Argentina's President-elect Javier Milei left Sunday evening for the United States to meet with officials from the Joseph Biden administration and creditor organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB), it was reported in Buenos Aires
Uruguay has been granted an unprecedented US$ 350 million loan by the World Bank (WB). Although there is nothing new with borrowing, the so-called Programmatic Loan for Development Policies and Reform Implementation will entail a reduction of the interest rate whenever certain environmental goals are met, it was explained in Montevideo.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank (WB) will grant Argentina additional financing of US$ 1,300 million, Economy Minister and presidential candidate Sergio Massa announced Tuesday from Washington DC.
In a significant move towards promoting sustainable energy solutions, the World Bank Board of Directors has approved a loan of $150 million to support green hydrogen projects in Chile. This loan marks the World Bank's first endeavor in promoting green hydrogen and aligns with Chile's commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The investment aims to accelerate the country's green growth, energy transition, and foster a resilient and inclusive economic development.
The World Bank foresees a 1.2% growth this year for the Brazilian economy and a 2% contraction for that of Argentina, it was reported Tuesday.
In 2022, growth slowed in major Latin American economies due to weaker external demand and monetary tightening. Argentina and Brazil experienced a contraction in the fourth quarter of 2022, while other economies saw softer growth.
The World Bank warned of a slow-growth crisis in the global economy that could persist over the coming decade unless governments worldwide adopt what it calls “sustainable, growth-oriented policies.” The dramatic document is titled “Failing Long-Term Growth Prospects.”
Former Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga has been picked by US President Joseph Biden to vie for chairman of the World Bank (WB), it was announced Thursday in Washington DC. Banga, 63, who was born and raised in India, has the indispensable experience to mobilize public and private resources to address the most urgent challenges of our time, including global warming, the White House explained through a statement.
The World Bank (WB) announced this week the appointment of US-French Economist Marianne Fay as its new Director for Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay to replace Jordan Schwartz, who will head the Eastern Europe division.
The World Bank's Board of Directors Friday approved a US$ 500 million financing project for actions in Brazil linked to sustainability and the carbon credit market. The project was approved today (23), in Washington, by the World Bank Board of Directors. Joining the initiative to create a one-stop shop is Banco do Brasil (BB).