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Developing country debt jumps to $7.8 trillion in 2018 – World Bank

Oct 03, 2019 - 4:45 PM

The 5% increase in the total foreign debt of developing nations in 2018 is driven by a surge in Chinese debt

(FILES) This file picture taken on September 24, 2013 shows Chinese 100-yuan (RMB) bank notes being counted at a bank in Huaibei, in eastern China's Anhui province. China's central bank on August 11, 2015 devalued its yuan currency by nearly two percent against the US dollar, as authorities seek to push market reforms and boost the world's second-largest economy. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / FILES

Palestinians win U.N. backing to lead developing country bloc

Oct 17, 2018 - 3:41 PM

The United States, Israel and Australia are the only 3 countries to oppose the measure in the 193-nation assembly

UN. In this file photo, Palestinians are silhouetted as they walk in front of a large national flag during a rally in Gaza City on December 7, 2013. File photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

Is China worsening the developing world's environmental crisis?

Sep 01, 2018 - 1:30 PM

China does not push its partners to strengthen environmental protections. For this reason, trading intensively with China is especially likely to generate high levels of pollution in developing countries.

AIDS 101 and painting a pregnant woman with HIV

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Visual artists from the Panday Pira group render images of Janina 21 who was diagnosed HIV positive during a prenatal check up in November 2016

ARTISTS AT WORK. Artists paint portraits of a pregnant woman with HIV. Photo by Diana Mendoza

Developing nations give up on global tax plan

Jul 17, 2015 - 12:54 AM

The dispute is at the center of the summit which has been tackling the question of how to plug an estimated 2 5 trillion gap in development financing

INEQUALITY VIEW. Reforms in the Philippines needed to increase investment, enhance competition, simplifying job creation, and protecting poverty rights. These steps will close the inequality gap by giving opportunities to the poor, according to analysts.

Can bees help end hidden hunger?

Mar 13, 2015 - 1:46 PM

The continuous decline in the world s bee population puts public health in developing countries at risk according to a study conducted by US scientists

World Bank sees 'flat' growth for developing countries

Jun 11, 2014 - 10:58 AM

The outlook marks the third year in a row of sub 5 growth reflecting a more challenging post crisis global economic environment

CRISIS EFFECT. Leading economic policymakers meeting in Washington voiced worry that the Ukraine crisis could hurt the world economy. File Photo by Alexander Khudoteply/AFP