How To Fix A World 'Dangerously Unprepared' For Health Crises
January 27 2015 4:15 PM
World Bank chief proposes economic solution for future disease outbreaks.
Few CEOs Say Government Should Make Climate Change A Priority
January 20 2015 2:15 PM
Despite the threat of big climate-related costs to business, CEOs want government to focus more on cutting taxes than on carbon emissions.
Experimental Drugs OK'd For Ebola Patients
January 08 2015 12:44 PM
Amid the “unprecedented” outbreak, health officials are conducting drug trials on Ebola patients in West Africa.
How Boko Haram Is Affecting The Vote In Africa's Biggest Economy
January 06 2015 1:16 PM
Nigeria's booming economy and upcoming elections are threatened by challenges from Boko Haram.
Global Arms Trade Treaty Takes Effect
December 24 2014 2:31 AM
The global Arms Trade Treaty, which has been ratified by 60 countries, aims to regulate the flow of weapons to conflict-hit zones.
How The Magnitude Of Oil’s Decline Will Rock Emerging Markets
December 22 2014 11:57 AM
The global decline in crude oil prices is beginning to reveal consequences around the globe — far beyond the Russian ruble crisis.
What The Ruble Crisis Means For Africa
December 17 2014 2:19 PM
While Africa will likely be immune to Russia's economic problems, wider global trends could hurt them both.
Low Oil Prices Could Spark Further Violence In Nigeria
December 16 2014 8:16 AM
As oil prices go down, tensions are on the rise in Nigeria.
Arab Donors Weaken Western Bid To Pressure Gambia Financially
December 15 2014 2:32 PM
Poor nations with questionable human rights records are finding generous donors outside the Western world.
Ebola's Costs: Economic Outlook Worsens In Three Affected Nations
December 02 2014 1:50 PM
Ebola will hamper economic growth much more than expected in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, World Bank says.
The Economics Of 'Canned' Lion Hunting
December 01 2014 2:59 PM
Activists are rallying against the hunting of captive animals, but some say it’s good for the economy as well as conservation.
Another Crippling Effect Of Ebola
November 19 2014 10:20 AM
While the spread of the Ebola outbreak appears to be slowing in Liberia, the economic impact of the virus has only just begun.
Ebola Economics: How One Small Business Is Coping
November 10 2014 3:43 PM
“The biggest issue on the sales side is that we’re distracted with trying to survive.”
Libyan Protesters Seize Eastern Oil Port As Benghazi Toll Hits 300
November 08 2014 5:38 PM
The protesters at Hariga were part of a state security oil force that has gone on strike over pay.
Climate-Change Report A 'Canary In The Coal Mine': US
November 02 2014 10:11 AM
A U.N.-backed panel's latest climate-change report furnishes more evidence human-generated greenhouse gases are fueling global warming.
Liberians Threaten To Break Quarantine Over Food Shortage
October 23 2014 3:32 PM
Dozens of Liberians under quarantine for suspicion of having contracted Ebola reportedly threatened to escape isolation in search of food Thursday, Liberian state media reported.
How Ebola Could Create A Food Crisis
October 15 2014 6:06 PM
In some places, people are paying three times as much for ordinary foods.
Ebola Could Cost West Africa $32.6B
October 09 2014 9:02 AM
New analysis from the World Bank shows how countries with no Ebola could still suffer severe economic consequences.
Bono Charity Says Rich Donor Countries Failed To Meet Aid Targets
October 06 2014 11:22 AM
Only one third of aid from OECD Development Assistance Committee members went to the poorest countries, according to a new report.
Banks Warned: Guard Against 'Shellshock' Or Risk Huge Losses
September 27 2014 12:08 AM
Banks need to update their software immediately to protect against Shellshock, experts say.