International Organizations World Bank

  • US president Donald Trump is seen during his press conference at the 2018 NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium on July 12, 2018.

    The World Bank on Thursday adopted a plan to aid China with $1 billion to $1.5 billion in low-interest loans annually through June 2025. The plan calls for lending to "gradually decline" from the previous five-year average of $1.8 billion.

  • President Donald Trump on Friday called for the World Bank to stop loaning money to China, one day after the institution adopted a lending plan to Beijing over Washington's objections. The World Bank on Thursday adopted a plan to aid China with $1 billion to $1.5 billion in low-interest loans annually through June 2025. "World Bank lending to China has fallen...

  • President Donald Trump on Friday called for the World Bank to stop loaning money to China, one day after the institution adopted a lending plan to Beijing over Washington's objections. The World Bank on Thursday adopted a plan to aid China with $1 billion to $1.5 billion in low-interest loans annually through June 2025. "Why is the World Bank loaning money to...

  • TRUMP CALLS FOR WORLD BANK TO STOP LOANING MONEY TO CHINA.

  • Congressman Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio who serves on House committees on financial services and science, space and technology, joins CNBC's "Squawk Box" team to discuss his new bill that would curb World Bank funding to China by graduating the country from its International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) program, designed to offer financial aid to "middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries."

  • *Sudan says IMF, World Bank engage despite terrorism label. KHARTOUM, Nov 8- Sudan needs up to $5 billion in budget support to avert economic collapse and launch reforms after the ouster of veteran ruler Omar al-Bashir, its finance minister told Reuters. "The people of Sudan deserve to be seen in a radically different prism than the international community used to...

  • RIYADH, Oct 24- The merit of Saudi Arabia's new bankruptcy law, part of efforts to help the kingdom attract investors, should become clearer in about a year after courts handle initial cases, a World Bank representative and senior government official told Reuters. "They have started on insolvency," said Simeon Djankov, World Bank senior research director and...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 24- Doing business in Russia became easier over the past year as Russia advanced to 28th out of 190 countries in the World Bank's 2020 business rankings, from 31st in the 2019 report, the World Bank said on Thursday. New Zealand remained the best place for Doing Business in the world, according to the World Bank, while Somalia was the worst.

  • RUSSIA ADVANCES IN 2020 DOING BUSINESS RANKINGS TO 28 TH POSITION FROM 31 ST IN 2019- WORLD BANK.

  • WASHINGTON/ RIYADH, Oct 24- Gulf countries sharply improved their rankings in the World Bank's latest Doing Business report, while Latin American countries largely lagged in reforms and New Zealand took the top spot for the fourth year in a row. The report released in Washington late Wednesday night ranks countries on their business climates, and found that the...

  • Oct 23- Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and including the leader of the opposition in the team as he seeks to push through reforms. Hampered by soft commodity prices, Indonesia has struggled to lift economic growth above 5% in...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 22- The U.S. House voted on Tuesday to advance legislation that would require most companies to disclose who actually owns them, as well as handing banks a long-sought update to anti-money laundering rules. The issue has been of increasing concern to policymakers in recent years, with the World Bank saying in 2011 that the United States produces...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- The collateral damage of the United States' trade wars is being felt from the fjords of Iceland to the auto factories of Japan. Central bank governors and finance ministers traded grim tales of suffering economies at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank fall meetings in Washington this week. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau to...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- International Monetary Fund members discussed ways to increase "peer pressure" on countries to follow and improve global trade rules to reduce growth-sapping uncertainty, IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva said on Saturday. As IMF and World Bank annual meetings wound down, Georgieva told a news conference that members shared a...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- Mexican Finance Minister Arturo Herrera said on Friday the current global uncertainty over trade is another reason to ratify the agreement negotiated last year between his country, the United States and Canada. Herrera, speaking on the sidelines of the fall meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington, said a...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Friday redoubled his criticism of Facebook's plans to launch its Libra cryptocurrency, and said creation of a new world currency should be prevented. Scholz, speaking with reporters at the IMF and World Bank fall meetings in Washington, cited growing concern about such "stablecoins" and the potential...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- The threat of accelerating consumer inflation in Russia that the central bank had worried about has not materialised, the central bank's governor said in Washington on Thursday. "Pro-inflationary risks have not materialised," Nabiullina told reporters on the sidelines of annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund the World Bank...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- The threat of accelerating consumer inflation in Russia that the central bank had worried about has not materialized, the central bank's governor said in Washington on Thursday. "Pro-inflationary risks have not materialized," Nabiullina told reporters on the sidelines of annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund the World Bank...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- World Bank President David Malpass said the development lender will likely again downgrade its global growth outlook amid uncertainty over falling trade and investment flows, but he stopped short of calling on the United States and China to resolve their trade war. "As we look at the data today, we will probably be looking at a further...

  • WORLD BANK LIKELY TO FURTHER DOWNGRADE ITS ECONOMIC FORECASTS AFTER REDUCING GLOBAL GROWTH OUTLOOK TO 2.6% IN JUNE-WORLD BANK PRESIDENT MALPASS.