USA to evaluate Pakistan's bailout request on merit

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"It's the combination of the two that is probably showing some of the tensions that we see in terms of indices, short-term indicators as well as possibly market volatility", Lagarde said. But the PBOC has not been following with equivalent hikes, so spreads between the cost of US and Chinese debt are narrowing.

Around 32,000 members of the global financial elite are on the Indonesian holiday island for a week of discussions that have been clouded by U.S. President Donald Trump's America First trade policy.

"We need to join hands to fix the current trade system, not destroy it", she added.

As the United Kingdom and European Union gears up for a packed schedule of Brexit talks ahead of a pivotal summit on 17 October, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that a disorderly departure from the bloc is one of the biggest risks for global financial stability.

The premier, vowing that he will supervise the project himself, expressed confidence that the programme would not only provide affordable housing to the poor but also create employment opportunities in the country.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the World Bank is working with developing countries to brace for a further deterioration. "I am a globalist.

We need more trade not less trade", he said. "We are also seeking help from friendly countries".

Policies to build such human capital are among the "smartest investments countries can make", he said. The country is ranked 87th of 150 countries in the list.

The IMF and World Bank meetings, attended by more than 19,000 delegates, showed no sign of disruption from an offshore natural disaster early Thursday morning between Bali and Java island that killed three people.

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with People's Bank of China Governor Yi Gang on Thursday on the sidelines of the IMF-World Bank meeting.

The annual financial meetings take place at a time of growing concern over trends other than trade, such as moves to raise borrowing costs in the US and some other regions to help cool growth and keep inflation in check.

The Fed has raised interest rates three times in 2018 so far, with another rate hike likely by the end of the year.

Argentina and Pakistan, Venezuela and Zimbabwe are among countries grappling with crises.

The prime minister mentioned the trend for the borrowing of house building loans in other countries and said that in the Unites States, nearly 80 per cent people construct houses through loans, in Malaysia 33 per cent, India 11 per cent, Bangladesh 3 per cent, while in Pakistan only 0.25 per cent.

Lagarde said the International Monetary Fund will send a team to Pakistan in the coming weeks after a meeting with its finance minister, Asad Umar, in which he requested emergency bailout loans.

Talking about possible recourses to bridge the deficit, Khan said the total amount laundered out of Pakistan annually, according to the US State Department, is $10bn.

Pakistan's foreign currency reserves dropped to $8.4 billion in late September, barely enough for current debt payments.

The United States has said it will review Pakistan's bailout request to the International Monetary Fund from all angles, including the country's debt position, as it appeared to have held the huge Chinese debt responsible for it.

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