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  1. WWII's Secret Battle in the WoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | TheDailyBeast.com

    ... and created the International Monetary Fund, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (later the World Bank) and established the dollar as the global reserve currency. As a financial journalist, Conway is drawn to the human ...

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  2. Oil Price Plunge Analyzed In New WB Policy Research NoteRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    Rapid expansion of oil supply from unconventional sources, a significant change in OPEC's policy stance, and weak global demand are driving the recent plunge in oil prices, according to a new paper by the World Bank. These underlying forces are buoyed by a strengthening U.S. dollar and the fact that oil production in the Middle East has not been severely disrupted by ongoing conflict, says the paper, titled "The Great Plunge in Oil Prices: The paper, authored by John Baffes, Ayhan Kose, Franziska Ohnsorge, and Marc Stocker, presents a comprehensive analysis of the causes and economic and financial consequences of the oil price decline.

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  3. Flooding risk inland: researchersRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | China Daily

    ... geared toward disaster risk-reduction monitoring organizations, international financing organizations like the World Bank, and insurance companies that might not have in-house modeling techniques. According to an October report from the Chinese ...

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  4. The American Hegemony: The Neoconservative Threat To International OrderRead the original story

    Yesterday | Groong

    ... Ambassador to Indonesia, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Deputy Secretary of Defense, President of the World Bank. In 1992 Paul Wolfowitz stated the neoconservative doctrine of American world supremacy: "Our first objective is to prevent the ...

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  5. Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Yemen is freedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Los Angeles Times

    ... services, but provided no details. Last month, a French aid worker, Isabelle Prime, 30, who was working on a World Bank-funded development project, was kidnapped along with a Yemeni colleague by unknown assailants in broad daylight as they rode in a ...

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  6. Denver DispatchDEMS Promise to Listen, but Protests Go UnheardRead the original story

    Yesterday | 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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  7. The future of food production research in the rangelands: challenges...Read the original story

    Yesterday | CSIRO Publishing

    ... and Alex, G. E. (1998). 'Strengthening National Agricultural Research Systems: Policy Issues and Good Practice.' (World Bank: Washington, DC.) CGIAR (2013). Research Centres. Available at: (accessed ...

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  8. 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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  9. IMF tells Sri Lanka no immediate need for US$4b loanRead the original story

    Wednesday | The Standard

    ... traveled to Washington last month to try to secure loans from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. But IMF experts who reviewed Sri Lanka's economy during a nine-day visit said there was no immediate crisis. Delegation leader Todd ...

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  10. The latest China vs. U.S. showdown: Latin AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | CNN

    ... exchange for oil. Money talks : China's banks lent $22 billion to Latin America last year. That's more than the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank sent to the region combined, according to Margaret Myers, an expert at the Inter-American ...

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  11. IMF to 'assess' whether Zimbabwe implemented reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Peninsula

    ... investment. Fanizza said that the cash-strapped country needs to clear its outstanding arrears with the IMF and World Bank if it is to access the much needed loans. Zimbabwe's arrears to the IMF stand at $152 million and $1.2 billion to the World ...

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  12. World Bank admits botched resettlement policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Channelnewsasia.com

    The World Bank admitted on Wednesday that it had no idea how many people may have been forced off their land and lost their jobs due to its projects in developing countries, and whether these people were compensated fairly and on time. WASHINGTON: The World Bank admitted on Wednesday that it had no idea how many people may have been forced off their land and lost their jobs due to its projects in developing countries, and whether these people were compensated fairly and on time.

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  13. IMF denies Sri Lanka's request for a fresh bail-outRead the original story

    Wednesday | Colombo Page

    Mar 04, Colombo: The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday denying a request by Sri Lanka for a fresh bail-out said Sri Lanka's economy is not in an immediate crisis as it was when the lender granted the US$ 2.6 billion Stand-By Arrangement in 2009. The Sri Lankan government had expected to obtain low-interest loans of about US$ 5 billion from the global lenders IMF and World Bank to restructure the high-interest Chinese Debt taken by the previous government.

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  14. The Neoconservative Threat to International OrderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Counterpunch

    ... Ambassador to Indonesia, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Deputy Secretary of Defense, President of the World Bank. "Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or ...

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  15. IMF rules out fresh bailout for Sri LankaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Peninsula

    Colombo--The IMF on Wednesday ruled out a fresh bail-out for Sri Lanka, which had hoped to secure loans of more than $4.0 billion to restructure expensive debt taken on by the previous regime Much of the country's post-war infrastructure under the administration of former president Mahinda Rajapakse was funded with Chinese debt and the new government had hoped to retire some of those loans Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake travelled to Washington last month to try to secure loans from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank But IMF experts who reviewed Sri Lanka's economy during a nine-day visit said the Indian Ocean island was not facing an immediate crisis Delegation leader Todd Schneider said Sri Lanka's foreign reserves were comfortable compared to 2009, when it obtained a $2.6 billion bailout at the height of a civil war But the IMF last year warned the island was ... (more)

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  16. World Bank predicts iron ore glut set to continue, putting pressure on WA royaltiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | ABC News

    The World Bank is predicting the iron ore glut could continue for up to two years, putting sustained pressure on the commodity's price and Western Australia's royalty revenue. Iron ore price have more than halved over the past year, as Australia and Brazil have massively ramped up exports, creating a glut in the market.

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  17. West African leaders call for international support in post-Ebola recoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | EUobserver

    ... a regional 'Marshall plan' to help their economies recover, which will be presented to the spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in April. Speaking at the conference, EU development commissioner Neven Mimica said that 50 ...

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  18. China's big chess move against the U.S.: Latin AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WMDH-AM New Castle

    ... in exchange for oil. Money talks: China's banks lent $22 billion to Latin America last year. That's more than the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank sent to the region combined, according to Margaret Myers, an expert at the ...

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  19. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Announce New Whole of...Read the original story

    Tuesday | Holtville Tribune

    ... later childbearing, lower maternal and infant mortality rates, lower birth rates, and lower rates of HIV/AIDS. A World Bank study found that every year of secondary school education is correlated with an 18 percent increase in a girl's future ...

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  20. World Bank Group Announces Expert Panel to Advise on Diversity and InclusionRead the original story

    Tuesday | PressReleasePoint

    The World Bank Group today announced the creation of its first External Advisory Panel for Diversity and Inclusion, which will provide a conduit between the World Bank Group and the global community, serve as a sounding board, and advise on matters relating to diversity and inclusion. While conducting a study of the diversity and inclusiveness of the World Bank Group's workforce, an organizational review of external best practices found that the institution should explore new ways to become more diverse and could benefit from an outside perspective.

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