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Lagarde blasts US Congress for blocking reforms: “they jeopardize IMF's credibility”

Monday, October 12th 2015 - 09:18 UTC
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Washington's use of its de facto veto at the International Monetary Fund to block reforms giving emerging countries a greater say is jeopardizing the IMF's credibility, complained Managing Director Christine Lagarde. Read full article

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  • Conqueror

    How does one put “IMF” and “credibility” in the same sentence? Just to take the example of argieland, it has broken so many of the rules. Lied. Misled. And yet the IMF continues to go along with it. When was it that we could see that argieland should be expelled? But it's still there. Manipulating. In debt. Consorting with the enemy.

    I'm with the US Congress. If China and “emerging nations” want a better deal, let them put their money where their mouth is.

    Oct 12th, 2015 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    The Brazil in 2002 had a debt of 24 billion dollars to the IMF. And 0.78% of the voting power. In 2004 Brazil fully paid its debt. In 2010 and 2011 Brazil invested in the IMF 32 billion dollars with the promise of their voting power be increased to 6.24%.

    After four years Brazil continues with 0.78% of the voting power.

    Westerners are masters in deceiving to corrupt.

    Oct 12th, 2015 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    The US should withdraw from the IMF,
    followed by Britain.

    then Lagarde wont have to worry abt Veto and do what she wants,

    Oct 12th, 2015 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Voting needs to be proportional to money on the table, simple.

    Also, given the amount of money some S. American countries now owe the Chinese, they need to be able to block any IMF loans when they default on what they owe them.

    Oct 12th, 2015 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    Wheres the up and coming power she mentions when argentine venezuela and brazil are ruined?

    Oct 12th, 2015 - 05:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Quite how the Frog Crookess thinks what she says amounts to a hill of beans is beyond me.

    If the Chinese want more influence in the world of finance and debt management they should put more money in their own new scheme which was supposed to depose the U$D and replace it with their own currency.

    Died a death it seems to me.

    Oct 12th, 2015 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    The IMF has no credibility and no real positive utility, either. It's time to consign the IMF to the dustbin of history.

    Oct 13th, 2015 - 12:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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