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  • IMF, World Bank 2015 spring meetings: What to expect Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    IMF, World Bank 2015 spring meetings: What to expect

    Bill Adams, senior international economist at PNC, outlines his expectations for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings taking place this weekend in Washington.

  • World Bank money funds 'trail of misery': Report Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:02 PM ET
    People walk past shanty homes at Badia East slums in Lagos.

    The World Bank is failing to protect the poor and vulnerable people affected by the projects it funds says a new report.

  • 2 big risks for emerging world: World Bank president Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    Jim Yong Kim, president of World Bank Group.

    Lower commodity prices and an expected interest rate hike in the U.S. present major risks to the developing world, Jim Yong Kim tells CNBC.

  • World Bank: China sticking to reform agenda Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:54 AM ET
    World Bank: China sticking to reform agenda

    China is seeing its slowest growth in 6 years. Dr. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President, shares his economic forecast for growth in Asia's economy.

  • World Bank: Low oil hits commodity prices Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:52 AM ET
    World Bank: Low oil hits commodity prices

    Dr. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President, discusses the threats to developing markets. He says low oil prices have contributed to lower commodity prices as a whole.

  • Drop in 'unbanked' population most prominent here Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    Drop in 'unbanked' population most prominent here

    According to the 2014 Global Findex report, the world's "unbanked" population saw the fastest drop in countries like China and Sub-Saharan Africa, says Leora Klapper, leader, Global Findex Task Team at the World Bank.

  • The China gambit that has US leaders on edge Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    A Chinese contractor directs Kenyan casual laborers at a construction site in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank is positioning itself as an Asia-centric alternative to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

  • Why the US should work with China-led AIIB Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    Why the US should work with China-led AIIB

    Curtis Chin, Asia Fellow at Milken Institute and John Perkins, Author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," explain why the U.S. should be involved with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

  • More countries to join China-led investment bank Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 11:26 PM ET

    Russia, Australia and the Netherlands became the latest three countries to say they plan to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

  • UK, Switzerland accepted by China-led investment bank Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 1:52 AM ET

    China's Finance Ministry said on Saturday that the U.K. and Switzerland had been formally accepted as founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

  • IMF, World Bank throw weight behind China-led bank Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    Global institutions, including the IMF and the World Bank, have endorsed a China-led international bank, despite opposition from the U.S.

  • Why is China pushing for the AIIB Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 11:16 PM ET
    Why is China pushing for the AIIB

    Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, says the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is part of a bigger plan to endorse the yuan as a global reserve currency.

  • World Bank: We welcome China-led AIIB Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 7:32 PM ET
    World Bank: We welcome China-led AIIB

    Sri Mulyani Indrawati, managing director of the World Bank, says the need for infrastructure development in Asia is "very big" and institutions like the Asian Development Bank won't be able to able to fill the gap alone.

  • Why energy investors are looking at the Caribbean Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 3:48 PM ET
    Tourists look at posters for sale in Havana, Cuba, on December 18, 2014.

    Declining oil prices, the U.S. energy revolution and changing relations with Cuba have created new opportunities for energy investment in the Caribbean.

  • Greeks soften tone as Germans stand firm Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 11:37 AM ET
    Pharmacist George Bacacos, right, behind the counter at his drugstore.

    Recommendations from the OECD may form the basis of a deal sought by Greece with euro zone finance ministers.

  • Oil price may boost growth by 15-20%: World Bank Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    Low oil prices may increase economic growth by 15-20 percent this year, but some countries will still lose out, said the head of the World Bank.

  • World Bank on 'snuffing out' epidemics Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:25 AM ET
    World Bank: 'Snuffing out' epidemics

    Jim Yong Kim, World Bank president and 2015 WEF co-chair, talks about epidemics like Ebola and says that people need to be careful not to lose focus after it has peaked.

  • World Bank President welcomes ECB QE Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    World Bank President welcomes ECB QE

    Jim Yong Kim, World Bank president and 2015 WEF co-chair, says he welcomes the prospect of quantitative easing in Europe, but adds that it should not encourage countries to slow down structural and economic reforms.

  • The 10 toughest countries for business Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    CNBC.com takes a look at the world's most difficult countries in which to do business, based on a report from the World Bank.

  • Pragmatisim is driving global economics: Pro Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 8:47 PM ET
    Pragmatisim is driving global economics: Pro

    Laurence Brahm, Founder of the Himalayan Consensus Institute, discusses the emergence of a new financial framework that has spurred the integration of third world nations with its developed peers.