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    1. January 29, 2013

      Tom Clausen, admired World Bank chief

      Banker, 1923-2013 Top bankers who make the transition from private to public sector and back again, rarely draw equal...

    2. April 2, 2012

      World Bank: An exercise of influence

      Conventional wisdom about the World Bank goes something like this: dominated by the US – which by convention nominates its...

    1. March 30, 2012

      Kim is not the best ‘development professional’

      From Mr Jonathan Brown. Sir, In nominating Jim Yong Kim for the presidency of the World Bank, Barack Obama said: “It’s time...

    2. March 24, 2012

      Gap year should be made compulsory

      From Prof C.W. Watson. Sir, In saying that “volunteering is a two-way exchange”, Gillian Tett (“Navigating the cultural...

    3. December 3, 2010

      BAA lands itself a sure-fire director

      Rachel Lomax, BAA director Former Bank of England deputy governor Rachel Lomax adds another feather to her cap as she joins...

    4. July 16, 2010

      John Mack joins China's CIC as advisor

      China Investment Corp, the country’s main sovereign wealth fund, has appointed John Mack, chairman and former chief...

    5. September 19, 2009

      Banquet tradition

      In a week of retrospection on the anniversary of the Lehman collapse, City minister Lord Myners and Northern Rock chairman...

    6. October 24, 2008

      View from the Top - James Wolfensohn, former president of the World Bank

      James Wolfensohn was the ninth president of the World Bank, serving as its chief from 1995 to 2005. During that decade, Mr...

    7. September 5, 2007

      Singapore's low-key champion

      The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation has long maintained a low-key presence in global financial and property...

    8. September 4, 2007

      Singapore flattered by imitation

      The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation has long maintained a low-key presence in global financial and property...

    9. July 25, 2007

      Hope springs eternal

      On a road half buried in sand in the windswept deserts of Rajasthan, western India, lies the remote end of the global supply...

    10. FT Alphaville

      July 10, 2007

      Ex-World Bank president buys Fabindia stake

      James Wolfensohn, the former World Bank president, has joined the rush by private equity firms to invest in India by buying...

    11. July 10, 2007

      Like companies, states must report

      Paul Wolfowitz made fighting corruption the centre-piece of his tenure at the World Bank. Building on James Wolfensohn's...

    12. July 9, 2007

      Ex-World Bank president buys Fabindia stake

      James Wolfensohn, the former World Bank president, has joined the rush by private equity firms to invest in India by buying...

    13. June 22, 2007

      Unease at Mideast role for Blair

      A US push to make Tony Blair a Middle East peace envoy has triggered unease in Brussels and elsewhere, sparking fears the...

    14. June 21, 2007

      US denies backing Blair for Mideast

      The White House yesterday poured cold water on suggestions from London that Tony Blair might become an international envoy...

    15. June 21, 2007

      US eyes role in Mideast for Blair

      Tony Blair could be heading for a career as an international envoy to the Middle East after he steps down as Britain's...

    16. June 1, 2007

      Wolfensohn woos Gulf for $500m fund

      The former World Bank president James Wolfensohn has been courting Gulf Arab investors for a new $500m (£252m, €371m)...

    17. May 17, 2007

      Fellow travellers on path to crisis

      It was clear to dinner guests seated in the comfortable surroundings of a luxurious log cabin in Jackson Hole, designed by...

    18. FT Alphaville

      May 11, 2007

      Top end pricing for VTB float

      It’s been a while, but we’ve got another passenger for FT  Alphaville’s Caviar Express — and it’s no ordinary passenger,...

    19. May 1, 2007

      VTB denies it is Kremlin’s ‘pocket bank’

      The president of VTB, Russia’s second largest bank, denied the state-owned lender is a financing arm for the government...

    20. May 1, 2007

      VTB head hopes offering will seal bank’s future

      When a liquidity crisis hit Russia’s banking system less than three years ago, Andrei Kostin, the suave president of VTB,...

    21. April 7, 2007

      World Bank review could see shift away from social projects

      The World Bank is carrying out a review that will lead to the aid agency cutting back or even abandoning some activities to...

    22. November 18, 2006

      Brown's breakfast with business

      Gordon Brown regularly delivers thundering speeches on how the economy needs to become more competitive to meet the...

    23. November 3, 2006

      An elemental economist

      This week saw the unusual spectacle of a prominent economist turned salesman. Hawking the prospect of an economic downturn...

    24. September 27, 2006

      Choose bank and IMF chiefs on competence, not nationality

      From Mr Robert E. Hindle. Sir, The shareholders of the World Bank made a significant error in the spring of 2005 by not...

    25. August 2, 2006

      Good intentions at the expense of the poor

      When "wanted" posters bearing his name and face were plastered around his hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut, Bill...

    26. August 1, 2006

      Good intentions at the expense of the poor

      When “wanted” posters bearing his name and face were plastered around his hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut, Bill Harrison,...

    27. May 11, 2006

      The Palestinian crisis

      Palestinians, on the brink of a humanitarian crisis, are to get some relief after aid donors decided this week to find ways...

    28. May 8, 2006

      Donors are in denial on graft, warns World Bank

      The World Bank's top governance expert has warned that anti-corruption plans being drafted by the bank will fail unless...

    29. May 8, 2006

      Donors in denial on graft, warns World Bank

      The World Bank’s top governance expert has warned that anti-corruption plans being drafted by the bank will fail unless they...

    30. May 1, 2006

      Wolfensohn stands down as Middle East envoy

      James Wolfensohn on Sunday ended his term as international Middle East envoy after restrictions on contacts with Hamas made...

    31. March 14, 2006

      Greenhouses in Gaza suffer export blow

      Greenhouses bought on behalf of Palestinians by Jewish American benefactors are losing up to $130,000 a day in export sales...

    32. March 10, 2006

      EU foreign ministers face aid dilemma

      The European Union faces a profound dilemma if it is to maintain pressure on Hamas while preventing an economic and...

    33. March 1, 2006

      Prudence on Palestine

      The shock of the Hamas election victory in January was such that neither Israel nor the Palestinians, much less their Arab...

    34. February 28, 2006

      EU announces €120m aid plan for Palestinian people

      The European Union yesterday announced plans to provide the Palestinian people with more than €120m in aid before the new...

    35. February 27, 2006

      EU announces €120m aid plan for Palestinians

      The European Union on Monday announced plans to provide the Palestinian people with more than €120m in aid before the new...

    36. January 30, 2006

      Wolfowitz in process of making key appointment as World Bank agrees on need for wise spending

      From Mr Graeme Wheeler. Sir, Your recent articles and subsequent editorial on management issues at the World Bank lack...

    37. January 28, 2006

      Wolfensohn warns on finances

      A financial crisis will push the Palestinian territories into chaos in a matter of days if Israel and international donors...

    38. January 27, 2006

      Palestinians face ‘chaos’ if donors cut ties

      A financial crisis will push the Palestinian territories into chaos in a matter of days if Israel and international donors...

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