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WORLD BANK / POVERTY

One million people each week will have to lift themselves out of poverty if we are to reach the goal of ending extreme poverty worldwide by 2030. Now that the global economic crisis has eased, the World Bank thinks that's a realistic goal. WORLD BANK

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

IMF / GLOBAL FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT

According to the International Monetary Fund's latest Global Financial Stability Report, over the past six months, financial stability has broadly improved in advanced economies and has deteriorated in emerging economies. IMF

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / LENDING POVERTY

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced a series of measures aimed at strengthening the World Bank Group — including a $100 billion increase in the lending capacity to middle-income countries over the next decade.  WORLD BANK

1 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / CREDIT RATING

Paul Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fitch Ratings told the General Assembly that rating agencies, "did not do enough to highlight the limitations of our product nor flesh out fully the rationale for our opinions" leading up to the 2008 housing downturn and financial crisis. UNTV

10 Sep 2013 | Read More »

MALAWI / CASH TRANSFERS

In 2006, the Government of Malawi launched the Social Cash Transfer Program to help the poorest of the poor. Currently, the programme provides a monthly contribution of 14 dollars to more than 26,000 households. The program has two clear objectives: to fight poverty and hunger, and to help families send their children to school. FAO

28 Jun 2013 | Read More »

IFAD / ASIA-REMITTANCES REPORT ADVANCER

A record US$ 260 billion was sent home by migrant Asian workers last year and one in ten Asian families depend on this remittance money to survive. But, according to a new report to be launched on 20 May 2013, high fees and limited financial services mean that the potential impact this money could have [...]

17 May 2013 | Read More »

IMF / GLOBAL FINANCIAL STABILITY REPORT

In its latest Global Financial Stability Report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that "despite dramatic financial improvements in recent months, there is a persistent and growing wedge in Europe between financial “haves” and “have not's." IMF

17 Apr 2013 | Read More »

NEPAL / TRADE

To export a truckload of goods out of Nepalmeans a flurry of paperwork, unbelievably treacherous mountain roads, and a border post without a proper computer system. It’s an exhausting, frustrating  journey. Now there are plans to streamline the process to improve trade with India and the world. WORLD BANK

23 Feb 2013 | Read More »

IMF / BRIEFING

In its bi-weekly briefing, the IMF welcomed the Eurogroup's approval of a payout of 49.1 billion euros to Greece and said that Prime Minister Monti has put Italy on the path to growth. It also said no new Executive Board date has been set for a discussion of a programme with Egypt. IMF

13 Dec 2012 | Read More »

IMF / EUROPE

The International Monetary Fund today said that with solid agreements in place between the IMF, Greece, and the European authorities, the next step is for all parties to follow through on their commitments. The IMF also said that the Ukraine has expressed interest in a program, but discussions with Hungary are not progressing. IMF

29 Nov 2012 | Read More »

 

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