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Posts Tagged ‘World Bank

NGO’s Oppose Obama’s ‘Blank Cheque’ to IMF

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29 May 09 | IPS

A broad coalition of civil society groups, as well as some U.S. lawmakers, is fighting what they call a “blank cheque” from the U.S. to expand funding for the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Read the rest of this entry »


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30 May 2009 at 3:10 pm

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Greek Nationalists Protest Bilderberg Club Meeting

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16 May 09 | AP

Police heavily guarded a luxury resort in Greece on Saturday where a secretive annual rendezvous of top politicians and business leaders reportedly took place.Several dozen Greek demonstrators gathered outside the Astir Palace hotel in the coastal town of Vouliagmeni to criticize the Bilderberg Group, an international group that was founded half a century ago in the Netherlands.

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Bilderberg Group Meets In Athens Amid Tight Security

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14 May 09 | Nasdaq, Times, Ha’aretz and Guardian

Some of the world’s top business and political leaders started annual secret talks with the Bilderberg group Thursday in a suburb of Athens, under tight security control.

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Ecuador Shuns IMF as ‘Arm of Imperialism’

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28 Apr 09 | WaPo

Economic crisis forces many countries to turn to once-shunned organization. Read the rest of this entry »

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27 April 2009 at 11:05 pm

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Fatal Swine Flu Outbreak Raises Global Fears

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27 Apr 09 | FT and NYT

Governments and health authorities worldwide went on the alert over the weekend for a possible influenza pandemic as the death toll from a new strain of swine flu in Mexico reached 81. Read the rest of this entry »

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26 April 2009 at 11:45 pm

World Bank to Boost Lending in Response to Economic Crisis

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26 Apr 09 | VOA News and FT

The major high income and developing countries that set policy for the 185 member-nation World Bank agreed in Washington on Sunday that the bank should boost its lending to help poor countries adversely affected by the global economic slowdown. Read the rest of this entry »

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26 April 2009 at 8:56 pm

IMF-World Bank Meeting Protested in D.C.

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25-26 Apr 09 | RT and AJE

Finance ministers from around the globe are meeting this weekend with one main issue on their minds: how best to spend one trillion dollars to help the world’s economy (2:31):

Experts have criticised an ongoing meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as “a wasted opportunity for poor countries”. Read the rest of this entry »

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26 April 2009 at 1:25 pm