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  1. World Bank forecasts weak or negative 2015 growth in Armenia

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    Tue, 31 Mar 2015

    YEREVAN, March 31 (Reuters) - The World Bank forecasts weak or even negative economic growth this year in Armenia, where the economy is battered by a plunge in Russia's rouble and the Ukraine as well as declining exports and remittances.

  2. The Monetary Illusion

    Headlines

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015

    Measured in Dollars, Is Projected to Decline With a surging U.S. dollar and growth remaining sluggish in much of the world , Bank of America Merrill Lynch forecasts that world output measured in dollars could fall in 2015 for the first time since

  3. Australia moves towards joining China-led bank: government.

    Commentary

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015

    growth in the region with potential benefits for Australia". The new multinational lender is seen as a threat to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, two institutions under strong US influence. The United States has voiced concern about

  4. A Tale of Two Economies: Singapore and Cuba

    Headlines

    Fri, 27 Mar 2015

    ranked first in the world on the World Bank Group’s Ease of Doing Business ..... state doesn’t rank at all on the World Bank Group’s list, which includes 189 ..... Index is an index created by the World Bank Group. Higher rankings (a low numerical

  5. UPDATE 1-Venezuela again seeks to recuse arbitrators in Conoco dispute

    Headlines

    Thu, 26 Mar 2015

    CARACAS, March 26 (Reuters) - Venezuela is seeking to recuse two arbitrators on a World Bank tribunal hearing in a dispute with U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips, less than a year after the tribunal rejected a similar request regarding the same arbitrators.

  6. Venezuela again seeks to recuse arbitrators in Conoco dispute

    Headlines

    Thu, 26 Mar 2015

    CARACAS, March 26 (Reuters) - Venezuela is seeking to recuse two arbitrators on a World Bank tribunal hearing in a dispute with U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips, less than a year after the tribunal...

  7. Funding for financial inclusion rises to $31 billion in 2013 - TRFN

    Headlines

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015

    NEW YORK, March 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global investment in affordable financial services for the poor has risen by an average seven percent per year since 2011, a World Bank think tank said in a survey released on Wednesday.

  8. World Bank approves $100 million for Serbia's structural reforms

    Headlines

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015

    BELGRADE, March 24 (Reuters) - The World Bank approved a $100 million loan to support Serbia's structural reforms, the first of two budget support loans aimed at reforming the state-owned enterprises, the lender said in a statement on Tuesday.

  9. MOVES- Morgan Stanley, Ally Financial, World Bank , UBS

    Headlines

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015

    March 24 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Tuesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

  10. MOVES-Antoncic to vacate treasurer position at World Bank

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    Tue, 24 Mar 2015

    LONDON, March 24 (IFR) - The World Bank is set to begin the search for someone to take over from vice president and treasurer Madelyn Antoncic after she announced that she will vacate the position...

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