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#World Bank

# world-bank - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

This is where Ireland really ranks for setting up and running a business

The latest World Bank rankings are out – here’s where we stand.

# world-bank - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Ireland really is the best small country in the world to do business*

*According to this report, which will make Enda Kenny happy.

# world-bank - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Does Ireland side with David or Goliath on the world stage?

A new report says it is the latter.

# world-bank - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Climate change 'will trap millions of people in poverty'

The World Bank has warned that shifting rain patterns will make droughts worse and leave other parts of Asia flooded.

# world-bank - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Money repatriated abroad has fallen in the last six years

Statistics show that the amount of money earned in Ireland by migrants and temporary workers and then sent abroad has fallen since the Ireland’s economic downturn.

# world-bank - Monday 2 July, 2012

New World Bank president : Too few people know the problems we tackle

The Dartmouth College president was thought by some to be an unusual choice. He says that far too few people know the breadth of the problems the World Bank tackles.

# world-bank - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Poorer nations facing 'tougher times' as China slows

World Bank warns that African economies may face a more difficult future as the Chinese economy begins to slow.

# world-bank - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Six things to know about the new president of the World Bank

He was a quarterback in school, has a medical degree from Harvard – and what’s his link to Arcade Fire?

# world-bank - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Malawi swears in southern Africa's first female president

Joyce Banda is sworn in as Malawi’s head of state, ending two days of a power vacuum after Bingu wa Mutharika passed away.

# world-bank - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Malawi confirms its president is dead

The government has declared ten days of mourning following the death of a president accused of human rights abuses in recent years.

# world-bank - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

World Bank warns of global growth slowdown

It could be worse than 2008.

# world-bank - Monday 9 January, 2012

Tensions mount between Venezuela and United States

Hugo Chavez has welcomed Iran’s president onto Venezuelan soil and called for his country to leave a World Bank-affiliated body. Meanwhile, Washington has expelled Venezuela’s consul general in Miami.

# world-bank - Monday 13 June, 2011

IMF hack attack 'the work of a foreign government'

The theft of data from the International Monetary Fund’s computer systems was ‘state-based’, Bloomberg sources believe.

# world-bank - Friday 10 June, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Hillary Clinton 'in talks to quit White House for World Bank' - report

Reuters says the current US Secretary of State, former Senator and former First Lady is in line to take over in mid-2012.

# world-bank - Saturday 16 April, 2011

G20 countries agree guidelines aimed at preventing future financial crises G20

G20 countries agree guidelines aimed at preventing future financial crises

Despite the agreement, it is not clear what repercussions there would be for countries whose finances contain dangerous imbalances.

# world-bank - Thursday 4 November, 2010

Ireland: Good for a holiday, and good for business

The Emerald Isle is popular both with readers of Frommers travel guidebooks and the World Bank.

# world-bank - Wednesday 13 October, 2010

Ireland has turned a corner. No, really - S&P

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s says the Irish economy will be quicker to recover than other European systems.

# world-bank - Tuesday 17 August, 2010

AS HEAVY RAINS fell again on Pakistan yesterday, adding to the worst flooding in the country’s history, the UN warned that a “second wave” of deaths could be on the way.

Up to 3.5 million children are now believed to be at risk from water-borne diseases, in the disaster which has already killed 2,000 and affected 20 million more.

Preventing this wave of disease is the first priority of international relief workers, but concerns are also growing about food-shortages and the longer-term effects of the disaster on the nation’s economy, food supply and political stability. The autumn planting season is in jeopardy, meaning that Pakistan may be facing several years of food shortages.

United Nations spokesman Maurizio Giuliano told the New York Times that clean water, food shortages and diseases were the main problems facing the Pakistani people.

There was a first wave of deaths caused by the floods themselves. But if we don’t act soon enough, there will be a second wave of deaths. The picture is a gruesome one.

Meanwhile, the World Bank has agreed to loan Pakistan $900 million to help the recovery effort.

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Britain, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, told the AFP news agency it would take at least five years for the country to recover, and put the reconstruction bill at “more than $10 to $15bn”.

However, international aid efforts have been hampered by what some have described as a sluggish response to the disaster.

Some believe Pakistan’s “image deficit” may be responsible for the apparent apathy, as potential donors fear the funds would be diverted into extremism in the country.

Melanie Brooks, a spokeswoman for Care International, told AFP the UN had to do more to convince donors that the money was “not going to go to the hands of the Taliban”.