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    1. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2016

      No, Russia is not in decline - at least not any more and not yet

      A survey of recent writings on Russia by western scholars reveals a widely-held view that the largest of the 15...

    2. April 22, 2016

      Democratic Republic of Congo signs deal to protect rainforest

      The Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday signed a landmark $200m deal with donors to help the African nation protect...

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    1. Investing in Portugal

      Growth is vital for dealing with problems such as a fragile banking sector and a poten...
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    1. April 22, 2016

      Lunch with the FT: Jin Liqun

      The Qingfeng fast-food chain is the most famous place to buy steamed buns in China. In late 2013, the country’s...

    2. April 21, 2016

      A tepid crusade against illicit offshore finance

      The publication of the Panama Papers and the revelation that David Cameron benefited from his father’s offshore trust...

    3. April 21, 2016

      Ecuador president promises ‘millionaire tax’ to fund quake recovery

      Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador, has promised new measures to raise the billions of dollars needed to rebuild a...

    4. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      China-Mexico fund invests $140m in Citla Energy

      Nearly 18 months after its inception, a $1.2bn China-Mexico private equity fund (CMF) managed by a World Bank unit has...

    5. April 20, 2016

      China’s air pollution lifts in coastal cities, but drifts inland

      The smog is thinning in China’s eastern cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, but worsening in the country’s interior,...

    6. April 19, 2016

      Mission creep at the World Bank must stop

      Another emerging market commodity exporter deep in fiscal trouble; another chance for the World Bank to try to prove...

    7. April 19, 2016

      China’s AIIB seeks to pave new Silk Road with first projects

      China’s flagship international development bank is hoping to pave a new Silk Road, with at least three of its initial...

    8. April 18, 2016

      Papua New Guinea seeks World Bank loan after dollar shortage

      Papua New Guinea is seeking a World Bank loan of hundreds of millions of dollars to tackle a foreign exchange crisis...

    9. April 18, 2016

      Palestinian Authority losing $285m in tax revenues

      The Palestinian Authority is losing $285m in tax revenues a year because its current economic arrangements with Israel...

    10. April 17, 2016

      Indonesia: Toiling over transition

      Swinging a machete, Achmad Pailkol hacks a path through his three-hectare plantation in Indonesia’s Maluku province....

    11. April 15, 2016

      G20 threatens tax havens over standards

      The world’s leading finance ministers have warned tax havens that if they fail to co-operate with new transparency...

    12. April 15, 2016

      Caution reigns over commodity currencies

      Commodity currencies were boosted by data showing China hitting its growth target on Friday, however FX strategists...

    13. April 14, 2016

      Richest states must lift migration aid, say IMF and World Bank

      The international migration crisis is a growing threat to the global economy and rich countries need to do more to help...

    14. April 13, 2016

      AIIB and World Bank to work on joint projects

      The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has struck an agreement to undertake joint projects with the World Bank as the...

    15. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      Commodity trade finance business has shrunk by 10% since 2008

      New capital requirements for banks has led to a gap in financing shipments of commodities from emerging markets that...

    16. April 13, 2016

      World Bank sets aside $2.5bn for female education

      The World Bank will set aside $2.5bn over the next five years for projects aimed at helping adolescent girls in the...

    17. April 11, 2016

      US calls for more aggressive IMF policing

      US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has called for the International Monetary Fund to play a more aggressive role in...

    18. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Moody's welcomes possible bailout for Angola

      A bailout from the International Monetary Fund would be “credit positive” for Angola, Moody’s said. The ratings agency...

    19. April 11, 2016

      Fujimori leads first round of Peru presidential election

      Peru’s presidential election hardened into a two-horse race on Sunday with Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the disgraced...

    20. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      World Bank revises Asia Pacific growth forecasts

      The World Bank has released updated projections for growth in the East Asia and Pacific region, and there’s plenty of...

    21. April 10, 2016

      World Bank lending at record since aftermath of financial crisis

      A surge in demand by ailing commodity exporters in the developing world has pushed up lending from the World Bank this...

    22. April 10, 2016

      Week Ahead Markets Diary: US likely to remain in a profit recession

      Corporate America steals the spotlight from central banks next week as the earnings season kicks off. Here’s what to...

    23. April 10, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Health of world economy in focus

      The cream of the world’s financial sector will gather in Washington this week for the spring meetings of the...

    24. April 10, 2016

      Global economic recovery ‘in danger of stalling’

      The world economy is beset by feeble growth and a recovery that is “weak, uneven and in danger of stalling yet again,”...

    25. April 9, 2016

      Nigeria eyes China’s panda bond market to help plug $11bn deficit

      Nigeria is considering selling a Chinese panda bond to help finance a budget deficit of about $11bn, its finance...

    26. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Week ahead: US earnings, IMF-World Bank, China GDP

      Corporate America steals the spotlight from central banks next week as earnings season kicks off. Here’s what to watch...

    27. beyondbrics

      April 8, 2016

      We need more and better coordinated action to stem the roots of terror and forced migration

      From the horrifying scenes in Ivory Coast, Mali and Brussels to the tragic refugee crisis in Lebanon and on Europe’s...

    28. April 7, 2016

      Russia: Putin’s balance sheet

      A few things in Yaroslav’s apartment still bear witness to the life he had: the well-fed orange cat, his daughter’s...

    29. April 6, 2016

      Angola turns to IMF for bailout amid oil price fallout

      Angola has requested a bailout from the International Monetary Fund which could be worth more than $1.5bn, making the...

    30. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Angola becomes latest oil producer seeking IMF bailout

      Angola has requested a bailout from the International Monetary Fund that could be worth more than $1.5bn, making the...

    31. April 6, 2016

      Banks and investors commit $8bn to low carbon initiative

      A group of nine banks, investors and public sector lenders have committed $8bn to a collaboration that they say will...

    32. April 5, 2016

      Southeast Asia scheme taps taxi app to ease traffic jams

      The World Bank has tapped into the sharing economy to help improve one of Southeast Asia’s most intractable problems:...

    33. Larry Summers blog

      April 4, 2016

      Data collection is the ultimate public good

      Last Wednesday I spoke at at a World Bank conference on price statistics. While this is not usually thought of as a...

    34. April 3, 2016

      Iraq’s ability to rebuild is threatened on three fronts

      On a sandy bank where the Euphrates river marks the outskirts of Baghdad, a chunk of metal bridge sits tantalisingly...

    35. April 3, 2016

      New fronts open up in rekindled currency wars

      In 2010 Guido Mantega, then Brazil’s finance minister, accused the United States and fellow powerful economies of...

    36. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2016

      Refugee crisis highlights EM infrastructure needs

      By Wiebke Schloemer, International Finance Corporation There’s no doubt that the recent influx of refugees has strained...

    37. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2016

      Nigeria's problems are compounded by sub-national debt

      By Matthew Page, Council on Foreign Relations Africa’s largest economy is struggling to find its feet. Sliding oil...

    38. March 22, 2016

      Obama finds a new friend in Argentina

      When the Argentine frigate Libertad was impounded in Ghana four years ago at the behest of a litigious hedge fund, it...

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