Development banking

An employee works in a chemical fiber plant in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in 2019 as Beijing fought a tariff war with Washington, but forecasters said a U.S.-Chinese trade truce might help to revive consumer and business activity. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 20, 2020 - 8:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Low interest rates and reduced trade tensions will likely buoy the global economy over the next two years and help nurture steady if modest growth. That's the view of the International Monetary Fund, which foresees world economic growth accelerating from 2.9% last year to 3.3% in...
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January 08, 2020 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank says the global economy should see a modest rebound in growth this year. But the 189-nation lending institution is cautioning that a number risks could upend its forecast, including the possibility of renewed trade hostilities between the world's two biggest...
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December 08, 2019 - 9:42 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund have reached agreement on a new $5.5 billion program to boost the country's growth and economic reforms. The agreement, which still must be approved by the fund's management, was reached in a Saturday telephone call between Ukrainian...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo the World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva speaks during the forum Frontiers in Anticorruption at the World Bank/IMF annual spring meeting in Washington. Georgieva, the new head of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund, says the world economy is in the grips of a “synchronized global slowdown” that will result in slower growth for 90% of the world this year. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
October 08, 2019 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new head of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that the world economy is in the grips of a "synchronized global slowdown" that will result in slower growth for 90% of the world this year. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said that an updated...
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September 25, 2019 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Bulgarian economist who grew up when her country was a communist nation has been selected to be the next leader of one of capitalism's premier institutions, the 189-nation International Monetary Fund. Kristalina Georgieva, a top official at the World Bank, was chosen by the IMF'...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao gestures during a forum with foreign correspondents at the bank's headquarters in Manila, Philippines. The regional lender announced Nakao’s plan to resign on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Japanese officials have usually headed the ADB, and Finance Minister Taro Aso said Tokyo would nominate a “high-caliber candidate” as Nakao’s successor. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
September 17, 2019 - 7:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, plans to step down early next year, the regional lender said Tuesday. Japan has usually headed the ADB as a top donor. Finance Minister Taro Aso said in a statement that Tokyo would soon nominate a "high-caliber candidate" as...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo, World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva speaks during a panel at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Georgieva is in line to become the next head of the International Monetary Fund after the organization said Monday, September 9, 2019 Kristalina Georgieva is the one nominated for the job.(Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)
September 09, 2019 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top World Bank official from Europe is in line to head the International Monetary Fund with the organization saying that there is only one person nominated for the job. Nominations are no longer being accepted, the IMF said Monday, and the group's executive board will conduct...
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August 09, 2019 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund sees little evidence that China's central bank has deliberately reduced the value of the nation's currency — a position at odds with the Trump administration's decision this week to accuse Beijing of manipulating the yuan. The IMF said Friday in its...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo, the World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva speaks at the World Bank/IMF annual spring meeting in Washington. European governments have decided to put forward Georgieva from Bulgaria as their candidate to replace Christine Lagarde as head of the Washington-based International Monetary Fund. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
August 02, 2019 - 6:48 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European governments have decided to put forward World Bank official Kristalina Georgieva from Bulgaria as their candidate to replace Christine Lagarde as head of the Washington-based International Monetary Fund. Georgieva prevailed in a vote Friday among EU governments...
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July 10, 2019 - 8:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it hasn't decided who it wants to succeed Christine Lagarde as the next head of the International Monetary Fund. Government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that Germany "would wish for a qualified European candidate." She...
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