Tag Archives: World Bank

15May/20

COVID-19 Research Credits and Public Datasets

We’re living in a time of unprecedented changes and challenges—not only for our teams, colleagues, and customers, but for the world at large. The impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created many new difficulties, and Google is committed to helping faculty and researchers find solutions. If you’re interested in contributing to COVID-19 research, we invite you to explore these new resources from Google Cloud.
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05Dec/16

African business leaders plan deeper ties at Algiers investment forum

African states must look to their own talents and work more closely together if the continent is to progress, Algeria’s prime minister tells business leaders at an Algiers investment forum.

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15Apr/16
Union Jack flag flutters next to European Union flags

10-week countdown to Brexit vote

A ten-week countdown to the UK Brexit referendum begins with the launch of the official campaigns by both sides in the debate. As Julian Satterthwaite reports, it comes amid more warnings on what it could all mean for the UK economy and financial sector. Continue reading

03Jan/16

A review of how African economies performed in the second half of 2015

African growth was at its weakest in six years and analysts warned that things could get worse if the global economy continues to struggle. The IMF reported that the continent was likely to grow 3.75 percent this year and 4.25 percent next, a big drop from the years before and after the 2008/2009 financial crisis. China’s investment slowdown, and low commodity prices affected support to growth.

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19Oct/15

Amman holds annual gaming summit

Hundreds of gaming enthusiasts from across the Arab world descend on Jordan to attend a gaming convention.

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09Oct/15

Africa’s GDP growth to slow to 3.7 pct this year, World Bank

Economic growth is set to slow in Sub-Saharan Africa to 3.7 percent this year from 4.6 percent in 2014, its weakest pace since 2009, mainly due to the drop in commodity prices, the World Bank has said in its latest Africa pulse report.

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31Mar/15

Europe, U.S. division over China-led bank

(BVO) – A new clash between the U.S. and China in the bid for influence in fast growing Asia.

Beijing has taken the lead in jump-starting a new government-funded infrastructure bank – the AIIB – recently gaining the support of traditional U.S. ally Great Britain for the 50-billion dollar project.
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20Mar/15

Bolivian child musical prodigy shines in Washington DC

A nine-year-old Bolivian child prodigy, who also happens to be blind, captivates crowds during a performance at the World Bank in Washington D.C.
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