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  1. Ecuador: New US meddling likely with a left winRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Green Left Weekly

    ... U.S. was worried about him because of his fierce criticism of the power of the financial institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. When he launched his presidential campaign in 2006, clearly from these documents you can ...

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  2. Zimbabwe waits for change, and waits, and waitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | MarketWatch

    ... notes are identical to the discredited Zimbabwe dollar. Lenders like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank say they can't provide loans to Zimbabwe until outstanding arrears are cleared and a clear market-based reform plan is put in place. ...

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  3. Raiffeisen's Polish unit says writedown to cut 2016 results by $25 mlnRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Reuters

    ... the bank's hiring practices. * Amer predicts 30 percent fall in imports bill (Recasts with second tranche of World Bank loan, adds details from interview, quotes, background) WASHINGTON, Feb 24 Five U.S. financial services groups on Friday appealed ...

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  4. Trump is from Mars, Guterres is from VenusRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | The Japan Times

    ... to the U.N. Nikki Haley created a diplomatic dustup by suddenly announcing American opposition. A former World Bank and IMF official who is disliked by Palestinian hardliners, Fayyad is exactly what Israel and the U.S. seek in Palestinian leaders. ...

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  5. Read the small print: Russian risks remain for the unwaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Financial Times

    ... has made progress in making the country more friendly to international investors. It rose to 40th place in the World Bank's 2017 Doing Business rankings, up from 120th place in 2012. President Vladimir Putin has called for the country to be in the ...

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  6. The World Bank's View Through the Looking GlassRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 21 | PressReleasePoint

    A few days ago, I had the rare opportunity to watch an arm of the World Bank answer in court for the harm one of its projects allegedly caused. The International Finance Corporation , the private-sector lending arm of the World Bank, responded to allegations that a power plant it financed harmed fisher folk in Gujarat, India.

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  7. Finland supports UNIDO-led initiative on guiding principles for good government in quality policyRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 21 | PressReleasePoint

    ... which include ten leading international organizations in the field of quality infrastructure, as well as of the World Bank and the British Standards Institute (BSI). The Quality Policy Framework is intended to address the requirements of the ...

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  8. World Bank says policy uncertainty weighs on trade growthRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Xinhuanet

    Global trade growth is constrained by a number of factors, and policy uncertainty is one of them, the result of a World Bank policy paper showed on Tuesday. The global merchandise trade grew by a little more than one percent in 2016, the weakest performance since the global financial crisis, and compared to 2 percent in 2015 and 2.7 percent in 2014, according to the paper.

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  9. Nigeria's Buhari needs further rest as is deputy launches action planRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | Reuters

    ... a lawyer, has been holding cabinet meetings and continuing work on an economic reform plan needed to secure a World Bank loan to help plug a deficit caused by low oil revenues. "There are improvements which we expect to see at our ports. ...

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  10. A wake-up call for Trump's trade agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | The Hill

    ... it had not completed the basic requirements for seeking a license. But the investment court, which is part of the World Bank Group in Washington, accepted the case anyway. The tribunal and the lawyers profit from more cases, the decisions on which ...

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  11. Padma Bridge 'Graft Conspiracy': Flimsy evidence, flawed probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | The Daily Star

    Padma Bridge controversy is alive again ever since an Ontario court has literally trashed the investigation by Canadian police and evidence of World Bank last week. No Bangladeshi politicians or officials were accused in Canada.

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  12. Iraq snapshotRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | The Common Ills

    ... are about resources. Even better would be if they'd explain how Iraq's oil has been seized by the IMF and the World Bank. But that would require actual reporting. Fortunately, Iraqis who listen to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani are aware of what ...

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  13. Cyprus and Greece lock legal horns over bail-inRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | The Cyprus Weekly

    ... Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, an international investor tribunal affiliated with the World Bank. But according to the latest number of case files at the International Centre For Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Paris and ...

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  14. Uganda: World Bank to Resume Fund Infrastructure ProjectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | AllAfrica.com

    Hoima/Kamwenge - The World Bank will in the next two months lift the suspended loans on the two road projects in Uganda after government made good progress in addressing environmental and social issues that led to the ban. "There are issues we take seriously, we are happy Uganda has responded to these issues and it has had tremendous progress, so in a couple of months we shall make a statement on the loans," said Mr Andrew Bvumbe, the World Bank Africa Group executive director.

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  15. Brazil plans bill to streamline smaller infrastructure concessionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Reuters

    ... years from the current 20-25 years. The government is in talks with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), World Bank and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) for them to participate directly in the projects instead of giving loans to ...

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  16. Tanzania's power woes threaten debt planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Iol.co.za

    ... according to Teneo. In 2013, Tanesco raised $250 million in five- and seven-year loans. Last year, it asked the World Bank for a $200 million emergency loan that's still pending. "The longer the company remains financially unstable, the more of a ...

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  17. Tanzania Power Issues Casts Shadow on $12 Billion Debt PlanRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 16 | The Washington Post

    ... according to Teneo. In 2013, Tanesco raised $250 million in five- and seven-year loans. Last year, it asked the World Bank for a $200 million emergency loan that's still pending. "The longer the company remains financially unstable, the more of a ...

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  18. There's good reason for retailers to hate a border adjustment taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Internet Retailer

    ... by GDP, but it ranks just 25th in the world in cost of living, according to a currency-adjusted index from the World Bank that tracks the prices of a basket of goods and services among different economies. In terms of clothing prices specifically, ...

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  19. Letting fish stocks recover could vastly increase fishing profits, World Bank saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | The Japan Times

    Global profits from fishing could grow by tens of billions of dollars if depleted fish stocks were allowed to recover, bolstering the livelihoods of millions of people and feeding the world's growing population, a study by the World Bank said Tuesday. Overfishing costs more than $80 billion a year in lost revenues because dwindling supplies require extra effort to find increasingly scarce fish, according to the study.

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  20. A New Risk Sharing Facility to Lower Premiums for Africa's FarmersRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 14 | PressReleasePoint

    The World Bank Group's Global Index Insurance Facility and African Reinsurance Corporation have entered into an agreement to carry out a risk-sharing facility, in form of an experience account, to decrease premium levels for insured farmers and encourage local companies to create affordable insurance products. Agriculture provides up to 60 percent of all jobs on the continent, but African farmers need greater access to insurance mechanisms to develop resilience to external shocks and protect their livelihoods, The project is expected to serve as a model to further incentivize other local insurers and regional reinsurers to enter into similar risk-sharing agreements.

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