News from Around the Web

Financial Times, Oct 31 2013:

The International Monetary Fund has for the first time warned that sub-Saharan African countries are becoming “increasingly vulnerable to global financial shocks” as they intensify their reliance...

allAfrica, Oct 30 2013:

A group of researchers on Tuesday, October 29 at the ongoing Africa Economic Conference in Johannesburg reaffirmed the need to step up investment in physical infrastructure and remove non-tariff...

Reuters, Oct 29 2013:

The Bank of Japan's massive stimulus is working, the International Monetary Fund's mission chief to Japan said, and there is still room to increase purchases of government bonds and exchange-...

allAfrica, Oct 23 2013:

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has come with concrete proposals aimed at helping Africa address the key challenges that are hampering its agricultural sector and food security in the...

Asian Development Bank, Oct 23 2013:

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $250 million loan to expand the coverage and quality of water supplies to nearly 11 million people in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s fast...

allAfrica, Oct 21 2013:

Johannesburg — The combined effects of the global economic slowdown and increasing climatic shocks are threatening food security in developing countries, prompting many to re-open World Trade...

Bloomberg Businessweek, Oct 17 2013:

Climate change will lead to more flooding and drought in East Asia and could chop 5.3 percent off annual gross domestic product by the year 2100 if measures aren't adopted to tackle it, according...

The Guardian, Oct 17 2013:

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appealed to Washington to sort out its finances after the US pulled back from the brink of a debt default and hundreds of thousands of federal employees...

The World Bank, Oct 15 2013:

WASHINGTON, October 15, 2013 – The World Bank has signed an agreement with Coursera, a leading provider of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), to help meet the demand for practical solutions-...

The Guardian, Oct 13 2013:

It was impossible to find anybody at last week's meeting of the International Monetary Fund willing to believe that the US will actually default on its debts. The universal belief was that the...

BBC News, Oct 8 2013:

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has trimmed its forecast for global economic growth at the same time as lifting its UK growth projection.

It now expects global growth of 2.9% this...

Bloomberg Businessweek, Oct 8 2013:

The International Monetary Fund cut its global outlook for this year and next as capital outflows further weaken emerging markets and warned that a U.S. government default could “seriously damage...

The Guardian, Oct 3 2013:

Shares in New York fell sharply on Thursday after the US Treasury warned that the budget fight between Republicans and Democrats in Washington risked plunging the world's biggest economy into its...

Bloomberg, Oct 2 2013:

A slowdown in China and India is reverberating across the region with the Asian Development Bank forecasting expansion at a four-year low this year, putting pressure on policy makers to bolster...

Reuters, Oct 1 2013:

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim pledged to increase funding for poor people living in states in or close to conflict as part of a new lending strategy for the global development bank and warned...

Bloomberg, Sep 30 2013:

Emerging markets can better resist capital flow volatility by taking measures to encourage their residents to invest abroad in good times and repatriate the funds when needed, according to a study...

Reuters, Sep 25 2013:

Latin America's growth outlook is shaky and a delay in pulling back economic stimulus in the United States shows the Federal Reserve is mindful of the impact its actions can have on other...

The Guardian, Sep 25 2013:

The International Monetary Fund can play a role in protecting the planet from environmental damage, IMF head Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday, as she highlighted how an analysis of the harmful...

Reuters, Sep 23 2013:

Progress toward achieving gender equality around the globe has stalled in recent years, with women still holding fewer salaried jobs than men and receiving lower wages for their work, the IMF said...

Bloomberg Businessweek, Sep 23 2013:

Romania sold a minority stake in nuclear power generator Nuclearelectrica SA, its first initial public offering in five years, to meet one of the terms of its International Monetary Fund loan.