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The Globe and Mail
Trudeau calls for 'new era of positive collaboration' in first China meetingfavourably” at joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a China-led in
Trudeau calls for 'new era of positive collaboration' in first China meeting
The Globe and Mail / Posted 32 minutes ago
favourably” at joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a China-led institution that has challenged the primacy of the World Bank. An announcement could come as soon as Wednesday. Like his father before him, Mr. Trudeau said, he was hoping... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Acting against globalization will only hurt the world economyG20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Since 2008, the global econo
Acting against globalization will only hurt the world economy
Manila Bulletin / Posted an hour ago
G20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Since 2008, the global economy has taken a hard fall, with the IMF and the World Bank frequently downsizing economic growth forecasts and trade growth falling behind economic growth for several... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Vows to 'Calmly' Await Results As Opposition Predicts Victorya third of Gabon's population live in poverty, and unemployment among young peo
President Vows to 'Calmly' Await Results As Opposition Predicts Victory
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 hours ago
a third of Gabon's population live in poverty, and unemployment among young people stands at 35 percent, according to the World Bank. About 628,000 of Gabon's inhabitants were eligible to vote in this weekend's election. The result will be... Read more
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New Kerala
France calls on World Bank to aid vulnerable states - newkerala.com #111552Paris, Aug 30 : French President Francois Hollande called on the World Bank to
France calls on World Bank to aid vulnerable states - newkerala.com #111552
New Kerala / Posted 4 hours ago
Paris, Aug 30 : French President Francois Hollande called on the World Bank to further bolster financial aid to the world's poorest countries and most vulnerable states, notably in the Sahel and the Middle East. At a meeting with World Bank President... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
PM Hasina to launch smart National ID cards on Oct 2to citizens. The EC is hopeful of reaching the smart cards to all the voters o
PM Hasina to launch smart National ID cards on Oct 2
Bdnews24.com / Posted 6 hours ago
to citizens. The EC is hopeful of reaching the smart cards to all the voters of the country by December 2017 before the World Bank deadline for the exercise expires. The World Bank is funding the exercise. The EC had signed a deal last... Read more
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BBC News
The dark side of Uganda's gorilla tourism industrythere and then. Others managed to avoid eviction until 1991 when Uganda's Pres
The dark side of Uganda's gorilla tourism industry
BBC News / Posted 9 hours ago
there and then. Others managed to avoid eviction until 1991 when Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni with support from the World Bank, officially gazetted the land into a series of national parks.'We were afraid of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nyusi in Nairobi for Ticad VIhas risen to over 20 per cent. Financial assistance from key partners, includin
Nyusi in Nairobi for Ticad VI
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 hours ago
has risen to over 20 per cent. Financial assistance from key partners, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank has at a standstill because of undisclosed government guaranteed loans, contracted under Nyusi's predecessor,... Read more
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Daily News
World Bank South Asia Region VP in Sri LankaThe World Bank South Asia Region Vice President, Annette Dixon arrived yesterda
World Bank South Asia Region VP in Sri Lanka
Daily News / Posted 14 hours ago
The World Bank South Asia Region Vice President, Annette Dixon arrived yesterday on an official two day visit to Sri Lanka. This is her fourth visit to Sri Lanka since taking office in December 2014.“I look forward to my first visit to the Northern... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Less haze this year, Indonesia promisescountry at least US$16 billion in economic losses, equivalent to 1.9 per cent o
Less haze this year, Indonesia promises
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 19 hours ago
country at least US$16 billion in economic losses, equivalent to 1.9 per cent of its gross domestic product, according to the World Bank. "We are certain this year things will be better," agency spokesman Sutopo Nugroho told reporters on Monday... Read more
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NBC News
Uzbek leader's illness raises fears of power vacuum amid mounting threatdue to the region's poverty and despotism. Uzbekistan has a gross national inco
Uzbek leader's illness raises fears of power vacuum amid mounting threat
NBC News / Posted 19 hours ago
due to the region's poverty and despotism. Uzbekistan has a gross national income of $2,150 per capita, according to the World Bank, and was ranked "non-free" in Freedom House's 2016 Freedom in the World survey. Meanwhile, the... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Peace and Food Security in AfricaSpecial Advisor on Africa (UN-OSAA), the United Nations Development Programme (
