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  1. Talking points

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lagarde investigation French judges will give their ruling on whether IMF chief Christine Lagarde should be formally investigated for approving a compensation payout to a friend of President ...

  2. Mending the broken earth

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Trade Organisation, World Bank and International Monetary Fund, weariness has set in. The IMF is so preoccupied with crisis that it is far from projecting a workable solution for global ...

  3. China's message to the G8 unlikely to go down well

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... as a global reserve currency any time soon. For a start, the IMF stipulates that SDR basket currencies must be freely convertible, which immediately bars the yuan- and many other developing-country currencies- from membership. What's more, although the IMF has plans to issue SDR-denominated debt, it would take years, if not decades, to develop SDR money markets deep and liquid enough ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Atlantis from embarking on its 12-day journey to the International Space Station, marking the final flight of the 30-year US space shuttle programme. Lagarde faces possible investigation New IMF ...

  5. Is plutocracy the real face of capitalism?

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... blogger, and Simon Johnson, a former IMF chief economist. Johnson caused an uproar from top bankers and politicians with his May 2009 article in the Atlantic Monthly in which he compared ...

  6. China-bashing on the table at Hu-Obama talks

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the International Monetary Fund cannot fully reflect their economic status,' Cui said. 'It is necessary for the IMF to carry out reforms.' He said that advanced economies and emerging markets ...

  7. Welcome aboard G20's junket merry-go-round

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... to London. The junket merry-go-round goes on to the G20 summit in Pittsburgh later this month, and most of it will travel on next month to the IMF and World Bank annual meetings and G7/G8, this year ... only 19 countries as members, the European Community gets an extra seat of its own- even though four EU countries are members in their own right- and the heads of the IMF and the World Bank ...

  8. No reason to further build up reserves

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... I have the relevant figures for you. A level of 30 per cent of GDP is the equivalent of 24.9 months of average government expenditure last year and 50 per cent is 41.5 months. But the IMF had ... as the 1,000 respondents to the survey thought they should be on average, but roughly two times as great as the IMF thinks they should be. This means, first of all, that we can ignore all ...

  9. Forex reserves may hobble yuan vision

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... provider Dealogic. Sean Craig, IMF resident representative in Hong Kong, said while yuan-trade settlement and deposits have developed rapidly, yuan capital markets are still slow to take off ...

  10. Euro, not the yuan, seen as likely challenger to dollar's global role

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... is an accounting unit but not a real money'. The SDR, a synthetic currency created by the IMF in 1969, is defined by a basket of the dollar, euro, yen and pound. It is not accepted for transactions ...




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