Finance

Conditionality

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New directions for IMF?

“I have a heart” pleaded Horst K

26 October 2000

Finance

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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

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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

Finance

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New Bretton Woods Project report on capital flow implications

The Bretton Woods Project is about to publish a report examining the role of the World Bank and IMF in promoting private investment in developing countries, and the true costs and benefits of international financial flows.

15 September 2000

Finance

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New book on debt origins and impacts

Brazilian activist Marcos Arruda exposes the problems with his government’s economic policies and the role of the IMF in a new book.

11 August 2000

Finance

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Taming Global Finance

Financial liberalisation has created volatility in financial markets, threatening the orderly running of national economies.

11 August 2000

Finance

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Oxfam report on poverty targets

Missing the Target reviews progress towards the international development targets for 2015, highlighting the danger that none of the targets will be met.

11 August 2000

Finance

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Drowning By Numbers - Executive Summary

While the cost of using bilateral contributions to finance multilateral debt reduction is relatively high, this would not be the case if genuinely additional resources could be generated

14 June 2000

Finance

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IMF “Lending Into Arrears” In Ecuador

The new IMF policy of “lending into arrears”, that is lending to countries in financial crisis with debts owing to the private sector, has been applied to Ecuador.

14 June 2000

Finance

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Bank Report Counters Globalization Critics

In April the World Bank launched a new briefing Assessing Globalization, examining the implications of international trade for poverty, inequality and the environment.

14 June 2000