Peace and Food Security in Africa
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 20 hours ago
Special Advisor on Africa (UN-OSAA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Union Commission (AUC) and the World Bank. This year's session marks the first time the conference takes place on African soil. FAO was enlisted by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Population Boom Can Be Worrisomeand prudent monetary and fiscal policies that the country has undertaken over t
Population Boom Can Be Worrisome
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 hours ago
and prudent monetary and fiscal policies that the country has undertaken over the past two decades or so. According to the World Bank report 2014, the GDP per capita increased from USD 308 to USD 525 between 2001 and 2010, while the GDP... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Indian Ocean Islands Should Leverage Their Diversity to Build Resilienceand a Ministerial Conference and public-private dialogue on Climate-smart ocean
Indian Ocean Islands Should Leverage Their Diversity to Build Resilience
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 hours ago
and a Ministerial Conference and public-private dialogue on Climate-smart ocean Economies in Africa would be organized by the World Bank in Mauritius, 1 and 2 September 2016, to review the achievements, challenges and priorities relating to the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Kenya's Interest Cap Law Won't HelpKenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a law introducing a ceiling on interest
Why Kenya's Interest Cap Law Won't Help
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 hours ago
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a law introducing a ceiling on interest rates in East Africa's largest economy, the World Bank 'withdrew' from its website an interesting research paper titled, 'Interest rate caps around the world: still... Read more
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Business Standard India
Here's how serious Bhubaneswar is about catching up with Bengaluruand digital infrastructure. Bhubaneswar came out on top of the heap of 97 citie
Here's how serious Bhubaneswar is about catching up with Bengaluru
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
and digital infrastructure. Bhubaneswar came out on top of the heap of 97 cities assessed on a number of parameters. The World Bank has also marked Bhubaneswar as being among the three best places to do business in India. This is an excerpt... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kenya Cabinet Okays Proposal to Set Up Open Universityuniversities stood to benefit from funding for joint initiatives. Already, IUC
Kenya Cabinet Okays Proposal to Set Up Open University
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
universities stood to benefit from funding for joint initiatives. Already, IUCEA has secured a grant of $8 million from the World Bank to support centres of excellence in universities in East and Southern Africa. The beneficiaries will be... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Prime Minister Leads High-Level Delegation to Ticad Vi in KenyaNations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa, the United Nations Development
Prime Minister Leads High-Level Delegation to Ticad Vi in Kenya
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa, the United Nations Development Programme, African Union Commission and the World Bank. The main objectives are to promote high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and their partners, and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigeria Will Be Among Top Investment Countries in 2019the right environment for investors and businesses in Nigeria. Nigeria is curr
Nigeria Will Be Among Top Investment Countries in 2019
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
the right environment for investors and businesses in Nigeria. Nigeria is currently ranked 169 out of 189 countries by the World Bank according to the Bank's 2016 Ease of Doing Business report. President Buhari told the session, which was... Read more
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New Kerala
Nifty trades around 8550, Sensex weak; Wipro slip 2 pct - newkerala.com #111125New Delhi [India], Aug 29 : The market on Monday opened flat reacting to Federa
Nifty trades around 8550, Sensex weak; Wipro slip 2 pct - newkerala.com #111125
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
New Delhi [India], Aug 29 : The market on Monday opened flat reacting to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments on rate hikes. The Sensex traded up 39.01 points or 0.1 percent at 27821.26, while the Nifty traded up 11.20 points or 0.1 percent... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
My Comments On Chiboks Girls Have Been Politicisedand enabling environment for businesses and investors in Nigeria. Nigeria is c
My Comments On Chiboks Girls Have Been Politicised
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
