13 hrs ago
EDITORIAL: Economic strangulation with red tape
President Obama knows nothing about making the economy grow. On his watch, America's gross domestic product has inched forward at an annual average of 1.2 percent, according to World Bank data.
18 hrs ago
Caribbean News Now!
No antibodies to fight chikunguna fever in the Caribbean
WASHINGTON, USA -- Chikungua fever is spreading more rapidly through Latin America and the Caribbean than it takes to learn to spell and pronounce its name correctly.
The Washington Post
Ebola Drains Budgets as Bills Fund Virus Fight: Africa Credit
The worst-ever Ebola outbreak is straining the finances of affected governments, with Sierra Leone using Treasury Bills to fund the fight against the virus as mining companies halt operations to protect workers.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Local police controversies
Local police controversies Our area is not immune to controversies involving police tactics.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
The Daily Star
WB likely to okay $2.075b for nine dev projects
The World Bank is expected to come up with a robust portfolio in the current fiscal year like the previous year as the Washington-based lending agency is likely to approve around $2.075 billion against nine development projects of Bangladesh.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The Baltimore Sun
Exclusive: Emergency food drops eyed for quarantined Ebola region of West Africa
International agencies are looking into emergency food drops and truck convoys to reach extremely hungry people in Liberia and Sierra Leone, who are cordoned off from the outside world to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, a top World Bank official said on Thursday.
Obama calls for calm, then golfs
President Obama went straight from a press briefing to the putting greens on Thursday.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
On Native GroundREPUBLICANS Fought the Wrong War - and Lost
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.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Great future for U.S.-Africa trade
The enormous potential of a strong trade partnership between the U.S. and Africa will be a key takeaway from last week's inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.
World Bank again criticized for investments in Honduras
In this 2011 file photo farmers walk during a rally in support of residents involved in a land dispute in the zone of Bajo Aguan along the Caribbean coast, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
The Heartland Institute
A Musing on the Price of Gold
During the first three weeks of July 1944 more than 700 delegates representing 44 Allied nations - the major economic powers of the world dawning as, a month after D-Day, the end of World War II seemed to come into view - met at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to formalize arrangements for the postwar global economic ... (more)
Sun Aug 10, 2014
BRIICS: Can Iran become the second "I" in BRICS?
Previously, Iran announced its interest in joining the BRICS group, which is comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
Global inequality widens
The 1 percent is literally rich beyond measure, depriving nations of billions in tax revenue and obscuring shifts in global inequality.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
World Bank Group Finances 96 megawatt Tobene Power Plant in Senegal
The project will provide power to over one and half million residents in , the 96 megawatt independent power producer has been structured on a build, own and operate basis to provide much needed electricity for consumers and businesses in heavy fuel oil-fired plant was led by IFC InfraVentures, IFC's infrastructure project development fund.
Africa: The Africa Summit Should Afford Africa a Platform for Greater Voice in Global Forums
Despite Africa's rapid economic development, African nations are not fairly represented in groups such as the G-20 and the World Bank.
Reeling from the impact of Ebola
Among the world's poorest states at the bottom of global development indexes, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea had shown signs of leaving behind brutal wars and leaping into Africa's economic boom - before a lethal Ebola epidemic struck.
The Globe and Mail
Finance Ministry No. 2 quits for private sector, sources say
Deputy Finance Minister Jean Boivin, left, is shown with Finance Minister Joe Oliver during spring IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington on April 11, 2014.
Highlights of US-Africa Summit...
Ugandas President Yoweri Museven attends a roundtable discussion with American and African business leaders at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, on August 7, 2014.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
PH in good position to end poverty in one generation - World Bank
If the Philippine economy continues its current pace of economic growth of around 6 percent every year, poverty can be eradicated in just one generation, as the average income of Filipinos can double in 10 years and grow twelvefold in 30 years, World Bank Philippines lead economist Rogier van den Brink said on Thursday.
Walta Information Centre
Somali president describes his US visit as productive and positive - Thursday, 07 August 2014 14:49
Addis Ababa, 7 August 2014 - Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud stated to have received a lot of positives from his meetings with US officials during his three-day stay in Washington for US-Africa Leaders Summit.