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Prime Minister’s Statement at Second Plenary session of G-20 Leaders on “Strengthening the international financial architecture and the financial system and promoting financial inclusion"

June 19, 2012

We welcome the efforts to strengthen the IMF resources and as Iannounced yesterday, we will contribute US$ 10 billion.

I must point out however that progress in quota reform is proceedingmore slowly than raising resources. I recognise that there are practicalreasons why the quota reform agreed in 2010 will not be completed by the end of 2012, but it must be done expeditiously thereafter.

It is also important that the quota review schedule for January 2013 iscompleted in time. Quotas must reflect economic weights, in a manner that issimple and transparent.

These objectives can be best achieved by recognizing the predominantrole of GDP on PPP basis in the formula without going into other variables.This basic position should not be compromised in any way and we need to reiterateour position strongly.

I welcome the progress made in financial regulatory reform. However muchremains to be done. We discussed the need to move towards a banking union inEurope to help strengthen financial stability.

I am also concerned that prudential rules adopted in banking regulationdo not discriminate against lending to developing countries.

Los Cabos
June 19, 2012

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