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WASHINGTON, March 4- Africa's agricultural sector could become a $1 trillion industry by 2030 if governments and the private sector radically rethink policies and support for farmers, a World Bank report said on Monday.
Rousseff has acknowledged the need to overhaul Brazil's tax system, which is considered by the World Bank to be the world's most complex. But she has so far opted for targeted tax cuts- in part because she doesn't think she can push a broader reform through Congress and its 24 squabbling political parties.
WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The World Bank's new chief economist on Tuesday urged Group of 20 finance leaders to better coordinate economic policies in order to prevent a possible global currency war.
SANTIAGO, Feb 7- Units of the World Bank have bought a stake in CorpBanca for a total of roughly $224.50 million as part of the Chilean bank's planned capital increase, the entity said on Thursday. Corpbanca had said in October the World Bank's private investment arm, International Finance Corp, had agreed to buy a 5.0 percent stake in the bank.
*Emerging market SOEs pay 33 pct-- World Bank. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Feb 8- China's broad plan to address income inequality promises to extract higher dividends from profitable state-owned enterprises to finance a more generous social safety net.
LAGOS/ JOHANNESBURG Feb 5- The World Bank's IFC private sector arm issued 12 billion naira worth of its debut Nigeria local currency bond on Tuesday with a yield of 10.2 percent.
*World Bank announces $1.7 million funding for program. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan 29- When Hurricane Sandy struck Haiti late last year, the home Guerda Pierre shares with her three children and mother in Cabaret, north of Port-au-Prince, was flooded- and so was the merchandise she sold to make a living.
*Government says Paris Club deals worth $6 bln. *Japan helps it clear arrears to World Bank, ADB. In a set of deals announced on Monday, the government said it had cleared its arrears to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank and secured a huge debt write-off by creditor countries grouped in the Paris Club.
*Government says Paris Club deal worth $6 bln. Jan 28- Myanmar has cleared its arrears to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank and secured a huge debt write-off by creditor countries grouped in the Paris Club, clearing the way for aid donors to step up work to support the government's reforms.
*Coming up: U.S. Housing starts Dec at 1330 GMT. LONDON, Jan 17- Copper rose on Thursday as the dollar fell against the euro, but investor caution ahead of Chinese data on Friday and concerns about the global economy after the World Bank sharply cut its 2013 growth forecasts curbed gains.
*MSCI world share index dips 0.3 pct, European shares edge up. Treasuries rose after the World Bank sharply cut its outlook for world growth this year to 2.4 percent from 3 percent, citing a slow recovery in developed nations.
*MSCI world share index dips 0.4 pct, European shares fall. This came a day after Germany reported its economy shrank at the fastest pace in almost three years in the final quarter of 2012, and the World Bank cut its global growth forecast for this year to 2.4 percent from 3.0 percent.
*MSCI world share index dips 0.3 pct, European shares fall. This came a day after Germany reported its economy shrank at the fastest pace in almost three years in the final quarter of 2012, and the World Bank revised its global growth forecast for 2013 down to 2.4 percent from 3.0 percent.
*Risk fades after World Bank cuts global growth forecasts. Risk appetite waned after the World Bank cut its global growth forecasts for 2013 in the wake of yesterday's disappointing German GDP numbers.
Andrew Burns, lead economist at the World Bank, tells CNBC why the risks in 2013 are less negative and we could see surprises to the upside.
*World Bank cuts growth outlook as advanced nations drag. SINGAPORE, Jan 16- Brent crude rose towards $111 a barrel on Wednesday after robust U.S. retail sales boosted hopes for stronger demand in the world's top oil consumer, while oil inventories there rose far less than expected. Brent futures had gained 32 cents to $110.62 a barrel by 0618 GMT.
*World Bank cuts growth outlook as advanced nations drag. SINGAPORE, Jan 16- Brent crude rose towards $111 a barrel on Wednesday on hopes of a revival in demand growth in the world's top oil consuming nation after U.S. retail sales beat forecasts and oil inventories there rose far less than what was expected.
WASHINGTON, Jan 15- Japan's economy contracted in the second half of 2012 and is on track for lackluster growth of 0.8 percent this year, hurt in part by a territorial row with China, the World Bank said in a report on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Jan 15- A frustratingly slow economic recovery in developed nations is holding back the global economy, the World Bank said on Tuesday, as it sharply cut its outlook for world growth in 2013..
A frustratingly slow economic recovery in developed nations is holding back the global economy, the World Bank said on Tuesday, as it sharply cut its outlook for world growth in 2013.