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BRICS Nations Plan New Bank to Bypass World Bank, IMF

Posted By admin On March 26, 2013 @ 5:32 am In Featured Stories,Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Mike Cohen & Ilya Arkhipov
Bloomberg News [1]
March 26, 2013

The biggest emerging markets [2] are uniting to tackle under-development and currency volatility with plans to set up institutions that encroach on the roles of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

The leaders of the so-called BRICS nations — Brazil, Russia [3]India [4]China [5] and South Africa — are set to approve the establishment of a new development bank during an annual summit that starts today in the eastern South African city of Durban, officials from all five nations say. They will also discuss pooling foreign-currency reserves to ward off balance of payments or currency crises.

“The deepest rationale for the BRICS is almost certainly the creation of new Bretton Woods-type institutions that are inclined toward the developing world,” Martyn Davies, chief executive officer of Johannesburg-based Frontier Advisory, which provides research on emerging markets, said in a phone interview. “There’s a shift in power from the traditional to the emerging world. There is a lot of geo-political concern about this shift in the western world.”

The BRICS nations, which have combined foreign-currency reserves of $4.4 trillion and account for 43 percent of the world’s population, are seeking greater sway in global finance to match their rising economic power. They have called for an overhaul of management of the World Bank and IMF, which were created in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in 1944, and oppose the practice of their respective presidents being drawn from the U.S. and Europe [6].

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[1] Bloomberg News: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-25/brics-nations-plan-new-bank-to-bypass-world-bank-imf.html

[2] emerging markets: http://topics.bloomberg.com/emerging-markets/

[3] Russia: http://topics.bloomberg.com/russia/

[4] India: http://topics.bloomberg.com/india/

[5] China: http://topics.bloomberg.com/china/

[6] Europe: http://topics.bloomberg.com/europe/

[7] BRICS Regimes Forge New World Bank, Call for Global Currency: http://www.prisonplanet.com/brics-regimes-forge-new-world-bank-call-for-global-currency.html

[8] Brave New Bank? BRICS moot dropping dollar, IMF: http://www.prisonplanet.com/brave-new-bank-brics-moot-dropping-dollar-imf.html

[9] BRICS demand global monetary shake-up, greater influence: http://www.prisonplanet.com/brics-demand-global-monetary-shake-up-greater-influence.html

[10] A history of the world, BRIC by BRIC: http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-history-of-the-world-bric-by-bric.html

[11] UN Calls For Bank Of The World, New Global Currency: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-calls-for-bank-of-the-world-new-global-currency.html

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