World Bank-IMF annual meet curtailed

US - The 2001 annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which were scheduled to be held in Washington between 27 September and 3 October, have been curtailed and will now be held for just two days, 29 September and 30.

The reason, according to an IMF press release, is in order to cause "the least possible disruption to the people who live and work in Washington, D.C."

But with anti-globalisation protesters announcing massive street protests during the conferen