Innovation could save SA’s economy – World Bank

2017-09-20 14:56

SA will need to boost productivity and attract more investment into research and development if it is to increase its economic output.

G20: Trump pledges $50m to help women entrepreneurs

2017-07-09 18:15

Donald Trump pledges $50m to women entrepreneurs fund spearheaded by Ivanka Trump, says daughter's life would be easier if she had a different dad.

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.

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.


World Bank drops SA 2017 growth forecast

2017-09-19 15:16

The World Bank has downgraded South Africa’s 2017 growth forecast to 0.6% from 1.1% in January. Unless the economy starts growing, SA's poor will continue to live in grinding poverty.

$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.

'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.

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