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ROME / TSUNAMI

Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries in the region are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the tsunami, but there is still room for improvement, the United Nations’ food agency (FAO) said today. ¬†FAO

22 Dec 2014 | Read More »

WASHINGTON / WORLD BANK ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Regular food shortages in Sub-Saharan Africa, shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and others without enough water for power generation, irrigation, or drinking, degradation and loss of reefs in South East Asia resulting in reduced fish stocks and coastal communities and cities more vulnerable to increasingly violent storms, these are [...]

19 Jun 2013 | Read More »

TOKYO / MIDDLE EAST-ASIA

Growth inAsiaduring the first half of this year has slowed to its lowest rate since the start of the global financial crisis, and only a modest and gradual pick up is expected next year, the IMF said. And, the International Monetary Fund offered a mixed outlook for theMiddle Eastregion. IMF

12 Oct 2012 | Read More »

TOKYO / LAGARDE

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde called on Friday for greater global cooperation to put the world on a strong path to recovery and build on the huge demographic and technological changes taking place that are driving a shift in global economic power. IMF

12 Oct 2012 | Read More »

TOKYO / WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK PRESSER

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented a gloomier picture of the global economy than a few months ago, saying prospects have deteriorated further and risks increased. Overall, the IMF's forecast for global growth was marked down to 3.3 percent this year and a still sluggish 3.6 percent in 2013. IMF

9 Oct 2012 | Read More »

 

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