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AseanPlus News 04 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Prospect of political pressure boosts yuan ahead of G7

The yuan posted record gains last week on speculation the Chinese currency will be given freer rein ahead of a key economic meet of the globe's top industrial powers.

AseanPlus News 31 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Cops to conduct random searches, ban rallies during IMF gathering

SINGAPORE police said yesterday that a huge police presence would bar any outdoor rallies, restrict traffic and conduct random searches of people and vehicles at next month's IMF-World Bank meetings.

World 30 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Tight security for Singapore IMF-World Bank meeting

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - When the annual International Monetary Fund-World Bank conference starts next month in Singapore, the city-state will look like it's preparing for a siege.

AseanPlus News 24 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Police wants to keep high level of security at financial meetings

POLICE are standing by their decision not to allow outdoor demonstrations at next month's World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) meetings.

AseanPlus News 24 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Opposition to hold rally during IMF meet

An opposition party plans to hold daily rallies during next month's IMF and World Bank meetings despite Singapore's ban on demonstrations, the party chief said yesterday.

World 27 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

IMF approves $119 million loan for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund on Monday approved a loan arrangement of about $119 million for Afghanistan to help fight poverty.

AseanPlus News 18 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Latin Americans turn left: Will Filipinos follow?

Since 2000, Latin American electorates have brought leftist coalitions into power. Leftist presidents now preside over most of America's southern hemisphere.

World 27 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Blair says world must forget past and help Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair appealed on Friday for more international support for Iraq and urged quick reform of world bodies such as the United Nations, World Bank and IMF to tackle future crises like Iraq.

AseanPlus News 11 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sustaining Asia’s growth through strong demand

AS ASIA faces another year of strong growth in 2006, the region's external surpluses have increasingly become part of an international debate over global imbalances. While that debate has centred on Asian currencies and US spending, there is another dimension to the discussion: Policies to strengthen domestic demand in Asia.

World 07 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Critical shortage of doctors in developing world - WHO

LUSAKA (Reuters) - A critical shortage of doctors and nurses is causing unnecessary disease and death across much of the developing world as health-care workers seek jobs in rich nations, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.