IMF and World Bank plan to meet protestors

US - The International Monetary Fund and World Bank have agreed to a public debate with leading anti-globalisation activists during the organisations' annual meetings to be held in Washington next month.

The debate, in the midst of demonstrations that are expected to bring tens of thousands of protesters to the US capital, could prove a defining moment in the intellectual battle over economic globalisation.

Responding to a request from a coalition of four anti-globalisation groups, the World Ba