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    Kristalina Georgieva will remain managing director of the I.M.F., its board says.

    ImageKristalina Georgieva, left, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, in August. Credit…Pool photo by Clemens Bilan WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund’s executive board on Monday expressed confidence in the leadership of Kristalina Georgieva, its managing director, after allegations that she manipulated data to placate China when she was a senior World Bank official. Last month, an independent inquiry commissioned by the World Bank concluded that Ms. Georgieva had played a central role in meddling with its 2018 Doing Business survey. The findings raised questions about her judgment and ability  

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    Business services remain a bright spot

    The U.S. economy, commercial deposit and lending services, and the outlook for commercial real estate loans topped the agenda at CU Business Group’s (CUBG) 2021 National Business Services Conference. Larry Middleman, president/CEO at CUBG, a CUNA associate business member at the associate level, provides some highlights from the event. CUNA News: What were some of the big conversations during the conference? Larry Middleman: Mike Schenk, CUNA’s chief economist, gave quite a positive outlook on the economy in general. We also heard from Dianne Crocker of LightBox on the forecast for commercial real estate (CRE), which right now shows  

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    Switzerland must adjust to remain business-friendly after G7 tax deal, experts say

    The Verwaltungszentrum Werd administration center is seen in front of the eastern Swiss Alps and Lake Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland, April 8, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Switzerland will have to find new ways to remain attractive to business, experts said on Monday, after Group of Seven (G7) nations reached a landmark deal to reduce the incentive of multinational companies to shift profits to tax havens. G7 finance ministers agreed on Saturday to back a global corporate tax rate of at least 15% to squeeze more money out of sprawling companies such as Amazon and Google. read more . The Swiss finance  

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    Podcast Companies Are Betting on Advertising Technology to Boost Business, but Some Remain Hesitant

    Last week, iHeartMedia Inc., which operates one of the biggest podcast networks in the country, announced it would acquire audio advertising technology company Triton Digital, a move aimed at helping the radio giant expand its advertising options to attract more buyers. It also reflects an increasingly common business decision in podcasting, as the growing industry looks to continue expanding its ad revenue.  “It’s an arms race with ad tech right now,” said Giancarlo Bizzarro, head of ad sales at podcast company Crooked Media and a former ad buyer.  For some podcast companies, the bet on ad tech — the technology  

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