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The World Bank's Office of Suspension and Debarment Is a Model of Transparency--But I Still Want More!

As many readers of this blog are likely aware, the World Bank (and the other multinational development banks) have their own procedures for identifying and sanctioning firms that engage in unethical behavior (corruption, but also fraud, collusion, etc.) in Bank projects.  795 more words


China's President Xi Jinping signs Venezuela oil deal

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes the hand of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed a series of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela. 20 more words


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Kumba First-Half Profit Falls 16% as Iron-Ore Prices Slump… 528 more words


BRICS Summit: A Show of Economic Might Is Nothing to Fear - Businessweek

As Brazilians were recovering last week from the World Cup, the country held another global event: the BRICS summit, a gathering of leaders from… 289 more words

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A Walk Down Pennsylvania Avenue

One of the questions that has been floating in the back of my mind is why DC seems to lack a certain liveliness, a joie de vivre so to speak, that make other cities that I’ve seen imprint themselves into my brain. 736 more words


Kazakhstan's Aral Sea

The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth-largest body of fresh water, covering an area the size of Ireland. But then the nations around it became part of the Soviet Union. 1,145 more words


Nigeria lags behind Brazil, South Africa in telecoms investment per capita

Business Day, 7/21/2014

With more than 127 million active mobile subscriptions in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy by GDP significantly lags behind fast growing economies of Brazil and South Africa in terms of telecommunications investment per capita, industry analysts have said. 103 more words

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