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  • Panel recommends World Bank ditch ease-of-doing-business rankings

    Panel recommends World Bank ditch ease-of-doing-business rankings
    WASHINGTON -- An independent World Bank review of its highly cited annual report on the ease of doing business around the globe has recommended that it stop ranking countries because the listings can be misinterpreted. Instead, the Doing Business report...
  • World Bank invests in Baltimore-based Laureate Education

    A division of the World Bank Group announced Wednesday that it has invested $150 million in Laureate Education Inc., giving the international development organization a small stake in the Baltimore-based global higher education company. "It's an...
  • A.W. 'Tom' Clausen dies at 89; longtime Bank of America leader

    A.W. 'Tom' Clausen dies at 89; longtime Bank of America leader
    A.W. "Tom" Clausen, a no-nonsense Midwesterner who led San Francisco-based Bank of America before and after serving as president of the World Bank, died Monday at a hospital in Burlingame, Calif. He was 89. The cause was complications from pneumonia,...
  • India's dangerous 'food bubble'

    India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a...
  • The South Africa Nelson Mandela discovered, and the one he left behind

    The South Africa Nelson Mandela discovered, and the one he left behind
    By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight. Solving the country's economic crisis was another...
  • World Bank chief says Fed can reduce taper risk with communication

    World Bank chief says Fed can reduce taper risk with communication
    WASHINGTON -- Clear communication from Federal Reserve officials could reduce the risk to developing economies when the central bank starts reducing a key stimulus program, the head of the World Bank said. Developing nations saw their borrowing costs...
  • Brazilian named to head World Trade Organization

    Brazilian named to head World Trade Organization
    SAO PAULO, Brazil--Roberto Azevedo of Brazil has been elected the first Latin American director-general of the World Trade Organization, the global body charged with moving forward stalled trade agreement talks. The choice of Azevedo over close rival...
  • World Bank: Israeli restrictions cost Palestinian economy billions

    JERUSALEM-- Israeli restrictions in the West Bank cost the struggling Palestinian economy more than $3.4 billion a year, according to a report released by the World Bank on Tuesday. More than half of West Bank lands are largely off-limits to...
  • Augusto Odone dies at 80; used 'Lorenzo's oil' to treat ailing son

    Augusto Odone was a charismatic Italian economist whose job with the World Bank afforded a cosmopolitan lifestyle. But the important work he performed for impoverished countries paled by comparison to the job that began to consume him in 1984: saving...
  • Susa Kessler

    Susa Kessler
    Susa Kessler, a retired World Bank analyst who had fled Nazi Germany as a child, died of breast cancer complications Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Canton resident was 88. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of Dr. Caesar Hirsch,...
  • Japan labors to cool reactors: Workers, power source added

    Japan labors to cool reactors: Workers, power source added
    Authorities battling the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant have doubled the number of workers on the site to 100 in an effort to continue cooling the three reactors and the spent fuel pools but have abandoned — at least...