Capital flows

Finance

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World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2005 report

Reports of official and civil society events in Washington around the spring meetings 2005.

17 April 2005

Finance

News

The World Bank and IMF at sixty: plus ça change?

Sixty years after their founding, the World Bank and IMF remain the dominant institutions in development but face determined opposition to their role in shaping globalisation.

5 April 2004

Finance

News

Disengaging from the Fund: possible and worthwhile?

Some countries have clearly benefited from defying the Fund and as it is clearly often wrong it should have competitors, such as regional monetary funds, which can provide alternative advice and funding.

5 April 2004

Finance

News

IMF confronting critics over ‘misunderstandings’

The IMF often seems to consider its lack of popularity is due to misunderstandings. Some IMF critics have written a rebuttal of a recent attempt to present its actions in a more favourable light.

17 September 2003

Finance

News

IMF chief backs Asian Monetary Fund

IMF Managing Director Horst Koehler was reported as backing an independent Asian Monetary Fund when…

10 September 2003

Finance

News

Report condemns IMF ability to anticipate and prevent crises

A US Government Accounting Office (GAO) report finds serious shortcomings to recent IMF efforts to improve its capacity to predict and prevent financial crises, which is at the core of its mandate.

21 July 2003

Finance

News

IMF: liberalisation may hurt poor

An IMF paper co-authored by its Chief Economist Ken Rogoff warns against the effects of financial liberalisation for poor countries.

1 April 2003

Finance

News

What roles for the IMF?

The French IFI network has published a report of a seminar on the role of the IMF.

28 January 2003

Finance

Commentary

Fund threatens Brazilian democracy

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