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  • Change the World Bank needs

    Few people on the street may be familiar with the World Bank. Yet, it plays a critical role in the U.S. effort to engage the world through its contribution to economic development in poor and post-conflict societies. As current World Bank President...
  • Condoleezza Rice latest graduation speaker to back out amid protests

    Condoleezza Rice latest graduation speaker to back out amid protests
    Ah, commencement season, time for pomp, circumstance and controversy. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has become the latest public figure embroiled in a commencement spat, announcing Saturday that she would not give the graduation address...
  • Honor us ... maybe

    Dear ( -- --) Congratulations! We here at ( -- --) University would like to invite you to be our commencement speaker. This, as you know, is a great honor. You would join the ranks of ( -- --) last year and ( -- --) the year before and also ( -- --), who...
  • The Ambrosetti Forum: Economic brainstorming, Italian-style

    The Ambrosetti Forum: Economic brainstorming, Italian-style
    It’s been a hangout of intellectuals and politicians for about 450 years, and for the last 40, the gorgeous Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy has been the place where other politicians and intellectuals, joined by the modern-day aristocrats...
  • Spokesman: Clinton not seeking World Bank presidency

    A spokesman for Hillary Clinton swiftly and emphatically denied a report Thursday that the secretary of state was considering stepping down to seek the World Bank presidency in 2012. Reuters cited three unnamed sources in its report that Clinton was open...
  • Asian shares tumble on grim U.S. jobs report

     
    Asian shares suffered heavy losses Monday, the first day of trading after last week's bleak U.S. jobs report intensified fears of a global recession. Japan's Nikkei 225 index was down 1.8%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lost about 3% and South Korea's Kospi...
  • Europe ponders 'banking union' to avert further euro crises

     
    European leaders called Wednesday for the 17-nation Eurozone to create a "banking union" to collectively stabilize struggling financial institutions and protect national governments from taking on excessive debt to bail out their banks....
  • Eurozone crisis: A love-hate relationship imperils the currency

     
    Global focus: The Irish voted "with a heavy heart" this week to tough out the hardships of remaining a member of the Eurozone. Greek and French voters protested the pain of austerity by throwing out leaders who had been slashing jobs and services to...
  • A World Bank success story

    A World Bank success story
    The World Bank passed a big test in December when Congress quietly approved its request for additional funding, part of the development group's first general capital increase in more than 20 years. During a time of fiscal stress and partisan gridlock, the...