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World Bank Regional Director Saroj Kumar Jha, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Jha said during the interview that Lebanon needs to quickly form a new Cabinet within a week to prevent further degradation of the Lebanese economy and the confidence of the Lebanese economy. Jha said in recent weeks the World Bank has observed increasing risks to Lebanon's economic and financial stability and therefore it is very concerned that this will impact Lebanon's poor people, middle class and businesses.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 08, 2019 - 12:47 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The World Bank on Friday urged Lebanon to form a new Cabinet "within a week" to prevent further degradation and loss of confidence in its economy, warning of grave risks to the country's stability amid a worsening fiscal and economic crisis. Saroj Kumar Jha, the organization's...
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October 29, 2019 - 10:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A weakening global economy is pulling down the prices of energy and farm commodities. The World Bank says that energy prices will drop 14.6% this year and 3.1% in 2020 and that farm prices will fall 4.7% this year and eke out 0.6% growth next year. The forecasts are sharply lower...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks during a news conference during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 17, 2019 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund's new leader said Thursday that a trade truce between the United States and China could trim expected losses to the world economy but won't be enough to produce strong global growth. Before last week's tentative trade agreement, the IMF had...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks during a news conference during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 17, 2019 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund's new leader says a trade truce between the United States and China could trim expected losses to the world economy but won't be enough to produce strong global growth. Before last week's tentative trade agreement, the IMF had estimated that higher...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook comes on the eve of meetings in Washington this week of the IMF and its sister lending organization, the World Bank. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
October 15, 2019 - 11:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is further downgrading its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis, primarily because of widening global conflicts. The IMF's latest World Economic Outlook released Tuesday...
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October 15, 2019 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday it welcomes the decision by Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno to cancel an austerity package following more than a week of protests. Gita Gopinath, director of the IMF's Research Department, said the agency welcomes the attempt "to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook comes on the eve of meetings in Washington this week of the IMF and its sister lending organization, the World Bank. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
October 15, 2019 - 9:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is further downgrading its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis primarily because of widening global conflicts. The IMF's latest World Economic Outlook foresees a slight...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo a garment worker walks with her child from the factory after her shift in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In a report Tuesday, Oct. 8, the World Bank warns that trade conflicts between major countries, specifically the United States and China, are disrupting supply chains and causing manufacturers to delay investment decisions to avoid getting caught in a trade-war crossfire. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
October 08, 2019 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising trade tensions are threatening to block a path out of poverty for the world's poorest countries: their ability to manufacture low-cost parts for multinational corporations. In a report out Tuesday, the World Bank warns that trade conflicts between major countries —...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo the World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva speaks during the forum Frontiers in Anticorruption at the World Bank/IMF annual spring meeting in Washington. Georgieva, the new head of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund, says the world economy is in the grips of a “synchronized global slowdown” that will result in slower growth for 90% of the world this year. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
October 08, 2019 - 10:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new head of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that the world economy is in the grips of a "synchronized global slowdown" that will result in slower growth for 90% of the world this year. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said that an updated...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo the World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva speaks during the forum Frontiers in Anticorruption at the World Bank/IMF annual spring meeting in Washington. Georgieva, the new head of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund, says the world economy is in the grips of a “synchronized global slowdown” that will result in slower growth for 90% of the world this year. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
October 08, 2019 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new head of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that the world economy is in the grips of a "synchronized global slowdown" that will result in slower growth for 90% of the world this year. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said that an updated...
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