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New 'Global Partnership for Oceans' Initiative Announced
2012-02-25 06:21:34

World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick announced at The Economist's World Oceans Summit a plan to better manage and protect the world's oceans. Zoellick said governments, international organizations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the name "Global Partnership for Oceans" to confront problems like over-fishing, marine degradation, and habitat loss. He said the new partnership would help bring science, advocacy, the private sector, and...

2010-12-08 18:51:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Foreign Policy (FP) Magazine has selected Rosa Whitaker, President and CEO of The Whitaker Group (TWG), as one of its "Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010." Ms. Whitaker was recognized alongside the British investor, Miles Morland, for her longstanding vision of Africa "as the land of opportunity." FP's second annual list offers "a portrait of 2010's global marketplace of ideas and the thinkers who make them." FP lauded Ms. Whitaker's...

2010-10-07 11:37:00

Software Developers to Design Tools to Fight Poverty Using Open Data WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Bank Group today kicked off the "Apps for Development" competition, the first global contest of its kind. President Robert B. Zoellick challenged software developers and international experts around the world to enter the contest. Entries must be filed by January 10, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101007/DC78488LOGO) "Help change the world by...

2009-09-01 23:07:37

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says his government has no plans to change its policy of stimulating the economy through fiscal and monetary measures. We will not change the orientation of our policy, Wen said in a meeting with visiting World Bank President Robert Zoellick, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Data show the Chinese economy grew 7.9 percent in the second quarter after growing 7.1 percent in the first quarter. In the first seven months of this year, the economy enjoyed...

2009-05-19 11:15:36

Poland will be borrowing $3.73 billion from World Bank to assist the country's social services, labor market and public finances, government officials said. World Bank President Robert Zoellick and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, accompanied by Polish banking and financial experts Monday considered the credit in detail, Polish Radio said Tuesday. Polish government officials estimated a state budget deficit this year would reach 4.6 percent of the gross domestic product, well above the...

2009-03-18 07:13:34

A World Bank report says 17 of the 20 nations that met for a summit in Washington in November have broken promises on protectionism. Since November, China, Russia and the United States have all passed measures that are designed to limit imports, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Faced with a severe economic slowdown, the worrying trend toward protectionist policies could escalate to a global trade war, the newspaper said. For example, Mexico on Tuesday pledged to put restrictions on 90...

2009-03-16 10:50:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March 16, Germany's new Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Dr. Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg, will arrive in Washington, D.C. for political talks. He will meet Tuesday with Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury, Larry Summers, Director of the National Economic Council, Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, President of the International Monetary Fund a.o. The meetings will focus on the...

2009-03-09 07:42:17

The ripple effects of a burst U.S. housing bubble will traverse the globe in 2009, economists at the World Bank said. Countries from Africa to Latin America to Asia will find credit shrinking and export markets in decline, a World Bank report said, The New York Times reported Monday. As a result, for the first time in fifty years, both the global production and worldwide trade volume would shrink in the same year. This global crisis needs a global solution, said Robert Zoellick, president of...

2009-03-06 12:16:58

World Bank Group leaders said the United States and China should balance out their economic dysfunctions, which are paradoxically dissimilar. Referring to the Group of 20 industrialized nations, World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick and its Chief Economist Justin Yifu Lin, in a report published in The Washington Post Friday, said without a strong G-2, the G-20 will disappoint. The United States, Lin and Zoellick said, must rebalance saving and consumption. It cannot afford a return to...

2008-12-16 23:02:03

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, briefing visiting World Bank President Robert Zoellick, said the country will spur domestic demand to stimulate economic growth. Wen noted China's challenges in dealing with its 1.3 billion population, include overcoming urban-rural disparities, low per-capita income and tackling widespread poverty, Xinhua reported. He told Zoellick expanding domestic demand is a way to gradually help the people through economic growth, the report said. The plans include improving...


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