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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 »

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 »

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 »

WORLD BANK/ EBOLA COST

With the latest death toll from Ebola now at more than 3,400 in the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, a new economic impact assessment from the World Bank Group says that if the epidemic was to significantly spread in neighboring countries, the two-year regional financial impact could reach US$ 32.6 billion [...]

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / AFRICA'S PULSE ANALYSIS

The latest analysis from the World Bank's 'Africa's Pulse' says that growth in the continent may exceed five percent in 2015-16, but Ebola, terrorism and other risks pose concern. WORLD BANK  

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / WEO PRESSER

A weak and uneven global economic recovery continues, but reflecting different evolutions across various countries and regions, said the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook (WEO).  IMF

7 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / WEO PREVIEW

The International Monetary Fund's latest assessment of the global economy is that both advanced and emerging markets are failing to deliver job-creating growth this year. While the economic recovery creeps ahead, it's threatened by stubbornly low inflation in many countries and financial markets that look optimistically high. IMF

7 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF/LAGARDE

In a Washington speech heralding next week's IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the IMF's main job now is to help the global economy shift gears and overcome a brittle and uneven recovery that is beset by risks. IMF

2 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / GLOBAL FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT

The IMF's latest Global Financial Stability Report analyzes the growth in shadow banking in recent years in both advanced and emerging market economies and the risks involved. IMF

2 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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