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Whatever is the IMF to do about the US?


> The US’ staggering trade deficit and continued borrowing threaten to undermine the relevance of the IMF (...)

The IMF’s meeting this spring was lauded as a breakthrough, with officials given a new mandate for "surveillance" of the trade imbalances that contribute significantly to global instability. The new mission is crucially important, both for the health of the global economy and the IMF’s own legitimacy. But is the fund up to the job? There is obviously something peculiar about a global financial system in which the richest country in the world, the US, borrows more than US$2 billion a day from poorer countries — even as it lectures them on principles of good governance and fiscal responsibility. So the stakes for the IMF, which is charged with ensuring global financial stability, are high: If other countries eventually lose confidence in an increasingly indebted US, the potential disturbances in the world’s financial markets would be massive.  read

date of on-line publication : 20 June 2006


Reality Bites: A rebuttal of the IMF’s "Common criticisms: some responses"

> Halifax Institute, Sep 2003 (...)

In 2003, in an effort to combat mounting criticism of its practices, the IMF released a paper entitled Common criticisms: some responses. “Reality Bites” is the counter attack, offering a rebuttal to each of the Fund’s claims in the paper.  read

date of on-line publication : 9 December 2005


IMF Adds a New Tool to its Bag of Tricks

> 50 Years is Enough, Sep 2005 (...)

The G8 meetings in 2005 brought the possibility of multilateral debt cancellation for 18 of the most heavily indebted nations without conditions attached, meaning release from the IMF’s grasp. This article describes how the new Policy Support Instrument (PSI) plans to extend the IMF’s control over national economic policies in these counties, despite no longer being officially indebted to the bank.


date of on-line publication : 9 December 2005

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