Is the IMF Irredeemably Irrelevant? Commentary by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta NEW DELHI, Dec 8, 2006 (IPS) – Has the International Monetary Fund (IMF) become completely irrelevant? Is this world body, set up more than six decades ago to foster global … Read more . . .
IMF macroeconomic advice: “thanks, but no thanks? News|Bretton Woods Project|23rd November 2006|update 53|url The IMF?s ability to dictate economic policy to member states is fraying because of lost credibility in the wake of its failures in East Asia, Argentina and … Read more . . .
Research, knowledge and the art of “paradigm maintenance? The World Bank's development economics vice-presidency (DEC) At Issue|Robin Broad|20th November 2006|update 53|url A shorter, fully-formatted PDF version of this briefing is also available. Robin Broad, professor in the School of International … Read more . . .
Did we abandon the Iraqi people? by Elias DavidssonMiddle East Labor Bulletin, Spring 1994 On January 17, 1991, three years ago, the Western powers, with the tacit or explicit approval of the political and intellectual elite, started pounding Iraq into … Read more . . .
TOTAL DEBT CANCELLATION : “WE DON”T OWE THEM ANYTHING? Bikash Sangraula, IPS TerraVIVA, World Social Forum 2006, KARACHI, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2006 – Over a hundred countries in the developing world have taken to neo-liberal policies thanks to the … Read more . . .
AFRICA’S UNFAIR DEBT TRAP By Paliani Gomani Chinguwo (from Malawi) [Initially published in Economics Society Newsletter, a publication of the University of Malawi, and in Nation, a daily newspaper in Malawi, both in 2002] As far as African History is … Read more . . .
http://www.businessweek.com/1998/20/b3578003.htm Business Week, May 18, 1998 Japan’s Debt Trap OFFICIAL LEVELPUBLIC About 100% of GDP,DEBT or $4.5 trillion. That’s on a level with such highly leveraged Western countries as Belgium, Canada, and Italy.NONPERFORMING About $600 billion. TheBANK LOANS government … Read more . . .
FPIF Special ReportJune 2005 CAFTA?s Debt Trap By Aldo Caliari | June 2005 Criticism of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) currently being considered by the U.S. Congress has focused heavily on concerns that the treaty would … Read more . . .
Bank and Fund in-roads into Iraq News|Bretton Woods Project|23rd January 2006|update 49|url As the World Bank and IMF ratchet up efforts to plough money into Iraq’s reconstruction, civil society groups call for greater national and international scrutiny over crucial reforms … Read more . . .
Leopard doesn’t change its spots Moves to usher in a globalized neo-liberal economic framework are being pursued by such international institutions as the IMF, OECD and WTO. A recent address by IMF deputy managing director Stanley Fischer dwelling on a … Read more . . .
THE SIENA DECLARATION On the Crisis of Economic Globalization Siena, Italy, September, 1998 In the midst of the rapidly growing global financial crisis that has already reached unprecedented proportions, the following statement was prepared by the Board … Read more . . .
Malaysia institutes radical exchange, capital controls In explaining his government’s decision to impose wide-ranging exchangecontrols, Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, has declaredthat it was a last resort to limit his country’s exposure to speculators andfinancial turmoil, in view … Read more . . .
Global Finance: Dismantle or Reform?Produced by Kirsten GarrettSunday 30/05/1999 Summary: ON-AIR PROMO: The bad news is that many economic soothsayers are saying that modern wall street capitalism has serious, inescapable problems. The good news is that, for reasons that defy … Read more . . .
The mindset of those who imposed and maintained sanctions on Iraq Some individual responses, as reported by Alain Michel and Fabien Voyer in their book “Irak, la faute” (Les Editions du Cerf, Paris, 1999, French), selected and translated by Elias … Read more . . .