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  1. September 15, 2014

    US alarmed by prospect of Scottish ‘Yes’ in independence vote

    A Yes vote for independence would be an economic mistake for Scotland and a geopolitical disaster for the west, senior US...

  2. January 26, 2014

    ‘The Power of Currencies and Currencies of Power’, edited by Alan Wheatley

    The Power of Currencies and Currencies of Power, edited by Alan Wheatley, Routledge, RRP£9.99 In the bitter attrition of the...

  1. October 7, 2013

    Zoellick joins Goldman Sachs as adviser

    Robert Zoellick, the former president of the World Bank, is joining Goldman Sachs as chairman of the bank’s board of...

  2. September 22, 2013

    Trans-Pacific Partnership: Ocean’s Twelve

    If all goes to plan, within a few months the world will have an enormous new trading bloc that will affect everything from...

  3. August 1, 2013

    Robert Zoellick joins Temasek board

    Temasek, the Singapore state investment agency, has appointed former World Bank chief Robert Zoellick to its board as it...

  4. beyondbrics

    June 5, 2013

    Further reading: of yoga and cricket

    Wednesday’s selection courtesy of beyondbrics: the global economy’s move to the southeast, yoga sessions in Taksim Square,...

  5. August 9, 2012

    Foreign policy divides US right

    After the gaffes and missteps of Mitt Romney’s recent international tour, the appointment of Robert Zoellick to head the...

  6. The World

    August 9, 2012

    Romney and the rise of Bob Zoellick

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a fairly critical piece about Mitt Romney’s foreign policy stance.  In my column I suggested...

  7. June 5, 2012

    Make leaders accountable across Europe

    From Prof Josep Colomer. Sir, The president of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, rightly calls on European leaders, and the...

  8. May 28, 2012

    A new New Deal to cut youth unemployment

    The crisis in the eurozone is once again rightly fuelling concern over youth unemployment. The numbers are shocking, but no...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. April 5, 2012

    Brics bank is a fine idea whose time has come

    From Dr Mattia Romani, Prof Nicholas Stern and Prof Joseph Stiglitz. Sir, Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, is...

  12. 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...

  13. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Mixed factory data leave traders cautious * China targets Mongolia in SouthGobi move * Zoellick throws support behind...

  14. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2012

    London headlines

    * Zoellick throws support behind Brics bank * Nations pledge aid to rebels in Syria * Opposition claims Suu Kyi victory...

  15. FT Alphaville

    April 2, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    - European finance ministers focus on getting more support from the IMF. (Wall Street Journal) This comes after the...

  16. April 1, 2012

    Zoellick throws support behind Brics bank

    Robert Zoellick, the outgoing president of the World Bank, has backed the creation of a Brics bank, saying the need for such...

  17. 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...

  18. March 30, 2012

    Okonjo-Iweala offers Bank both macro and micro vision

    From Prof Jagdish Bhagwati. Sir, In your editorial “The right leader for the World Bank” (March 28) you say that Ngozi...

  19. March 28, 2012

    World Bank selection a ‘hypocrisy test’

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Nigerian finance minister seeking to become the first non-American to lead the World Bank, has...

  20. March 27, 2012

    The right leader for the World Bank

    After months of speculation, the final list of candidates for the next World Bank president is now clear. On Friday Barack...

  21. March 23, 2012

    US fields health expert for World Bank

    The US has nominated health policy expert Jim Yong Kim as next president of the World Bank, in a surprise selection that may...

  22. The A-List

    March 23, 2012

    Last chance for a new World Bank

    Years ago, a simple chant united millions of Latin Americans in their desire to move away from dictatorship: cambia, todo...

  23. March 23, 2012

    Mexico calls for open World Bank choice

    Mexico’s top central banker on Thursday said it was time the US and Europe embraced competition when it came to naming the...

  24. March 18, 2012

    End the monopoly: let’s make it a real World Bank at last

    Robert Zoellick announced on February 17 that he would not seek a second mandate as president of the World Bank. Little has...

  25. February 28, 2012

    US to keep grip on helm of World Bank

    As went the International Monetary Fund last year, so the World Bank seems to be going now. First, the organisation’s head...

  26. FT Alphaville

    February 28, 2012

    World Bank warns China on growth fears

    China must urgently implement sweeping economic and political reforms if it is to maintain growth of even half the level it...

  27. February 27, 2012

    World Bank warns China on growth fears

    China must urgently implement sweeping economic and political reforms if it is to maintain growth of even half the level it...

  28. February 26, 2012

    Mantega calls for more eurozone flexibility

    Brazil’s finance minister has strongly questioned whether some European Union countries should remain in the region’s single...

  29. FT Alphaville

    February 17, 2012

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Philip Stephens: The Sun sinks Murdoch Now you know what it’s like,...

  30. February 16, 2012

    World Bank’s role

    Robert Zoellick has been a steadying force at the World Bank since he took over in 2007, after the abrupt departure of Paul...

  31. FT Alphaville

    February 16, 2012

    China wants say in World Bank choice

    China has said that the next World Bank president should be chosen on merit, seeking to challenge a tradition that the...

  32. February 16, 2012

    The quiet revolutionary who saved the World Bank

    Jim Wolfensohn, the master networker who led the World Bank into this century, lined the window of his office with...

  33. The World

    February 16, 2012

    Another Yank at the Bank

    Bye bye Robert Zoellick! Photo: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images Robert Zoellick goes from the World Bank, no doubt biding...

  34. February 16, 2012

    China wants say in World Bank choice

    China has said that the next World Bank president should be chosen on merit, seeking to challenge a tradition that the...

  35. beyondbrics

    February 16, 2012

    Guest post: Don't stitch up the World Bank presidency

    By Barbara Stocking of Oxfam With the news that Robert Zoellick will step down as president in June, the World Bank...

  36. February 15, 2012

    Departure leaves World Bank looking for direction

    Robert Zoellick, who on Wednesday announced his departure as president of the World Bank, calmed an institution reeling from...

  37. February 15, 2012

    Zoellick to leave World Bank

    Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank since 2007, announced on Wednesday he would step down when his current term...

  38. February 12, 2012

    IMF deal critical for Egypt, say economists

    Egypt needs a quick agreement with the International Monetary Fund in order to avert a currency crisis after the depletion...

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