IMF for more voice

KLEINMOND: A resolution or substantial progress to developing countries’ demands for a bigger voice in the IMF could happen within months, the IMF’s director said on Sunday. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, now heading the IMF, said the G-20 of the world’s most powerful financial leaders all agree to change it. — AP

ASEAN single market

SINGAPORE: Leaders of ASEAN, meeting this week for their annual summit, are due to sign a blueprint to create a vast single market and production base covering about 570 million people by 2015. They vowed to work quickly for economic integration to counter China and India. — AFP