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BBC, Feb 6 2013:

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been fined £390m ($610m) by UK and US authorities for its part in the Libor rate-fixing scandal.

The World Bank, Feb 5 2013:

Yangon, Myanmar, February 5, 2013—The World Bank Group and Myanmar reinforced their commitment to grow the economy, create jobs and...

Bloomberg News, Jan 31 2013:

China’s economy will probably...

The Nation, Jan 30 2013, Abuja Nduka Chiejina:

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has...

Financial Times, Jan 28 2013:

US regulators have warned banks not to assume that countries will work together to avoid the catastrophic failure of a financial group. The alert to the world’s biggest international financial...

BBC, Jan 25 2013:

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi says he expects the eurozone economy to begin recovering in the second half of this year....

BBC, Jan 23 2013:

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned again of a weakening global economic recovery despite government efforts to stimulate growth. It said it now expected the eurozone to remain in...

Washington Post, Jan 24 2013, Jim Yong Kim:

The signs of global warming are becoming more obvious and more frequent. A glut of extreme weather conditions is appearing...

BBC, Jan 23 2013:

The financial industry still has a long way to go to fix itself, the International Monetary Fund's (IMF's) deputy director general has said.

African Development Bank, Jan 21 2013:

The African Development Bank is hosting in Tunis a delegation from the World Bank Group in a series of meetings from Monday, January...

Global Times, Jan 17 2013:

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday signed up to provide $230 million to Cambodia for six development projects, aiming at promoting...

The World Bank, Jan 17 2013:

WASHINGTON, January 17th, 2013 – Some 5.7 million students will benefit from quality public education and more transparent school-principal...

African Development Bank, Jan 16 2013:

The African Development Bank hosted a two-day meeting of international finance institutions (IFIs) in Istanbul on November 8 and 9,...

Financial Times, Jan 7 2013:

Regulators announce that global liquidity standards would be less onerous than expected and not be fully enforced until 2019, four years later than expected.

The “liquidity coverage ratio”...

Financial Times, Jan 2 2013:

Economists had competed for so long to explain the African’s growth tragedy that good news was a shock. But now, more than a decade into the revival, the good news has grown better.

Now,...

BBC, Dec 18 2012:

The World Bank has raised its growth forecast for China, saying stimulus measures and approval of infrastructure projects will help boost growth.

It added that the pick-up in factory output...

New York Times, Dec 10 2012:

A new National Intelligence Council assessment of global trends projects that China will outstrip the United States as the leading economic power before 2030, but that America will remain an...

Economist, Dec 6 2012:

Teaching used to be conducted with a blackboard and a handful of tattered textbooks. Now [through] a pilot project run by eLimu, a technology start-up... tablets and other digital devices may soon...

Wall Street Journal, Dec 10 2012:

The growth paths of the world's leading economies are set to part in coming months, with signs of a pickup in the U.S. and the U.K., slowdowns in Canada and Russia, and deepening recession in the...