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IMF, World Bank to Discuss Poverty, Power, and Growth

The world’s toughest economic problems top the agenda as finance officials from around the globe gather in Washington, trying to cut poverty, boost growth, and keep an eye on banks and national budgets. Participants in the annual IMF and World Bank meetings, starting April 16, include their 188 member nations. As VOA’s Jim Randle reports, there has been some progress in reforms that would reallocate power from wealthy countries to fast-growing emerging nations