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IMF hints at U-turn on capital controls

There are signs that the IMF may be reconsidering its stance that all capital flows are harmful.

15 September 1998

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J2000 mobilise 70,000

An estimated 70,000 people demonstrated in Birmingham to call on G8 leaders to cancel poor countries’ unpayable debts.

15 April 1998

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UK pushing controversial new IMF powers

The UK government is leading the effort to enable the IMF to pursue capital account liberalisation (CAL) in its member countries.

15 April 1998

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Loan costs set to rise

Borrowers from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the main World Bank lending arm, may have to pay higher charges for their loans in the future.

15 April 1998

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Preventing private sector debt crises

In addition to extending the IMF’s role, its governors have been examining measures to prevent future financial sector crises.

15 April 1998

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IMF criticism grows as S. E. Asia Crisis Worsens

Doubts about the IMF’s capacity to deal with international currency problems are mounting as the South East Asian crisis worsens despite the IMF’s bail-out efforts.

15 January 1998

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Nicaraguan civil society fears delay in debt process

Nicaraguan civil society organisations (CSOs) fear Nicaragua will not qualify for the HIPC Debt Initiative before the population has suffered further.

15 January 1998

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IMF creates new loans to help with financial crises

The IMF has established the Supplemental Reserve Facility (SRF) to provide extra resources to countries with balance of payments problems caused by rapid capital outflows such as those experienced in South East Asia.

15 January 1998

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US NGOs battle to stop quota funds

The 50 Years is Enough alliance of NGOs took to Washington’s streets in January to protest about US funding for the IMF and its bailout of the Asian economies.

15 January 1998

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Aiding banks or people?

The IMF’s interventions have again raised discussions of who bears the burden of financial crises.

15 January 1998