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  • Obama's hopes dashed for Asia-Pacific trade deal by year's end

    Obama's hopes dashed for Asia-Pacific trade deal by year's end
    WASHINGTON — With economic policymaking at home largely paralyzed by Republican opposition, the Obama administration's effort to shift its focus abroad by stimulating U.S. growth through expanded exports isn't moving much easier. The latest...
  • World Bank chief says Fed can reduce taper risk with communication

    World Bank chief says Fed can reduce taper risk with communication
    WASHINGTON -- Clear communication from Federal Reserve officials could reduce the risk to developing economies when the central bank starts reducing a key stimulus program, the head of the World Bank said. Developing nations saw their borrowing costs...
  • World Bank: Israeli restrictions cost Palestinian economy billions

    World Bank: Israeli restrictions cost Palestinian economy billions
    JERUSALEM-- Israeli restrictions in the West Bank cost the struggling Palestinian economy more than $3.4 billion a year, according to a report released by the World Bank on Tuesday. More than half of West Bank lands are largely off-limits to...
  • Brazilian named to head World Trade Organization

    Brazilian named to head World Trade Organization
    SAO PAULO, Brazil--Roberto Azevedo of Brazil has been elected the first Latin American director-general of the World Trade Organization, the global body charged with moving forward stalled trade agreement talks. The choice of Azevedo over close rival...
  • Hollywood studios resolve China tax dispute

    Hollywood studios resolve China tax dispute
    Major Hollywood studios have resolved a tax dispute in China that has held up hundreds of millions of box-office dollars since 2012. The months-long dispute centered on a 2% value-added tax that state-owned distributor China Film Group insisted...
  • In Mexico, Biden glad to focus on economy rather than security

    In Mexico, Biden glad to focus on economy rather than security
    MEXICO CITY — Vice President Joe Biden, in the Mexican capital Friday for meetings with top government officials and business leaders, said he was glad to be focusing on trade rather than on security issues and argued that an economically prosperous...
  • Panel recommends World Bank ditch ease-of-doing-business rankings

    Panel recommends World Bank ditch ease-of-doing-business rankings
    WASHINGTON -- An independent World Bank review of its highly cited annual report on the ease of doing business around the globe has recommended that it stop ranking countries because the listings can be misinterpreted. Instead, the Doing Business report...
  • A.W. 'Tom' Clausen dies at 89; longtime Bank of America leader

    A.W. 'Tom' Clausen dies at 89; longtime Bank of America leader
    A.W. "Tom" Clausen, a no-nonsense Midwesterner who led San Francisco-based Bank of America before and after serving as president of the World Bank, died Monday at a hospital in Burlingame, Calif. He was 89. The cause was complications from pneumonia,...
  • South Sudan austerity budget in doubt; economic collapse feared

     
    Just a month after South Sudan announced an austerity budget designed to fend off economic collapse, the struggling new country had already failed to meet its targets, a source close to the South Sudanese government acknowledged....
  • South Sudan may face fiscal collapse by July, leaked report says

     
    South Sudan could run out of reserves and possibly face “state collapse” as soon as July after shutting off its oil, according to a confidential report leaked to news media that appears to be from the World Bank....
  • Greek leftists flirt with bailing on the bailout, no immediate takers

     
    Leftist politicians changed the conversation in Greece Tuesday from what further sacrifices the heavily indebted Balkan nation needs to make to stay in the Eurozone to bailing on the common currency and reneging on promises to make deeper spending cuts...