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China said to seek economic summits for bigger global voice

An annual confab with major int'l groups would be a first

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RISING PROMINENCE: For the yuan to qualify for entry to the IMF's unit of account, the government had to loosen some of its controls on information and use of the currency.

Beijing

CHINA is approaching global economic organisations including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to establish an annual meeting that would offer the nation a stronger policy voice on the world economic stage, according to a person familiar with the talks.