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Anti-globalization protesters flee tear gas during confrontations with police during the Summit of the Americas in Quibec City in late April. (Reuters)
Future of Globalization
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The Future of Globalization
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Finding Consensus on The Global Economy
Officials from the world's leading finance ministries and central banks concur that financial turmoil triggered by a plunge in the U.S. dollar could erupt sometime in the future unless strong steps are taken to shrink "global imbalances."

G-7 Issues Upbeat Growth Outlook
Despite last week's sudden plunge in stock prices, top economic policymakers from the world's richest countries expressed confidence that the global economy remains on track for "solid growth" this year.

In the News
Protests Of Debt Eclectic, Subdued: World Bank, IMF Meetings Go On (Post, April 17, 2005)

Debt Help From G-7 Urged by Protesters: Critics Target Financial Leaders (Post, April 16, 2005)

World Bank's Chief Named to Gaza Post: Wolfensohn Will Oversee Withdrawal (Post, April 15, 2005)

World Bank-IMF Protests Set This Week (Post, April 13, 2005)

$4.5 Billion in Aid Pledged For Postwar Efforts in Sudan (Post, April 13, 2005)

Legislature Overrides Ehrlich on Free Trade: Vote Halts Foreign Bids On Md. Procurement (Post, April 12, 2005)

Immigrants Enlisted for Trade Pact: U.S. Asks Business Owners to Lobby for Central American Deal (Post, April 7, 2005)

World Bank Sees Peril in U.S. Deficits (Post, April 7, 2005)

Bush Promises More Help to Ukraine: President Says U.S. Will Assist Move Toward West, Dropping Trade Barriers (Post, April 5, 2005)

Some Loudoun Landowners Want to Save Zoning Controls (Post, April 5, 2005)

U.S. Opens Challenge to Chinese Textiles: Shipments Soar After Lapse of Quota System (Post, April 5, 2005)

An Expansive and Prolific Theologian (Post, April 3, 2005)

'He Consoles Those Who Have Nothing' (Post, April 3, 2005)

America's Place in the World: A raft of new books on a superpower that finds itself feeling lonesome. (Post, April 3, 2005)

The Great Leveling (Post, April 3, 2005)

Board Approves Wolfowitz as World Bank Leader (Post, April 1, 2005)

E.U., Canada Warn of Tariffs Over U.S. Anti-Dumping Law (Post, April 1, 2005)

Not an Issue For the WTO (Post, April 1, 2005)

Report on Global Ecosystems Calls for Radical Changes: Earth's Sustainability Is Not Guaranteed Unless Action Is Taken to Protect Resources, Experts Say (Post, March 30, 2005)

In Bow to WTO, India Targets Drug Copying: Aid Groups Fear Drop in Supply (Post, March 24, 2005)

Wolfowitz Draws Nearer to World Bank Post: Nominee Reassures Board Members (Post, March 24, 2005)

Cheney Defends Bush Appointments: Vice President Says Loyalists in Diplomatic Posts Will Strengthen U.S. Position (Post, March 23, 2005)

Wolfowitz Closing In On Bank Post: Germany Softens Stance As Nominee Woos Others (Post, March 22, 2005)



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