Bric economies call for greater voice

Brazil, China, Russia and India, the four leading emerging-market economies, have pressed for a greater say in the running of the Bretton Woods institutions.

In a joint statement issued at the meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, the four economies which are often referred to as the Brics, said: "We call for urgent action with regard to voice and representation in the IMF, in order that they better reflect their real economic weights."

The four called for "a significan