Development banking

July 10, 2019 - 7:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it hasn't decided who it wants to succeed Christine Lagarde as the next head of the International Monetary Fund. Government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that Germany "would wish for a qualified European candidate." She...
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In this June 12, 2019, photo, a man walks past an entrance to the International Finance Corporation, a unit of the World Bank Group, in Washington. The unit of the World Bank has been dragged onto the edges of Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal involving a highway connecting the Colombian capital to busy Caribbean ports. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 01, 2019 - 11:05 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A unit of the World Bank has been dragged into the edges of Latin America's biggest corruption scandal. The scandal involves a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) highway across mountainous terrain connecting the Colombian capital to busy Caribbean ports. An investment officer for...
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May 12, 2019 - 2:37 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Sunday it reached a preliminary agreement with Pakistan for a $6 billion bailout over the next three years to finance sweeping economic reforms. Pakistan and the international lender reached a "staff level agreement" subject to approval by the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, Jihad Azour, the International Monetary Fund's Mideast and Central Asia department director, gives a press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In a new outlook report issued Monday, April 29, 2019, the IMF said that political uncertainty and volatile oil prices are weighing heavily on economic growth in the Middle East this year. A closer look, however, shows sharp variations from country to country. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
April 29, 2019 - 1:02 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Political uncertainty and volatile oil prices are weighing heavily on economic growth in the Middle East this year, according to a new report released Monday by the International Monetary Fund. The report, which looks at the economies of 23 countries spanning...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during the International Monetary Fund IMF Governors group photo at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 13, 2019 - 11:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials are pledging closer cooperation in efforts to lift the world economy out of its current slowdown, but tensions persist between the United States and other nations over trade and other issues. Officials wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation...
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Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso, speaks during a G20 news conference, at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's major powers acknowledged Friday that the global economy is in a slowdown, but they forecast that growth will pick up by the second half of this year, thanks to interest-rate policies from the Federal Reserve and other central banks. Officials of...
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FILE- In this Feb. 6, 2019, file photo David Malpass, undersecretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, listens to Trish Regan during "Trish Regan Primetime" on Fox Business in Washington. Malpass, the Treasury official nominated by President Donald Trump to head the 189-nation World Bank, has won election to the post. The World Bank says Malpass was approved unanimously by the bank’s 25-member executive board on Friday, April 5. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)
April 05, 2019 - 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Malpass, the Treasury official nominated by President Donald Trump to head the 189-nation World Bank, was elected to the job on Friday. Malpass was approved unanimously by the bank's 25-member executive board on Friday. He will begin a five-year term next Tuesday succeeding...
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High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini arrives for the the inaugural meeting of the International Contact Group on Venezuela, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
February 07, 2019 - 3:23 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believes "humanitarian aid should never be used as a political pawn." U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday that humanitarian...
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President Donald Trump congratulates David Malpass, under secretary of the Treasury for international affairs, after announcing his nomination to head the World Bank, during an event in the Rosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 06, 2019 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday introduced David Malpass, a Treasury official he has nominated to lead the World Bank, as the "right person to take on this incredibly important job." Malpass, who is now Trump's undersecretary for international affairs at the Treasury...
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FILE - In this 2007 file photo, David Malpass, then the Chief Economist at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. President Donald Trump plans to nominate Malpass, an administration critic of the World Bank, to be the institution’s next leader. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 05, 2019 - 7:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to nominate David Malpass, a Trump administration critic of the World Bank, to lead the institution. That's according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official wasn't authorized to comment publicly on...
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