Due to an understanding between the US and Europe, the head of the IMF has always been European, while the World Bank has always been led by an American.
Paris defied U.S. President Donald Trump last week by passing a tax on big digital firms' revenues in France despite a threat from him to launch a probe that could lead to trade tariffs.
Months after Greece left behind the bailout programmes, many of its citizens still don't feel a change in their daily lives.
The power struggle in Venezuela is hampering international assistance to the crisis-struck South American nation
"We have been surprised by the speed of the slow down."
Here is Euronews' round up from day four at the World Economic Forum.
Here are the stories making headlines on day two of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde says life will be more difficult for the UK with any deal to leave the EU
An IMF report says Greece still faces an uphill struggle after the end of its bailout program
IMF head Christine Lagarde is in the capital for a meeting of the G20
Haiti’s government has suspended fuel price rises after angry protesters took to the streets.
Greece now a "normal" eurozone country, says EU Finance Commissioner Moscovici.
Agreement is a turning point in a country where many blame the IMF for the 2001 economic crisis
The International Monetary Fund is meeting in Washington approve a €42 billion after President Mauricio Macri reached out to ease the country's financial woes.
It's after it saw widespread protests during last week against IMF-driven economic policies that critics say have eroded living standards
The country also has to deal with a massive and costly influx of refugees from Syria & Iraq, for which it feels it does not get enough recognition or support.
It's after the prime minister refused to scrap an IMF-backed tax reform bill at the weekend saying he needs the extra revenue for public services.
Centeno plans to get backing from the International Monetary Fund for the latest euro zone debt relief offer for Greece.
The European Union’s statistics office, Eurostat, has released the first estimate of European GDP growth for 2018, with both the European Union and the Euro Area growing by 0.4 per cent.
Two weeks of financial market volatility has seen the peso hit new lows and the central bank increase interest rates up to 40%
Christine Lagarde warns that rise of populism and protectionism could damage Europe's prosperity.
UK PLC gets poor marks and Brexit is partially to blame says bank.
The World Economic Forum opens with a warning that global economic growth is picking up, but too many people are being left out.
Britain’s economy is already suffering from its vote to leave the European Union according to International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde
Greek counter terrorism officers have arrested a man in connection with a number of parcel bombs sent to EU officials in March 2017.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde says she is optimistic about the future of the world economy and believes the long-awaited global recovery is taking place.