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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

Special Reports

  1. The Future of Development Banks 2012

    The idea of rich countries funding development in poor countries is becoming a thing o...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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)...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. September 23, 2012

    New world order sets a double goal

    Bob Zoellick summed up the “new age of globalisation” faced by public policy students after they left the Pardee RAND...

  26. May 13, 2012

    US and Europe need ‘to learn from rest of world’

    It reflects the changes in the world economy since Robert Zoellick became head of the World Bank in 2007 that these days he...

  27. April 17, 2012

    Africa presses for World Bank reform

    African leaders and development experts are to push for changes in World Bank policy and faster reform of its selection...

  28. beyondbrics

    April 17, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Argentina to renationalise oil group YPF * India cuts rates in growth gamble * World Bank picks Kim as next head * Bolton...

  29. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Apple’s shares plunged 4.1% on Monday, the fifth consecutive day of price falls for the electronics maker. (Wall Street...

  30. beyondbrics

    April 17, 2012

    London headlines

    * World Bank picks Kim as next head * Argentina to renationalise oil group * LME eyes renminbi move for metals * Russia said...

  31. beyondbrics

    April 16, 2012

    World Bank chooses Kim (surprise!)

    The World Bank on Monday chose Jim Yong Kim (pictured left), the US nominee, as its next president. While the decision was...

  32. April 16, 2012

    World Bank picks Kim as next head

    The World Bank has chosen Jim Yong Kim as its next president, ending a bitter selection process that the US nominee’s main...

  33. April 13, 2012

    Kim on track to lead World Bank

    Jim Yong Kim, the US nominee, seems certain to become the next president of the World Bank after developing countries failed...

  34. April 8, 2012

    Ms Rousseff goes to Washington

    The White House decision to withhold state honours from Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s newish president, on her trip to Washington...

  35. beyondbrics

    April 5, 2012

    Brics vs World Bank

    There’s nothing Brazil’s finance minister loves more than a face-off between the ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ world. But...

  36. April 3, 2012

    Non-US World Bank nominees look to Europe

    The selection of a new president for the World Bank may appear competitive, with three contenders criss-crossing the globe...

  37. 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...

  38. March 30, 2012

    Right time for a World Bank renaissance man

    When Dr Jim Yong Kim, the likely next head of the World Bank, was a teenager, his father urged him to study a subject at...

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