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Washington Post, Mar 27 2013:

Government subsidies of gasoline, electricity and other energy sources amount to about $1.9 trillion a year and should be ended or offset with taxes used to battle climate change and pay for...

The World Bank, Mar 27 2013:

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced the appointment of Keiko Honda as Executive Vice President, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of the World Bank Group. Honda,...

Reuters, Mar 26 2013:

Increasing provisions for bad loans and developing a market to dispose of impaired assets would shore up the defences of Italian banks, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

BBC News, Mar 25 2013:

Eurozone finance ministers have agreed a 10bn-euro bailout deal for Cyprus to prevent its banking system collapsing and keep the country in the eurozone.

Laiki (Popular) Bank - the country'...

Forbes, Mar 21 2013:

China is arguably becoming the most desperately green country in Asia if not on the planet.

With its worrisome pollution in the major cities, and its focused investments on solar power and...

Time, Mar 19 2013:

Is any country too small to save? Not if it is part of the E.U., according to officials who hammered out a bailout deal early Saturday for the tiny Mediterranean island of Cyprus, whose economy...

Asian Development Bank, Mar 18 2013:

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda steps down today after eight years that has seen ADB transformed into a more relevant, responsive and results-oriented...

Asian Development Bank, Mar 18 2013:

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda steps down today after eight years that has seen ADB transformed into a more relevant, responsive and results-oriented...

The Financial, Mar 15 2013:

The World Bank Group is strongly committed to helping the people of Afghanistan by promoting growth and reducing poverty during and beyond the withdrawal of Western security forces in 2014, World...

Bloomberg News, Mar 13 2013:

The International Monetary Fund’s No. 2 official urged policy makers to clean up banks and strengthen oversight of their financial systems or risk stalling a recent rally in global markets.

Reuters, Mar 12 2013:

U.S. lawmakers late on Monday rebuffed a request by the Obama administration to approve a permanent increase in U.S. funding to the International Monetary Fund in a setback for IMF reforms to...

The FINANCIAL, March 1 2013:

The World Bank Board of Directors approved a total of US$150 million in two credits to help Vietnam to support and sustain the implementation of the...

The Jakarta Globe, Feb 27 2013:

The Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing nearly $4.5 million to help conserve one of the world’s most critical but threatened...

The World Bank, Feb 26 2013:

WASHINGTON, February 26, 2013 – Leaders of the African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development...

Bloomberg News, Feb 21 2013:

Singapore’s economy expanded more than initially estimated last quarter after a smaller contraction in manufacturing, adding to evidence of a recovery...

Bloomberg News, Feb 15 2013:

Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers are seeking to find common ground on currencies after an effort to calm tensions between rich governments backfired.

Global finance...

Bloomberg, Feb 15 2013:

The World Bank urged landlocked Uganda to dismantle trade barriers with neighbors further inland to expand exports and accelerate economic development.

BBC, Feb 13 2013:

The European Union and the US will begin formal talks on a free-trade agreement, paving the way for the biggest trade deal in history.

4-Traders, Feb 13 2013:

Strengthened connectivity amongst countries along the Greater Mekong Subregion southern coastal corridor will help reduce HIV risks and provide new...

The World Bank, Feb 12 2013:

MOSCOW, February 12, 2013 — World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will visit Russia on February 14-16. It is going to be his first official visit to...