[texasgirl1] Good Morning Boys and Girls - did anyone see Christine Legarde this morning on Fox news? Sounds like the IMF and several Central Bankers are going to be in Washington tomorrow meeting with the Fed - hold you breath - this may be it...RV that is.
[BOBRT] texasgirl1 wooooooo hooooooooooo
[nano36] texasgirl1 good morning and no did not, have not had TV on. Sure hope is leads to something good
[texasgirl1] I am so excited - we started hearing there would be an announcement on Sunday late Friday and several people have called and said they are hearing the same thing. I have been way out there for the last 2 days...yeah.
nano36] texasgirl1 praying this is it - I an so ready
[BOBRT] texasgirl1 all I can say is cross your fingers
[texasgirl1] Okay - here is the other thing - if you are waiting on a private placement and it is not tied to the oil credits - it will not happen - so if you are involved in one - ask some questions and find out - street rate is suppose to be $3+ - no word on VND yet
[nano36] texasgirl1 after all this time 3+ will suit me just fine, what I was told when I first got in
[texasgirl1] nano36 - that is what I think - just let it be over - we will all be better off than we ever expected to be and this merry-go-round will stop
[texasgirl1] BBL - got chores to do - did I tell you I am going to be rich this week and will never have to clean house again? If I did not - then let me tell you now - Merry Maids will have a new customer.
[nano36] texasgirl1 woohoo1 I sure am cheering for you
[wushock92] texasgirl1 haha
Topic: Just Do It
Beethovan: The quiet is deafening
The quiet is deafening, just sayin' .....Shhhhh.
Katz9467: Yes is quiet, and that not all bad. just my 2 cents
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[MsDiva] I should of known they couldnt get it together
US delay in ratifying reforms 'threatens stability of IMF'
Posted by Incognito on April 6, 2014 at 11:04am
Jeremy Au Yong The Straits Times
Sunday, Apr 06, 2014
WASHINGTON - Ms Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), had some strong words for the organisation's most powerful member as the US Congress continues to stall on ratifying reforms to strengthen funding for the IMF.
While the need to depend on sources like short-term loans has not halted operations, she said the lack of progress in the United States threatens to affect the stability of the organisation.
"I don't think it is a factor of strength or stability to have your lead member doubting the institution that it has contributed to create. And I don't think it is a good representation of the world as it is," she told The Straits Times on Wednesday.
It was a point she also made on the same day at a public speech at Johns Hopkins University.
"Our mission is to be an agent of stability, an agent of cooperation. And to be an agent of stability and an agent of cooperation, we need to be stable ourselves... To be stable means having solid, sustainable resources."
The reforms, agreed to in 2010, would double the contributions to the IMF's general fund it receives from its 188 member countries. It would also shift some of the burden of those contributions from developed nations to developing ones and increase the voting power of the latter.
Opponents to the reforms say they would weaken US influence in the IMF.
Senate Democrats had recently tried to pass those reforms by piggybacking them on to a Bill providing aid to Ukraine. However, they dropped the IMF changes from the Bill last week in the face of stiff Republican opposition.
Ms Lagarde said she still hoped the US lawmakers would endorse the reforms eventually.
She also noted that the US is one of the best performing developed economies.
She dismissed suggestions that the current US revival was shaky.
"The revival in the job market is often questioned because the employment numbers are not as positive as the improvement in unemployment rates. But the numbers are there - the creation of value is there, and there is a private sector that has started to invest again. We do not have too much doubt about the recovery in the US," she said.
Ms Lagarde was speaking at a wide-ranging interview ahead of the IMF's spring meetings next week that will bring together finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the 188 member states in Washington where they are expected to discuss global economic cooperation and integration.
She paid tribute to Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam who heads the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee that manages monetary and financial policy.
"For the last 2 1/2 years, he has been a terrific chairman for the IMFC. He is capable of brokering arrangements, compromises, because he understands people and he can listen to their position without involving a big, huge ego as part of it."