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    1. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2014

      FirstFT (the new Lunch Wrap)

      Asian stocks surged on China’s interest rate cut last week, which renewed hopes of faster growth in the region’s biggest...

    2. November 23, 2014

      World Bank warns of climate perils

      A “frightening world” of global instability lies ahead unless governments tackle the threat of man-made climate change, the...

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    1. Health: Emerging Markets

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    1. November 20, 2014

      The World Bank risks sliding into irrelevance

      A few years ago, turmoil at the world’s main development bank would have generated headlines across the globe. Today it...

    2. November 19, 2014

      Man tests positive for Ebola at Delhi airport

      A 26-year-old Indian man who returned from Liberia this month after recovering from Ebola is being kept in isolation at...

    3. November 14, 2014

      G20 poised to take steps to tackle Ebola

      World leaders gathering at this weekend’s summit of the Group of 20 leading economies are expected to agree on new steps to...

    4. November 12, 2014

      G20 to consider plans to create pandemic fighting fund

      Plans for a multibillion-dollar emergency fund to tackle future pandemics will be floated at the Group of 20 summit of major...

    5. 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...

    6. 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....

    7. 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...

    8. October 16, 2014

      There is a strong economic case for universal health coverage

      Leaders in emerging markets often tell me they want to improve their competitiveness while lifting people out of poverty and...

    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 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...

    11. September 17, 2014

      IMF and World Bank pledge $300m for Ebola campaign

      The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have pledged $300m in emergency aid for the three most affected countries...

    12. September 8, 2014

      Congo renews push for Grand Inga dam, an African white elephant

      On a wooden stake planted in Africa’s equatorial forest, a small hand-painted sign reads: “Here will be erected the water...

    13. August 4, 2014

      World Bank pledges $200m to fight Ebola

      The World Bank pledged up to $200m in emergency funding to help fight the Ebola virus in west Africa, as the death toll in...

    14. The World

      April 15, 2014

      Smart Reads April 15, 2014

      • The FT continues its Fragile Middle series with a look at how one in five Chinese are only one pay packet away from...

    15. beyondbrics

      April 11, 2014

      The weekender - April 11

      The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

    16. The World

      April 10, 2014

      Smart reads, April 10, 2014

      From the FT: The mining arm of Beny Steinmetz’s business empire won its rights to a multibillion-dollar iron-ore prospect in...

    17. April 9, 2014

      Restructuring hell at the World Bank

      When Jim Yong Kim was appointed to head the World Bank he was hailed as an inspired choice who would help to renew its...

    18. April 7, 2014

      World Bank: Man on a mission

      The World Bank will declare its ambition to “End Poverty” when finance ministers gather for its spring meeting in Washington...

    19. March 11, 2014

      Climate focus drives demand for ‘green’ bonds

      With billions of dollars of investment required to cope with climate change, the market for “green” bonds that finance...

    20. March 5, 2014

      Goldman seeds $600m fund for women entrepreneurs

      Goldman Sachs and the World Bank are launching a fund aimed at raising $600m in capital for 100,000 women entrepreneurs in...

    21. January 24, 2014

      World Bank climate change envoy Rachel Kyte on her new mission

      On a wintry morning in Washington DC (the area is awaiting a fresh blast of Arctic air and a 40F plunge in temperatures)...

    22. December 17, 2013

      World Bank’s lending to poor flat as austerity bites

      The World Bank’s resources for lending to the poorest countries will be flat in real terms for the next three years as...

    23. December 12, 2013

      World Bank drives accountability in donor-funded health projects

      Governments in poor countries will increasingly see a portion of the aid they receive based on the proven outcome of...

    24. beyondbrics

      December 4, 2013

      UN's Green Climate Fund: much like a pension fund

      South Korea’s pride got a boost last year when it was chosen to host the UN’s Green Climate Fund, aimed at channeling...

    25. November 4, 2013

      Western donors pledge $8bn in aid for the Sahel region

      Africa’s Sahel region is to receive more than $8bn in aid from the EU and World Bank after the donors said economic...

    26. beyondbrics

      July 31, 2013

      A brief history of Brazilian bolshiness

      Brazil has been putting its weight about again, this time throwing a spanner into the IMF’s efforts to secure an €11bn...

    27. June 24, 2013

      Panel urges World Bank to drop country rankings from ‘doing business’ report

      An independent panel has urged the World Bank to eradicate the overall country rankings in its controversial Doing Business...

    28. June 7, 2013

      World Bank urged to shake up report rankings

      An independent panel will advise the World Bank to scrap the overall ranking of countries in its controversial Doing...

    29. beyondbrics

      May 7, 2013

      New York headlines

      * China seeks to water down key World Bank report * Brussels trains its sights on Slovenia * US says China is stepping up...

    30. FT Alphaville

      May 6, 2013

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Stocks on Wall Street resumed gains and traded at fresh record highs after a lacklustre...

    31. May 6, 2013

      China seeks to water down key World Bank report

      China is leading an effort to water down the World Bank’s most popular research report in a test of the development...

    32. March 4, 2013

      S Korea’s Park apologises for deadlock

      South Korea’s new president has apologised after a troubled first week in office, in which delays in passing a vital bill...

    33. beyondbrics

      February 18, 2013

      South Korea's Park blows chance of confident start

      Just one week before Park Geun-hye (pictured) is sworn in as South Korea’s new president, she is still slogging through a...

    34. beyondbrics

      February 4, 2013

      S Korea: Special Olympics gives taste of 2018 winter games

      Lee Myung-bak’s approval ratings remain painfully low as he prepares to step down as South Korean president next month. But...

    35. January 30, 2013

      Park’s promised fresh start for Korea falters

      During her victorious run for the South Korean presidency late last year, Park Geun-hye promised to clean up politics, a...

    36. January 16, 2013

      World Bank cautions on economic stimulus

      Developing countries should not be tempted to stimulate their economies this year in the face of weak growth, the World Bank...

    37. November 18, 2012

      World Bank chief makes climate change plea

      Jim Yong Kim, World Bank president, has made an urgent plea for action to address the “devastating” risks of climate change...

    38. October 8, 2012

      World Bank cuts China growth forecast

      The World Bank has cut its forecast for growth in China’s economy this year to 7.7 per cent, a sharp downgrade from the...

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