News Government General
October 14, 2020  

World Bank approves $12B to finance virus vaccines, care

Part of a package of up to $160 billion to help developing countries fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

News Economy
January 9, 2020  

World Bank sees modest global 2020 rebound but trade a risk

Global economy to grow 2.5% this year, up only slightly from 2.4% growth in 2019, the weakest performance since the 2008 financial crisis.

News Manufacturing General
September 17, 2019  

World Bank urges China to open tech industries

Report calls for open markets, reduced subsidies and government involvement.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 7, 2019  

Trump introduces World Bank critic David Malpass to lead it

Since the World Bank was formed in the mid-1940s, the World Bank has always been led by an American.

News Manufacturing Economy General
January 21, 2019  

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions: IMF

The International Monetary Fund cites heightened trade tensions and rising US interest rates.

News Manufacturing Economy General
January 10, 2018  

World Bank predicts solid 3.1% global growth in 2018

Also forecasting solid growth of 3% in 2019 and 2.9% in 2020 after 3% expansion in 2017

News Manufacturing Economy General
June 5, 2017  

World Bank sees global economy growing 2.7% this year

Global trade is expected to grow 4% in 2017, the fastest in three years.

News Economy General
April 24, 2017  

Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House

A call for nations to “resist all forms of protectionism” absent from latest communiqué.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 11, 2017  

Countries should help those hurt by free trade: Report

The IMF, WTO and World Bank suggest making it easier for people to switch careers or move where jobs are.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 11, 2016  

World finance officials pledge more resources to aid growth

Cite benefits of globalization, but warn of protectionism as a threat.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 8, 2016  

World Bank downgrades its 2016 global economic forecast

More pessimistic than the IMF’s outlook for 3.2% global growth this year.

Feature Manufacturing General
June 22, 2015  

Ready for China?

Balance the risk and reward.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 20, 2015  

Canada tops G7 in ease of paying corporate taxes

We sit ninth overall out of 189 in worldwide ranking.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 14, 2015  

World Bank forecasts lower global growth

Economic expansion forecast reduced to 3% from 3.4%.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
July 16, 2014  

BRICS nations agree to create own development bank in Shanghai

New $100 billion bank is seen as a strong push against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

News Business Operations Operations
April 19, 2013  

IMF chief calls for more focus on growth, less on trimming

Lagarde warns about the dangers of overemphasizing deficit reduction.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
October 12, 2012  

IMF, World Bank chiefs urge work on sustainable growth

A reduction in debt need over the medium term.

News Automotive Business Operations Operations Sustainability
June 13, 2012  

US top economic power, but regular folks name China

Pew survey points to a shift in views of global economic power.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Technology
February 27, 2012  

China needs new economic strategy

Researchers say China needs a new economic strategy after 30 years of rapid growth and must reduce the dominance of state companies and promote free markets to achieve its goal of becoming a high-income society.