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  • 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...
  • World Bank pledges $50 million to fight cholera in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The World Bank is pledging $50 million to help Haiti improve sanitation and provide clean water in an effort to prevent cholera and other waterborne diseases, which remain a leading cause of death among infants in the nation. The...
  • 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...
  • Little risk of shock for major currencies: Mexican finmin

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Recent moves on international currency markets have been mostly orderly and there is little risk of upset for major currencies like the euro, yen and dollar, Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said on Wednesday. Videgaray said...
  • EBRD chief calls for development bank shake-up

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's multiple regional development banks need to work together better and shake things up or risk becoming irrelevant, the head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Wednesday. Suma...
  • China last again in global aid transparency index

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China took last place in an aid transparency index listing 68 donors released on Wednesday, which said the majority of the world's donors were not sharing enough information about their activities. The Asian country...
  • Ebola economic impact in West Africa could be catastrophic: World Bank

    Ebola economic impact in West Africa could be catastrophic: World Bank
    The Ebola outbreak could be "catastrophic" to the West African economy, with an impact of $32.6 billion by the end of next year if health officials are slow to contain the spread of the deadly virus, the World Bank said in a report Wednesday. The...
  • Latin America asks U.S. to consult on monetary policy changes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Latin American finance ministers expect to be consulted on U.S. monetary policy and hope officials in Washington will consider the impact of abrupt changes on emerging markets, Colombian Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on...
  • Exclusive: Liberian leader sees signs Ebola in decline but aid too slow

    GBARNGA Liberia (Reuters) - International aid to battle the Ebola epidemic in Liberia is arriving too slowly, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Wednesday, though she said there were early signs that the outbreak in her West African country might...