Description: The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations that allocate leveraged loans, usually to poor countries. The five agencies are: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Development Association (IDA), International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank`s activities (IBRD and IDA) focus on developing countries in areas such as human development (e.g. B education, health, agriculture and rural development (e.g. B irrigation, rural services), environmental protection (e.g. B pollution reduction, definition and enforcement of legislation), infrastructure (e.g. B roads, urban renewal, electricity) and governance (e.g. B fight against corruption, development of legal institutions). IBRD and IDA provide loans to member states at preferential interest rates as well as grants to the poorest countries. f. Surveillance of the financial and economic policies of member countries has set up a negotiating forum on multilateral trade agreements China`s relations with the IMF have 6t6,600,000. In the mid-2000s, China left its currency undervalued and its current account surplus grew above 10% of gross domestic product. The U.S.
Treasury pressured the IMF to highlight the problem of global imbalances and the direction of the currency. In the mid-2000s, there were several years when the IMF team was not welcome in Beijing to complete its annual Review of Article IV of Macroeconomic Policies. For only four years, from 2005 to 2008, China experienced very large trade surpluses and an undervalued currency, after which the authorities allowed the yuan to appreciate and make other policy changes that eliminated large surpluses.3 These agreements are referred to as trading blocs presented in Figure 5: Description: Consumers International (CI) is the World Association of Consumer Groups which, together with its members, serves as the only independent and decisive global voice for consumers. With more than 220 member organizations in 115 countries, CI is building a strong international movement to protect and strengthen consumers everywhere. . . .