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    1. beyondbrics

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      New Sri Lankan government hobbled by old Chinese debts?

      The Chinese banks and companies that have bankrolled Sri Lanka’s recent infrastructure boom have much to lose from the...

    2. January 27, 2015

      Vitol to develop $7bn oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI

      Vitol, one of the world’s leading commodities traders, is to develop a $7bn offshore oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI,...

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    1. Working in the International Public Sector

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    2. The Future of Development Banks 2012

      The idea of rich countries funding development in poor countries is becoming a thing o...
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    1. January 26, 2015

      The World Bank fails to credit intelligence of the poor

      When a report by the world’s most influential development agency provides evidence that many of its staff are “biased” in...

    2. January 22, 2015

      A little market medicine to prevent the next pandemic

      First, let us celebrate the good news: it seems that the scourge of Ebola is gradually abating. Tragically, people are still...

    3. beyondbrics

      January 21, 2015

      Guest post: spread of internet transforms Africa

      By Costanza Gallo, TEDxRoma Internet penetration in Africa is transforming business and society – as well as enabling the...

    4. January 19, 2015

      An ever warmer world in conflict with cheaper oil

      The discovery that 2014 was the warmest year on record should not be big news. Scientists rightly dismiss claims made on the...

    5. January 18, 2015

      Artemis is braced for a ‘wobble’ in US equities

      Lacklustre global growth rates pose the biggest threat to US equities, according to Artemis’s Cormac Weldon. Mr Weldon, who...

    6. January 16, 2015

      India has every chance to outstrip China if it tries

      Forecasts this week by the World Bank revived a prediction often made down the years: that growth in one of the Asian...

    7. January 15, 2015

      Lagarde warns of ‘lopsided’ global growth

      Cheaper oil prices and a resurgent US economy are unlikely to be enough to pull the global economy out of a growth pattern...

    8. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2015

      Guest post: how can Poland shift from making potato chips to microchips?

      By Marcin Piatkowski and Natasha Kapil, World Bank Poland is Europe’s growth champion. It has more than doubled its GDP per...

    9. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Guest post: the cost of Brazil's closed economy

      By Otaviano Canuto, Cornelius Fleischhaker and Philip Schellekens of the World Bank Brazil’s is an unusually closed economy...

    10. January 14, 2015

      Miners hit FTSE as copper prices slide

      Miners dominated the list of falling stocks on a retreating FTSE 100 on Wednesday as the rout on commodities markets took...

    11. FT Alphaville

      January 14, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Sign up here to receive the email. Copper prices hit a five-year low and oil prices continued to slide today, highlighting...

    12. January 14, 2015

      Copper slumps on Chinese selling

      Copper slumped to its lowest levels in five-and-a-half years on Wednesday, driven down by aggressive selling by Chinese...

    13. January 13, 2015

      World Bank cuts forecast for growth

      The World Bank has cut its forecast for global growth, warning that the world economy remained overly reliant on the “single...

    14. January 11, 2015

      Chindia: getting back together?

      Celebrity couple elisions took off at the beginning of the 2000s, giving us Bennifer, Brangelina and Tomkat. Countries were...

    15. January 9, 2015

      Europe: Deflation decoded

      The spectre of deflation descended over the global economy this week as the eurozone recorded falling prices for the first...

    16. January 7, 2015

      World Bank says fall in oil price is chance to cut fuel subsidies

      The World Bank has urged emerging economies to use the plunge in oil prices as a chance to reform “distorting” fuel...

    17. The World

      January 7, 2015

      World Bank's five lessons of plunging oil prices

      The halving of oil prices over the past six months has caught pretty much every economist by surprise and prompted a rush to...

    18. beyondbrics

      January 5, 2015

      Guest post: a wall of money awaits Africa power projects

      By David Humphrey, Standard Bank Group Sitting around a fire in the middle of the Namib Desert, western tourists can sample...

    19. January 5, 2015

      The west has lost intellectual self-confidence

      For the first half of my life, international politics was defined by the cold war. The fall of the Berlin Wall ended that...

    20. December 23, 2014

      China’s lenders are best placed to fix region’s infrastructure

      When, in years gone by, the head of China Development Bank, Chen Yuan, went abroad, his hosts literally rolled out the red...

    21. beyondbrics

      December 23, 2014

      Development aid: 'tis the season to be cutting

      Christmas is a time for giving, but not if you are Australia. Last week the government announced the second big cut in...

    22. December 21, 2014

      Ebola-hit countries still servicing debt

      Ebola-stricken countries in west Africa are still servicing international loans in spite of calls from world leaders to...

    23. December 18, 2014

      War has cost Middle East $35bn, says World Bank

      The three-year war in Syria and the rise of the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant, also known as Isis, has cost the...

    24. December 18, 2014

      US Congress raises heat on World Bank over China fears

      The US Congress is putting pressure on the World Bank to preserve its social and environmental rules for projects in...

    25. December 16, 2014

      Make policy for real, not ideal, humans

      Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made. This famous remark of the German philosopher,...

    26. beyondbrics

      December 8, 2014

      Cross-border power: problem or solution for south Asia?

      A problem in a single electricity transmission line running between India and Bangladesh caused a nationwide blackout in...

    27. December 4, 2014

      Portugal’s corporate tax reforms offer chance to expand the base while making rate cuts

      Portugal’s tax and structural reforms have boosted its business profile. It rose from 51st to 36th in the World Economic...

    28. beyondbrics

      December 2, 2014

      Ebola: The economic damage is mounting

      This year’s Ebola outbreak has been a heart-wrenching humanitarian tragedy. Almost 6,000 people, all but a handful in West...

    29. December 2, 2014

      Kenyan dairy farmers aim to raise yields and process more milk

      “There’s nothing as good for the inside of a man as the outside of his cow,” says Tim Chesire as he gazes out over a field...

    30. November 24, 2014

      Lord Mark Malloch-Brown to chair election technology group SGO

      Lord Mark Malloch-Brown is set to become chairman of the world’s leading provider of election technology this week. The peer...

    31. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2014

      FirstFT (the new Lunch Wrap)

      Asian stocks surged on China’s interest rate cut last week, which renewed hopes of faster growth in the region’s biggest...

    32. November 23, 2014

      World Bank warns of climate perils

      A “frightening world” of global instability lies ahead unless governments tackle the threat of man-made climate change, the...

    33. November 23, 2014

      How to respond to new patterns of world trade

      Where has all the trade gone? Looking at the figures, a casual observer might conclude that globalisation is in crisis....

    34. November 23, 2014

      Countries pool resources for hydro power project

      The Ruzizi river forms part of the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and both Rwanda and Burundi. It thus runs...

    35. November 20, 2014

      UK slips two places to 16th in global table for business tax

      Britain has slipped two places down a league table of business tax systems published by the World Bank, in spite of George...

    36. November 20, 2014

      The World Bank risks sliding into irrelevance

      A few years ago, turmoil at the world’s main development bank would have generated headlines across the globe. Today it...

    37. beyondbrics

      November 20, 2014

      Guest post: China's shadow finance risks start to ebb

      By Xiao Qi, China Confidential China’s shadow finance sector has become a global concern. The International Monetary Fund...

    38. beyondbrics

      November 19, 2014

      'Peak Trade' and China's role in 5 charts...

      An article in today’s FT quotes some new research in which economists at the IMF and the World Bank warn that – in the...

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