British PM Expects Saudi Financial Help for IMF

[AP] Jane Wardell - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Sunday he is confident that Saudi Arabia will contribute to the International Monetary Fund's bailout reserves, after he promised business leaders in the Gulf that they would have a say in any future new world economic order. Brown called on oil-rich Middle Eastern countries to be among the biggest donors to the IMF's coffers to rescue failing nations such as Iceland, Hungary and the Ukraine. A senior British government source said that during talks the Saudis had been concerned about becoming a "milk cow" to prop up "basket case" economies in other parts of the world.

2008-11-03 01:00:00

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