China wants IMF to be tougher with rich states

Reuters – China, setting out its stall for the next global financial summit, wants the International Monetary Fund to get tougher with developed countries that let their economies run off the rails.

In a position paper prepared for the April 2 meeting in London of the Group of 20, China calls for more power for developing countries in the IMF and World Bank and issues a warning against investment protection.

On financial regulation, the memo says accounting standards and credit ratings should be adjusted to contain the "pro-cyclical" bias of financial institutions to ramp up lending and investment when times are good, leading to excessive risks.

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