Reform of the international monetary system is back on the official agenda, for the first time since 1974, 37 years ago. France's president Nicolas Sarkozy called last year for a "new Bretton Woods conference", and has set reform high on the agenda of the G-20, of which he is chairman in 2011. A start was made at the Seoul summit in November 2010, when the G-20 leaders requested the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to identify "indicative guidelines" for large imbalances in payments.
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