IMF, World Bank marshall forces to push for aid for poorest

Washington (AFP) – The world’s two dominant emergency lenders opened their annual meetings on Wednesday with a renewed call for the wealthy to help the poorest deal with the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, within national borders and globally.The leaders of the IMF and World Bank have been banging the drum about the need for governments to continue to spend amid the crisis to help support businesses and jobless workers, to keep the emergency from growing far worse.But with national and corporate debt levels soaring amid record low interest rates, the crisis presents a puzzle for the Washi…

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