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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

IMF Begins New Loan Program for Countries With Strong Economies

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22 Apr 09 | VOA News

The International Monetary Fund has begun a new program to provide emergency credit to governments with strong economic track records. Mexico became the first to qualify for the program last week, and two more countries, Poland and Colombia have applied for it. The IMF credit does not come with its traditional condition that governments have to change their economic policies.


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22 April 2009 at 2:21 pm

A Bigger, Bolder Role for the IMF in ‘New Economic World Order’

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20 Apr 09 | WaPo

Changes suggest shift in how global economy is run.

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20 April 2009 at 9:50 pm

Obama Wants $100bn for IMF

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20 Apr 09 | Raw Story

U.S. President Barack Obama Monday asked Congress to back an expansion of an IMF emergency fund by $500 billion in a move designed to expand its reach to big emerging-market nations.


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20 April 2009 at 7:46 pm

World Bank: Israelis Get Four Times More Water Than Palestinians

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20 Apr 09 | Ha’aretz

The water-supply regime used by Israel and the Palestinians must be changed, according to a World Bank report that is to be published today. Read the rest of this entry »

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19 April 2009 at 11:36 pm

G20: Where Is the Money, and Who Is the Moneylender

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Analysis by Sanjay Suri

3 Apr 09 | IPS

It seemed like a lot of money at the time. The leaders of the group of eight richest countries, the G8, met in Gleneagles in Scotland and announced 50 billion dollars in new aid, half of that for Africa and half for the rest of the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 April 2009 at 4:21 pm

G20 to Agree Trebling of IMF Funding to $750bn

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2 Apr 09 | Guardian

Gordon Brown, Barack Obama and other world leaders finalising deal expected to inject huge sum into world economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 April 2009 at 8:19 am

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Global Economic Slide May Be Easing as G-20 Gathers

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2 Apr 09 | Bloomberg

Leaders of the most powerful nations are meeting amid signs that the world economy is stabilizing after months of freefall.


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2 April 2009 at 6:43 am

Summit With No Answers

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by Lee Sustar

1 Apr 09 | SWO

The Group of 20 meeting of leaders of the world’s biggest economic powers is marked for failure even before it begins April 1.


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1 April 2009 at 3:29 pm

G20: Next Time, Perhaps…

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by Sanjay Suri

31 Mar 09 | IPS

If the draft declaration of the G20 meeting in London is anything to go by, the most specific outcome of this summit is that there will be another one later in the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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31 March 2009 at 11:57 pm

Who Should Pay Zimbabwe’s Illegitimate Debt?

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by Sen. Obert Gutu

30 Mar 09 | ZimDaily

Odious debts are defined as those debts incurred by the State, which debts are not for the needs or interest of the State but merely to strengthen the State’s despotic power as well as to repress the population that fights against despotism.

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31 March 2009 at 1:48 pm

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Ahead of G-20, China Questions US’s Financial Dominance

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30 Mar 09 | The Christian Science Monitor

China’s deep reserves and continued growth put it in a position of strength. Read the rest of this entry »

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31 March 2009 at 12:37 am

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