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  1. Denver DispatchDEMS Promise to Listen, but Protests Go UnheardRead the original story

    1 hr ago | American Reporter

    ... blueprint - what became known as "The Washington Consensus" - was a precondition for getting aid from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. It managed to turn Russia from a superpower to an economic basket case in less than a decade. ...

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  2. On Native GroundREPUBLICANS Fought the Wrong War - and LostRead the original story

    1 hr ago | American Reporter

    In July 1944, with victory over Germany and Japan in sight, 730 delegates from all 44 Allied nations gathered in the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H., to shape the economic system for the post-World War II world. Out of that two week conference came the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the first-ever negotiated monetary system among industrialized states and the rest of the ground rules that govern the global economy today.

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  3. Nigeria's Arunma Oteh Named World Bank's VP and TreasurerRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Black Enterprise

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced July 24, the appointment of Arunma Oteh as Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank. "Arunma has deep knowledge of capital markets and tremendous experience as the former treasurer of one of our partner development banks," Kim said in a statement .

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  4. Think about this: The US ranks 46th in how easy it is to start a companyRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | AEI

    ... at $200bn a year. More importantly, licences deter many would-be workers - and entrepreneurs. A separate World Bank report is even more sobering. Last year it ranked countries according to their levels of support for the corporate world. This placed ...

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  5. What's next in HavanaRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | The Hill

    ... Pavel Vidal and former IMF economist Scott Brown. The report advocates that the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund play a greater role in Cuba's economic future, helping to address structural obstacles ...

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  6. On Native GroundCLIMATE Change, Economic Inequality Go Hand-in-HandRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2014 | American Reporter

    The two big stories from last week - the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that concluded that humanity's chances of long-term survival are dwindling fast unless something is done about global warming; and the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision to destroy what was left of campaign finance law and allow the wealthy to buy elections with impunity - were a great illustration of how climate change and economic inequality are inextricably linked. These two things are linked so tightly that the president of the World Bank fears that widespread upheaval is around the corner.

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  7. ConstanceTHE Electronic Highway is a Two-Way StreetRead the original story

    Yesterday | American Reporter

    ... even to this day, Pakistan's military is "the greatest single stabilizing force in the country." According to the World Bank, Pakistan's social indicators still lag far behind countries with comparable per-capita incomes - now less than $2 a day. ...

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  8. Oil Curse Hits GhanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Bloomberg

    ... when Ghana rode a wave of optimism after London-based Tullow Oil Plc discovered a large offshore reserve. The World Bank estimated in 2009 that the oil boom would boost government revenue by a third and transform an economy that stood at $16 billion ...

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  9. Analysis: Ghana hit by oil curseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | GhanaWeb

    ... when Ghana rode a wave of optimism after London-based Tullow Oil Plc discovered a large offshore reserve. The World Bank estimated in 2009 that the oil boom would boost government revenue by a third and transform an economy that stood at $16 billion ...

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  10. World Bank rejects energy industry notion that coal can cure povertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | EurActiv.com

    The World Bank said coal was no cure for global poverty on Wednesday , rejecting a main industry argument for building new fossil fuel projects in developing countries. In a rebuff to coal, oil and gas companies, Rachel Kyte, the World Bank climate change envoy, said continued use of coal was exacting a heavy cost on some of the world's poorest countries, in local health impacts as well as climate change, which is imposing even graver consequences on the developing world.

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  11. Nigeria: Nigeria and the U.S. Press the Reset Button On RelationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | AllAfrica.com

    ... the opportunity to meet major US industry players and organizations, which resulted in a $2.1bn loan by the World Bank to help rebuild parts of the North East of Nigeria ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency, and a pledge of $300m by the World Health ...

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  12. China can benefit if it treats its AIIB partners with fairnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | South China Morning Post

    ... is a case in point. As plans move forward for this new Beijing-led institution, akin to the Washington-based World Bank, all has not gone according to plan when it comes to Southeast Asia. At a signing ceremony last month in Beijing, three major ...

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  13. It's Time To Reboot Our Relationship With Russia And Iran's NeighborsRead the original story

    Monday Jul 27 | Groong

    ... could increase Baku's options. Georgia is the most liberal state in the South Caucasus. For example, on the World Bank's ease of doing business index, Georgia ranks above Canada, and on the World Justice Institute's rule of law index, above Italy. ...

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  14. Cuba, Malaysia taken off blacklistRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | Concord Monitor

    ... 3 governments. The president can block various types of aid and could withdraw U.S. support for loans from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. But the U.S. often chooses not to, based on its national security interests, as it did last ...

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  15. China Slams Obama's Africa TripRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | Big News Network.com

    ... billion in 2012. It extended its credit line to Africa by another $10 billion last year. Just a month ago, the World Bank, the China Development Bank and entities such as the United National Industrial Development Organization staged a two-day forum ...

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  16. Why did US remove Cuba, Malaysia from human trafficking blacklist?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | Christian Science Monitor

    ... US government the right to enact sanctions on that country, including withdrawing US support for loans from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. President Obama now has 90 days to determine if the US will do so, though it is rare that the ...

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  17. Trondent Announces Launch of World Bank Group on Authorizer ProRead the original story

    Monday Jul 27 | Bottom Line

    ... of web based data management and software services for the global travel industry announces today that The World Bank Group is set to launch Authorizer Pro on August 10, 2015. The World Bank Group has utilized Trondent's ProFILER Express, profile ...

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  18. Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklistRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | Daily Journal

    ... 3 governments. The president can block various types of aid and could withdraw U.S. support for loans from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. But the U.S. often chooses not to, based on its national security interests, as it did last ...

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  19. .com | Congo opposition resists third-term pushRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | News24

    ... third-largest crude producer by 2017, yet half of its 4.5 million population live in poverty, according to the World Bank. The opposition forum, grouping some 650 delegates and 15 opposition groups, is due to run until Wednesday in the capital ...

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  20. Congo Opposition Holds Talks to Resist 3rd-Term PushRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Voice of America

    ... third-largest crude producer by 2017, yet half of its 4.5 million population live in poverty, according to the World Bank. The opposition forum, grouping some 650 delegates and 15 opposition groups, is due to run until Wednesday in the capital ...

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