Bank supports growth and reform with more than $6 billion in loans
Next year’s IMF and World Bank meetings will be in the Peruvian capital Lima. Lucien Chauvin looks at how the country has succeeded in posting the fastest growth on the South American continent.
Jamaica is getting back on track and could become an unlikely poster child for the IMF. However, elsewhere in the Caribbean the threat of default looms and some countries are not ready to ask for help
In an exclusive interview with Emerging Markets, Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda insisted the policies of Abenomics were working, not hurting, and defended the ways the world’s big four central banks were operating monetary policy
Africa has been on the cusp of mainstream capital markets for years. While the continent made a breakthrough in the variety of issuance it produced in 2012-13, 2014 looks like it will be the year when African borrowers finally become established
Falling commodity prices have hurt Mongolia’s economy, which relies heavily on its abundant natural resources. Improving relations with China are helping it through the squeeze but the country has yet to show its true potential to global investors
Women's participation in the labour force still lags men's by 12% even in developed economies. In the MENA region it can be up to 50%. That is a wasted resource - and best practice examples show countries and companies that tackle the problem outperform
"Indonesia, having just seen a peaceful democratic election of a non-elitist leader, is probably going to embark on reforms that should keep growth at 5%-6% for years to come"
Jim O'Neill, economic advisor, IFC
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