as a result of what happened,” she told Niall Ferguson archly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Eurozone Agrees Second Mammoth £110bn Bailout For Greece After Marathon Talks

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 21, 2012

Eurozone governments finally came to the rescue of Greece on Tuesday, approving a second massive bail-out after months of wrangling and a last round of more than 12 hours of talks in Brussels.

Haggling over figures, financial targets and Greek government belt-tightening pledges went on through the night in a last-ditch attempt to rally markets and put crisis-hit Athens back on the path to economic recovery.

But the deal is based on long-range forecasts of Greek’s best-case-scenario debt reduction chances over the next eight years, with some pundits instantly dismissing the deal as undeliverable.

In return for the latest 130bn euro (£110bn) bail-out and a private creditor debt write-off worth about another 100bn euros (£84bn), the Greek government is pledged to implement fully a severe austerity package of pay, pension and jobs cuts, as well as finding savings of 325m euros (£270m) in this year’s national budget.

The deal nearly came unstuck over a requirement on Athens to get the Greek projected debt level down to around 120% of national wealth by 2020.

George Osborne insisted on Tuesday the deal was “good for Britain”, telling journalists: “Of course, resolving the Greek situation is only part of resolving the eurozone crisis but I think we took a really significant step towards that last night and that is good for Britain because resolving the eurozone crisis would be the biggest boost that Britain could get for its economy this year.” Read the rest of this entry »

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At World Economic Forum, Fear of Global Contagion Dominates

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 29, 2012

DAVOS, Switzerland — They came, they feasted on smoked sturgeon and black truffle risotto, drank liquor paid for by global banks, endured dozens of security checks, and tried not to fall down in the snow. They talked about the perilous state of the global economy and the future of capitalism. Then, they headed back to their home countries — many in chauffeured limousines, some by private jet.

But as the people who run much of the planet wrapped up the annual festival of influence known as the World Economic Forum on Saturday, any sense of achievement was hard to discern. The participants arrived amid elevated unemployment in many economies, worries about government budget deficits, and fears that contagion from a financial crisis in Europe could infect the rest of the world. They went home with all of these worries intact, and perhaps reinforced.

Nouriel Roubini, the economist who — not for nothing — is known as “Doctor Doom,” noted that world leaders are divided on a great array of crucial issues, from arguments over trade imbalances and currency valuations to the threats posed by Iran and North Korea and the challenge of climate change.

“On all these issues that require international coordination, there is no agreement,” he said during a Saturday morning panel. “It’s a world of chaos that can lead to potential conflicts.”

European officials confronted a palpable sense of impatience and resentment from their counterparts, drawing accusations that they have imperiled the fate of the globe by repeatedly failing to prop up ailing member states. Read the rest of this entry »

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Forbes Most Powerful People List: Women Take Only 6 Out Of 70 Spots

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 4, 2011

   

Yesterday, Forbes released its list of the world’s 70 Most Powerful People. You would think that such a list would be filled with fascinating people of both sexes. But Forbes could only think of six women to fill the ranks.

While many have commented on the fact that President Barack Obama took the top spot, Forbes‘ decision to honor just six women — that’s 8% of the world’s “70 who matter” — caught us off guard.

This stands in stark contrast to the Time 100 list for 2011, which includes 34 women (34% of the list for those keeping count).

In a separate list, Forbes ranks the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women. The vast majority of these women didn’t make the Most Powerful People list.

According to Forbes, the ranking takes into account four factors — the number of people a person has power over, the financial resources a person controls, the number of spheres of influence the person has, and how actively the person wields his or her power.

Are these criteria rigidly objective, or did other female leaders deserve to make Forbes‘ list?

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French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde Likely To Be Next IMF Chief: Nikkei

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 5, 2011


We need to see female leadership as well in this organizati­on.
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