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June 09, 2016
With all votes in, Kuczynski celebrates win in Peru election
Former World Bank economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski won the majority of votes in Peru's closest presidential contest in five ...
June 07, 2016
World Bank downgrades its forecast for 2016 global economy
The World Bank is reducing its forecast for the global economy this year — again. The aid agency predicted Tuesday that the ...
June 07, 2016
Asian stocks lower ahead of China trade data
Asian stocks were mostly lower Wednesday after the World Bank cut its global growth forecast, as investors looked ahead to ...
June 06, 2016
Conservative economist narrowly ahead in Peru election
Economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had a razor-thin lead over the daughter of an imprisoned former president in Peru's ...
June 05, 2016
The Latest: Partial results give slim lead to Kuczynski
The Latest on Peru's presidential election (all times local): 21:10 Preliminary official results in Peru's presidential ...
June 05, 2016
Ex-World Bank economist with narrow lead in Peru election
A former World Bank economist was edging out the daughter of imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori in Peru's presidential ...
April 14, 2016
Global finance leaders seek to bolster growth
The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank pledged Thursday to redouble efforts to bolster shaky ...
April 13, 2016
World Bank pledges $2.5 billion for teenage girls' education
The World Bank on Wednesday pledged $2.5 billion to educate and empower adolescent girls in low-income countries as a way to ...
April 12, 2016
Manila water plan draws US rep's criticism for IFC role
In a bustling, densely populated corner of Manila, fruit vendor Coring Gutierrez reads $35 due from her latest water bill, ...
April 10, 2016
Fujimori wins first round of Peru election, heads to runoff
The daughter of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori looked headed to victory in the first round of Peru's presidential ...
April 07, 2016
World Bank hikes aid to poor nations fighting global warming
The World Bank is boosting spending to help poorer countries battle global warming and power 150 million homes with renewable ...
April 06, 2016
Bangladesh failing to spare millions from arsenic poisoning
For more than two decades, Nasima Begum and her family have been drawing water from a well painted red to warn Bangladeshi ...
March 31, 2016
World Bank: Restrictions cost Palestinian telecoms $1B
The World Bank says the Palestinian mobile phone sector lost more than $1 billion in potential earnings over the last three ...
March 25, 2016
Lebanon's stalemate costs billions warns World Bank chief
Hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance money for cash-strapped Lebanon is being held up because of the country's ...
March 12, 2016
A look at the cost of 5 years of conflict in Syria
As the war in Syria enters its sixth year with no clear end in sight, here is a glance on what has been the cost of the war: ...
January 25, 2016
Cheap loans proposed to ease aid gap in Syria refugee crisis
Faced with a chronic shortfall in Syria aid, the World Bank and other donors are promoting new ideas, including interest-free ...
January 17, 2016
China-led development bank aims to swiftly approve loans
The head of the newly opened Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank said the China-led group is aiming to approve its first ...
January 16, 2016
China-led Asian infrastructure bank opens for business
A Chinese-led bank intended to finance railways and other cargo links throughout Asia opened for business at a ceremony led ...
January 06, 2016
World Bank downgrades global economic forecast for 2016
The World Bank has cut its forecast for global growth this year given weakness in the developing world. The aid agency said ...