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All Posts Tagged With: "World Bank"

Mongolia faces climate-driven humanitarian crisis

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Mongolia faces climate-driven humanitarian crisis

In one of the most sparsely populated regions of the world, the hardy inhabitants are fighting for survival. Mongolia's three million people and forty million animals are now being tested by a brutal winter that followed a drought last summer. Tony Birtley of Al Jazeera English reports how grazing is under threat, and read what sources from Mongolia are saying.

Posted: March 15, 2010 12:49   Comments: 6
World Bank predicts strong 2010 global economic growth

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World Bank predicts strong 2010 global economic growth

The World Bank released its annual economic report this week, predicting that the global economy will grow by 2.7 percent in 2010. Yet, today the U.S. Dept. of Labor announced an increase in unemployment, and GM said that it will cut 8,300 more jobs in Europe. Also, economists are worried about asset bubbles in China and about stimulus packages wearing off.

Posted: January 21, 2010 12:37   Comments: 24
Worldfocus Radio: Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

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Worldfocus Radio: Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government is trying to strengthen local and regional businesses and attract foreign direct investment. Martin Savidge hosts Ethiopian businessman Ermyas Amelga and economics professor Phillip LeBel to discuss how easy it is to do business in Ethiopia and who's investing. LISTEN NOW.

Posted: October 28, 2009 20:33   Comments: 7
Earthquake survivors in Italy, still in tents, begin to heal

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Earthquake survivors in Italy, still in tents, begin to heal

After an earthquake struck central Italy in April, killing more than 300 people and displacing 65,000, more than a thousand survivors are still living in tents. A Worldfocus contributing blogger visits the town of L’Aquila in Italy and describes the efforts of volunteers.

Posted: May 28, 2009 11:55   Comments: 0
China rapidly reduces poverty; 60 percent decline in 25 years

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China rapidly reduces poverty; 60 percent decline in 25 years

A new World Bank report calls China's progress in reducing poverty "enviable" and shows that the percent of the Chinese population living below the poverty line declined from 65 percent in 1981 to 4 percent in 2007. David Dollar of the World Bank, a Worldfocus contributing blogger, explains the report's findings and explores the challenges still facing China.

Posted: April 10, 2009 08:05   Comments: 4
Reading tea leaves for signs of China’s economic recovery

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Reading tea leaves for signs of China’s economic recovery

The World Bank announced that China's economy would grow less than expected this year -- bad news for the rest of world, including the United States. David Dollar, a Worldfocus contributing blogger and the World Bank's country director for China, breaks down China's complex and changing economy.

Posted: March 18, 2009 15:10   Comments: 2
China’s troubled economy ripples across the globe

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China’s troubled economy ripples across the globe

Daniel Rosen of the Rhodium Group discusses the significance of the slowdown for China and for other troubled world economies who are looking to China to help alleviate financial turmoil.

Posted: March 18, 2009 14:10   Comments: 3
A letter from Zimbabwe on bank lines and cholera

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A letter from Zimbabwe on bank lines and cholera

A Worldfocus contributing blogger shares a letter from Zimbabwe, where the lines at the bank are long and residents struggle to get clean water and power.

Posted: January 15, 2009 12:41   Comments: 1
Ponzi schemes strike in U.S., Russia and Colombia

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Ponzi schemes strike in U.S., Russia and Colombia

In the wake of the $50 billion Madoff fraud case, a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about worldwide Ponzi schemes and their relationship to the global financial crisis.

Posted: December 18, 2008 13:50   Comments: 2
Filipino slums expand as population explodes

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Filipino slums expand as population explodes

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about methods of dealing with slums in Asia, which is home to over half of the global slum population (581 million people).

Posted: November 17, 2008 17:27   Comments: 4

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