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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Mainland faces currency battle

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Poon says. 'Moves up and down are determined by market forces, so if supranational bodies such as the IMF and World Bank include the yuan in their reserve drawing rights, it is just one ...

  8. Forget a banking union, only fiscal discipline can save the euro zone

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... dilemma is that advanced countries are reluctant to improve democracy and legitimacy in the IMF to help solve their own problems. Andrew Sheng is president of the Fung Global Institute ...

  9. How to fix a financial Humpty Dumpty

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... the IMF, World Bank and, they planned, an international trade organisation. That meeting had British economist John Maynard Keynes and American Harry Dexter White to push through their ambitious agenda. Even then, mastermind Keynes complained of, 'a most monstrous monkey house'. Today, there are 185 members of the IMF and World Bank, 192 members of the United Nations, with more ...

  10. 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 ...




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