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Financial Times, Aug 20 2018:

Greece’s exit from eight years of international bailout programmes on August 20 will be a defining moment in its emergence from the depths of austerity. But government and business acknowledge...

Financial Times, Aug 17 2018:

The EU’s financial services chief has warned that the bloc’s flagship project to boost private sector investment in business is in jeopardy, with governments lagging in approving the necessary...

Bloomberg, Aug 16 2018:

Canada and the U.K. are among six countries preparing the first carbon trades under the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, part of an effort to unlock as much as $4 billion for the fight...

Wall Street Journal, Aug 15 2018:

Turkey might not be the tip of an global economic iceberg.

The collapse of the Turkish lira has investors worried the nation’s financial turbulence could spread to other countries, and the...

Devex, Aug 14 2018:

CANBERRA — Development programming is increasingly focused on building shared value and encouraging the government, private sector, and NGOs to work together toward an environment of sustainable...

Wall Street Journal, Aug 13 2018:

Europe’s economy has slowed, and seems unlikely to bounce back strongly in what remains of a year that began with high hopes and then hit a series of setbacks.

With the eurozone economy...

CNN, Aug 10 2018:

The World Bank is turning to blockchain to help it raise money.

The international lender is planning to issue what it says is the world's first global blockchain bond, a notable mainstream...

Reuters, Aug 9 2018:

GENEVA (Reuters) - Global trade in goods is likely to lose momentum in the third quarter, with growth just above trend, as trade tensions slow export orders and automobile production and sales,...

Devex, Aug 8 2018:

MANILA — The process to devise the Asian Development Bank’s Strategy 2030 officially started three years ago in 2015, when the bank kicked off a series of consultations with member state...

Devex, Aug 7 2018:

NEW YORK — The United Nations’ annual review of the Sustainable Development Goals has come and gone, but the hard work of assessing governments’ voluntary status updates is just beginning for some...

Bloomberg, Aug 6 2018:

China’s top regulators are signaling that they’re not about to go soft on overseeing the nation’s $40 trillion financial industry, even as an economic slowdown gives them reason to relax their...

Bloomberg, Aug 3 2018:

African nations should consider increasing access to markets within the region to help offset the effects of increased U.S. protectionism, the World Bank’s vice president for the continent said....

Bloomberg, Aug 2 2018:

The Bank of England raised its benchmark interest rate to the highest level since 2009 in what may be its final blow against inflation before the U.K. leaves the European Union.

Governor...

Politico, Aug 1 2018:

The World Bank has put its money where women-led businesses are – and a year into the investment, it says it’s seeing promising growth.

Priya Basu, head of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance...

Financial Times, Jul 31 2018:

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Financial Times, Jul 30 2018:

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Devex, Jul 27 2018:

MANILA — After a multiyear process and several rounds of stakeholder consultations, the Asian Development Bank today published its much-anticipated strategic plan through 2030.

New York Times, Jul 26 2018:

WASHINGTON — The United States and the European Union stepped back from the brink of a trade war on Wednesday, after President Trump said the Europeans agreed to work toward lower tariffs and...

Reuters, Jul 25 2018:

GENEVA (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union formally filed for divorce at the World Trade Organization on Tuesday, following many months of diplomatic preparations to smooth the way for the...

Financial Times, Jul 24 2018:

China has announced a mix of tax cuts and infrastructure spending citing “uncertainty”, as it ramps up efforts to stimulate demand and counteract a weakening economy.

The move, announced...