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Monday 08 October 2012
A strong warning from the World Bank that growth in Asia may slow further dragged down the price of oil today.
Sunday 07 October 2012
Friday 05 October 2012
Thursday 04 October 2012
The World Bank has been accused of facilitating land grabs in some of the world's poorest countries after a raft of formal complaints from communities affected by projects it has financed.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Russia has joined the World Trade Organization, a body which restricts import duties and subsidies to make international trade fair, after 18 years of negotiations.
Saturday 21 July 2012
If you've ever wanted to transfer money to another part of the world, you will have had to use one of the global banking institutions and long-established players such as Western Union and MoneyGram. But the service can be slow while the exchange rates used and fees charged give healthy profit margins to the companies concerned but represent poor value for the consumer.
Saturday 21 April 2012
After clutching his cards close to his chest for weeks, George Osborne showed his hand yesterday. What the Chancellor revealed was a $15bn (£10bn) cheque for the International Monetary Fund.
Monday 16 April 2012
Rapping Michael Jackson impersonator offers a break with tradition – but not everyone is happy
Tuesday 10 April 2012
Eurozone leaders risk reigniting the sovereign debt crisis, unless they agree more funds for the so-called "firewall" designed to calm bond markets, the world's top banking group warned last night.
Saturday 24 March 2012
A soldier loads a stolen fridge onto the back of a truck in Mali yesterday as other mutineering troops looted petrol stations, shops and hijacked vehicles.
Saturday 24 March 2012
I arrived back in Blighty this morning to find the wires full of the news that my boss at Dartmouth College, Dr Jim Yong Kim, whom I know pretty well, had been nominated by President Obama to replace Robert Zoellick as president of the World Bank.
Saturday 03 March 2012
US Outlook You have to admire the chutzpah of Jeffrey Sachs, campaigning to be the next president of the World Bank through the op-ed pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Sunday 19 February 2012
Out of America: Excitement over a new documentary series about Bill and Hillary reveals how Americans are still captivated by the Clintons
Sunday 15 January 2012
Romanian police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters during an anti-government rally, the third consecutive day of demonstrations against austerity cuts and falling living standards.
Friday 30 December 2011
The death toll from floods that devastated vast parts of north and central Thailand has reached 780 confirmed dead with three people still missing, authorities said.
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
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Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
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