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In US-Japan talks, China is the elephant in room in infrastructure funding for the region over the next decade. Japan and the U.S., leading shareholders of the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, have notably declined to participate citing concerns over the new bank's governance standards...
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China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

...state-owned companies and its workers on foreign capital projects.The U.S. and Japan, leading shareholders of the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, have expressed concern over the new bank's governance standards and the types of projects...
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My Turn: Anchoring the simplest meaning of equality of two other Americans and Jim Yong Kim, another physician who enlisted in the cause and is now President of the World Bank. Within a few years they were treating more than 100,000 Haitians. They eventually showed the entire would how people...
Africa's female business entrepreneurs take the lead

...across the world, according to the World Bank.About 63 percent of women in the...the worldwide rate, according to World Bank data, which also shows that necessity...International Finance Corp. of the World Bank, which in March launched a $600...
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Q&A with Grameen Foundation founder Alex Counts

...individuals? Overall results?Microfinance, if implemented well, is an effective tool in alleviating poverty. A recent World Bank study of microfinance in Bangladesh underscored the fact that access to credit does increase household assets and children's...
Hoya on the hardwood

...Antibes in France.With a degree in government studies and international relations, he weighed options to work for the World Bank and World Health Organization."I always felt like there was unfinished business," Touomou said. "I was never able...
Lebanon's economy ravaged by Syria and electricity, according to a new report by the World Bank.The assessment was prepared quickly for a meeting of...Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading the meeting.The World Bank has not yet released the report, but it was published...
Distant neighbors: Vagrants in Ghana

...the world), gold, and, since 2011, oil (estimated to be the 25th largest reserves in the world). In fact, the World Bank even ranked Ghana as a Lower-Middle Income Economy, a title shared by few other nations on the continent. Add to that...
Malin Jennings

...her research, Jennings became an active advocate for Greenlanders hit hard by Arctic warming, giving speeches at the World Bank, the World Wildlife Fund in Tokyo, and the 2009 COP 15 Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen. Jennings is survived by...
This Day in History

...established. In the nation In 1863, the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg began. In 1944, delegates from 44 countries began meeting at Bretton Woods, N.H., where they agreed to establish the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.


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