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Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

...excludes emissions. Willem Rampangilei, head of the disaster mitigation agency, said tentative number is based on World Bank data from 2013 that focused only on Riau province. The vast majority of the financial losses were in forestry, agriculture...
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Mega beer merger bets on the rise of African drinkers

...States and 1.3 percent in the European Union, the World Bank reported.AB InBev's bid for SABMiller comes at a...2000, reaching $1,699 last year, according to the World Bank. Life expectancy rose to 57 years from 50 in the same...
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Kenai Peninsula College professor travels to Bhutan

...the world - about 12 percent of the population lived below the international poverty line in 2012, according to the World Bank - it is also reportedly one of the happiest.Getting there was difficult - and expensive, Landen said. Foreigners...
Paper: Cooperate rather than lead on LNG

...forecasts for oil price recovery are not rosy," Thorning said in the briefing.She cited a recent forecast by the World Bank that oil prices could remain in the $70 per barrel range, in real prices, through 2025."Who knows how long prices...
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Iraq's economy hurt by IS war, low oil prices

...It also secured a $1.7 billion in loans from the World Bank and a $833 million loan with the International Monetary...worst of all Fitch-rated sovereigns on the composite World Bank governance indicator, reflecting not only insecurity...
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From Australia to Zambia, slowing China economy causes pain

...from just 13 percent a decade earlier, according to the World Bank. The impact is seen in Standard & Poor's GSCI commodities...said Bertrand Badre, chief financial officer at the World Bank. "What is the impact? We are not totally sure...
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Haiti's election economy in full swing

...reaction to perceived social and economic exclusion - grievances that can be easily mobilized by political interests," the World Bank said in a recent report on Haiti.At a rally in Port-au-Prince, teenagers and young men from the Martissant district...
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Princeton economist wins Nobel

...Swedish Academy of Sciences.Deaton's research has "shown other researchers and international organizations like the World Bank how to go about understanding poverty at the very basic level," said Torsten Persson, secretary of the award committee...
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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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