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  • Europe growth pact floated as euro zone recession fears mount

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Heeding global calls for action to shore up Europe's sagging economy, euro zone's top finance official proposed a new growth pact on Friday to break a policy logjam and spur reforms by rewarding countries with cheap funds and leeway...
  • With global economy stuttering, governments urged to open purse

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advocates of a global infrastructure push foresee hundreds of billions of dollars of efficiently managed projects springing up across developed and developing nations alike, putting the unemployed to work while paving the way for...
  • Germany to keep warning of fiscal stimulus risks at G20: Weidmann

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Germany will keep warning about the dangers of short-term fiscal stimulus at talks on the global economy in Washington although risks to growth are on the downside, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said on Thursday. Weidmann said...
  • Ebola fears spread as Spanish nurse worsens, British man tested

    Ebola fears spread as Spanish nurse worsens, British man tested
    Fears that the Ebola outbreak will spread globally rose on Thursday with the deteriorating health of an infected Spanish nurse, a British man who died in Macedonia being tested for the virus and more demands by U.S. lawmakers for travel bans. At least 26...
  • India approves projects in dash for growth, alarming green groups

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - In late August, India's environment ministry rejected a proposal to build what would be the country's largest hydropower plant in a remote and pristine part of the country's northeast because of the potential damage to an area rich...
  • World Bank launches public-private infrastructure plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank on Thursday launched a new initiative that would bring together governments, development institutions and private investors to form public-private partnerships for infrastructure. The initiative, known as the...
  • Germany's Schaeuble says 'writing checks' won't fix Europe

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday more government spending was a wrong cure for the euro zone's weak growth and dismissed the prospect of recession for Europe's biggest economy. "We don't have a...
  • Ebola-hit Liberia facing recession, may need more IMF aid: finance minister

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Liberia, the West African nation hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, is facing recession and may need more aid from the International Monetary Fund given the budgetary toll the virus has taken, its finance minister said. "Our...
  • With world economy stuttering, governments urged to open purse

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - World economic leaders are being urged to rally around a plan to let government do what it does best – spend money – in an effort to buoy a global economy that remains slack and slowing. The effort comes as six years of...
  • Leaders call for quicker response to Ebola at World Bank meeting

    Leaders of the three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola sought support from the international financial community Thursday amid warnings that the widening epidemic is devastating the region's fragile economies. The presidents of Liberia, Sierra...
  • Bill Gates warns Ebola could spread beyond West Africa

    Bill Gates warns Ebola could spread beyond West Africa
    WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is impossible to guess whether world leaders have done enough to bring the Ebola epidemic under control, given the risks that it will spread to countries beyond West Africa, the technology billionaire and...