World Bank to propose solutions for sluggish SA economy

2017-11-10 08:19

Solutions on how SA could dig itself out of its its current low growth hole are likely to take centre stage when the World Bank presents its latest economic update in Pretoria.

No private investors without good governance - World Bank

2017-11-05 17:46

To close the finance gap in infrastructure development in Africa, the governance gap has to be closed, says a vice president of the World Bank Group.

There is 'no room for complacency' on global growth - IMF

2017-10-16 09:00

The IMF’s steering committee warned that global growth is at risk of faltering in coming years given uncomfortably low inflation and rising geopolitical risks, injecting a cautious note into an otherwise improving economic outlook.

Mugabe’s Cabinet reshuffle likely to 'negatively impact economy' - expert

2017-10-11 06:01

President Robert Mugabe's reassignment of former finance minister Patrick Chinamasa is "going to undermine the country's re-engagement strategy with the international community", says an expert.

Boesak: The ANC sold out

2017-08-20 06:02

Former liberation movement’s leaders and the white elites negotiated a secret pact that entrenched inequality, says anti-apartheid cleric Allan Boesak.

IMF calls for Mozambique to come clean on debts

2017-07-20 18:01

Mozambique must fill in "critical information gaps" over $2bn of secret government loans, the International Monetary Fund has said, in a scandal that has damaged the nation's economy.

Why the World Bank’s efforts to marshal private capital won’t reduce poverty

2017-07-06 07:41

The planned reinvention of the World Bank may be a mea culpa of sort, but it is still a bearer of bad news for poor African countries, says Lecturer Misheck Mutize.

Egypt census workers detect another baby boom

2017-06-22 16:01

Egypt census workers going door to door discover that more than 20 million people were born in the last decade alone.

World Bank speaks on Zim's cash crisis

2017-06-21 16:31

Fiscal imbalances combined with a large volume of domestic debt are at the core of Zimbabwe’s ongoing cash shortages, according to the World Bank.

Global economy to grow 2.7% this year - World Bank

2017-06-05 07:17

The world economy will pick up speed this year and next, helped by steadier commodity prices and a pickup in global trade, the World Bank says.


Gigaba had meeting with World Bank on Eskom

2017-11-08 05:30

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba met with representatives of the World Bank last week to discuss issues relating to Eskom, according to two people familiar with the meeting.

Mugabe's anti-white policies 'are bad for economy'

2017-11-01 08:40

A Zimbabwean government policy that provides long term leases to black farmers and short term ones to their white counterparts has been described by analysts as "discriminatory and bad for the country's economy," says a report.

World Bank: 1.1 bn people 'invisible', lacking official identity

2017-10-13 19:55

Over 1.1 billion people mainly in Asia and Africa lack official proof of identity that would get them access to public health care, education and finance, according to the World Bank.

RW Johnson: Four things the World Bank and IMF want SA to do

2017-09-07 08:00

For SA to survive the current crisis, the country only needs to look at what international bodies have already pointed out in the past, says political scientist RW Johnson.

Adama Barrow: how do you solve a problem like The Gambia?

2017-07-27 21:02

Six months ago, businessman and political novice Adama Barrow took power in Africa's smallest mainland country after delivering a stunning defeat against ex-leader Yahya Jammeh, who had ruled brutally for 22 years.

What the World Bank’s shift from public to private funding means for development

2017-07-10 07:27

The World Bank has changed direction. It won't be giving up on public funding, but it will increasingly be trying to attract private investors to developing countries, explains Steven Friedman.

$500m unexplained Mozambique govt spending: prosecutor

2017-06-24 19:59

Mozambican officials have launched an investigation after an audit raised questions over $500 million of secret government loans, the country's prosecutor's office has said.

Zim bond notes have helped but won't address underlying issues - World Bank

2017-06-21 18:03

Zimbabwe's bond notes have eased liquidity shortages but can't address macroeconomic imbalances, while further issuance of the currency will inflame inflationary pressures, says the World Bank.

C Africa sapped by decades of strife and misrule

2017-06-19 21:35

The government of the Central African Republic has signed an "immediate ceasefire" deal with rebel groups aimed at ending violence in the strife-torn country.

West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

2017-05-22 18:59

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities.

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