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  1. Don't get your hopes up: there's little the G20 can do

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... minefield. Clearly the demands of developing economies, led by China, to be given a greater say in how the IMF is run are reasonable. But so far, Beijing has proved reluctant to back its calls with cash and inject some of its vast foreign exchange reserves into the IMF to boost its lending capacity. Other reforms will be equally tricky. Agreeing on global accounting standards, revising ...

  2. Economy 2008

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Iceland was named the world's most developed country. This year it had to borrow from the IMF and Russia. The man who rocked the market Bernard Madoff, 70, was arrested after he allegedly ...

  3. Poverty of ideas is frittering away HK's immense wealth

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... revenues, the required figure could be much lower. We made the recommended booking change. We have hugely more savings than the IMF says we need. So what should we do with the money? Our government ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Morning Clicks: October 23

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 06:28am by John Kennedy

    ... to regional growth: IMF official  --  China's economic planner stresses railway investments  -- Communist Party of China to amend Party Constitution  --  U.S. delegation not entitled ...

  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukraine president’s party set for election win

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 04:50pm by Reuters in Kiev

    ... Fund (IMF) to shore up its export-driven economy. With the West seeing the poll as a test of Ukraine’s commitment to democracy after Tymoshenko’s imprisonment, interest will focus ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Scared Donald may have bigger agenda in Davos Good to see our chief executive Donald Tsang making it onto a world stage and sharing it with the likes of IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, Britain's finance minister George Osborne and Canada's central bank governor Mark Carney. And what did Donald tell the world? 'I've never been as scared as I am about ...

  7. Housing measures a quick fix, not a solution

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... before lawmakers vote. The IMF's warning that asset inflation could derail our economy is real. Authorities have to do what they can with the tools at their disposal. Unfortunately, ...

  8. Analysts unconvinced rise in stamp duty will work

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito There were mixed reactions from analysts yesterday to the IMF's calls for an increase in stamp duty to cool Hong Kong's red-hot housing market. Some questioned the effectiveness of the proposal, and others warned that using administrative tools to reduce demand was not advisable for the market's healthy development. Lee Wee Liat, regional property head ...

  9. Yuan's ascent to remain gradual

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the whole,' IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said in a statement. The Shanghai conference was attended by central bankers and other government officials from Asia, Africa, Europe ...

  10. Stage cue for China and India

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... in poor countries that are at risk of famine. There is an urgent need to fix the financial and economic system. Ironically, the IMF itself is going broke, having to lay off staff and sell some ... and shareholdings in which the rich countries, with 15 per cent of the IMF's membership, will still control 60 per cent of the voting rights. It was like putting a fresh coat of paint on the facade ...




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