Climate change is high on the agenda as the World Bank gets a new president

May 2, 2023
The outgoing World Bank president has been accused of downplaying the risks of fossil fuels.
Former Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga, the U.S. nominee for the World Bank presidency, is expected to bring a new focus on climate change to the institution's programs.
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World Bank convenes amid a shaky global economic backdrop

Chief David Malpass discusses the obstacles facing developing nations, including a scarcity of investment capital and loans from the rich world.
Outgoing World Bank President at an October news conference. He laments that "the investment rates into developing countries has turned downward."
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European Central Bank changes course on stimulus

Mar 7, 2019
What is the bank reacting to?
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European cities already working to woo British firms

Oct 19, 2016
"Tired of the fog? Try the frogs!" reads one slogan. Surely y'all can do better.
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