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  1. the Journey Within is ReleasedRead the original story

    Monday Feb 8 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... and taken up the mantle of spreading the word by sharing this powerful book. As the former Vice President of the World Bank, Praful is attuned to many of the problems facing animals and people around the world. His philanthropic passions and ...

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  2. New Book Shows a Picture is Worth is 1,000 Conservation EffortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | PRWeb

    ... and taken up the mantle of spreading the word by sharing this powerful book. As the former Vice President of the World Bank, Praful is attuned to many of the problems facing animals and people around the world. His philanthropic passions and ...

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  3. 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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  4. A $3.5 billion loan 'would hardly be enough' to turn things around for Africa's largest economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... to stimulate a slowing economy," according to the Financial Times . "A reported US $3.5 billion loan from the World Bank and the [African Development Bank] would only cover about 15% of Nigeria's gross external financing requirement," writes out ...

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  5. China makes its play for international finance, and the West better listenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... order that reflects its interests and has stood the test of seven decades. The International Monetary Fund and World Bank propagate and proliferate American economic ideas around the world in exchange for financial assistance. Demand for the dollar ...

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  6. Reporting: PakistanU.S. Arms Sales Bring Bloodshed, Bankruptcy to PakistanRead the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | 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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  7. On Native GroundAMERICA Pays Dearly for Piling on Russia in '89Read the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | 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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  8. On Native GroundA Bretton Woods Conference for the 21ST CenturyRead the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | 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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  9. James Ashton: One of the glummest Us recoveries on record makes for ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Daily Mail

    ... Bank after George Osborne committed early to the institution seen as an emerging rival to the Washington-based World Bank. Thankfully, his remit includes communications so the former Cairngorms National Park press officer has the chance to put a ...

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  10. China-backed development bank appoints five foreign vice presidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | NEWS.com.au

    ... chief secretary of Britain's Treasury, was appointed as corporate secretary, and Germany's Joachim von Amsberg, a World Bank officer, was appointed as vice president of policy and strategy.

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  11. Choi to take up World Bank executive directorshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Korea Herald

    A Finance Ministry director will fill the World Bank executive director's office, vacated by Eun Sun-soo, the ministry said Friday. Eun quit last month to run Korea's sovereign fund Korea Investment Corp. "World Bank on Feb. 3 appointed Choi Hee-nam as one of its executive directors," the ministry said in a press statement.

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  12. Rise of the rich poor gapRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Nation

    ... fell into debt crises and had to follow the structural adjustment policies of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. However, the

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  13. Treasury confirm Sir Danny Alexander appointed to high-powered banking role in ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Sunday Herald

    ... that Sir Danny, 43, had been nominated for the role with AIIB - China's equivalent of the Washington-based World Bank - by his former boss at the Treasury, George Osborne. It is thought the Liberal Democrat politician, one of five vice-presidents, ...

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  14. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Our LibertyRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | Common Dreams

    ... his invaluable Beat The Press blog . Actual results will be not much better than zero, at least for America, the World Bank estimates . It projects the American economy in 2030 will be larger by an extra four-tenths of one percent. That's roughly ...

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  15. Pak Madrasas Used Money Laundering To Fund Jihadi Groups: US ExpertRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | INDOlink

    ... to 'legitimise' the inflow of funds which were then passed to terrorists," Mr Cassara said. According to World Bank and IMF estimates, unofficial remittances could be well over USD 1 trillion as against the World Bank estimates that global ...

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  16. Armenian startup technology boosts agriculture capacityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | PanArmenian Network

    ... in the framework of the contest organized by the Enterprise Incubator Foundation with the assistance of the World Bank and Armenian Economy Ministry. Established one and a half years ago, the company GiftsApp plans to enter the global market in the ...

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  17. IMF says ready to lend to African oil producers; no requests yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | The Peninsula

    WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday it stands ready to help sub-Saharan Africa's oil exporters cope with plunging crude prices and growing fiscal pressures but has not received any new funding requests from the region. Nigeria and Angola instead have turned to the World Bank for assistance, even though the IMF is typically viewed as the world's go-to crisis lender.

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  18. European banks hesitate on Iran, wary of US finesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Peninsula

    ... de Silguy, vice-chairman of Medef International, which offers private sector liaison for the likes of the World Bank and other development banks and international organisations. De Silguy told France Info radio last week that while Washington had ...

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  19. Indian appointed to key position at World BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | The Times of India

    Saroj Kumar Jha has been appointed has been tasked by World Bank president Jim Young Kim with providing strategic leadership to address the challenge of fragility, conflict and violence. He is an alumnus of IIT-Kanpur.

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  20. A $3.5 billion loan 'would hardly be enough' to turn things around...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... to stimulate a slowing economy," according to the Financial Times . "A reported US $3.5 billion loan from the World Bank and the [African Development Bank] would only cover about 15% of Nigeria's gross external financing requirement," writes out ...

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