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Ukraine too far east for western banks

May 1, 2009

-- Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own --

Margaret DoyleIt's tough on Ukraine, but European banks should pull out. It may not be the only Eastern European economy giving its western bankers a headache but that country's political chaos and weak corporate governance outweigh the prospects of a return to growth.

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Is there any point to the IMF?

April 21, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

Institutions often outlive their usefulness. Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has often looked like an organization in search of a mission. Lately, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has also seemed like one lost without a contemporary role.