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a preliminary look at the figures pledged for Iraq shows far less spectacular results than immediate press reporting so far. I roughly counted up the grants and loans, and it comes to over $13 billion from countries other than the US,as well as the WB, IMF etc. (the US has already pledged $20 billion, but the US Senate wants half of that to be a loan). But,about two-thirds of this $13 billion will take the form of loans, mainly from the WB, IMF, and Japan. Pledged grants total only about $3.5 billion, most of that from the EU and Japan. This is all a bit of a rough guide at the moment, but its clearly not the wonderful surprise the newswires have been talking about all day. Peter Kiernan _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk