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Sheep, Goats and Re-starting Emerging Markets' Growth

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The "emerging markets" have become shrouded behind a huge question mark. As corporate earnings season underscores, Morgan Stanley expects recent good performance to turn south, noting that emerging markets have made little "improvement in fundamentals."

A President's Support of Stolen Asset Recovery and the Fight Against Impunity

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 09.24.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

We know that the end of the era of impunity for corrupt leaders may not come today, tomorrow or the next day, but collaborative endeavors reflect the international community's will to curb economic abuse and support critical national-led efforts to promote good governance and fight corruption.

Angela Merkel Is No Alexander Hamilton: The EU Crisis Isn't Over

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 09.07.2012 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

Be prepared for bad news from Europe for the rest of the year. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is being asked to represent her country, and Europe as a whole. She simply cannot do both.

Robert Zoellick: "Getting Stuff Done" at the World Bank and Beyond

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 07.10.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

Last Friday was Robert B. Zoellick's last day as president of the World Bank Group. While he may leave many legacies behind, perhaps one that stands out is embodied in his commencement address for RAND Graduate School: "Getting Stuff Done."

World Bank Chief: Countries Need To Prepare For Eurozone Uncertainty

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business

LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) - Developing nations must be ready for a severe global financial crisis should the euro zone fail to cope with its current...

International Stolen Asset Recovery As a Development Issue -- A World Bank President's Legacy?

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

While future commentaries will chronicle Robert B. Zoellick's acts and deeds, it is worth pausing, this weekend, as he completes his last major world forum as president, to recall the initiative he launched at his first major world forum.

WB Head: World's Easy Money Obsession Only Buys Time

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business

By Kevin Yao BOAO, China, April 2 (Reuters) - Policymakers in both developing and developed countries must embrace structural reforms...

Fixing the World Bank

Patrick Sharma | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Patrick Sharma

The fact that so many countries are graduating from World Bank lending is something to celebrate. So should the organization declare victory and close up shop? The answer, unfortunately, is no.

World Bank Should Heed Obama's Statement

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 05.24.2012 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

On Friday, President Obama took two important steps with respect to the world's premier development agency.

Why the World Bank Needs Jeff Sachs at the Helm

Michael Shank | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Michael Shank

Given the World Bank's focus on poverty, economics and climate, and given Sachs' wealth of experience in all three, there is no better candidate.

World Bank Presidency Can't Be a Done Deal

Paul O'Brien | Posted 04.29.2012 | Impact
Paul O'Brien

The second wave of global economic crisis is going to start hitting poor countries very hard, very soon. The World Bank needs to be fit for purpose and geared to respond with credible, legitimate leadership in place.

World Bank Leader: Peace Out

AP | HARRY DUNPHY | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — World Bank President Robert Zoellick said Wednesday he is stepping down, raising the possibility that a non-American might be chose...

World Bank Board: Time to Step Up for an Open and Transparent Selection Process for the Next Bank President

Sunil Chacko | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business
Sunil Chacko

The next president of the World Bank ought to be selected carefully and in an open and transparent manner. It is January now and the next president should be selected before June 30 when Robert Zoellick's term ends.

World Bank To Recommend Chinese Financial Reforms

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

By Mark Felsenthal CHICAGO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The World Bank will recommend reforms to China's domestic financial system as part of b...

Paul Krugman: 50 Percent Chance Global Economy Will Enter Recession

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

Even though Obama's jobs plan is "bolder and better" than Paul Krugman expected, the Nobel-Prize winning economist still told Bloomberg Television on ...

The Development Agenda and the World Bank

Vinod Thomas | Posted 10.12.2011 | World
Vinod Thomas

During the past two years of the financial crisis, the World Bank has been a global player. The challenge now is to connect global and country actions, harness innovation across a broad front, and promote a development path that is more sustainable.

World Bank Chief: U.S. 'Playing With Fire' In Debt Ceiling Debate

Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lesley Wroughton) - The United States is courting calamity with the continuing stalemate in Congress over raising the country's debt l...

Food: America's 21st Century Manifest Destiny?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.19.2011 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Food offers this nation the opportunity not only to reconnect once again with its agricultural roots, but to assume a role of visionary leadership.

State Department: Hillary Clinton World Bank Report Is Untrue

AP | Posted 08.09.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The State Department shot down a report Thursday that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been in discussions with the Wh...

Brazil´s Biofuel Drama Goes Global

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil's biofuel drama is a reminder that solutions packaged in green wrappers fail to scale with billions facing starvation in the Americas, Africa and Asia.

The Urgency of Curbing Global Food Price Volatility

Tom Arnold | Posted 06.19.2011 | World
Tom Arnold

There is no simple solution to the food crisis. What's needed is a combination of carefully chosen and calibrated short and long term measures.

World Bank: We Must Rethink Our Role In The Middle East

Reuters | Lesley Wroughton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank is rethinking its role in the Middle East and North Africa to tackle economic and social problems that spark...

Fool's Gold: The World's Love Affair With The Metal Is Dangerous

The Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gold has been having a great run lately. On Nov. 9, it closed at a record high of $1409.80 per ounce. It's being hoarded as the only safe bet in a wor...

The World Bank Steps in to Save the Day??

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Cancún, Mexico - As climate change increases, the World Bank is stepping up its funding for developing nations. On the agenda at this year's COP 16, ...

Senator Mark Kirk, World Banker

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

Senator Mark Kirk, who won President Obama's Senate seat, is the only Senator who has been on the staff of the World Bank Group. In the broadcasted Q...