[WASHINGTON] The IMF and World Bank Group announced on Thursday that their annual fall meetings will be mostly virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.

THE World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold their annual meetings online in October because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, World Bank president David Malpass said in a...

[LONDON] Millions of women and children in poor countries are at risk because the Covid-19 pandemic is disrupting health services they rely on, from neonatal and maternity care to immunisations...

[WASHINGTON] The Group of 20 major economies' debt relief initiative for the world's poorest countries has made good progress but additional relief and greater participation by private sector...

THE coronavirus pandemic inflicted a "swift and massive shock" that has caused the broadest collapse of the global economy since 1870 despite unprecedented government support, the World Bank said...

[WASHINGTON] The coronavirus will cause global economic output to contract by 5.2 per cent in 2020, the World Bank said on Monday, warning that its latest forecasts would be revised downward if...

[JERUSALEM] Poverty in the occupied West Bank may double as Palestinians are slammed by the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank warned on Monday.

[SINGAPORE] Amid gloomy economic forecasts triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, infrastructure remains a bright spot that can increase business activity and employment, said Minister in the Prime...

[WASHINGTON] The head of the World Bank warned Tuesday that the coronavirus crisis threatens to push some 60 million people into extreme poverty, wiping out the gains made over the past three...

THE BROAD VIEW

LIKE thousands of women across South Asia, Shahida Khatun dropped out of school to work in the garment factories that were springing up in Bangladesh's cities, hoping to pull her family out of...