World Bank president forecasts "subdued" economic recovery for 2021

And that's if vaccine distribution stays on track, David Malpass says.
"If you only come back 4% this year [in growth for the world economy], you're not back to where you were, even at the end of 2021," World Bank President David Malpass said.
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Drop in global remittances may worsen poverty

Jun 29, 2020
Migrants who have lost wages due to COVID-19 are struggling to send funds back home to their families in poorer countries.
A man in Miami sends a remittance to his mother in Cuba.
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Emerging markets less ready for recession than before the global financial crisis — report

Nov 20, 2019
A World Bank report shows developing nations to be more exposed to recession now than a decade ago.
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Will India be Trump's next trade war target?

Jun 4, 2019
Following tariffs on China and Mexico, India's change in trading status change makes it look like a multi-front trade war.
The flags of the United States and India sit on a conference table during a meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. in 2018.
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Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa at a 15-year low

May 3, 2016
The International Monetary Fund said countries in the region need a policy reset.
A farmer winnows a dried teff crop to separate seeds from stalks at a village in Ethiopia.
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Some question the social cost of Mexican mall boom

Mar 15, 2016
Some see a sign of economic health, others one more example of global inequality.
The Oasis shopping center in Coyoacan, Mexico City. 
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Netflix expands to... pretty much everywhere

Jan 7, 2016
Now binge-watchers in 190 countries can stream, if their internet can handle it.

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Coke and Pepsi face headwinds

Apr 23, 2015
Coke reports improved earnings, despite long-term soda sale fall-offs.

What a 7 percent growth rate could look like

Mar 5, 2015
China has set 7 percent as its growth target. What would that look like here?

A stove that can power your phone

Nov 6, 2014
Biolite is changing the way people cook and power up their electronics.