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    1. August 23, 2015

      World’s poor start to bank on a better future

      Campaigners for years have been battling to get the world’s poor better access to banking, arguing that something as...

    2. beyondbrics

      August 20, 2015

      Developing economies need power from coal

      By Benjamin Sporton, World Coal Association Over recent weeks, World Bank climate change envoy Rachel Kyte has made a...

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    1. The Future of Cities

      Thanks to social media, the potential to become lost in the heart of a crowded city ma...
    2. Investing in Haiti

      In spite of positive signs of change, the country continues to be blighted by poor eco...
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    1. August 20, 2015

      World Bank aims for global deal to stop oil wells flaring

      The World Bank is aiming to set a global standard to stop the routine flaring of unwanted gas from oil wells, in an...

    2. August 19, 2015

      Currencies lose firepower as an effective trade weapon

      When China’s central bank last week triggered the two biggest single-day falls in the renminbi since the 1990s, plenty...

    3. August 12, 2015

      Indonesian court orders Suharto foundation to repay millions

      Indonesia’s Supreme Court has ordered the repayment of millions of dollars embezzled by the late President Suharto,...

    4. August 7, 2015

      Anne Krueger: the economist in a hurry

      The lengthy and rancorous debt crisis in Greece has elicited many responses in Europe, from the furious to the...

    5. August 5, 2015

      The ‘resource curse’ is worse in a falling market

      If developing countries thought the so-called resource curse was bad when oil and mineral prices were high, they need...

    6. FT Alphaville

      August 5, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - China’s confused regulatory response to its stock market slide. - Sentenced to 14 years’ hard...

    7. August 3, 2015

      Emerging markets: Redrawing the world map

      When Matteo Ricci, the Italian 16th century Jesuit missionary, travelled to China to win converts to his faith, he...

    8. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2015

      A sovereign legal scorecard

      First let’s start with a scatter chart, courtesy of Charles Robertson at Renaissance Capital. Click to enlarge… That...

    9. July 21, 2015

      New Brics bank in Shanghai to challenge major institutions

      The new Brics development bank formally launched in Shanghai on Tuesday, with representatives from Brazil, Russia,...

    10. July 17, 2015

      World Bank backtracks on China criticism

      The World Bank formally disavowed a report critical of China’s financial sector on Friday and said it would co-invest...

    11. July 12, 2015

      Business of saving the poor arrives in Addis Ababa

      At first glance Power of Nutrition looks like any modern-day charity with a laudable raison d’être. By 2020 it wants to...

    12. July 9, 2015

      Xiao Gang: chairman of China’s embattled markets regulator

      Xiao Gang, the head of China’s embattled stock markets regulator, is a central bank veteran who has played a crucial...

    13. July 3, 2015

      World Bank denies China sought to have critical report censored

      The World Bank sought to head off accusations on Friday that it had bowed to Chinese pressure and censored itself by...

    14. July 3, 2015

      World Bank redacts report critical of China financial system

      The World Bank has removed a chapter from a report on China’s economy issued on Wednesday that called for urgent steps...

    15. July 1, 2015

      World Bank warns China to reform ‘distorted’ financial system

      China must take urgent steps to reform a “distorted” financial system in its transition to a more balanced economic...

    16. June 29, 2015

      Money movers wake up to working migrants

      Much has been said and written in western Europe about the economic impact of migrants from the former Sovient bloc...

    17. June 22, 2015

      Human rights group hits out at World Bank

      The World Bank does too little to protect local opponents of its projects from political and physical retribution by...

    18. June 22, 2015

      India infrastructure: Built on debt

      Some day, the Delhi Metro will be able to take race fans to the Buddh International Circuit, a $400m, 16-turn,...

    19. beyondbrics

      June 22, 2015

      Demise of the US Ex-Im Bank would leave the field to China

      By Gregory Chin and Kevin P. Gallagher Former US Secretary of State Dean Acheson famously wrote that his generation was...

    20. June 12, 2015

      The problem with emerging markets

      It was not too long ago that the emerging markets were regularly eulogised as the permanent powerhouses of the world...

    21. June 10, 2015

      Developing nation growth slowing, warns World Bank

      Developing countries are facing a “structural slowdown” likely to last for years and are ceding their role as the...

    22. The World

      June 10, 2015

      Jim Yong Kim on the staggering cost of pandemics

      The president of the World Bank has warned that a pandemic could kill tens of millions people and wipe out between 5 to...

    23. June 9, 2015

      Latin Americans open more bank accounts but fail to use them

      For the development industry in recent years financial inclusion has been something of a holy grail. So from that...

    24. June 7, 2015

      Shunning Beijing’s infrastructure bank was a mistake for the US

      The Obama administration’s negative response to China’s proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was a strategic...

    25. June 2, 2015

      Keep finance safe but do not shut out the vulnerable

      Even a global financial institution cannot have operations in every city, town and village. Hence the need for...

    26. May 28, 2015

      All EU economies set to expand for first time since crisis

      All the economies of EU member states are set to expand this year for the first time since the financial crisis as a...

    27. May 27, 2015

      Climate campaign wins over more senior executives

      He calls carbon dioxide “the enemy”. He thinks global warming is one of the century’s biggest challenges and he wants...

    28. May 26, 2015

      Rapid urban growth requires prompt action

      Seeing the future does not require a crystal ball — just an understanding of cities. The world is moving from agrarian...

    29. May 26, 2015

      India tops China in Asian growth league

      Shifting trade patterns, cheaper oil and a slowing Chinese economy are helping to shake up the league table of Asian...

    30. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2015

      Latin America needs China to help close infrastructure gap

      To many South American leaders, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit this week couldn’t come at a better time, and from...

    31. FT Data

      May 13, 2015

      Ireland is the wealthiest economy in Europe...or not

      Gross domestic product (GDP) – the product generated in a country- is similar to the gross national product (GNP) – the...

    32. beyondbrics

      May 11, 2015

      As obituaries are written for the World Bank, the IMF is set to become indispensable

      Obituaries have been written for the World Bank following the arrival of China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank...

    33. beyondbrics

      May 1, 2015

      Huge solar projects in north Africa target Europe, but will Brussels help?

      One of the most interesting solar projects around, TuNur, hopes to generate two nuclear power plants’ worth of...

    34. April 28, 2015

      Republicans attack new global insurance rules

      Global insurance rules face a revolt in the US as Republicans spearhead complaints that international regulators who...

    35. Gavyn Davies

      April 26, 2015

      China may join the unconventional monetary club

      At the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington a week ago, downside risks to the Chinese economy were discussed...

    36. April 23, 2015

      America’s wobbly economic leadership

      The underlying theme of last week’s IMF/World Bank spring meetings was rising angst over retreating US leadership. The...

    37. April 20, 2015

      Industrial companies count the cost of doing business in Russia

      Claas is not due to open a €120m extension of its farm machinery factory in Krasnodar, near Russia’s Black Sea coast,...

    38. April 19, 2015

      IMF chief encourages Greece to bring reforms to ‘fruition’

      Greece’s populist government must set aside politics and bring promised reforms to “fruition” to save its economy and...

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