and enabling environment for businesses and investors in Nigeria. Nigeria is currently ranked 169 out of 189 countries by the World Bank in its Ease of Doing Business report for 2016. In multiple statements ‎issued by his media aide, Mr. Garba... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Meets Kenyan Counterpartthe United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, the United Nations
President Meets Kenyan Counterpart
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, the United Nations Development Programme, the African Union and the World Bank focused on other key areas such promotion of structural economic transformation through diversification and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Tanzania Power Agency in U.S.$3.2 Million Projectto streamline the Tanzania power sector through the six-year Rural Electrificat
Tanzania Power Agency in U.S.$3.2 Million Project
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
to streamline the Tanzania power sector through the six-year Rural Electrification Expansion Programme. Bella Bird, the World Bank Country Director for Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi and Somalia signed a MoU with Eng. Nyamo-Hanga to seal... Read more
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PollutionOnline
IBM Research Opens In South Africa Cognitive Computing And The IoT Help Track Diseases And Forecast Air Qualityand models. Nat. Rev. Cancer 5, 591–602 (2005) **Off-Grid Solar Market Trends
IBM Research Opens In South Africa Cognitive Computing And The IoT Help Track Diseases And Forecast Air Quality
PollutionOnline / Posted yesterday
and models. Nat. Rev. Cancer 5, 591–602 (2005) **Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report 2016, published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Lighting Global, an innovation of the World Bank Group. In cooperation with Global Off-Grid Lighting Associa... Read more
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Boston Globe
Zimbabwe threatens to seize farms of party defectorsthe banking sector. But significant hurdles remain. The Zimbabwean government
Zimbabwe threatens to seize farms of party defectors
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
the banking sector. But significant hurdles remain. The Zimbabwean government must clear $1.8 billion it owes to the IMF, the World Bank and the African Development Bank. It must also convince the IMF, where a skeptical United States holds the... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Kazi Amin to steer Bangladesh's foreign investment bidof Investment. The BIDA chief is a former Secretary to the Prime Minister and
Kazi Amin to steer Bangladesh's foreign investment bid
Bdnews24.com / Posted yesterday
of Investment. The BIDA chief is a former Secretary to the Prime Minister and a former Alternate Executive Director to The World Bank Group. “I believe Bangladesh has immense potential, now it’s up to us how we tap that potential,” said Kazi... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Army of Community Health Workers Face Mistrust as They Roll Out ServicesHealth Organization. In Tanzania, healthcare is considered a luxury especially
Army of Community Health Workers Face Mistrust as They Roll Out Services
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Health Organization. In Tanzania, healthcare is considered a luxury especially in remote, rural parts where, according to the World Bank, only 9 percent of the nation's doctors are based. "Our plan is to have at least two community health workers... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Regional Services Held Back By Turf Warshappening. For example, according to 'The Unexplored Potential of Trade in Ser
Regional Services Held Back By Turf Wars
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
happening. For example, according to 'The Unexplored Potential of Trade in Services in Africa' a report commissioned by the World Bank, all five East African Community (EAC) countries have committed to removing the most explicit barriers to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Invest in the Health of Africa's Peopleis being led by the government of Japan, a global champion of UHC, is critical
Why Invest in the Health of Africa's People
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
is being led by the government of Japan, a global champion of UHC, is critical to Africa's future growth and prosperity. The World Bank Group will announce today a $15 billion commitment over the next five years to accelerate universal health... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigeria to Be in Top 100 Countries in Ease of Doing Business By 2019and enabling environment for business and investors in Nigeria. Nigeria is cur
Nigeria to Be in Top 100 Countries in Ease of Doing Business By 2019
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
and enabling environment for business and investors in Nigeria. Nigeria is currently ranked 169 out of 189 countries by the World Bank, according to the Bank's 2016 Ease of Doing Business report. In a multiple statements ‎issued by the Senior... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Buhari Pledges to Make Nigeria One of Best Countries for Businessand enabling environment for business and investors in Nigeria. Nigeria is cur
Buhari Pledges to Make Nigeria One of Best Countries for Business
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
