Tag: Development

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Will MSCI Demote Peru From Emerging to Frontier Market?

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Stock market “trading”–something of a Peruvian novelty. Later today, the market indexing firm MSCI will issue guidance on whether to include Chinese equities in their emerging …

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Mission Creep: EBRD Turns Into Mideast Aid Agency

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You see a major Jordanian camp for Syrians refugees in Zaatari; the EBRD sees a development opportunity. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was …

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Pol Eco of Stats: World Bank's New $1.90 Poverty Line

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New targets require new measures of poverty, right? There has been, in the memorable characterization of Robert Wade, a “political economy of statistics” concerning poverty and …

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The Day the World Bank (Sorta) Went on Strike

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World Bank headquarters – an unlikely site for “industrial action.” Being in the service of world development and an American-led institution has always presented a conflict …

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US Plan to Strangle China's World Bank Rival, Pt 2

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Today the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was born. This is a continuation of a previous post on the US wanting Chinese competition in development lending …

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Modi's India: Japan or China as Business Muse

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Japanese, Chinese want the “Gujarat Model” replicated across India. The selection of Najendra Modi as India’s prime minister is taken as a sign that the rest …

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New World Order? BRICS "New Development Bank"

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We’ve heard all that before, unfortunately, BRICS. Grand plans to supplant the (American-designed) postwar global financial architecture lie thick on the ground. As I noted in …