Economist Joseph Stiglitz: ‘Trade did lead to more inequality.’ Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The battle to stop the proposed European Union-United States trade agreement is the first step to halt growing inequality in major western countrie(...)

A Palestinian youth practices his parkour jumping skills in Gaza City in houses destroyed during the 50-day war last summer. Photograph: Reuters/Mohammed Salem

A new World Bank report has warned that the Gaza Strip’s economy is on the “verge of collapse”, saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest (...)

Protesters against water charges gather on O’Connell bridge in March. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/Irish Times

A new political reality could emerge from the anti-water charges campaign here, as it did in Bolivia in the early 2000s, a leading international exper(...)

In an internal post to staff, the World Bank’s treasurer said about 40 per cent of the staff pension fund’s equity holdings are actively or passively invested against equity index funds, which include companies in industries associated with environmental and health problems.

The World Bank indirectly invests part of its $18.8 billion staff pension fund in companies in industries such as coal and tobacco, holdings that c(...)

‘Diaspora savings attributed to migrants from developing countries were estimated at €464 billion in 2013, mostly held in the banks of states to which they have migrated.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Keith Ellison, a Minnesota congressman, is worried about Ayan Hasan and her family. He wrote recently to the New York Times about his Somali constitue(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, speaks during a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis promised to compromise in negotiations over the next instalment of a bailout loan that would prevent a default(...)

Marathon Asset Management’s Bruce Richards says his firm is ramping up investment in Europe on bets that central-bank easing, a depreciating euro and (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: his government’s   labour market, pension reform and  privatisation measures face troika scrutiny.  Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

Greece will this week seek to agree core elements of a provisional deal with international creditors ahead of a key meeting of euro zone finance mini(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A new IMF report says advanced economies’ annual growth potential should increase to 1.6 per cent over the next five years

The world’s growth potential took a big hit after the 2007-2009 financial crisis and is likely to lag for years, implying that interest rates should l(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping (centre) poses for photos with guests at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank launch ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Takaki Yajima/Reuters

Last week saw the deadline to become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a China-led lender aiming to provide loans (...)