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World Bank urges rethink on aid

World Bank urges rethink on aid | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
A new report by the World Bank urges countries to use aid to eliminate conflict rather than alleviating its effects.
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Germany halts Aids fund payment

Germany halts Aids fund payment | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
Germany suspends its annual payments to the UN-backed Global Fund against Aids, tuberculosis and malaria, following claims of corruption.
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Is trade, not aid, the answer for Africa?

Is trade, not aid, the answer for Africa? | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
Donors are now focusing less on charity and more on the continent's small entrepreneurs
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BBC News - G7 nations pledge debt relief for quake-hit Haiti

BBC News - G7 nations pledge debt relief for quake-hit Haiti | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
The world's top seven industrialised nations vow to cancel Haiti's debts in the wake of its devastating earthquake.
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BBC NEWS | Special Reports | South Korea's newest city

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | South Korea's newest city | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
Linda Duffin talks to architects and developers about Songdo, South Korea's newest planned city.
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Incheon Free Economic Zone

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BBC News - Banana wars: the fruits of world trade

BBC News - Banana wars: the fruits of world trade | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
What can the way bananas are sold tell us about the nature of world trade today?
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EU increases 2010 growth forecast

EU increases 2010 growth forecast | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
The European Commission raises its forecast for growth in the EU, after "particularly strong" growth in the second quarter.
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UN lifts sanctions against Iraq

UN lifts sanctions against Iraq | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
The UN Security Council lifts most international sanctions imposed on Iraq during the Saddam Hussein era, citing progress made in the country.
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Third of malaria drugs 'are fake'

Third of malaria drugs 'are fake' | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
A third of malaria drugs used around the world to stem the spread of the disease are counterfeit, research reveals.
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HIV epidemic 'halted', says UN

HIV epidemic 'halted', says UN | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
Deaths from Aids and rates of new HIV infections are falling globally, according to new statistics from the UN.
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Most nations 'miss health goals'

Most nations 'miss health goals' | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
Researchers say just nine of 137 developing countries will achieve ambitious targets to improve the health of women and children.
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UK life expectancy figures show the difference money makes

UK life expectancy figures show the difference money makes | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
How long do we live? The latest life expectancy estimates show how it varies around the UK • Get the data
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Eurozone 'will collapse' - Straw

Eurozone 'will collapse' - Straw | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
Jack Straw predicts the collapse of the eurozone and urges the UK to consider the "alternatives" as the Greek debt crisis worsens.
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Factors causing disparities in wealth - ECONOMIC GROWTH OR COLLAPSE

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Aid money 'spent on Pope visit'

Aid money 'spent on Pope visit' | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
A Commons committee asks ministers to explain why £1.85m of foreign aid money was spent on the Pope's UK visit in September.
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BBC NEWS | Africa | Can aid bring an end to poverty?

BBC NEWS | Africa | Can aid bring an end to poverty? | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
Does aid fail because it cannot mimic the market? The BBC's Mark Doyle explores the debate over development aid.
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Forgiveness for Haiti? We should be begging theirs

Forgiveness for Haiti? We should be begging theirs | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
Naomi Klein: The very idea of Haiti as debtor needs to be abandoned. We in the west should pay arrears for years of violations
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BBC NEWS | Americas | World Bank wipes Nicaragua debt

The World Bank agrees to forgive 80% of the Central American nation's debt, wiping some $4bn off the slate.
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Heavily indebted poor countires (HIPC)

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BBC News - EU cuts import tariffs in a bid to end 'banana wars'

BBC News - EU cuts import tariffs in a bid to end 'banana wars' | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
Europe has agreed a deal to cut tariffs on banana imports, signalling the end of the world's longest-running trade dispute.
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Eurozone in crisis graphics - GDP

Eurozone in crisis graphics - GDP | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
Graphics comparing economic growth in the eurozone countries and the UK since 1999.
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BBC NEWS | Business | How fair is Fairtrade?

BBC NEWS | Business | How fair is Fairtrade? | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
As sales of Fairtrade soar, critics say too much of the proceeds end up in the pockets of Western corporations.
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BBC NEWS | Americas | End embargo on Cuba, US is urged

BBC NEWS | Americas | End embargo on Cuba, US is urged | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
The US should drop its "immoral" trade embargo against the Cuba, Amnesty International says.
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Eradicating malaria will take more than bednets

Eradicating malaria will take more than bednets | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
World Malaria Day is nearly upon us, dominated by the quest to provide bednets for all the families who need them in sub-Saharan Africa. But once we have enough, will it be assumed the fight against malaria is over?
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BBC News - Maternal deaths 'fall worldwide'

BBC News - Maternal deaths 'fall worldwide' | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
Maternal deaths have fallen worldwide, according to new data, but the UK remains unchanged.
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Poor 'face growing hunger threat'

Poor 'face growing hunger threat' | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
Soaring staple food prices threaten to worsen global hunger in coming decades, demanding radical reform of the world's food system, Oxfam warns.
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BBC NEWS | Business | Outlook for Asian tigers unsteady

BBC NEWS | Business | Outlook for Asian tigers unsteady | IB CORE 2: DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | Scoop.it
The latest economic data from South Korea and Singapore suggests the US slowdown is hitting East Asia.
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Factors causing disparities in wealth - ECONOMIC GROWTH OR COLLAPSE

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