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World Bank President Robert Zoellick is 'confused if not frustrated', according to his officials, by threats from Britain's Minister for International Development, Douglas Alexande...


Harder cash but warmer words

As befits an institution that has just been voted a trillion dollar boost to its capital resources, the International Monetary Fund busily dispensed loans and policy advice at its spring meeting on 24-25 April in Washington.

It was the International Monetary Fund’s show in Washington. International finance ministers agreed to proposals to reshape the Fund, widen its mission and speed up plans to give d...


Integrity in question

Claims that the World Bank’s Vice-President for Integrity and former head of South Africa’s Scorpions anti-corruption unit, Leonard McCarthy, used his position to pursue political ...


Africa and the credit crash

Africa’s economies growing faster on average than all other regions, except Asia, but how will they fare when the global slowdown bites?

Africa’s economies will lose momentum as the effects of the global credit crisis work through the international system – but the damage will be less severe than in other developing...


Reforms, but not radical

Africa’s economic growth will continue to outstrip the world’s average economic growth despite the effects of the slowdown in Western economies, according to the IMF

The International Monetary Fund’s latest World Economic Outlook downgrades global growth to 3.7% real GDP growth in 2008, while Africa is forecast to grow at 6.5%, pulled up by oil...


Renaissance woman

Renaissance Capital has a new Chairperson for its advisory committees on Nigeria and Africa. The World Bank has a new Managing Director. And both institutions have secured the serv...


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