Recent Events

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Mon, Jul 30, 2007 Risk Mitigation Instruments for Infrastructure Financing

On Monday, July 30th, the Bretton Woods Committee and the U.S. Commercial Service held a luncheon on Risk Mitigation Instruments for Infrastructure Financing. Recently, infrastructure projects have come back into favor at the World...

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Mon, Oct 22, 2007 2007 International Council Luncheon for Global Financial Leaders

On October 22, The Bretton Woods Committee held its Annual International Council Luncheon for Global Financial Leaders at The Stephen Decatur House Museum in conjunction with the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. Key luncheon speakers included:...

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Tue, Nov 13, 2007 Congressional Staff Forum on The World Bank's Work in Africa

On November 13, the Committee hosted its inaugural Congressional Staff Forum featuring the World Bank's Vice President for the Africa region, Obiageli Ezekwesili.

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Fri, Jan 25, 2008 Strengthening Capital Markets in Emerging Market Countries

On January 25, the Bretton Woods Committee in partnership with The Fletcher School Center for Emerging Market Enterprises held its meeting on Strengthening Capital Markets in Emerging Market Countries.

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Fri, Mar 14, 2008 China's Currency Misalignment & Congressionally Mandated Trade Sanctions Symposium

On March 14, the Committee organized a symposium on the topic of China's currency misalignment and Congress' response to this issue. Congressman Levin and other panelists discussed whether the undervaluation of China's renminbi has caused...

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Fri, Oct 10, 2008 2008 International Council Meeting

On October 10, 2008, the Bretton Woods Committee's International Council hosted its annual Luncheon for World Financial Leaders at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC. The keynote speaker, former Secretary of Treasury Larry Summers, spoke on...

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Wed, Nov 12, 2008 New Global Financial Architecture

European leaders have called for a new Bretton Woods agreement. G-20 Heads of State will meet on November 15 to discuss measures to improve international financial regulation and supervision with the hope of preventing future financial crises. On...

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Thu, Jan 1, 2009 G-20 Recommendation Working Group

The Committee organized a small working group of experts to consider providing recommendations to the G-20 discussion on resolving the global financial crisis. The group explored possible topics and issues including governance reform issues...

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Thu, Apr 23, 2009 Shaping Global Financial Reform

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Fri, May 29, 2009 Multilateral Roundtable Meeting: Assuring Adequate Trade Finance for Developing and Emerging Economies

Little attention has focused the impact of the global financial crisis on trade finance. The WTO estimates the shortage of trade finance to be $100 billion worldwide. The decline is impacting small to medium sized companies in the developed world...

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