DPM Tharman grades United States: 'there's clearly room for improvement'

France24.com, 12 Oct 2013
Singapore's deputy prime minister took a grade-school teacher's approach Saturday to assess the political paralysis in Washington over the US budget and debt ceiling.
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, chairman of the International Monetary Fund's steering committee, was asked at an IMF press conference how he saw the US behavior shaking global markets.
"It's a sort of question that requires grading from an elementary school teacher rather than a graduate school professor," Tharman said.
"I think there's clearly room for improvement." Full story
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