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12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Salameh: Banking sector should remain apart from political disputes

File - Salameh is in Washington for an annual meeting of World Bank and IMF officials..

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Related Topix: Lebanon Travel, Travel, Asia Travel, World News, Middle East, Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon Travel, Lebanon, MO, Middle East Travel

13 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Jim O'Neill: The Crisis In Ukraine Is Just a Symptom Of Something Much Worse

The crisis surrounding Ukraine shows that global governance is in a mess, but events there are merely a symptom of something larger.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Trinidad Guardian

Grenada prime minister wants IMF agreement by May

Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says the international Monetary Fund is likely to meet and approve the island's "Home Grown Structural Adjustment Programme" next month.

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Related Topix: Grenada, Central America, World News, Keith Mitchell

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Italy again pushes back balanced budget goal

Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan, left, speaks with Great Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, during the International Monetary and Financial Committee meeting, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington.

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Related Topix: Europe, Italy, World News, Health

American Thinker

Oppenheimer cautious about Latin America

The "Cuba-Venezuela" group is a mess. The economies are not growing and a disregard for "the rule of law" discourages investment.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Trinidad Guardian

World Bank concerned over high cost of remittances to the Caribbean

The World Bank has voiced concern about what it described as the exorbitant cost of sending remittances to the Caribbean and other places, saying that forcing migrant workers to pay as much as US$50 to send US$200 is "wrong."

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International Monetary Fund

IMF Promotes Debate on Economic Change in the Middle East

Economic challenges facing the MENA region were high on the agenda of the 2014 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings that took place in Washington D.C. last week.

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Daily Times

Budgetary deficit down to Rs 815bn: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar has said the economy was on the upsurge and the government borrowing for budgetary support has narrowed down from Rs 1046 billion in first nine of the last financial year to Rs 815 billion this year.

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Related Topix: Pakistan, World News

Channelnewsasia.com

Inflation expected to rise slowly from current low levels: Yellen

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that inflation is expected to rise slowly from current low levels but not go much beyond the Fed's two percent target.

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The Daily Star

Former Egypt finmin released hours after arrest in France: source

In this Friday, Oct. 1, 2004 file photo, Egyptian former Minister of Finance Yousef Boutros Ghali attends a meeting at the World Bank headquarters in Washington.

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Related Topix: Hosni Mubarak, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

GhanaWeb

Ex-Prez Kufuor returns home

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor returned home last night after about two weeks engagements in Brussels, London, New York and Washington DC.

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Related Topix: John Agyekum Kufuor, Paul Kagame, World News, Rwanda, Africa

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Caribbean News Now!

IMF to decide on Grenada program in early May

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- The International Monetary Fund wants to meet early next month to approve Grenada's home grown structural adjustment program.

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Related Topix: Keith Mitchell

Bloomberg

Kuroda Says He Told Abe BOJ Policy to Be Adjusted as Needed

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said he told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the central bank won't hesitate to adjust monetary policy if needed, after the pair met for lunch in Tokyo today.

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Customer Interaction Solutions

Socrata Announces New Director of Multilateral and NGO Jeff Kaplan to ...

Seattle, Washington April 15, 2014 Socrata, a Seattle-based cloud software company focused exclusively on democratizing access to government data, today announced Jeff Kaplan as its first-ever Director of Multilateral and NGO.

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Related Topix: Socrata, Kaplan, Education

Greenwich Citizen

Yellen says Fed examining additional bank rules

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen listens during the International Monetary and Financial Committee meeting, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington.

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South China Morning Post

Wealth gap still plagues Indonesia ahead of presidential elections

Tedi Kumaedi earns about US$87 a month selling instant coffee from his rusty bicycle near Jakarta's stock exchange.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Townhall

Pro-Russian Gunmen Set the Stage for Russian Invasion in Ukraine

China-Ukraine: China's Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said on Saturday that China backs International Monetary Fund financial aid for Ukraine.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Lincoln Daily News

ECB would need to go beyond ABS market for potential QE: Draghi

The European Central Bank could not rely solely on purchases of asset-backed securities if it resorts to unconventional steps to boost inflation, given the limited supply of the securities, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Peninsula

Disruptive capital flow a worry: Qatar

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim at the IMF and World Bank Joint Development Committee meeting in Washington.

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Related Topix: Qatar, Middle East, World News

AllAfrica.com

Africa: Nigeria, Other African States Seek World Bank's Assistance On Illicit Financial Flows

Nigeria and other African countries have asked the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund , to help them arrest the intractable problem of illicit financial outflows from the continent.

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