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  1. Retreat of EU banks could hurt world: IMF

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Large European banks could reduce their combined balance sheets by US$2.6 trillion between last September and the end of next year, according to the IMF's latest ... economies, said Sean Craig and Andre Meier, the IMF's resident representatives in Hong Kong. And while the US dollar remains the world's currency of choice for fund-raising activities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999096/retreat-eu-banks-could-hurt-world-imf
  2. E.U. crisis could last seven years, ex-IMF chief warns

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn delivered yesterday in Beijing his first public speech since quitting the post amid allegations of sexual assault. ... in a globalised economy. 'I think the Chinese could help through the IMF, or directly,' he said. 'We're now in a globalised world, and there's no way for any single player ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988228/eu-crisis-could-last-seven-years-ex-imf-chief-warns
  3. IMF director backs rate reforms to ensure asset quality at China's banks

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department. 'This is something which should go hand in hand with the deepening of capital markets reform.' In a recent review of China's financial system, the IMF said the country's reforms were progressing well, but the financial sector was still confronting 'near-term risks, structural challenges, and policy-induced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987586/imf-director-backs-rate-reforms-ensure-asset-quality-chinas-banks
  4. Familiar pair of hands at the IMF helm, while Asia continues to await its turn

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that the IMF managing director post is held by a European, while the World Bank president's position is held by an American. One cannot say that this arrangement did not throw up some great ... IMF managing directors have been politicians rather than technocrats. The fact that politicians tend to have their eyes on their next political post is somewhat distracting for someone who has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972991/familiar-pair-hands-imf-helm-while-asia-continues-await-its-turn
  5. IMF chief innocent until proven guilty

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... shadow they cast that the IMF and French political circles are already adapting to a future without DSK, as he is known. Initial incredulity at the sight of Strauss-Kahn in handcuffs has given ... and the political balance of power in France are far-reaching. The charming and charismatic IMF chief is known, if not notorious, for enjoying the company of women. A reputation for sexual indiscretion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968173/imf-chief-innocent-until-proven-guilty
  6. Promises on IMF chief must be kept

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel plainly has other thoughts. While agreeing that candidates from nations like China and India could be allowed to head the IMF 'in the mid-term', she has ... Strauss-Khan's career is over, but there is no disputing his worth to the IMF. His technical and political skills gave it new relevance. Its next leader should be as skilled, not chosen by outdated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968708/promises-imf-chief-must-be-kept
  7. Europe feels the pain Asia once endured

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a decade ago. In 1998, crisis-hit Asian countries would have suffered a lot less if we had been allowed a bit of the inflationary growth and stimulus vehemently denied by the IMF, just as Germany ... as they did in South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. The spate of suicides in Greece is reminiscent of the so-called IMF suicides in South Korea, of workers who lost their jobs, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000395/europe-feels-pain-asia-once-endured
  8. IMF raises forecast for China's GDP growth

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... in a decade this year, led by the United States, China and other Asian economies, the IMF said yesterday in its biannual world economic forecast. The International Monetary Fund expects ... the factors that will contribute to stronger growth, it says. 'The outlook for the world economy is among the rosiest we have seen for a decade,' said Raghuram Rajan, the IMF's economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453037/imf-raises-forecast-chinas-gdp-growth
  9. IMF eases stance on currency peg in HK

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... supporter of the fixed exchange rate system, to conclude that a new approach to currency management is warranted. The IMF's view of the peg has changed due to the 'cyclical and structural challenges facing Hong Kong', according to a source familiar with the IMF's position. A more flexible exchange rate policy could improve Hong Kong's 'structural adjustment', ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422818/imf-eases-stance-currency-peg-hk
  10. IMF poised to raise its growth forecast for HK

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... its annual growth forecast for Hong Kong, according to the organisation's resident representative in the city. Paul Gruenwald, presenting the findings of an IMF assessment ... standing at 4.5 to 5 per cent, was expected to be unveiled in April, said Dr Gruenwald. The IMF also predicted an early end to the long-running deflation on the back of a recovering property market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445974/imf-poised-raise-its-growth-forecast-hk

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