IMF and World Bank to shorten meetings

US - The International Monetary Fund and World Bank have again decided to cut short their annual meetings in Washington this year, fearing disruption by large demonstrations.

The IMF said on Thursday that the meetings would take place over a single weekend of 28-29 September. Previously the meetings had taken a week and been split across two sites in Washington, with thousands of bankers, consultants and other private sector representatives attending.

The decision is likely to complicate the ta