18 OCTOBER 1991, page 30

The Prodigal Son

IT SHOULD have been an historic moment and perhaps, after all, it will be. The Soviet knock on the IMF's door means, or should mean, that the world at last has one international......

Charities, Go Home

JUMPING up and down to attract atten- tion, and lobbying away like old IMF hands, here are two new delegations — from Oxfam and Christian Aid. They are behind the World......

Hong Kong For '97

IT SHOULD end, said Nigel Lawson, not with a Bangkok but a whimper. He meant the custom which, one year in three, makes the IMF and World Bank move out of Washington. Their......

City And Suburban

Grigory Yavlinski asks the IMF to shore up the rubble CHRISTOPHER FILDES he Soviet economy, said Grigory Yavlinski, is built upon rubble. His audi- ence — the finance ministers......