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World 15 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Wolfowitz says Iraq needs advice rather than money

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Iraq needs advice rather than money from international donors to rebuild its institutions, Paul Wolfowitz, president of the World Bank, said on Tuesday.

AseanPlus News 19 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Lee toasts IMF helpers

The Prime Minister yesterday thanked the people behind last month's International Monetary Fund / World Bank meetings, giving a special pat on the back to the security agencies for their handling of the civil society organisations (CSOs).

AseanPlus News 03 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Hotels stretch services for IMF-World Bank delegates

FOR nearly a week, Bakhtiar Tamby Chik stayed in a room one floor above the Marina Mandarin Hotel's presidential suite.

AseanPlus News 23 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

The IMF meeting’s special significance for Asia

THE 61st session of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank, held in Singapore on Sept 19-20, carried great significance for the international financial system and the Asian region.

Nation 21 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Muslim rebel leader welcomes Thailand's coup

An exiled Muslim rebel leader on Thursday welcomed Thailand's military overthrow of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, saying the coup could help resolve a bloody Islamic insurgency in the country's south.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nation 20 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

How worthy is the World Bank’s war on corruption?

FOR three days now, the World Bank has been locked in argument with just about everyone at its meeting with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), various governments and some NGOs in Singapore.

AseanPlus News 20 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Lee: Go on with reforms

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged the International Monetary Fund to 'press forward' in giving voice to insufficiently recognised countries in order to make globalisation work for everyone.

AseanPlus News 19 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Splits over graft, reform at IMF, World Bank meeting with govts

DIVISIONS over the World Bank's handling of corruption burst into the open, ahead of a vote on governance reforms likely to expose deep fault lines at the bank's sister agency, the International Monetary Fund.

AseanPlus News 19 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Cops prevent free speech march

A SMALL group of Singaporean activists who have spent two days and nights on the sidewalk of a busy city intersection after being prevented from holding a protest march were distributing flyers yesterday to promote free speech.

AseanPlus News 19 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Finance ministers okay IMF overhaul and World Bank anti-corruption plan

THE International Monetary Fund overwhelmingly approved a plan on Monday to boost the voting shares of China and three other emerging economic giants to better reflect their clout in the world economy.