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  1. Building BRICS: Will U.S. take China's Silk Road?Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    The emboldened BRIC nations are in desperate need of infrastructure funding, and they're coming up with the idea of setting up their own version of the World Bank when they meet together in Brazil in late July. What do former presidential candidate/comedienne Roseanne Barr, Oklahoma state Sen. Constance Johnson and the founder of American University in Moscow have in common today? They all want the U.S. to go a lot farther than President Obama did in moving to restore relations with Cuba.


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

    19 hrs ago | 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. ...


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

    19 hrs ago | 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. ...


  4. Haiti to receive $23.7 million for power line renovationRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Caribbean News Now!

    ... in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. The IDB -- in coordination with other donors such as USAID and the World Bank -- is helping Haiti carry out a comprehensive reform of its energy sector, including the recovery, expansion and modernization of ...


  5. India falling for the beautiful gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Independent

    ... TV industry report, last year England's top football competition reached 155 million viewers. Figures by the World Bank show that 42 per cent of India's 1.2 billion people consider themselves football fans. The total pay-TV audience in the country ...


  6. Changes to World Bank Safeguards Risk "Race to the Bottom", U.N. Experts WarnRead the original story

    Friday | Inter Press Service

    ... number of United Nations special rapporteurs and independent experts are raising pointed concerns over the World Bank's ongoing review of its pioneering environmental and social safeguards, particularly around the role that human rights will play in ...


  7. US-Cuba RapprochementRead the original story

    Friday | Counterpunch

    ... on Cuba. Soon if not already, the test of Cuba's deserving America's friendship will be acceptance of IMF and World Bank intrusions in its economy and society, else-the Rubio, Cruz, Bush, Menendez brigade (for we must be bipartisan)-let the dirty ...


  8. Lesbians earn more than straight women - but gay men are penalisedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Lesbians earn significantly more than their heterosexual colleagues while gay men earn less, according to a World Bank study exposing unexpected links between sexuality and salary.


  9. Senator Warren Takes On TPPRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Common Dreams

    ... courts and laws, and sue governments directly before tribunals of three private sector lawyers operating under World Bank and UN rules to demand taxpayer compensation for any domestic law that investors believe will diminish their 'expected future ...


  10. Russia's sinking economy becoming a global threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Newsday

    ... the year as the world's eighth-largest economy, with a gross domestic product of $2.1 trillion, according to the World Bank. A single ruble is now worth less than two pennies, having lost about 50 percent of its value against the dollar since ...


  11. Ruble trouble: Rescue package for Russia? No chanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... with the US and Europe, which assembled a US$22.6 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Today, Russia probably won't seek any aid and the IMF is unlikely to approve any bailout, according to former fund officials and ...


  12. China steps into U.S. currency war against Russia and offers Putin major supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 |

    ... the BRICS coalition to offer alternatives to the dollar and the Western based systems led by the BIS, IMF, and World Bank, and now have agreements in place that are tied to more than 40% of the global population , and contain two of the top 10 ...


  13. Say Goodbye to the American CenturyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 |

    ... of developing countries that access to capital from Western-dominated lending institutions like the IMF and the World Bank depends on democratic or free-market reforms. But the strongest emerging markets need capital less than they used to, and some ...


  14. Juncker admits the EU has limited capacity to help UkraineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 |

    ... Nuland, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute think-tank in Washington,said: "We expect that the IMF and World Bank will have to increase their support for Ukraine, but that the friends of Ukraine around the world will do as well. The crisis ... 6 comments

  15. Russia Bailout Talk Absent as Pariah Putin No Latter-Day YeltsinRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Bloomberg

    ... with the U.S. and Europe , which assembled a $22.6 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank . Today, Russia probably won't seek any aid and the IMF is unlikely to approve any bailout, according to former fund officials and ...


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

    Wednesday Dec 17 | 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.


  17. Some big stock market winners emerge from Obama move on CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Star Online

    ... Cuban economy is small, with gross domestic product of roughly $70 billion (A 44.96 billion), according to the World Bank, comparable to that of Hawaii, investors nevertheless scrambled to capitalise on the new dynamic between Washington and Havana. ...


  18. Franz M. and Margaret F. Oppenheimer, a lawyer and a teacher, die at 95 and 93Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Washington Post

    ... Law School in 1945. He settled in Washington with his wife in 1947. Early in his career, he was a lawyer with the World Bank. He was a partner at the Washington-based law firm Leva, Hawes, Symington, Martin and Oppenheimer from 1959 to 1983, and ...


  19. WB okays $1.1b loanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Daily Star

    The World Bank has approved approximately $1.1 billion for three projects to improve quality of primary education, build multipurpose shelters and promote child nutrition in Bangladesh. The projects will benefit about 3.6 crore people by improving the standard of primary education, building coastal communities' resilience to natural disasters, and increasing the nutrition and cognitive development of poor children, the Washington-based lender said in a statement yesterday.


  20. The Perils of Reporting in PakistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Politico

    ... table at Rasika West End, an Indian place that's perpetually packed with the power-lunch crowd from the nearby World Bank. Rumi tells me he is staying, for the moment, in the northern Virginia suburbs. He asks me not to write exactly where. He says ...