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Wall Street Journal, Aug 29 2014:

The International Monetary Fund on Friday approved the latest payment to Ukraine in its $17 billion bailout program, providing a critical boost to Kiev as it faces military, economic and political...

Reuters, Aug 22 2014:

U.S. labor markets remain hampered by the effects of the Great Recession, and the Federal Reserve should move cautiously in determining when interest rates should rise, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said...

The Guardian, Aug 17 2014:

On Monday 18 August there will be just 500 days left for the millennium development goals to be met.

The historic commitment to achieve eight targets, which range from tackling extreme...

Bloomberg, Jun 26 2014:

Developing economies enjoying “remarkably favorable” financing conditions in recent months remain susceptible to changes in investor sentiment that could crimp capital inflows, a World Bank report...

The Guardian, Jun 23 2014:

Fighting climate change would help grow the world economy, according to the World Bank, adding up to $2.6tn (£1.5tn) a year to global GDP in the coming decades.

The findings, made available...

The New York Times, Jun 19 2014:

LUXEMBOURG — The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said that if inflation continued to drag, the euro zone’s central bank could do more to invigorate the economy by buying government bonds...

Reuters, Jun 17 2014:

Italy's economic recovery remains fragile and Matteo Renzi's government needs to take rapid steps to increase the country's growth potential and cut debt, the International Monetary Fund said on...

The Wall Street Journal, Jun 11 2014:

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker called last month in Washington for a new Bretton Woods, the 1944 conference of World War II Allies that set up an international gold-exchange regime....

The Wall Street Journal, Jun 5 2014:

BEIJING—China's economy is expected to record slower growth over the medium term, the World Bank said on Friday, but Beijing has the ability to roll out economic support measures to meet its...

The WSJ - Real Time Economics, Jun 4 2014:

Unwinding central banks’ unprecedentedly large bond-buying programs is a tricky — and risky — business. For the chief financial officer of the World Bank Group, the exit from easy monetary policy...

Reuters, Jun 3 2014:

World powers and international donors must prepare a post-war reconstruction plan for Syria and its neighbors to help the region recover from the Syrian conflict, the head of the World Bank said...

The Wall Street Journal, Jun 2 2014:

WASHINGTON—The International Monetary Fund on Friday approved $4.6 billion in long-delayed bailout funds for Greece, nine months after its last disbursement as Athens struggles to implement tough...

BBC News, May 27 2014:

Banking reforms aimed at preventing another financial crisis have failed to make enough progress, the boss of the International Monetary Fund has warned.

IMF managing director Christine...

Bloomberg, May 22 2014:

he World Bank approved three projects totaling $1.48 billion for Ukraine today, including $750 million of budget support as the government faces continued tensions on the eastern border ahead of a...

Reuters, May 21 2014:

Rising territorial conflicts in the waters in Southeast Asia and political tensions in Thailand could dampen strong growth in the region and hurt investments if left unresolved, a senior official...

Reuters, May 20 2014:

Investors in Africa are increasingly able to see beyond negative headlines of violence in nations like South Sudan, Nigeria and Kenya, but they also seek more protection against risk for their...

Reuters, May 15 2014:

(Reuters) - Weak consumer spending and business investment brought France's economy to a standstill in the first quarter of the year, raising doubts over the government's growth forecast and its...

The Wall Street Journal, May 14 2014:

BERLIN--The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that inflation rates in the euro zone and other leading economies are too low and pose a risk in the outlook for the global...

Businessweek, May 13 2014:

Energy subsidies may be preventing governments from Egypt to Malaysia from spending enough on social programs that would help the poor, the World Bank said.

Fuel subsidies are highest in...

AFP, May 10 2014:

The tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru has officially lodged an application for entry to the International Monetary Fund, the global financial body said Friday.

The Micronesian island of...