IMF mulls approach on terrorist funding

USA - Pressure from the US to act on terrorist financing has generated a debate within the International Monetary Fund on how it should respond.

The events of 11 September have led Washington to urge greater action on many fronts to deal with terrorist financing. But that pressure has exposed a deficit of existing institutions in handling the issue and raised the possibility of confusion between the bodies with a stake in it.

The board of the IMF meets today to discuss the question ahead of the