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Top Headlines: Japan Pledges $60 Bln to IMF

April 17, 2012

Japan said it will provide $60 billion to the International Monetary Fund’s effort to expand its resources and shield the global economy against any deepening of Europe’s debt crisis.

Finance Minister Jun Azumi unveiled the commitment in speaking to reporters in Tokyo today before semiannual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington April 20-22. Azumi said he hopes for an early agreement among Group of 20 members, who will also gather in Washington, on contributions to the IMF. (Source: Bloomberg)

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