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  1. Africa faces debt crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | Iol.co.za

    ... be 4.2 percent this year, down from 4.6 percent last year and 5.7 percent in the first decade of the 2000s, the World Bank said in a June report. "Debt-to-GDP ratios for the countries with increased bond market access have picked up in recent ...

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  2. IFC Invests in Roxgold Inc.Read the original story

    15 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    /CNW/ - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announces that it has agreed to make an investment in Roxgold Inc. ("RoxGold"). IFC's investment of approximately 18.4 million Canadian dollars in Roxgold will result in IFC acquiring 25,783,352 units ...

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  3. China-led AIIB to offer loans with fewer strings attached: sourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | South China Morning Post

    Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will require projects to be legally transparent and protect social and environmental interests, but will not ask borrowers to privatise businesses for loans A willingness to compromise will be key to the success of the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which will have Jin Liqun, a former Chinese deputy finance minister, as its first president. Photo: Reuters China's new international development bank will offer loans with fewer strings attached than the World Bank, sources said, as Beijing seeks to change the unwritten rules of global development finance.

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  4. China's AIIB to offer loans with fewer strings attached-sourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ABS-CBN News

    China's new international development bank will offer loans with fewer strings attached than the World Bank, sources said, as Beijing seeks to change the unwritten rules of global development finance. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will require projects to be legally transparent and protect social and environmental interests, but will not ask borrowers to privatise or deregulate businesses for loans, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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  5. Clinton emails reveal 'incompetent' relief efforts in HaitiRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Caribbean News Now!

    ... "Hillary and Bill Clinton 'opened Haiti' as their private asset to liquidate. They used the resources of the World Bank, the State Department, USAID, the UN, the private military security contractors, the US military, and the Fed's passport and visa ...

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  6. Exclusive - China's AIIB to offer loans with fewer strings attached - sourcesRead the original story

    Tuesday | West Australian

    China's new international development bank will offer loans with fewer strings attached than the World Bank, sources said, as Beijing seeks to change the unwritten rules of global development finance. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will require projects to be legally transparent and protect social and environmental interests, but will not ask borrowers to privatise or deregulate businesses for loans, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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  7. Brasch WordsTHAT 'Rocket's Red Glare' May Be ChineseRead the original story

    Tuesday | 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. Denver Dispatch'Awesome' Michelle Obama Thrills Delegates, but Arrests Sour Mood for SomeRead the original story

    Tuesday | 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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  9. Liberia: Electricity Restoration - the 'Big Light Tomorrow' ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | AllAfrica.com

    ... to erect light poles in several communities in and around Monrovia. In spite of all these efforts, in 2011 the World Bank in a report indicated that only 0.58 per cent of the residents of Liberia had access to public electricity. Pres. Sirleaf ...

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

    Saturday Aug 29 | 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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  11. Clock ticking as climate negotiators meet in BonnRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | Bangkok Post

    ... of the compromises." Ministers will next meet in Paris on September 6-7, and again in October in Lima at an IMF-World Bank pow-wow with climate finance on the agenda. On September 27, Ban Ki-moon and heads of state will talk climate on the sidelines ...

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  12. Ukraine Has Reached a Debt Deal. Now What?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | The Nation

    ... and the BRICS (the other BRICS being Brazil, India, China, South Africa) "little reason to remain in the IMF and World Bank." Hudson warns that should Ukraine, with the IMF's acquiescence, purposefully default on its bond payment to Russia in ...

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  13. War on Islamic State has given Jordan new lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | The Japan Times

    ... to near 3.5 percent since 2013, despite the loss of Syrian trade and a refugee crisis at its northern border. The World Bank estimates that in 2016 the economy will see increased rates in private and government consumption, gross fixed investment, ...

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

    Friday Aug 28 | 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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  15. Ukraine: the forgotten conflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | The Globe and Mail

    ... have been seriously disabled. Two ideas proposed recently - one on debt reduction and financial aid by former World Bank president Robert Zoellick and former national security adviser Stephen Hadley and one on peacekeeping by former Swedish prime ...

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  16. Promoting spud consumption in China | BrunellRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Kent Reporter

    China's potato push is in part an environmental effort to provide more clean drinking water for its exploding urban population and offset its polluted water from factories and inadequate sewer treatment. Home to more than 1.3 billion people, China has until recently enjoyed a decades-long economic boom that raised more than 600 million people out of poverty, according to World Bank statistics.

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

    Thursday Aug 27 | 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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  18. Ignatius: China's turmoil changes tone of leader's U.S. visitRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Boston Herald

    ... study group to explore links between China's new Asian lending bank and existing institutions like the IMF and World Bank; a working group on cyber issues; a joint statement of concern about North Korea; and renewed pledges to limit carbon emissions ...

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  19. 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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  20. On eve of Xi visit, China loses lusterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | The Day

    ... study group to explore links between China's new Asian lending bank and existing institutions like the IMF and World Bank; a working group on cyber issues; a joint statement of concern about North Korea; and renewed pledges to limit carbon emissions ...

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