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India tops world remittance payments, Uganda at $1.3 billion

Remittance payments hit record in 2017: World Bank Washington, United States | AFP |  Payments from immigrants back to their home countries rebounded to reach a new record in 2017 but the costs of transferring funds also increased, the World Bank said Monday. Uganda’s remittance inflows improved from $1.1 billion  …

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World Bank shareholders approve $13 bln capital increase

Washington, United States | AFP | World Bank shareholders approved a “historic” increase in the bank’s lending capacity Saturday after the United States backed a reform package that curbs loans and charges more for higher income countries like China. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said neither China nor any …

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US slams World Bank lending to rich countries like China

Washington, United States | AFP | World Bank lending to countries like China that are rich enough to finance their own development hurts poor countries that need help, a senior US Treasury official said Wednesday. David Malpass, Treasury’s under secretary for International Affairs, cited China as a prime example of the …

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US-world divide spills out at IMF-World Bank meetings

Washington, United States | AFP | The growing split between the United States and the rest of the world spilled into the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington this week. The US administration showed a diminished view of the Bretton Woods institutions that shaped …

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