Business, Finance & Economics

DSK: The economic impact

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A man reads newspapers with coverage of the U.S. arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on May 16, 2011 in Paris, France.

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Franck Prevel

There's been no shortage of coverage on Dominique Strauss-Khan, the head of the International Monetary Fund, and of the stunning sexual assualt charges against the French economist and politician.

The New York Times examined the likely impact on the IMF. Here's also the blow-by-blow of today's court appearance (DSK was denied bail).

The Guardian, meanwhile, focused on a second sexual assault complaint unrelated to this weekend's alleged incicent in New York City.

The Economist looked at the impact on D.S.K.'s political future, and GlobalPost's Mort Rosenblum gauged the outraged reactions from Paris.

The New Yorker, meanwhile, reviews a book published in France last year that now feels prophetic.

What will the Dominique Strauss-Kahn debacle mean for the global economy?

Here's my quick take: it can't be a good thing for anyone.