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  1. A dating site for foreign aid? Canada's on itRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | Barriere Star Journal

    ... sharing information, and I think you need such a platform to do that. This is what we're doing here." At Friday's World Bank event, the head of an equity fund applauded the trend toward involving private enterprise in international development ...

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  2. Global finance leaders see economy strengtheningRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Houston Chronicle

    Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, left, shake hands with the Saudi Finance Minister Ibrahim Abdulaziz Al-Assaf before the group photo of finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Twenty nations at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Washington, Friday, April 17, 2015.

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  3. As economic leaders gather, some fear US has ceded top roleRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    As world leaders converge here for their semiannual trek to the capital of what is still the world's most powerful economy, concern is rising in many quarters that the United States is retreating from global economic leadership just when it is needed most. The spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank have filled Washington with motorcades and traffic jams and loaded the schedules of President Obama and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew.

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  4. China, America could finish investment treaty talks under Obama administration: USTRRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Xinhuanet

    China and United States could conclude the negotiations on bilateral investment treaty before U.S. President Barack Obama leaves office, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday. China agreed to engage the negotiations on BIT with the U.S. based on the pre-establishment national treatment and a negative list approach two years ago, and the two countries had serious rounds of negotiations in 2014, Froman told Xinhua after a panel discussion on the new global trade landscape at he sidelines of the ongoing spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

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  5. B.C. Transportation Minister ticketed for speedingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    ... need to be more careful and it won't happen again." Premier Christy Clark was travelling back from a speech to a World Bank gathering in Washington so unavailable Friday for comment, said her spokesman.

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  6. US Urges Greece to Work Out DetailsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Voice of America

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks during a news conference during the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Washington, April 17, 2015. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has urged Greece to go through "every line" in its budget to draft a reform plan to satisfy its international creditors.

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  7. China: New bank to enhance international finance systemRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    ... 20 largest economies. Notable exceptions are the U.S. and Japan, which are the leading shareholders of the World Bank and Asian Development Bank and have expressed concerns over the new bank's governance standards. But China's proposal has been a ...

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  8. UPDATE 1-G20 discusses plans to sidestep U.S. on IMF reformsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Reuters

    ... de-linking," Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters during the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington. "Because we see difficulties in getting (the quota reforms) through Congress for the third year, so we don't see ...

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  9. Bank of Canada ignores C$-tied rise in March core inflationRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Reuters

    ... inflation, he told journalists on the sidelines of the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington. "As far as I know, the output gap's actually getting bigger as we sit here, not smaller, so the fundamental ...

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  10. Trillions of dollars needed for new bid to end poverty by 2030Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | AlertNet

    ... "Much more is needed. We need to shift the conversation from billions (of dollars) to trillions," Ban told a World Bank panel on development finance. Improving tax collection in developing countries was high on the agenda at several meetings held ...

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  11. Ebola-hit West Africa unveils $8 bln recovery planRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | AlertNet

    ... face the consequences of this disease," Guinean President Alpha Conde told an Ebola recovery summit held at the World Bank in Washington. The development bank estimates economic losses in the three countries will reach $2.2 billion this year alone, ...

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  12. US piles pressure on Athens as Greek crisis roils marketsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    ... debt drama drew heavy attention during the high-powered spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington. Greece is under pressure to reach a tentative deal with its creditors by the April 24 meeting in Riga, Latvia of ...

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  13. Dow drops 280, barely in black for '15Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | USA Today

    ... to Greece," French Finance Minister Michael Sapin said in an interview at the International Monetary Fund-World Bank spring meetings in Washington. Futures markets in Asia plummeted after Chinese regulators announced a ban on the use of certain ...

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  14. US stocks drop as Greece fears override bank resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | West Australian

    ... percent as uncertainty about Greece roiled European markets and dominated the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings in Washington. Negotiations between Greece and international creditors will resume Saturday in Brussels on ...

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  15. Has U.S. Ceded Economic Leadership?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

    "As world leaders converge here for their semiannual trek to the capital of what is still the world's most powerful economy, concern is rising in many quarters that the United States is retreating from global economic leadership just when it is needed most," the New York Times reports. "The spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank have filled Washington with motorcades and traffic jams and loaded the schedules of President Obama and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew.

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  16. France's Sapin says would like to see euro stabilityRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Reuters

    It would be dangerous to leave the impression that Europe wanted the euro to decline further, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Friday, adding that what was most needed was stability. "I think if we had wanted, or had given the impression that we wanted, to go further in the decline in the value of the euro, we'd be entering a danger zone," Sapin told reporters at the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington.

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  17. Tories hail Britain's job creation as Osborne is praised by the IMFRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... has been achieved and what has been forecast.' The Chancellor, speaking at the spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington, said the UK 'is one of the brightest spots in the world economy at the moment'. 'I am here representing the UK ...

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  18. Kicillof: 'Establishment economists have never been right in 12 years'Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

    The Economy Minister, who is currently attending the International Monetary Fund joint annual meeting with the World Bank held in Washington, aimed particularly at economists Miguel Broda, Carlos Melconian and Jos Espert. "These establishment economists who continuously make predictions [on the Argentine economy] have broken a record, because they have never been right in 12 years," Kicillof told reporters today.

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  19. G20 strikes hopeful tone, but officials fret over GreeceRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

    ... of officials in Washington for the G20 gathering, and weekend meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. "The mood is notably more gloomy than at the last international gathering," British finance minister George Osborne told ...

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  20. Rebuilding after Ebola will require the world's helpRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... economy is slowly recovering, Guinea is stagnating and Sierra Leone is suffering severe recession, according to a World Bank update released April 15. All three face serious vulnerabilities, including decimated government budgets and the need to ...

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