Finance

Finance

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Dakar 2000: from resistance to alternatives

In December a meeting of campaigners in Dakar, Senegal assessed Africa’s debt crisis and the human effects of structural adjustment.

6 February 2001

Finance

News

Health policy attacked

The People’s Health Conference 2000 criticized the World Bank’s health policies for being “anti-Third World”.

6 February 2001

Finance

News

UK government launches globalisation strategy

The UK white paper on globalization - endorsed by the entire UK Government - was published in December.

6 February 2001

Finance

News

Loans for El Salvador emergency

The World Bank was accused of “behaving like vultures, like loan sharks” by US NGO 50 Years is Enough Campaign after it offered to help finance emergency relief efforts in El Salvador in the wake of January’s earthquake.

6 February 2001

Finance

News

Turkey in crisis

Turkey is the latest country to be overcome by financial crisis.

12 December 2000

Conditionality

News

Argentine bail-out causes more hardship

After weeks of jockeying by the Argentinian government, the IMF and the US Treasury Department finally agreed to provide $18 billion to bailout Argentina’s troubled economy in November.

12 December 2000

Rights

News

New “Net the debt” site

OneWorld has launched DebtChannel.org, a global portal site on international debt.

12 December 2000

Conditionality

News

New directions for IMF?

“I have a heart” pleaded Horst K

26 October 2000

Finance

News

Brazilians say “no” to debt and the IMF

In Brazil a national plebiscite on External Debt, held in September, rejected the government’s agreement with the IMF and its commitment to full debt repayment at whatever cost.

26 October 2000

Finance

News

Capital account liberalization and the poor

This report will consider the linkages between financial and capital account liberalization, the implications for governments’ choice of macroeconomic policies and the impacts on poor people.

26 October 2000