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As world leaders gather this week for the annual International Monetary Fund and World Bank autumn meetings, Ebola will be top on the list of priorities. Apart from the human toll, the economic impact will be felt for at least a couple of years, said David Evans, senior economist of the World Bank’s Africa Division.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will be at a Thomson Reuters Newsmaker event in London on June 19 discussing the threat to economic development posed by climate change, the business case for going green, global economic development, sustainable growth in the developing world and mobilising capital in international financial markets.
Happy birthday EMBI! The index group, the main benchmark for emerging market bond investors, turns 20 this year. When officially launched on Dec 31 1993, the world was a different place. The Mexican, Asian and Russian financial crises were still ahead, as was Argentina's $100 billion debt default. The euro zone didn't exist, let alone its debt crisis. Emerging debt was something only the most reckless investors dabbled in.