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  1. Chinese economist lands key IMF secretary post

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde has named Chinese economist Jianhai Lin as the fund's secretary. The IMF ... will succeed India's Siddharth Tiwari, who was recently appointed director of the IMF's strategy, policy and review department. Analysts said Lin's nomination was the latest sign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994891/chinese-economist-lands-key-imf-secretary-post
  2. Is Beijing willing to bankroll the IMF?

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... the IMF has re-emerged as an important stabiliser of the financial system. In the Asian crisis of 1997-98, the IMF lent US$35 billion to Thailand, Indonesia and South Korea to help them shore up ... This time round, the IMF is taking a more nuanced approach. It recently set aside US$100 billion for short-term loans to emerging economies dragged into the contagion through no fault of their own. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660216/beijing-willing-bankroll-imf
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004647/brics-should-get-bigger-say-imf
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996039/imf-predicts-soft-landing-advice-beijing
  5. I.M.F. cuts asia growth forecasts

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Index of stocks fell 16 per cent in the past quarter in what the IMF described as 'panic sell-offs'. It was the biggest drop since the financial crisis in 2008. Uncertainty over ... that banks, pension funds and other financial institutions were asked to accept in July as part of a second rescue package for Athens. The IMF report warned larger losses at home could cause foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981892/imf-cuts-asia-growth-forecasts
  6. Beijing on board for a rising yuan, IMF chief says

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said after talks with senior Chinese leaders yesterday that Beijing is ready to let the yuan rise. ... said China would focus on maintaining a stable and rapid economic growth, and support measures taken by the IMF, European Union and European Central Bank to handle the crisis. Wen said China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984502/beijing-board-rising-yuan-imf-chief-says
  7. IMF appoints first female chief

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... assume power? She will take up the job for a five-year term on July 5. Where? Where does she stand on issues and why are some countries not happy? The IMF plays a crucial role in aiding countries ... in her decisions. Why? Why does the IMF need a new chief? The Fund's previous head, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is also French, resigned abruptly on May 18 after being arrested in New York. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972129/imf-appoints-first-female-chief
  8. New IMF chief almost guaranteed to be European

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the IMF's managing director comes from Europe, and as often as not from France. But after the financial upheavals of the past few years, many non-Europeans believe it is high time the IMF chose its ... South Korea, Russia, South Africa and Chile have all demanded that the IMF's next boss should come from the developing world. China, ever-guarded in its language, says the selection process ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968286/new-imf-chief-almost-guaranteed-be-european
  9. IMF succession a chance for reform

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Europe's hegemony over the IMF. Let the best candidate be chosen irrespective of nationality, as Professor Barry Eichengreen put it last week. Ah, naive academics: the demand is both redundant- ... academics, think tanks and senior staff of the IMF can mount a brave, clever and cunning campaign, the prospects are that the big powers, this time including China, will huddle and name some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710153/imf-succession-chance-reform
  10. IMF issues warning over property prices

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... and private-sector representatives in the city two weeks ago. The IMF lifted its forecast for Hong Kong's economy this year and next by 1.5 percentage points. It said the economy was expected ... of mandatory health care financing scheme. The IMF findings were welcomed by the government. 'We will continue to pursue the strategy of stabilising the financial system, supporting enterprises ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697277/imf-issues-warning-over-property-prices

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