IMF calls for New Crisis Funding for Emerging Markets

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde called for a short-term crisis line for Emerging Markets in a speech at the Bank of France. The IMF chief cited that such a line could aid financial and growth strains. Emerging Markets have campaigned the IMF for an emergency-financing tool in recent years. The proposal would have to overcome many hurdles, the biggest of which would be staunch opposition by the IMF's largest shareholder, the U.S.

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