Yellow ribbons have been put up around the married aid convoy driver’s home town in his memory
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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.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
Afghanistan's international backers confirmed yesterday that they will continue providing support after Western forces pull out in three years time. But there were strong warnings to the Kabul government that the billions of dollars given in aid must not be squandered through corruption and malpractice.
Monday 05 December 2011
Monday 03 October 2011
Economic Outlook: Staff at the Bank are under huge pressure to push money out of the door. The emphasis is on quantity rather than quality
Monday 29 August 2011
Talk about topicality. While the fight for Tripoli intensified and rebels captured the Gaddafi compound, the National Youth Theatre has been opening a new play, Our Days of Rage, which dramatises four decades of struggle against his regime.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
The World Bank has suspended loans to Cambodia until its government resolves a dispute over the evictions of thousands of poor landowners in the capital, Phnom Penh.
Saturday 25 June 2011
Finance Minister Samir Radwan said on Saturday Egypt would not need funds from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, although a deal had been agreed, after budget revisions cut the forecast deficit.
Saturday 25 June 2011
The World Bank naturally wants the best possible staff to monitor risks to the financial system and the global economy, which it so often has to prop up. So you'll be pleased to hear that its new treasurer has a strong background in issues of risk. Step forward Madelyn Antoncic, who used to work as the chief risk officer at one of Wall Street's leading investment banks. OK, so it was Lehman Brothers, but Antoncic is thought to have told the bank's bosses they were making bets that were too big.
Friday 10 June 2011
The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has been in discussions with the White House about leaving her job next year to become head of the World Bank, sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters yesterday.
Friday 20 May 2011
Sunday 08 May 2011
Sunday 01 May 2011
Friday 15 April 2011
The spiralling cost of staple foods is driving the world's poorest areas into "the danger zone", the president of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, said yesterday.
Friday 15 April 2011
Outlook The idea that Gordon Brown should be the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund is, despite the predictable discomfort of assorted right-wingers, not so outlandish. This is a body that professes its mission to be "fostering global growth and economic stability", two objectives in which the former Prime Minister, whatever the arguments about his record, is undeniably steeped.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Voters will choose between a former army officer who has vowed to redistribute the nation's wealth and the daughter of the incarcerated ex-president Alberto Fujimori when they vote for a new leader in a June run-off election, official results released yesterday showed.
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