A new initiative from US NGO Bank Information Center will provide information on the appointments made by president Wolfowitz, as well as his speeches and travel schedule. Bank watchers believe that, rather than asserting his authority over the institution in head-on John Bolton style, Wolfowitz will signal his intentions through the people he places in key positions of influence. Such appointments already include Kevin Kellims, former spokesperson for US vice-president Dick Cheney, as senior advisor; and Robin Cleveland, formerly in the office of the president of the United States, as counsellor.
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Last year BRICS' leaders agreed to launch a BRICS development bank. Whether this is considered positive depends in part what questions are being asked. Sameer Dossani of ActionAid International highlights the flaws in the World Bank and IMF, analyses whether a BRICS Bank could be different from these institutions and proposes what it should do and what it should look like.
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