Category: World Bank


World Bank President: The Oscar goes to…

And the nominees are: Jim Yong Kim – a US National and President of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire José Antonio Ocampo – a Colombian National and Professor at Columbia University, New York Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – a Nigerian National and Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Nigeria. It certainly sounds a bit worldly, […]

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Thursday 12 April

Good morning The headlines: The US Government has sued Apple (and five publishing houses) for ebook price-fixing. Apparently, they all worked together to eliminate competition amongst stores (ie. Amazon) selling ebooks, ultimately increasing prices to shareholders (and decreasing profits for Amazon). On a personal note, and as a frequent customer of the iBooks store, I […]

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Tuesday 27 March

Good morning The headlines: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the IMF, has been charged with “illegally procuring prostitutes”.  I realise that this is no longer finance-related. But juice is juice. And I was intrigued: because how do you illegally procure prostitutes? I was under the impression that either prostitution is legal or it isn’t. Apparently […]

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