IMF's Rising Quantum of Nation State Failures

Domino Effects and Unintended Consequences

London, UK - 27th October 2008, 10:10 GMT

Dear ATCA Colleagues

[Please note that the views presented by individual contributors are not necessarily representative of the views of ATCA, which is neutral. ATCA conducts collective Socratic dialogue on global opportunities and threats.]

What do Iceland, Ukraine, Hungary, Belarus and Pakistan have in common? These countries are on the brink of financial collapse and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in the process of bailing them out as the lender of last resort to cash-strapped countries. The Washington-based institution is one of the cornerstones of the Bretton Woods system that has governed global finance since World War II. At the end of August 2008, the IMF had USD 341 billion available from the combined quota payments of its member countries to offer partially as loans to countries facing financial difficulties. According to distinguished ATCA members, this may not be enough and the IMF may not be able to solve the massive motorway pile-up of nation-state-failures as more than 35 nations end up in the queue over the coming year. Based on ATCA estimates, even ten times the IMF reserves, ie, USD 3 to 4 trillion may also not be enough worldwide to provide emergency financial relief over the coming few years, given the ATCA analyses "The Invisible One Quadrillion Dollar Equation," "Why are Markets still falling? The Tsunami caused by Derivatives and Deleveraging", and "Bretton Woods II -- The New Global Economic Architecture for the 21st Century."

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