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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Mainland financial reform needs new approach, says IMF's Zhu Min

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com IMF official says there are lessons to learn from global crisis, and mainland must prepare economy to be more resilient to external shocks Financial system ... interdependent, a top International Monetary Fund official said yesterday. Speaking at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, Zhu Min, a deputy managing director of the IMF, said financial reform ...

  2. BRICS should get bigger say in IMF

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... India and South Africa should get in return- more say in the running of institutions like the IMF and the World Bank. The developed Western nations that set up both in 1944 and have controlled them since, agree, although they have yet to make good on a vow made in 2010 to reform quotas and voting powers. With the US being the key holdout on ratifying the IMF changes ...

  3. Economy to rebound, IMF says

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Outlook report, the IMF said that China's GDP should rebound to 8.8 per cent next year despite the internal risks. Separately, HSBC forecast Chinese economic growth would accelerate to 8.3 ... but was sustained by 'resilient domestic demand', the IMF said. 'Investment and private consumption remained strong in China, buoyed by solid corporate profits and rising household ...

  4. IMF predicts soft landing... with advice for Beijing

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to maintain vitality, according to the International Monetary Fund. 'China is landing quite well. Its inflation is down, investment and growth has slowed,' said Zhu Min, IMF deputy managing ... the key issue was for China to move to a more flexible currency exchange regime. IMF managing director Christine Lagarde also said over the weekend that the yuan could become a global reserve ...

  5. Cash to come with conditions

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but the contribution will come with a condition- that emerging markets are better represented in the IMF, analysts say. The two-day summit, which begins today in Los Cabos, will largely focus on the lingering euro-zone crisis. But China and other emerging markets do not want Europe to dominate the agenda, and are expecting its push to give less-developed nations greater presence on the IMF will run ...

  6. China, France agree to work on yuan flexibility

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Monetary Fund (IMF), French finance minister Francois Baroin said in Beijing yesterday. The group will make a formal proposal to leaders of Group of 20 nations in Cannes in November, Baroin told ... at the year-end G20 summit, which he chairs. The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries' official reserves. It is a synthetic currency ...

  7. Stand and deliver

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... economic growth machinery. In turn, China finally stood up to the IMF- an event long awaited by the developing world- but maybe a bit too late. This is probably the biggest decision affecting the world monetary system since 1974, when the IMF dropped the Breton Woods system which pegged the US dollar to the gold standard with the world's currencies trading in a limited band around ...

  8. America's protectionist drift

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... Monetary Fund unless Beijing stops intervening in the foreign exchange market. The letter was signed by 15 of the 24 Democratic members of the Ways and Means Committee. House Democrats see the IMF ... exchange reserves and capital controls imply a 'fundamentally misaligned' exchange rate, which would compel Beijing to consult the IMF. Mr Rangel wants concrete action to penalise China ...

  9. Where are China's budding global leaders?

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be a fully fledged player in global economic governance if it is unable to present a viable candidate for the IMF top job. A strong contender to lead international organisations like the IMF requires ... complex and multicultural organisations. The current IMF front runners, Christine Lagarde and Agustin Carstens, have both spent years serving as key cabinet members in their national governments ...

  10. Room at the top

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... With their booming economies, China and India should be better represented at the IMF and G7, writes Kevin Rafferty They trooped out for their five-minute photo-op, grey men and one woman ... The combined EU has almost 30 per cent of IMF votes, plus the managing directorship and the chair of the powerful International Monetary and Financial Committee. In actual votes, the US has the biggest ...




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