and enabling environment for business and investors in Nigeria. Nigeria is currently ranked 169 out of 189 countries by the World Bank, according to the Bank's 2016 Ease of Doing Business report. President Buhari told the session attended by... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Oil Booms Leave the Poor in the Darkis expensive. It involves running surveys in faraway places, which are slow and
Oil Booms Leave the Poor in the Dark
Naked Capitalism / Posted yesterday
is expensive. It involves running surveys in faraway places, which are slow and have bad coverage. The global standard, the World Bank Poverty Rate (World Bank 2016), covers less than one third of countries in any given year. In a recent... Read more
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Business Wire
Yamaha Motor Underscores Commitment to Africasummit focused on Africa’s development. It has been hosted jointly by the Gover
Yamaha Motor Underscores Commitment to Africa
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
summit focused on Africa’s development. It has been hosted jointly by the Government of Japan, the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the World Bank sinc... Read more
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DW
Gabon president vows to 'calmly' await election results as opposition predicts victory |a third of Gabon's population live in poverty, and unemployment among young peo
Gabon president vows to 'calmly' await election results as opposition predicts victory |
DW / Posted yesterday
a third of Gabon's population live in poverty, and unemployment among young people stands at 35 percent, according to the World Bank. About 628,000 of Gabon's inhabitants were eligible to vote in this weekend's election. The result will be... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senate seen not too keen on AIIBdeveloping countries’ infrastructure needs. Pundits say the AIIB is seen to riv
Senate seen not too keen on AIIB
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
developing countries’ infrastructure needs. Pundits say the AIIB is seen to rival other multilateral lenders such as the World Bank and the Manila-based ADB, which are being led by the US and Japan, respectively. The Philippines’ membership,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Hosting Ticad Conference a Symbol of Strong Partnership - Kenyattathe people of Japan, and all the co-organisers of this event--including the Afr
Hosting Ticad Conference a Symbol of Strong Partnership - Kenyatta
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
the people of Japan, and all the co-organisers of this event--including the African Union Commission, UNDP, the OSSA and the World Bank Group, for their investment towards making this historic conference possible. I'd also like to single out... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Awkward!from this intergovernmental organization. I’m sure the President realized that
Awkward!
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
from this intergovernmental organization. I’m sure the President realized that a few days later. The UN system covers the World Bank Group, the World Health Organization, the World Food Program, UNESCO and UNICEF. So far, there have been no... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigeria Will Be Among Top 100 Countries of Doing Profitable Business By 2019and enabling environment for business and investors in Nigeria. Nigeria is cur
Nigeria Will Be Among Top 100 Countries of Doing Profitable Business By 2019
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
and enabling environment for business and investors in Nigeria. Nigeria is currently ranked 169 out of 189 countries by the World Bank, according to the Bank's 2016 Ease of Doing Business report. President Buhari told the session ,attended by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
President Kenyatta Closes Sixth Ticad Conferencethe TICAD process. I also wish to thank and acknowledge the role played by all
President Kenyatta Closes Sixth Ticad Conference
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
the TICAD process. I also wish to thank and acknowledge the role played by all the other co-organizers; namely the UNDP; the World Bank Group as well as our own African Union Commission who worked tirelessly to ensure that TICAD VI was a... Read more
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Mashable
Meet the two refugees with disabilities set to compete in the 2016 Paralympicsin 22 different sports, including swimming, powerlifting, wheelchair basketball
Meet the two refugees with disabilities set to compete in the 2016 Paralympics
Mashable / Posted yesterday
in 22 different sports, including swimming, powerlifting, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball. According to The World Bank, around 15 percent of the global population — or about 1 billion people — live with a disability. Of those... Read more
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Reuters
German vice chancellor says can't see Turkey in EU anytime soongovernment. He said one logistical problem was Turkey's large population, whic
German vice chancellor says can't see Turkey in EU anytime soon
Reuters / Posted yesterday
government. He said one logistical problem was Turkey's large population, which stands at about 79 million according to the World Bank. "How would that work in a European Union that is currently losing one of its most important member states,... Read more
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The News-Herald
