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    1. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Naira slides to new low ahead of central bank meeting

      The naira has hit yet new record lows this morning as the currency continues to slide in the wake of the country’s move...

    2. July 24, 2016

      The World Bank recruits a true freethinker

      The World Bank has for some time been an institution in search of a function. With the appointment of Paul Romer, the...

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    1. July 22, 2016

      World Bank urges China to deepen healthcare reform

      The World Bank on Friday urged China to take its healthcare reforms to a new level or risk spending an extra 3 per cent...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 19, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - China slowdown story has moved into a new phase as government props up ailing private sector? -...

    3. July 17, 2016

      Azerbaijan hits out at IMF’s response to oil price drop

      Azerbaijan has criticised the International Monetary Fund for its response to the oil price crash, arguing that the...

    4. July 17, 2016

      World Bank set to name Paul Romer as chief economist

      The World Bank is set to appoint Paul Romer, a longtime advocate of the economic power of human capital and student of...

    5. July 13, 2016

      Tanzania’s fintech and mobile money transform business practice

      Ramadhani Saidi Gereza is a barometer for the way mobile phone technology is changing Tanzania. The engine oil seller...

    6. July 8, 2016

      Lagarde keeps up Beijing’s voice in IMF

      Beijing is to preserve its voice within the International Monetary Fund’s senior management after Christine Lagarde...

    7. July 6, 2016

      Cash-starved Zimbabwe closes in on IMF deal to clear debts

      Zimbabwe is close to putting the final touches to a debt-arrears package that could see it receive an emergency...

    8. July 5, 2016

      Corruption: Moving money out of purgatory

      Aaron Bornstein arrived in Kazakhstan in February 2009 with $84m and a daunting assignment. His job was to hand out...

    9. July 4, 2016

      China’s HNA group aims to do more deals

      The chairman of HNA group, the acquisitive Chinese conglomerate, is looking to do more deals because he is confident...

    10. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2016

      $19tn in cash economy hide world of opportunity

      Matthew Blake, World Economic Forum and Gloria M. Grandolini, World Bank Maria owns a tiendita, a small local shop on...

    11. June 24, 2016

      AIIB gathers for inaugural annual meeting

      China’s first multilateral development bank approved its inaugural projects on Friday ahead of a gathering of its...

    12. June 19, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Final days of UK’s EU vote campaign

      The EU referendum is in its final week with a definitive shift in the polls towards Britain to leave. The game is not...

    13. beyondbrics

      June 17, 2016

      Inaugural investor forum can bridge refugee funding gap

      The European, regional and global economic and political spillovers from the Middle East-Africa refugee crisis continue...

    14. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      How low could Bund yields go: a chart

      There’s no end in sight for the turbo-charged Bund rally. Germany’s 10-year bond yields have broken fresh ground...

    15. June 10, 2016

      Pedro Pablo Kuczynski seeks consensus in divided Peru

      Just hours after beating Keiko Fujimori to win Peru’s most closely fought presidential contest in more than 50 years,...

    16. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Malaysia industrial production taps the accelerator

      Factory output in Malaysia regained a touch of upward momentum in April – just not quite enough to meet expectations....

    17. June 9, 2016

      Former World Bank economist wins knife-edge Peru election

      Former World Bank economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has won the tightest presidential election in Peru in more than 50...

    18. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Peru's Kuczynski wins election by 41,438 votes

      Peru’s electoral authority has confirmed economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is the country’s new president. In a...

    19. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2016

      Textbook defying global dollar shortages

      Take a long hard look at this chart: It comes by way of Hyun Song Shin’s latest piece for the BIS, delivered to a World...

    20. June 8, 2016

      Emerging markets find it hard to play catch-up

      Catching up is hard to do. Having spent more than a century watching their incomes fall behind the rich countries, many...

    21. June 7, 2016

      Emerging market catch-up set back ‘decades’

      Emerging nations’ drive to catch up with the incomes of the developed world has been set back decades by the slowdown...

    22. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      Global growth downgraded to 2.4% — World Bank

      Another forecast, another downgrade for the stuttering world economy. Global growth will fall to just 2.4 per cent this...

    23. June 7, 2016

      Peru election comes down to last few votes

      Peru’s presidential election hung in the balance on Tuesday, as the narrow overnight lead that the economist Pedro...

    24. Fast FT

      June 6, 2016

      Peru presidential runoff in dead heat

      Peru‘s presidential runoff was in a dead heat on Sunday night with Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a former World Bank...

    25. June 3, 2016

      Law firms use guile to expand in Asean

      Over the past five decades, East Asia’s growth has been aided by a range of factors — key among them reductions in...

    26. June 1, 2016

      Urbanisation is ‘money-printing machine’ for social good

      Joan Clos, one-time doctor and former mayor of Barcelona, is hoping to encourage politicians to see cities not as...

    27. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      Thai factory output holds up in April

      Thailand’s factories outpaced production expectations in April even as output slowed from the previous month, striking...

    28. May 25, 2016

      Rwanda’s leader is both Solomon and Saddam

      You get the feeling that nothing moves in Kigali, Rwanda’s prim and tidy capital, without Paul Kagame’s say-so. On the...

    29. FT Alphaville

      May 24, 2016

      Is the IMF under-counting the Greek government's financial assets?

      According to the International Monetary Fund, the Greek government’s financial assets were worth around €3bn in 2015,...

    30. May 22, 2016

      World Bank launches first insurance market for pandemic risk

      Outbreaks of diseases such as ebola will trigger a $500m fund to help countries and health agencies fight infection...

    31. May 21, 2016

      World Bank launches pandemic risk insurance market

      New diseases such as Ebola will automatically trigger a $500m fund to fight back after the World Bank launched the...

    32. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2016

      Responding to pandemics: new ways of raising finance, and fast

      We are facing a growing and menacing threat posed by pandemics. Recent years have witnessed SARS, bird flu, MERS, Ebola...

    33. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Brazil appoints new central bank head

      Brazil’s new finance minister, Henrique Meirelles, has appointed one of the country’s most respected economists to head...

    34. May 17, 2016

      Fintech takes off in Africa as lenders tap mobile technology

      Finca, a US microfinance organisation, and First Access, a New York-based data analytics company, have formed a...

    35. FT Data

      May 14, 2016

      Life is short…for Americans

      Life expectancy has increased sharply across advanced nations over the last fifty years. In 2014, people residing in...

    36. May 12, 2016

      How better governance reaps rewards for central and eastern Europe

      Pulling together a fully audited annual report can seem like a costly and time-consuming process. But not when it saves...

    37. May 11, 2016

      Bad times send African borrowers back to the IMF

      Zimbabwe stands ready to print its own version of the US dollar and to sell wildlife from its game reserves to raise...

    38. beyondbrics

      May 11, 2016

      Middle East needs to close gender gap to spur growth

      By Mouayed Makhlouf , International Finance Corporation For years, the Middle East and North Africa has been grappling...

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