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  1. Latin America's lessons for improving credit for the American middle classRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Hill

    Latin America is one of the very few regions in the world to see the gap between rich and poor narrow over the past decade, even in the face of a severe global economic slowdown. The president of the World Bank declared earlier this year that Latin American poverty and inequality are plummeting, while the number of people in the middle class - more than a third of the population - for the first time surpassed those living in poverty.

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  2. The new Indo-US - strategic embrace' raises prickly questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Outlook

    The US continues to be ambivalent on India's position on the McMahon Line in its boundary dispute with China India's entry into UN Security Council will depend on active support from Washington as well as China and Russia India, China have common positions on climate change, WTO and greater say in IMF and World Bank. A split will weaken India's position.

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  3. Denver Dispatch'Awesome' Michelle Obama Thrills Delegates, but Arrests Sour Mood for SomeRead the original story

    17 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. ...

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  4. Market MoverDEAR Andrew: There's this Guy Named ObamaRead the original story

    17 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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  5. Fact check: Biden's twist on U.S. economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | USA Today

    ... a better positioned than any nation in the world to lead the world economically. Look at the numbers. Look at the World Bank projections. Look at the IMF projections. We're the only nation in the world where we're projected to grow significantly. ...

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  6. Cuba and the IMF: towards a new chapter?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | West Australian

    ... 2000s. The Caribbean island was a founding member of the Fund in 1944 when it was established along with the World Bank. But in 1964, five years after Castro's revolutionary forces seized power, Cuba became the first country to turn its back on the ...

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  7. World Bank urges Tanzania to tackle fiscal deficitRead the original story

    Thursday | Reuters

    Tanzania needs urgently to deal with its growing fiscal deficit to boost economic growth, which is expected to reach 7 percent this year, the World Bank said on Thursday. The Washington-based lender said rising pension and creditor arrears, missed revenue targets and delays in disbursement of aid by donors last year forced the government to borrow significant amounts locally.

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  8. Over Easy: Around the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Pam's House Blend

    ... whose fighter jet crashed in Syria in December, apparently expired at around 11 p.m. The President of the World Bank has warned that outbreaks of potential epidemic s threaten the economic stability of all nations, as proved by the ebola crisis this ...

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  9. Western Union Extends USSC Agent Agreement in the PhilippinesRead the original story

    Thursday | Business Wire

    ... Farah, President Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and CIS, Western Union. According to the World Bank's recently published "Little Data Book on Financial Inclusion", only 20 percent of adults in rural areas and 37 percent in urban ...

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  10. US must not alienate such reliable partners as AzerbaijanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Trend

    ... labor participation rates in Azerbaijan are high, the article says. The author wrote that according to the World Bank, poverty rates have fallen dramatically in Azerbaijan. The US elite and those in the foreign policy establishment that point the ...

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  11. The news that GHCQ spies on journalists reveals a threat to a free, independent pressRead the original story

    Thursday | New Statesman

    ... of the age is that the OrganisaA tion for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Monetary Fund and World Bank - gatekeepers of the "Washington consensus" in favour of letting markets rip - have far more to say about inequality than ...

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  12. India takes the spotlight in emerging marketsRead the original story

    Thursday | The Financial Mirror

    ... reduce political corruption and bureaucracy which have previously deterred potential investors. The result? The World Bank and International Monetary Fund have both estimated that India will outpace China as the world's quickest growing economy ...

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  13. World Bank Approves US$ 50 million for Improving Public Sector Performance to Boost Growth in SindhRead the original story

    Wednesday | PressReleasePoint

    WASHINGTON , January 28, 2015 a' The World Bank today approved US$50 million to strengthen public sector performance in the province of Sindh through improved revenue generation and expenditure management. The Sindh Public Sector Management Reform Project will contribute to improved collection of Sales Tax on Services, improved credibility of budget execution and increased timeliness of contract execution.

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  14. Brasch WordsTHAT 'Rocket's Red Glare' May Be ChineseRead the original story

    Wednesday | 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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  15. World 'dangerously unprepared' for pandemics: World BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Times

    World Bank President Jim Yong-kim warned that the world remains "dangerously unprepared" for deadly pandemics such as the Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands in West Africa. "The Ebola outbreak has been devastating in terms of lives lost and the loss of economic growth in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone," Jim said in a speech at Georgetown University in Washington, The Gulf News reported.

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  16. Ebola crisis: World 'dangerously unprepared' for future pandemicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Crofs Blogs

    The world is "dangerously unprepared" for future deadly pandemics like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the president of the World Bank has warned. Jim Yong Kim, speaking in Washington, said it was vital that governments, corporations, aid agencies and insurance companies worked together to prepare for future outbreaks.

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  17. Prepare for global pandemic, Bill Gates saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | South China Morning Post

    ... 300 million more children in developing countries over the next five years. Gates' concerns were echoed by World Bank President Jim Yong-kim, who warned in Washington on Tuesday that the world remains "dangerously unprepared" for deadly pandemics. ...

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  18. WB chief warns of pandemic threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Daily Star

    The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim was delivering the inaugural Global Futures Lecture at Georgetown University. Photo: BBC/AFP The world is "dangerously unprepared" for future deadly pandemics like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the president of the World Bank has warned.

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  19. World Bank chief warns of pandemic threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | RTE.ie

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has warned that the world remains "dangerously unprepared" for deadly pandemics such as the Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands in West Africa. "The Ebola outbreak has been devastating in terms of lives lost and the loss of economic growth in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone," Mr Kim said in a speech at Georgetown University in Washington.

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  20. Bank chief warns of pandemic threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Newsday

    The president of the World Bank has warned that the world is "dangerously unprepared" for future deadly pandemics like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Jim Yong Kim, speaking in Washington, said it was vital that governments, corporations, aid agencies and insurance companies worked together to prepare for future outbreaks.

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