Bretton Woods


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Bret·ton Woods

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A resort in the White Mountains of northern New Hampshire. In 1944, it was the site of the conference that designed the Bretton Woods system, an international exchange rate regime that lasted until 1971, and created the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
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SEVENTY-FIVE years ago, delegates from the victorious nations of the Second World War met in Bretton Woods to design a new economic order.
The colloquial name for the monetary and financial system it established, Bretton Woods, was taken from the meeting place of the conference.
[beaucoup moins que]La croissance en Algerie devrait etre morose, a 1,7% en 2020, l'assainissement des finances publiques pesant sur l'activite non petroliere[beaucoup plus grand que], prevoit l'institution de Bretton Woods dans une nouvelle edition du rapport sur les perspectives economiques mondiales, publie a Washington.
The chief guest and keynote speaker of the seminar titled "Bretton Woods Institutions in globalisation era: Challenges for developing economies" was former vice chancellor of Abuja University Nigeria Dr Nuhu Omeiza Yaqub.
Khazanah Nasional Bhd has been recognised in the Bretton Woods II Leaders List as one of the 25 Most Responsible Asset Allocators globally, a testimony to Malaysia's solid economic progress.
Europe, for its part, has long been fixated on Bretton Woods, the 1944 conference in New Hampshire that, among other things, created the International Monetary Fund and a rules-based international monetary system of fixed but adjustable exchange rates.
Indeed, the multilateral institutions on which global governance rests do not look all that different today than they did in 1944, when Britain's John Maynard Keynes and America's Harry Dexter White convened representatives from 44 countries in in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to design the post-WWII international order.
James developed one of the funniest stage routines in variety history with two stooges, his nephew Bretton Woods, later to become known as Eli or ''Our Eli'', and Hutton Conyers, who was played by members of his family until the role was made famous between 1956 and 1959 by Roy Castle.
A former investment banker and national finance vice chair for Obama for America, most recently she served as a member of the Presidents Commission on White House Fellowships, commissioner of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, director of the National Partnership for Women and Families and member of the Bretton Woods Committee.
New Delhi: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Monday said the world is facing "increasingly dangerous situation" and a new international agreement on the lines of Bretton Woods is needed to prevent central banks from adopting policies that could hurt other economies.
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order.