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    1. beyondbrics

      October 29, 2014

      'Doing Business' survey at World Bank has a new look, but China will still not be happy

      The World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” rankings have long been a favourite grousing point for policymakers in the...

    2. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Will Tunisia's polls free the Mediterranean tiger?

      Hopes are high for Tunisia’s economy after Nida Tunis, the country’s main secular party, won power in the second free...

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      The idea of rich countries funding development in poor countries is becoming a thing o...
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    1. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Venezuela and Exxon: another round?

      Wasn’t it the case that the compensation Venezuela was ordered to pay Exxon by a World Bank arbitration tribunal was a...

    2. beyondbrics

      October 27, 2014

      Poverty in the Horn of Africa: donors step in

      What links a middle-income powerhouse growing at 5 per cent a year with a failed state limping in with a $2.6bn economy and...

    3. October 27, 2014

      Jim Yong Kim finds mission in Ebola crisis

      When Jim Yong Kim took over as president of the World Bank in July 2012, his professional background came under scrutiny....

    4. October 24, 2014

      US governors order Ebola quarantine

      A healthcare worker detained after returning to the US from west Africa has tested negative for the Ebola virus but remains...

    5. The A-List

      October 24, 2014

      Realising China’s sustainable growth rate

      Temple night market  © Ray Laskowitz / Getty Images The former US Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers and his Harvard...

    6. October 21, 2014

      Uganda turns east: Chinese money will build infrastructure says Museveni

      Uganda is counting on China to provide $10bn to build much of its infrastructure backbone because Beijing offers the...

    7. beyondbrics

      October 20, 2014

      Four things to watch for in China's economic data

      By Gabriel Wildau and Lucy Hornby The quarterly release of China’s GDP figures has turned into a mini-drama, with reporters...

    8. October 17, 2014

      US and UK make fresh calls for action on Ebola

      The US and Britain made fresh pleas on Friday for all countries to “come together” and get “all hands on deck” to fight the...

    9. The A-List

      October 15, 2014

      An underfunded WHO is incapable of fighting Ebola

      Protective clothing at a WHO training centre in Liberia  © PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images Now that Ebola has reached the US...

    10. October 10, 2014

      Germany needs to fix its economic model

      The world has become used to thinking of Germany as one of the few healthy countries in the eurozone casualty ward. It is a...

    11. October 10, 2014

      Harder push for trade deals needed to spur global growth

      As the International Monetary Fund and World Bank convene their annual meetings today, we face an uncertain global economic...

    12. October 10, 2014

      US accuses Japan of jeopardising trade pact

      The top US trade official has accused Japan of not living up to its promises and putting both its own promised structural...

    13. October 9, 2014

      Productivity crisis haunts world economy power league

      It is all change at the top of the world economy power league. Not since the late 19th century, when the US overtook the UK...

    14. October 9, 2014

      African leaders plead for more help to fight Ebola

      The leaders of the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak pleaded on Thursday for the international community to...

    15. October 8, 2014

      Ebola is one of several risks facing west Africa

      Global equity and debt markets and international policy makers are awaking to the economic implications of the Ebola...

    16. October 8, 2014

      Ebola poses $33bn threat to west Africa economy as human cost grows

      Concerns grew over the potential global economic impact of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa after the World Bank warned on...

    17. October 8, 2014

      Ebola outbreak creates big risk for financial markets: overreacting

      In 2003, the FT gave me a biohazard protection suit. An unusual staff perk, you might think, compared with sponsored gym...

    18. October 8, 2014

      World Bank chief dogged by staff anger

      Jim Yong Kim, World Bank president, would really like to focus on the bank’s goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030 or...

    19. Gavyn Davies

      October 7, 2014

      Germany is stalling

      Tuesday’s extremely weak German industrial production figures published for August have come an awkward time for the German...

    20. beyondbrics

      October 7, 2014

      South America’s slowdown: “it’s different this time?”

      South America’s economies are slowing. US interest rates are rising and commodity prices are starting to drop. The region...

    21. beyondbrics

      October 6, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Silva blames ‘old politics’ for defeat | Support fell for environmentalist outsider after PT unleashed slick...

    22. October 6, 2014

      World Bank cuts China growth forecast

      China will not only fall short of its own target of about 7.5 per cent growth this year but will miss out on an...

    23. October 6, 2014

      Rich nations urged to honour pledges to increase aid

      Rich nations should stop counting spending that stays in their own country as aid in order to give a clearer picture of...

    24. October 5, 2014

      Policy makers to focus on global outlook

      Washington DC is likely to become even more swamped with policy makers this week as the G20 and the International Monetary...

    25. October 5, 2014

      Rwanda finds working with the neighbours pays off

      The government of President Paul Kagame, who has for years maintained a firm grip on Rwanda’s politics, has built a...

    26. October 1, 2014

      Bureaucracy remains source of frustration for new businesses

      Mieczyslaw Wilczek died only this year, but in the view of many Polish entrepreneurs, his dream died long ago, when...

    27. October 1, 2014

      Rousseff backed as shift to the left prompts fears for Brazil’s markets

      Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has been defiant in his backing of his protégé, Dilma Rousseff, as she...

    28. October 1, 2014

      The Brics bank is a feeble strike against dollar hegemony

      The new financial institutions announced by the Brics nations in July – a development bank and an arrangement to share...

    29. September 30, 2014

      US and Afghanistan sign security deal

      The new government in Afghanistan signed security pacts with both the US and Nato on Tuesday which will allow around 12,000...

    30. September 30, 2014

      Low US soyabean stocks fail to halt price slide

      A report revealing the lowest US soyabean stockpiles in more than four decades failed to arrest a steep price slide for the...

    31. September 30, 2014

      Kenya sees economy grow 25% after statistical revision

      Kenya has been newly classified a middle-income country after a statistical reassessment increased the size of its economy...

    32. beyondbrics

      September 29, 2014

      Guest post: Ukraine must push ahead with reform

      By Dmytro Shymkiv of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration In cooperation with the European Union, Ukraine is pushing...

    33. September 28, 2014

      From Bentleys to fish, Russia’s economy feels sanctions’ sting

      More than once, Mikhail Zub was driven to the verge of failure in his attempts over the past 20 years to transform a rotting...

    34. September 25, 2014

      Kazakhstan revives conflict-hit bond sale

      Kazakhstan has once again announced its intention to borrow money on international debt markets as political tensions...

    35. September 24, 2014

      ‘Supranationals’ borrow at record levels

      The effects of the global financial crisis have pushed “supranational” organisations such as the World Bank to issue record...

    36. September 23, 2014

      Commodities: Cereal excess

      Towering like a missile above the Illinois prairie town of Monticello, the galvanised metal silo that Topflight Grain...

    37. September 23, 2014

      IFC launches India’s first Maharaja bond

      The International Finance Corporation on Tuesday sold the debut tranche of its $2.5bn “Maharaja” rupee bond programme, the...

    38. September 21, 2014

      Axa joins IFC in developing markets insurance push

      Axa is to partner with the private investment arm of the World Bank in what is set to be the most wide-ranging...

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