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

    2 hrs ago | 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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  2. China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade dealsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Daily Times

    ... companies and its workers on foreign capital projects. The U.S. and Japan, leading shareholders of the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, have expressed concern over the new bank's governance standards and the types of projects it might finance. ...

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  3. Will China keep its promises to Latin America?Read the original story

    Yesterday | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    ... more money to Latin American governments over the past 10 years than the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the U.S.'s Export-Import Bank on an annual basis for big infrastructure projects, energy, mining and so forth," Kevin ...

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  4. 'Brics bank' must learn as it growsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    The World Bank started out with the same ideals as the Brics countries' New Development Bank - to build infrastructure and promote development - yet today it has lost focus and is unsure of its purpose. The so-called Brics bank could fall into the same trap if it didn't do things differently, said Luke Jordan, a former private sector development specialist at the World Bank.

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  5. UN Is Broken, But There's Nothing ElseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | TheDailyBeast.com

    ... new institutions: the Security Council, the General Assembly, the International Court of Justice. By 1946, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Bank for Reconstruction and Development would emerge as engines of postwar prosperity ...

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  6. Microsoft, IICD launch 'Tizaa Works' to assist job seekers, entrepreneursRead the original story

    Saturday | Ghanamma.com

    ... will also serve as a hub for mentorship for the youth, IT training, CV writing, soft & language skills. With the World Bank reporting that 65% of Ghanaian youth are unemployed, the platform aims to equip young graduates and school-leavers with the ...

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

    Friday | 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 DispatchDEMS Promise to Listen, but Protests Go UnheardRead the original story

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

    Friday | 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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  10. Pro&Con: Private rail, unlike Amtraka s monopoly, must emphasize safety to win customersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... studies involving roads, parking and transit lines. He served for 20 years as a transportation economist at the World Bank. Readers may write him at the Independent Institute, 100 Swan Way, Oakland, CA 94621. Distributed by Tribune News ...

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  11. China says Asian bank opposed by US to move forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Boston.com

    ... to $100 billion. The US government had objected that the bank would undercut existing institutions such as the World Bank and might allow looser lending standards. The Chinese finance minister, Lou Jiwei, tried to ease such concern in March by ...

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  12. BRICS bank to complement Washington-based development institutions - Presidential aideRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Russia Taday

    The BRICS New Development Bank is not an alternative to the IMF and the World Bank but rather a complement, said Presidential aide Sergey Glazyev. It will address the challenges that Western institutions currently ignore.

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  13. Where big tobacco is getting into legal battle over plain packagingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | WTVR Richmond

    ... Philip Morris has tried to defeat plain packaging laws before. It filed a lawsuit against Uruguay with the World Bank's international investment tribunal. It also sued Australia for passing a law banning logos from tobacco packets. Both cases are ...

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  14. GMO's Ukrainian ConnectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | OpEdNews

    ... July 28, 2014, the California-based Oakland Institute released a report entitled, "Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict," which revealed that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), under ...

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  15. Gaza Economy on the Verge of Collapse, Youth Unemployment Highest in the Region at 60 PercentRead the original story

    Thursday May 21 | PressReleasePoint

    Blockades, war and poor governance have strangled Gaza's economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world according to the latest World Bank economic update. The report will be presented to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee , a forum of donors to the Palestinian Authority, at the bi-annual meeting in Brussels on May 27, 2015.

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  16. World Bank: Gaza economy on 'verge of collapse'Read the original story

    Thursday May 21 | News9 Oklahoma City

    More than 6,000 gallons of oil had been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast in a cleanup effort that is now going 24 hours a day, officials said, but... The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against... The Family Research Council has accepted the resignation of Josh Duggar in the wake of the reality TV star's apology for unspecified bad behavior as a young teen.

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  17. Japan, China spar over Asian infrastructureRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | Deutsche Welle

    ... have chosen to stay out of the regional infrastructure lender, considering AIIB as a rival to the US-dominated World Bank and Japan-led Asian Development Bank. The conclusion of the meeting in Singapore came a day after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo ...

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  18. China's got talent: the 'financial diplomats' reshaping the country's role on global stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | South China Morning Post

    ... claims to a greater say in global institutions to match its increasing weight in the global economy - with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund already agreeing to recruit more Chinese. Among the top guns is the former Chinese ...

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  19. Japan unveils $110bn for Asia infrastructureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Peninsula

    ... by March. The two allies have stayed out of the China-led institution, seen as a rival to the US-dominated World Bank and Japan-led Asian Development Bank, citing concerns about transparency and governance - although Tokyo for one is keeping its ...

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  20. Geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer on the choices America facesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... Plan, the rebuilding of Japan, and the establishment of a post war global architecture (UN, Bretton Woods, IMF/World Bank, etc). But. Of course, the US also has other interests, which frequently conflict with these universal principles. Both abroad ...

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