ARTICLES RELATING TO WORLD BANK

$500m Tunisia loan to revive economy

2013-01-24 19:31

The World Bank has approved a $500m loan to Tunisia to support its 2013 budget and help its ailing economy, says a minister.

Japan declares support for World Bank pick

2012-04-01 12:20

Japan's government threw its backing behind Jim Yong Kim, the US nominee to be the next World Bank chief, as the Korean-American physician visited Tokyo.

'World Bank must mirror global shift'

2012-03-26 11:00

Africa's candidate for World Bank president, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says developing countries will go their own way if not given a fair shot at leading global bodies.

Egypt requests World Bank loan

2012-02-03 11:41

The World Bank says talks are to start soon with the Egyptian government over a $1bn loan.

World Bank urges G20 to tackle food prices

2011-11-01 17:30

Group of 20 leaders need to find ways to deal with food price volatility which is hurting poor countries, says World Bank president Robert Zoellick.

Gordhan: SA will help in eurozone rescue

2011-09-28 14:46

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says SA will contribute if the IMF raises its funds to assist in the eurozone debt crisis.

Zoellick: EU, US crises threaten poor

2011-09-22 18:27

World Bank President Robert Zoellick says advanced countries need to act quickly to resolve their crises before they ravage the rest of the global economy.

G8 pledges billions for Arab nations

2011-09-11 12:27

Arab states that ousted their dictators got a financial shot in the arm with promises of tens of billion of dollars to help their rocky transformation into modern democracies.

No crisis from Mideast unrest: Zoellick

2011-03-28 18:16

World Bank president Robert Zoellick says the turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East will push up oil prices, but not cause another global financial crisis.

'Crisis means poverty for 64 million more'

2010-11-19 13:11

Increased poverty is likely to persist in spite of its spending $80bn to cushion the effects of the global economic crisis, warns the World Bank.

 

Poor kids stuck in poverty trap

2012-07-29 15:28

Children born into poor families are unlikely ever to escape poverty or reap the rewards of living in Africa's largest economy, according to the World Bank.

Zoellick plays down Brics bank plans

2012-03-29 11:23

World Bank head Robert Zoellick says a development bank as seen by the Brics would struggle to get off the ground and won't match the World Bank's expertise.

US yet to reveal World Bank choice

2012-03-20 11:34

There are few signs that the US has decided on its nomination for the next World Bank president, although the deadline is in five days.

Weaker economy dampens food prices

2012-01-31 16:15

The World Bank says global food prices are set to decline as a slowdown in the economy cuts back consumer demand but a rise in oil prices could reverse the trend.

SA 'scratching head' on stabilising rand

2011-09-28 18:40

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the government is battling to curb the volatile rand whose weakness benefits some sectors but also fuels inflation.

IMF pledges action amid global concern

2011-09-25 11:58

The International Monetary Fund pledged firm collective action Saturday as warnings surged from around the world over a possible European economic meltdown.

Mswati pleads for Greek-style bailout

2011-09-14 18:30

Swaziland's King Mswati III says the International Monetary Fund and World Bank should rescue his cash-strapped country like they did Greece and Portugal.

Clinton in talks about World Bank job

2011-06-09 23:34

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reportedly been in discussions to become head of the World Bank.

SA can beat China - World Bank economist

2011-03-16 22:27

SA can grow "in a better way" than China and even overtake that country one day, says the World Bank's chief economist.

SA drops in World Bank index

2010-11-11 16:55

South Africa has lost two places in the World Bank 2011 Ease of Doing Business Index.

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