Ivanka Trump turned down World Bank chief job

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in taking the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it. In an AP interview, the president’s daughter said she was happy with her current role. (April 14)

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Ivanka Trump turned down World Bank chief job

Trump taps Malpass, World Bank critic, to lead it

President Donald Trump says Treasury Department official David Malpass is his choice to lead the World Bank. Malpass, a sharp critic of the 189-nation lending institution, was described by Trump as the “right person” for the job. (Feb. 6)

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Trump announces “extraordinary” David Malpass to lead World Bank

President Donald Trump taps World Bank critic David Malpass to lead one of the world’s primary development lending institutions, calling him an “extraordinary man.” SOUNDBITE

Interest rates

Videographic on interest rates. The World Bank says a global slowdown is beginning as government and corporate debt rise and mounting interest rates increase borrowing costs.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Presidential poll embitters poor Madagascans

With a poverty rate of 76.2 percent, Madagascar, a former French colony, is one of the world’s poorest countries according to World Bank data. As campaigning for a November 7th Presidential election heats up, some of the poorest members of Madagascan society are struggling to develop an interest in the event.

Family ties make Faroese women top baby makers in Europe

Gunnhild Helmsdal’s mailbox has six names printed on it and will soon add a seventh: having a big family is nothing unusual in the Faroe Islands where women have the most babies in Europe despite also having the highest rate of employment. The economically prosperous and autonomous Danish territory in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean has had the highest birth rate in Europe for decades, with around 2.5 children per woman, according to World Bank figures.

Mozambique cracks open its cashews to boost the economy

The government in Mozambique is looking to revive the cashew industry and return it to its former global prominence after it was dealt a blow 20 years ago by a controversial World Bank assistance package.

World Bank to stop financing oil, gas projects from 2019

The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, Jim Yong Kim announced Tuesday at a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy’s shift to clean energy. SOUNDBITE

Kim, Guterres join France’s Macron to discuss climate finance

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres met with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée on Tuesday, as world leaders gathered in Paris to talk about climate finance, two years to the day since the Paris agreement. IMAGES