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2006-02-27 13:03:58

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said on Monday he was optimistic that agreement would be reached soon on how to fund a plan to cancel the debts of the world's poorest countries.

2005-09-23 20:50:25

By Lesley Wroughton and Sumeet Desai WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Group of Eight finance ministers on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to cancel the debts of impoverished countries, in a bid to ease concerns that the deal was about to unravel. U.S.

2005-08-03 00:16:53

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank is calling for substantial changes in the highly-touted debt relief proposal for poor African countries agreed to at last month's Group of Eight summit.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.