Horst Koehler

Horst Koehler

A German economist, banker and politician. He served in the Finance Ministry and as president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. From 2000 to 2004, he was chief at the International Monetary Fund and from 2004 to 2010 he was President of Germany. He was born in 1943.
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Horst Koehler, the new managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said Thursday he doubted there would be tangible benefits from a Japanese-initiated Asian Monetary Fund (AMF).
After meeting Mitchell in London, Netanyahu, who is on a four-day European tour, flew to Berlin where he met Horst Koehler, the German president, ahead of talks with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Horst Koehler urged Japan on Thursday to accelerate disposal of bad loans at banks and take decisive action against deflation, amid growing concerns of a halting global economic recovery.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Horst Koehler said Tuesday he would support the use of public funds by Japan to accelerate the disposal of bad loans at banks and the consolidation of its ailing financial sector.
International Monetary Fund managing director Horst Koehler said the global economy was set for recovery, although an upturn in Europe might be slower than in the US.
Among others mentioned as top candidates for the post are Andrew Crockett, general manager of the Bank for International Settlements, Mervyn King, deputy governor of the Bank of England, and Horst Koehler, head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Horst Koehler urged Japan on Thursday to accelerate the disposal of bad loans at banks and take decisive action on deflation.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Horst Koehler on Monday told Financial Services Minister Hakuo Yanagisawa it is important for Japan to bolster its financial institutions, a Financial Services Agency (FSA) official said.
Speaking in Helsinki, IMF managing director Horst Koehler said the fund would revise its growth estimates for the world economy in the coming weeks in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the US.
Horst Koehler has been chosen for a second five-year term as Germany's president.
IMF Managing Director Horst Koehler plans to meet Japanese Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa, Bank of Japan Governor Masaru Hayami, and other Japanese leaders during a visit to Tokyo in early September, an IMF spokesman said Thursday.
IMF Managing Director Horst Koehler said the ''terrible events will only have a limited impact on the international economy and global financial system,'' and vowed assistance to its member countries.