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02. – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

IMF / EBOLA GOVERNANCE REFORM

The IMF Deputy Spokesperson Bill Murray welcomed donor countries' further support for the Ebola-affected countries. He also reiterated the importance of the IMF governance reform being ratified by the U.S. Congress, in the wake of last week's U.S. midterm elections. IMF

13 Nov 2014 | Read More »

IMF / CAUCASUS CENTRAL ASIA

Growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) is expected to decline by about one percentage point of GDP in response to the slowdown in Russia, the IMF says in its latest regional forecast. IMF

4 Nov 2014 | Read More »

IMF / UKRAINE GREECE QE2 EBOLA

Answering questions at the bi-weekly press briefing, IMF Spokesperson Gerry Rice welcomed the Fed's well-communicated steps towards gradual normalization of the monetary policy. Rice also updated the media on the IMF engagements with Ukraine and Greece, and commented on the possible impact of the Ebola outbreak. IMF

30 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / DOING BUSINESS 2015

Singapore tops the list of business-friendly economies globally for the ninth year in a row, while five of the top ten most improved countries are in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new World Bank study. WORLD BANK

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / CUBA EMBARGO

For the 23rd consecutive year, the General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba. UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / HORN OF AFRICA FUNDING

Leaders of global and regional institutions are in the Horn of Africa to pledge political support and major new financial assistance for countries in the region, totalling more than (USD) 8 billion over the coming years. WORLD BANK

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / MIDDLE EAST

The Middle East and North Africa region continues to experience lackluster growth for the fourth year in a row, the IMF said in its latest regional assessment. The IMF's Regional Economic Outlook, released on October 27, projects growth to increase slightly to 2.6 percent this year. Growth could pick up in 2015 if security conditions [...]

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / FINANCING POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT

A new UN report found that the financing needs for sustainable development were in the trillions of dollars per year, adding that annual global savings, at USD 22 trillion, are sufficient to meet these needs, but current financing and investment patterns will not deliver sustainable development. UNIFEED-UNTV

17 Oct 2014 | Read More »

FAO / LI KEQIANG

Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang today announced a $50 million donation to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to support the Organization’s program of “South-South cooperation” to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years. FAO

15 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / LAGARDE

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors gathering for the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington this week will discuss how to break through a prolonged period of low growth and generate more growth and more jobs. IMF

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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