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      World Bank shake-up yields only half Kim’s target of $400m savings

      The World Bank is set to make net savings that are half the size of a much-touted $400m target as administrative costs...

    2. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      US nominates Kim for second World Bank term

      The US has wasted no time in nominating Jim Yong Kim for a second term as president of the World Bank. The trained...

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    1. August 23, 2016

      World Bank clears way for Kim’s second term

      The World Bank’s board has ignored a call by its staff to conduct an international search for a new president,...

    2. August 10, 2016

      The case for reform at the World Bank

      The World Bank demands transparent, meritocratic governance of those countries that seek its assistance. It has yet to...

    3. August 10, 2016

      Jim Yong Kim is lightning rod for World Bank angst

      Jim Yong Kim has spent the past few months quietly campaigning for a second term as president of the World Bank, and...

    4. August 9, 2016

      World Bank staff challenge Jim Yong Kim’s second term

      The World Bank's powerful staff association has called for an international search for a replacement to President Jim...

    5. July 27, 2016

      Indonesia reappoints Indrawati as finance minister

      President Joko Widodo has brought back Sri Mulyani Indrawati, the highly regarded managing director of the World Bank,...

    6. May 3, 2016

      Water scarcity threatens growth and stability, study warns

      Worsening water scarcity fuelled by climate change could cost regions such as the Middle East and northern Africa up to...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. January 9, 2016

      Brazil ex-finance head joins World Bank

      The World Bank is bringing one of the architects of a new Chinese-led rival into its management ranks and appointing...

    10. December 21, 2015

      World Bank cancels $265m Uganda road project

      The World Bank has taken the rare step of cancelling a $265m road project in Uganda amid allegations of mismanagement...

    11. November 11, 2015

      China loses its top voice at the World Bank

      For all but three of the past 18 years the World Bank’s senior management has had a common theme. Serving high in the...

    12. November 6, 2015

      World Bank hit by executive departures

      The World Bank’s top Chinese executive and French chief financial officer are both stepping down, in another blow to...

    13. October 14, 2015

      A new mission could transform the World Bank’s fortunes

      When in doubt, lend more. The modus operandi that has inspired the World Bank since its creation in 1944 is still in...

    14. October 7, 2015

      Wealthy countries urged to embrace migration

      Demographic shifts are likely to feed large-scale migration from poor countries to richer ones for decades to come,...

    15. October 4, 2015

      Extreme poverty ‘down by a quarter’ since 2012

      Extreme global poverty has fallen by more than a quarter since 2012, with 200m people rising above a new line of $1.90...

    16. October 4, 2015

      World Bank head opens case over capital

      The World Bank’s president has begun making the case for an increase of the institution’s capital base, arguing that a...

    17. July 17, 2015

      World Bank backtracks on China criticism

      The World Bank formally disavowed a report critical of China’s financial sector on Friday and said it would co-invest...

    18. The World

      June 10, 2015

      Jim Yong Kim on the staggering cost of pandemics

      The president of the World Bank has warned that a pandemic could kill tens of millions people and wipe out between 5 to...

    19. April 16, 2015

      World Bank: Stress test

      In the muddy waters of the Congo, where the river speeds into what are known as the Inga Rapids, sits what some see as...

    20. April 7, 2015

      World Bank chief endorses rival AIIB

      The World Bank’s US-appointed president has vowed to find “innovative” ways to work with a new Chinese-led Asian...

    21. March 4, 2015

      World Bank chief warns of surge in people facing resettlement

      The head of the World Bank expects a surge in the number of people forced to relocate from their homes as a result of...

    22. February 20, 2015

      World Bank staff cleared over $1bn China loan

      An independent review has cleared World Bank staff of any wrongdoing in the handling of a $1bn loan from China despite...

    23. February 4, 2015

      World Bank investigates $1bn China loan

      The World Bank has launched an investigation into its handling of a $1bn loan from China after the bank’s treasurer...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. October 25, 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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