International Man of Money

For someone whose org-anization has been targeted by violent protests during his two years at its helm, International Monetary Fund managing director Horst Köhler is surprisingly sanguine about the antiglobalization activists who have become a fixture at recent international financial gatherings. If they're as peaceful as those at April's imf-World Bank meeting in Washington, he says, "in the end, the demonstrations are helpful." The fund, which is capitalized by 183 member countries at $265 billion and has $77 billion in outstanding loans, is undergoing major reform and, says Köhler, the protesters' demands have been heard. "I'm sure we would have done...

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