Istanbul to host IMF world meeting in 2009


şe International Monetary Fund World Meeting is set to be held in Istanbul in 2009. şe triennial meeting is attended by more şan 10,000 participants, including heads of state, economy ministers and central bank presidents of 184 countries. şe meeting also carries great importance for Istanbul's bid to attract global finance, and it will provide an important opportunity for promotion and reaping tourism revenues. In related news, talks on a cautionary standby agreement between Turkey and şe IMF are expected to start next week.