Some vacation spots quietly benefit as travelers avoid Zikaof business and the lack of travel. The 2002 and 2003 outbreak of severe acute
Some vacation spots quietly benefit as travelers avoid Zika
The News-Herald / Posted yesterday
of business and the lack of travel. The 2002 and 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was estimated by the World Bank to have cost the global economy $54 billion. The affected destinations aren’t sitting still. Some are... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
German vice chancellor says can't see Turkey in EU anytime soongovernment. He said one logistical problem was Turkey's large population, whic
German vice chancellor says can't see Turkey in EU anytime soon
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
government. He said one logistical problem was Turkey's large population, which stands at about 79 million according to the World Bank. "How would that work in a European Union that is currently losing one of its most important member states,... Read more
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Sun Star
Cordi heroes rememberedattack was meant to kill Dulag and Pedro Dungoc, prominent leaders of the Kalin
Cordi heroes remembered
Sun Star / Posted yesterday
attack was meant to kill Dulag and Pedro Dungoc, prominent leaders of the Kalinga and Bontoc people opposed to the World Bank-funded Chico River Basin Hydroelectric Dam Project. Macliing, from the Butbut tribe, died from multiple... Read more
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New Kerala
World Bank sanctions USD 55m loan for Nepal road, bridge upgrade - newkerala.com #110869Kathmandu, Aug.28 : Nepal has been granted 55 million dollars by the World Bank
World Bank sanctions USD 55m loan for Nepal road, bridge upgrade - newkerala.com #110869
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
Kathmandu, Aug.28 : Nepal has been granted 55 million dollars by the World Bank as loan to upgrade some of its roads and bridges. The loan has been offered under the Nepal government's Road Sector Development Programme (RSDP) and will also be used... Read more
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iol.co.za
Directionless Maputo is teetering on a ledgea while. Now, Renamo’s sporadic attacks on hospitals aggravates the unflatteri
Directionless Maputo is teetering on a ledge
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
a while. Now, Renamo’s sporadic attacks on hospitals aggravates the unflattering picture of the country being painted by the World Bank, among others. After a sustained upward trajectory, its “growth rate slowed in 2015 as the economy adjusted to... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
Some vacation spots quietly benefit from Zikabusiness and the lack of travel. The 2002 and 2003 outbreak of severe acute re
Some vacation spots quietly benefit from Zika
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
business and the lack of travel. The 2002 and 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was estimated by the World Bank to have cost the global economy $54 billion. The affected destinations aren't sitting still. Some are... Read more
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Aljazeera
Haiti's peanut producers oppose 500-tonne US donationthe US. They say the shipment threatens to undermine the livelihood of thousan
Haiti's peanut producers oppose 500-tonne US donation
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
the US. They say the shipment threatens to undermine the livelihood of thousands of people in the country. According to the World Bank, extreme poverty in the country has fallen from 31 to 24 percent over the last decade but remains the poorest... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Volunteers give kiss of life as Laos road death tolls mounthas one of the world's lowest spends on healthcare. In recent years it has ave
Volunteers give kiss of life as Laos road death tolls mount
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
has one of the world's lowest spends on healthcare. In recent years it has averaged just 0.5 per cent of GDP according to the World Bank. In contrast, similarly impoverished Cambodia spends 1.3 per cent while fellow communist nations Vietnam and... Read more
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The Zimbabwe Standard
Mangudya upbeat about debt plancomments on Friday followed indications that Zimbabwe was close to paying the $
Mangudya upbeat about debt plan
The Zimbabwe Standard / Posted 2 days ago
comments on Friday followed indications that Zimbabwe was close to paying the $1,8 billion debt owed to the IMF, the World Bank and the African Development Bank as it was finalising technical work with the international financial... Read more
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Boston Globe
Zimbabwe threatens to seize farms of party defectorsthe banking sector. But significant hurdles remain. The Zimbabwean government
Zimbabwe threatens to seize farms of party defectors
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
the banking sector. But significant hurdles remain. The Zimbabwean government must clear $1.8 billion it owes to the IMF, the World Bank and the African Development Bank. It must also convince the IMF, where a skeptical United States holds the... Read more
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