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  • IMF readies $127M for 3 countries battling Ebola Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it is preparing $127 million in zero-interest loans to the three African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak— Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The World Bank on Tuesday approved a $105 million grant to finance efforts to contain Ebola.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of next year if the epidemic is not contained, the World Bank said in an analysis on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of next year if the epidemic is not contained, the World Bank said in an analysis on Wednesday.

  • World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014 Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:29 AM ET

    RAMALLAH, West Bank— The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday.

  • Development banks pledge to step up climate action Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET

    *Statement comes before Ban summit in New York on Sept. 23. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon in New York, the World Bank and other banks said they had delivered $75 billion in financing since they started joint tracking of funds in 2011..

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 5- U.S. and African companies and the World Bank on Tuesday pledged more than $17 billion in investments in construction, energy and information technology projects in Africa to showcase U.S. economic interest in the fast-growing region.

  • Goldilocks lives! Time for Fed to stand down: Farr Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    Our biggest fear has been that the Fed would be unwilling to remove support until it’s too late. We are well past that point, says Michael Farr.

  • KIEV, July 28- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Monday any failure by lawmakers to approve budget amendments on a second attempt would amount to the breakdown of Kiev's bailout deals with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

  • BELGRADE, July 27- Serbia's government adopted a new privatisation bill and proposed changes to bankruptcy law on Sunday to speed up the sale of loss-making state-owned companies. The laws, which have yet to be passed by parliament, are a pre-condition for the release of a $250 million World Bank budget support loan.

  • BELGRADE, July 27- Serbia's government adopted a new privatization bill and proposed changes to bankruptcy law on Sunday to speed up the sale of loss-making state-owned companies. The laws, which have yet to be passed by parliament, are a pre-condition for the release of a $250 million World Bank budget support loan.

  • Proponents say it would allow more flexibility and less red tape and is necessary to adjust to a world in which the World Bank is not the only major development player.

  • Employees who focus on reducing social and environmental damage from projects lack independence or incentives to do a good job, and the World Bank has little oversight over how well their advice is followed and how much money is devoted to safeguards.

  • The significance of a BRICS development bank     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital, explains how the new bank differs from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

  • When do we get off the Fed treadmill? Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    When do we get off this treadmill, where central banks believe it's their job to not only provide stability but also boost asset prices?

  • World Bank says trade protectionism starts to level off Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 26- Barriers to imports in major economies are starting to recede after a rash of protectionism during the global financial crisis, World Bank figures showed on Thursday.

  • The message the economy is sending the Fed: Farr Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    Downward revisions to GDP, a slowdown in home-price increases — what kind of message is this sending to the Fed?

  • *Lack of finance a major hurdle for Africa's development. *World Bank leading program to promote credit bureaus. LUSAKA/ LAGOS, June 17- When Joyce Musonda wanted to start a business two years ago selling kitchen tiles from her backyard in an up-and-coming district of Zambia's capital of Lusaka, she braced herself for a battle to find a start-up loan.

  • *Bank of America shares biggest drag on S&P 500. *World Bank cuts global 2014 outlook. NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with the Dow breaking a four-day string of record closing highs, following the World Bank's reduction of its global growth forecast.

  • NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 pulling back from recent record highs following the World Bank's reduction of its global growth forecast. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 102.04 points or 0.60 percent, to end unofficially at 16,843.88. The S&P 500 declined 6.90 points or 0.35 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,943.89.

  • *Bank of America shares biggest drag on S&P 500. *World Bank cuts global 2014 outlook. NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. stocks dropped on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 pulling back from recent record highs, following the World Bank's reduction of its global growth forecast.