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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    BRICS development bank should challenge the Washington Consensus

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 01:05pm by ANDY XIE

    ... to be effective. The World Bank and the IMF are UN-affiliated organisations, and virtually all UN members are shareholders. The BRICS bank and fund have five members and can't establish regular, ... on to bail out developed economies, rather than the other way around. Indeed, the IMF has been bailing out European economies partly with funds from emerging economies. The World Bank has been ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Can party wean itself off growth at all costs?

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:24am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... the IMF proposed a simple solution: that Chinese leaders simply lower next year's growth target to something in the 6.5 per cent to 7 per cent range. That would be better, the International Monetary Fund said, than relying on more and increasingly dangerous stimulus to meet the current growth target. If Li followed the IMF's advice, he could return to the agenda of a tighter, ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    China overspending on foreign investments, IMF reports

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 08:44am by John Kennedy

    ... $5.8 billion in 2010, according to a new report by New York-based Rhodium Group, which tracks Chinese FDI. Michael Pettis--  China Financial Markets   The IMF’s Il Houng Lee, Murtaza Syed, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by STAFF

    ... anti-constitutional activity and urges the disruption of Ukraine's territorial integrity.   IMF releases economic outlook update The International Monetary Fund releases its latest update on its world economic outlook. The last estimate- published in April- pointed to world growth of 3.6 per cent this year, rising to 3.9 per cent next year. However, IMF chief Christine Lagarde recently hinted ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., July 20, 2014

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by STAFF

    ... a bigger role in the world financial system- to the detriment of the US-dominated World Bank and IMF.   Transgender people Transsexual people who have undergone a full sex-change operation are now ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    BRICS can be alternative lender

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to emerging markets and a counterweight to US dominance of the IMF and World Bank. A summit of BRICS leaders in Fortaleza, Brazil, agreed on Shanghai as the new bank's headquarters, which ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Even IMF staffers are warning of an economic crisis in China

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Malhar Nabar and Papa N'Diaye warn that without significant policy changes, China's economy may fall off the rails and take years to recover Even IMF staffers ... to come. The IMF's staffers are alarmed by the way credit in China is ballooning. "In other economies, credit expansions of this kind have often been associated with large mispricing ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Apec must prioritise poverty alleviation for its 'forgotten billion'

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by GLOBAL POVERTY PROJECT

    ... the IMF and the World Bank moved too slowly in addressing the needs of developing countries. International gatherings, including Apec and the G20, run the risk of falling prey to the same ...

  10. Business - Economy - SOVEREIGN DEBT

    Economic and security woes dim 'Africa rising' story

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:50am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... in infrastructure. In a report in April, the IMF singled out Ghana and Zambia for having taken countercyclical fiscal policy- which enabled many African economies to mitigate the contractionary effects of the 2008 global financial crisis- to its extreme. The IMF said both countries used the proceeds from capital inflows to finance huge increases in primary spending, notably on subsidies and wages. ...




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