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  • In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist

    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...
  • Global economic growth is expected to speed up this year

    WASHINGTON — After a long and lumpy recovery, the world economy may finally be at a turning point with global growth expected to accelerate this year behind the rising strength of the U.S. and other major developed countries. But world finance...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.N. nuclear talks with Iran fail to get access for inspectors

     
    Eight hours of negotiations between U.N. officials and Iran's nuclear policy envoy ended Friday without an agreement for inspectors to visit suspect Iranian facilities, the U.N. nuclear agency's deputy director said....
  • Corn, soybean prices at all-time high worldwide, World Bank says

     
    The cost of corn and soybeans soared to all-time heights in July, pushing global food prices upwards and pushing budgets to the breaking point in the Middle East and Africa, the World Bank has warned....
  • Ex-Navy SEAL pushes back on Pentagon warning over Bin Laden book

     
    The former Navy SEAL who wrote a first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden launched another attack Friday as his lawyer disputed the Defense Department’s claim that he was required to obtain Pentagon approval before publishing the...
  • 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,...