ARTICLES RELATING TO WORLD BANK

Why did World Bank ignore all the Net1 info and invest R1.6bn?

2017-03-24 07:50

As the main SA investor in Net1, Allan Gray has been under the spotlight over the social grants payment controversy, while a bigger investor - the World Bank - has not, says Erin Torkelson.

Recession-hit Nigeria details economic recovery plan

2017-03-09 19:32

Nigeria's government this week launched a master plan to lift it out of recession, hoping to hit 7.0% growth by 2020, but economists believe the programme sets the bar too high.

How radical will Zuma really be?

2017-02-12 06:00

In his state of the nation address, President Jacob Zuma said government would embark on ‘radical socioeconomic transformation’ to bring fundamental change to patterns of ownership.

Lourenco: Ex-general poised to be Angola's next leader

2017-02-03 19:26

Since then, the 62-year-old Lourenco has convinced key regime players and analysts he is the right man to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled the oil-rich southwest African nation for 37 years.

Mozambique says will miss $60m interest payment

2017-01-16 18:42

Mozambique has said it would miss a $60 million interest payment on a 2023 bond, as its economic crisis deepens over hidden debt, the fall in commodity prices and a cut-off in aid.

ISIS recruits better educated than average

2016-10-06 11:27

ISIS recruits are better educated than their average countryman, contrary to popular belief, according to a new World Bank study.

World Bank responds to Zim activist Dzamara's petition

2016-09-30 16:31

The World Bank country director for Zimbabwe, Guang Zhe Chen, has responded to a recent petition by Zimbabwean activist Patson Dzamara, calling on the financial institution not to resume support for the southern African country.

IMF prods Mozambique to allow audit of secret loan companies

2016-09-16 09:25

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has pressed Mozambique's president Filipe Nyusi to allow an independent international audit of companies involved in a loan scandal that forced an IMF and World Bank aid cutoff.

Free maternity insurance cover for poor Kenyan women

2016-07-22 16:16

Kenya is providing free maternity insurance cover for poor women, to help reduce infant mortality rates in the East African nation.

Dave Steward: Statistical bikinis – Who ‘really’ holds Africa’s crown? SA sliding

2016-05-28 07:00

Dave Steward says there’s a need to be sceptical about statistics, as they are more important for what’s concealed than what’s revealed.

 

We need to change how we use water - World Bank

2017-03-22 16:29

The world needs to transform the way it manages its water, Professor Patrick Verkooijen of the World Bank has said.

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies: report

2017-02-15 17:02

A new World Bank report says, Sub-Saharan Africa, where more than a half billion people live without electricity, trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy.

Strong metal price growth seen, but SA poses risk to platinum

2017-02-05 19:33

The price of metals is projected to increase by 11% in 2017 due to tightening markets, especially those facing imminent resource constraints, a World Bank report says.

Use tax incentives to create more jobs – World Bank

2017-01-22 07:56

Investment in capital such as machinery and equipment has been progressively replacing jobs in agriculture, mining, manufacturing and construction, a World Bank report claims.

IMF, World Bank 'remote-control' developing nations - Agang

2016-11-02 10:02

The IMF and the World Bank are “Westernised” institutions with no regard for democracy, the ANC has said in a paliamentary debate over SA's relationship with the two lenders.

Better livestock policies in Africa offer a pathway out of poverty

2016-10-05 10:18

Using well-adapted African cattle to improve the gene pool is more sustainable than quick fix crossbreeding or cow donations, writes Thumbi Mwangi.

Sudan needs swift reforms to revive ailing economy - World Bank

2016-09-26 06:00

Sudan must undertake swift structural reforms to revive its ailing sanctions-hit economy, including devaluing the Sudanese pound against the dollar, the World Bank says.

We're not about to fund Zim, says World Bank

2016-09-12 09:40

The World Bank has denied media reports that it is about to resume lending to cash-strapped Zimbabwe.

World Bank: Problems for SA, Nigeria

2016-06-09 18:42

Investment and capital inflows into sub-Saharan Africa will likely continue to slow down as European banks turn to Asia for lending activities, warns the World Bank.

World bank approves up to $5bn loan to Tunisia

2016-05-18 20:00

The World Bank has approved a five-year plan to lend Tunisia up to $5 billion to support economic reforms aimed at reviving growth and creating jobs.

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