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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Do we need a BRICS development bank?

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... for infrastructure and sustainable development projects", presumably to bypass the need to appeal for help from the dreaded IMF and World Bank. This seems an expensive way for Xi Jinping, Vladimir ... too many draconian conditions, as the IMF and World Bank have done amid much criticism? If so, how does the new bank expect to be repaid? There are always dangers, not least to reputation, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Malaysian PM was ahead of his time

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the (un)holy gospel of Washington, London, the IMF and the World Bank. Now the Cypriot government is expected to impose capital curbs as part of the rescue package sanctioned by the so-called troika of the European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF. Measures will include restrictions on bank withdrawals severe enough that they may limit the ability of people to take money aboard. Umm, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Have men indeed become obsolete?

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 05:33am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar In a world where men are obsolete With Janet Yellen as the US Federal Reserve chief and Christine Lagarde as IMF boss, the banking world will hopefully become more genteel. The confirmation of Yellen to the post of Fed chair has also brought hope to some that the glass ceiling for women will be truly broken in the financial world. But others have gone beyond that and have ...

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    Jackie Chan: a buffoon with a point?

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... corrupt", but if he had said "a most corrupt country", then that becomes eminently debatable. Here is what Simon Johnson, an MIT professor and ex-IMF chief economist, wrote: "The fact ...

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    A case study in weathering scandal

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... it- and the top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen- is the best sex scandal at least since the lawyer of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said it was impossible for his ...

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    There is always a dark side to love

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Poirier imagined a critic asking whether Sartre wasn't exactly like scandal-plagued Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief. No, she said, because DSK's lifestyle ...



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