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CNN, Mar 21 2018:

(CNN)Tens of millions of people in some of the world's poorest areas could be displaced by climate change in just a few decades, the World Bank has warned in a report.

The...

Financial Times, Mar 20 2018:

After years of economic uncertainty, the European Central Bank’s policymakers have another reason to be dovish: the eurozone’s rapidly ageing society.

An increasingly elderly population...

New York Times, Mar 19 2018:

China plans to name a new leader for its central bank on Monday in a move signaling that Beijing will continue an ambitious — and, some say, much needed — financial shake-up to get the country’s...

Devex, Mar 16 2018:

MANILA — A huge structural overhaul in China’s Cabinet includes plans for the establishment of an international development cooperation agency, raising significant questions about the future of...

CBS News, Mar 15 2018:

UNITED NATIONS -- The World Bank and the U.N. are sounding the alarm over a global water crisis. A joint report released Wednesday says that 40 percent of the world's population is affected by...

Financial Times, Mar 14 2018:

Mario Draghi has set out his intent for how the European Central Bank will raise interest rates, advocating a moderate series of rises after the bank ends its extraordinary stimulus measures....

Devex, Mar 13 2018:

MANILA — The Asian Development Bank has yet to finalize its strategy to 2030, but a bank official has indicated how gender equality will be a cornerstone of the framework.

Climate change,...

Wall Street Journal, Mar 9 2018:

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump kicked his “America First” trade policy into high gear Thursday, launching global tariffs on steel and aluminum, while signaling even more aggressive pressure on...

Financial Times, Mar 8 2018:

Growing income gaps within EU countries threaten to stoke political discontent and tarnish the success of a narrowing gap between the bloc’s richer and poorer states, the World Bank’s chief...

Devex, Mar 7 2018:

CANBERRA — What is the actual impact of an intensified development focus on rural women? It was that question which drove Sonia Akter, assistant dean of research with Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew...

Bloomberg, Mar 6 2018:

Authorities in the Republic of Congo plan to arrest more officials as part of an anti-corruption drive to meet conditions set by the International Monetary Fund for a bailout.

Oil-producing...

Financial Times, Mar 5 2018:

“Shadow banking” grew by nearly 8 per cent globally to more than $45tn on a conservative measure after international rulemakers were able to include detailed data from China and Luxembourg for the...

Wall Street Journal, Mar 2 2018:

President Donald Trump’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminum prompted angry responses from U.S. allies around the globe Friday, driving down stock prices and generating warnings of a possible...

Financial Times, Mar 1 2018:

Shinzo Abe has been forced to drop a business-friendly labour reform after relying on overtime statistics that were riddled with errors.

Among hundreds of faults, the Japanese prime...

Devex, Feb 28 2018:

WASHINGTON — A bill creating a new, expanded United States development finance agency was introduced Tuesday in the U.S. Congress.

Bloomberg, Feb 27 2018:

Central banks need to stay vigilant as uncertainty remains over the impact of the normalization of monetary policies in advanced economies, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine...

Financial Times, Feb 26 2018:

The EU laments that it has almost run out of words to describe the horrific violence in Syria.

But its foreign ministers will on Monday issue full-throated sanctions threats to two south-...

Reuters, Feb 23 2018:

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States told the World Trade Organization on Friday that Chinese internet access rules coming into force next month appeared to create significant new restrictions for...

Devex, Feb 22 2018:

NEW YORK — In development finance, domestic resource mobilization is suddenly all the rage. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda adopted at the financing for development conference in 2015 listed “...

Wall Street Journal, Feb 21 2018:

Weak productivity growth has been a head-scratcher for economists in recent years, but a new study argues the tide is poised to turn, and the next wave will be driven by digitization.

The...