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  • Change the World Bank needs

    Few people on the street may be familiar with the World Bank. Yet, it plays a critical role in the U.S. effort to engage the world through its contribution to economic development in poor and post-conflict societies. As current World Bank President...
  • China's 'soft landing,' as predicted by the World Bank

    China's 'soft landing,' as predicted by the World Bank
    After a superheated rise, China’s economy is starting to slow. Luckily, according to the World Bank, the Asian superpower is headed for a “soft landing” instead of a crash that could overwhelm the multitude of countries with which...
  • Hillary Clinton to World Bank? 'Not happening,' aide says

    News that the World Bank is hunting for a new leader brought forth fresh denials that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is yearning for the job. Robert Zoellick, president of the international financial institution, announced in a statement...
  • A World Bank success story

    A World Bank success story
    The World Bank passed a big test in December when Congress quietly approved its request for additional funding, part of the development group's first general capital increase in more than 20 years. During a time of fiscal stress and partisan gridlock, the...
  • China still restricting foreign media, U.S. complains

    China still restricting foreign media, U.S. complains
    China has missed the deadline to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling to loosen state controls on foreign media, the U.S. trade representative said, delaying wider U.S. access to its fast growing market for films, music, books and other...
  • 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,...
  • Russia becomes 156th member of WTO, 19 years after application

    Russia becomes 156th member of WTO, 19 years after application
    It took nearly 20 years of negotiations, but Russia was finally welcomed into the World Trade Organization on Wednesday. The largest economy outside the WTO until now, Russia will become the international trade group’s 156th member. The U.S. joined...
  • Corn-based ethanol fuel won't solve our energy problems

    My recent letter of questioning the use of corn to produce ethanol prompted the expected rebuttal from the Renewable Fuels Association ("U.S. must abandon corn-based ethanol," Aug. 28). That, however, doesn't change the fact that corn ethanol only...
  • Hillary Clinton to head the World Bank? The answer is no, No and also NO!

     
    Hillary Clinton issues Shermanesque statement about heading the World Bank....
  • LEBANON: Former World Bank president shunned by students and faculty, withdraws from ceremony

     
    What has been coined the "Arab Spring" has gained momentum, this time in the region's most well-reputed and prestigious university, the American University of Beirut. The campus has been a scene of protests ever since the university decided to grant......