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Japan economy makes meek exit from recession

...global growth, though its imports from the rest of Asia are aiding Southeast Asian nations. In a recent report the World Bank attributed downward revisions in its global forecasts to weakness in Europe and Japan.The bank forecast Japan's growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-16/japan-economy-makes-meek-e
Netflix brings streaming service to Cuba

...Internet Live Stats, which uses information from the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations and the World Bank to estimate the world's Internet users. Another estimate by the group Freedom House puts Cuba's Internet availability...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-09/netflix-brings-streaming-s
US stocks fall on dismal retail report and a slow growth outlook; Investors flee to bonds

...into higher consumer spending yet."A report from the World Bank late Tuesday also weighed on markets. The bank lowered...2 percent, to close at $2.51 a pound after the World Bank's downgrade.Investors buying up 10-year Treasury...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-14/us-stocks-fall-dismal-reta
Healthy recovery: Health care stocks lead market's rebound to record levels

...to 20 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, compared with 14 percent twenty years ago, according to World Bank figures.Within the sector, some big drug companies are attractive to investors because they pay a large dividend relative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-03/healthy-recovery-health-ca
Nurse who had Ebola being released from Emory hospital

...spreading faster than the response, killing nearly half of the more than 10,000 people it has infected in West Africa.World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Tuesday that at least 5,000 more health workers are needed in Liberia, Sierra Leone and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-28/nurse-who-had-ebola-being-re
Top finance officials hope to boost growth

...the 188-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.In a global forecast prepared for the meetings, the...finance ministers for money, hospital beds and doctors. World Bank President Jim Kim said the epidemic could have a catastrophic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-10/top-finance-officials-hope
Businesses press for policy changes to help climate

...businesses more efficiently, investing in renewable energy or pulling their investments from fossil fuel companies.The World Bank said Monday that 73 countries and more than 1,000 companies have expressed their support for a price on carbon emissions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-22/businesses-press-policy-ch
Capitalism has been long deprecated, but its spirit takes a deserved bow

...Oct. 9, even though journalists hardly yawned, the World Bank noted that the proportion of the world's population...the efficient functioning of free markets. But as the World Bank reports, despite capitalist-inclined countries tending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-11-29/capitalism-has-b
At US-Africa summit, Obama announces $33 billion in new commitments to Africa

...House also touted another $12 billion in new commitments for Obama's Power Africa initiative from the private sector, World Bank and the government of Sweden. Obama announced the Power Africa initiative last summer, setting a goal of expanding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-05/us-africa-summit-obama-ann
G-20 officials seek US action on budget stalemate

...advance of Saturday meetings of the 188-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister lending organization, the World Bank.The talks were something of a farewell for Bernanke, who was attending his last G-20 meeting, and a coming out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-11/g-20-officials-seek-us-act