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Multilateral Minutes

Senior IMF official to be tapped as Poland Central Bank governor. NATO supplies held up in Central Asia. The EU and NATO talk Turkey. A primer on the coming G20 debate about a global bank tax. The World Bank plays … Continue reading

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U.S. makes scant progress securing Chinese approval for a Security Council resolution¬†condemning North Korea. South Korea moves closer to full participation in the U.S.-led Proliferation Security Initiative. Iran formally presents the nuclear swap deal with Turkey to the International Atomic … Continue reading

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South Korea will ask the Security Council to deal with the sinking of its ship. Treasury Secretary Geithner talks Europe with China. He’s scheduled to leave Beijing shortly for meetings in London, Berlin, and Frankfurt. Martin Walker broods: “Either the … Continue reading

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EU finance ministers meet in an effort to stop the Euro-bleeding. Turkey hosts a major international conference on Somalia–is there any international crisis Turkey won’t try to tackle? Clinton, on her way to China,¬†demands “an international–not just a regional response” … Continue reading

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Merkel gears up to lobby the G20 for a new financial markets tax. Meanwhile, Canada encourages China to oppose it. Brazil and India tell the World Health Organization to stop backing Big Pharma. Is NATO’s next stop Palestine? World Bank … Continue reading

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U.S. ambassador Susan Rice insists the draft Security Council resolution introduced yesterday¬†gives existing measures “additional teeth.” Iran gives the draft “no chance.” Too many cooks: the IMF’s Strauss-Kahn calls for more centralization of Europe’s fiscal policy. Court shopping: Spanish super-judge … Continue reading

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NATO prepares to tighten its belt, maybe by dispensing with some brass. China welcomes the Iran fuel swap deal: “dialogue and negotiation is the best approach.” Greece taps the first installment of EU and IMF money. A possible bank tax … Continue reading

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