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  • AP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gap

    Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers — these are the prescriptions of a leading Gulf entrepreneur for growing Middle Eastern economies and combating rampant youth unemployment.
  • World Bank to lend Albania up to $1.2 billion over 5 years

    The World Bank has agreed to lend Albania up to $1.2 billion (1.08 billion euros) to support its public finances and invest in infrastructure. A statement from the bank Friday said the board of directors agreed on a 2015-2019 lending program to support...

    Congo assesses $6.7 billion contracts with Chinese

    Congo's government is bringing in outside experts to investigate the long-term impact of some $6.7 billion in contracts with Chinese companies that critics say could exploit the central African nation's mineral riches. Congo's government has a 32 percent...

    Japan ups ante in race to boost influence in Asia with cash

    Vying to keep pace with China's rising influence and economic clout, Japan plans to provide $110 billion to help develop roads, ports and other infrastructure in Asia in the next five years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday. Abe announced the...

    China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

    If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game. There's intense competition between the U.S. and...