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World Bank and IMF can press Ghana to rethink ‘punitive’ LGBTQ law, charities say
Charities and campaign groups are calling on bodies to say they may stop funding country if legislation comes into effect

Rupert Neate

11, May, 2024 @7:00 AM

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Oil price could exceed $100 a barrel if Middle East conflict worsens, World Bank warns
Increase in cost of crude could drive inflation up and force central banks to keep interest rates high

Larry Elliott Economics editor

25, Apr, 2024 @12:31 PM

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The Guardian view on globalisation’s discontent: it’s not right for poor countries to fund the rich | Editorial
Editorial: Wealthy nations exploit their position as the world’s bankers to siphon off hundreds of billions from the needy

Editorial

24, Apr, 2024 @4:55 PM

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World Bank suspends Tanzania tourism funding after claims of killings and evictions
Plan to expand Ruaha national park has been beset by allegations of abuse, leading bank to withhold final $50m of $150m budget

Kaamil Ahmed

23, Apr, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Most difficult global outlook since 1930s heralds end of US-led world order | Larry Elliott
IMF has revised up growth forecasts but medium-term prospects remain poor as globalisation goes into reverse

Larry Elliott

21, Apr, 2024 @1:40 PM

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World Bank official calls for shake-up of G20 debt relief scheme
Chief economist says common framework has failed to provide any new money to world’s poorest countries since it was set up in 2020

Larry Elliott in Washington

21, Apr, 2024 @11:49 AM

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Billions more in overseas aid needed to avert climate disaster, say economists
Pressure piles on World Bank and IMF to steer countries to low-carbon transition at spring summit

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

17, Apr, 2024 @9:55 AM

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Covid pandemic made poorest countries even worse off, World Bank warns
Poverty reduction drive all but halted across many nations as Bank calls for more money to tackle a ‘great reversal’

Larry Elliott Economics editor

15, Apr, 2024 @10:00 AM

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At last G20 is showing how to finance an assault on poverty | Larry Elliott
Brazilian president Lula’s proposals have the backing of the World Bank. Now we need action

Larry Elliott

14, Apr, 2024 @10:43 AM

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Are octogenarian IMF and World Bank sprightly enough for the job?
Fragile recovery, low growth, global debt, AI, the climate … The organisations founded in 1944 have lots to talk about this week

Larry Elliott

13, Apr, 2024 @2:00 PM

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World Bank must take ‘quantum leap’ to tackle climate crisis, UN expert says
Simon Stiell calls for reform at development banks to enable governments to provide more climate finance to developing world

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

10, Apr, 2024 @1:00 PM

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World Bank’s funding of ‘hog hotel’ factory farms under fire over climate effect
Environmental and animal welfare groups call on lender to phase out support for ‘industrial’ livestock operations

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

07, Apr, 2024 @11:00 AM

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