U.N. report urges businesses to help poor

UNITED NATIONS, July 1 (UPI) -- Companies should expand their business to bring in the world's poor as partners for economic growth, a U.N. report issued from New York said.

Possible Wolfowitz successors floated

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick is being touted as a possible replacement for Paul Wolfowitz, the embattled World Bank president.

U.N. agency suspends North Korea work

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- The United Nations Development Program has suspended North Korean operations amid complaints money was being diverted to the country's government.

U.N. agency to use World Bank strategies

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Economic partnerships and expanded technology use are key tools needed to reach U.N. poverty-reduction goals, the head of the U.N. Development Program said.

U.N. appoints new development head

UNITED NATIONS, May 7 (UPI) -- A former Turkish finance minister has been appointed Administrator of the U.N. Development Program, one of the key departments of the world organization.

Annan taps Turkish lawmaker to head UNDP

UNITED NATIONS, April 26 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Tuesday selected a Turkish lawmaker to become the next chief of the U.N. Development Program.

The Bear's Lair: The Moral Hazard merchant

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund, which met this weekend, plays an important role in third world finance, bailing out countries in difficulties and acting as an

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WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Analysis: Turkey flies on Gul and EU hopes

Turkish debt and equities have risen strongly since the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, won a decisive victory in the country's Nov. 3 election. Yet the challenges that it faces are great and not all the signs are positive.
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Feature: Turkey -- the price of alliance

BAYKAN, Turkey, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- It was a classic get-rich-quick scheme, and it flourished right up until the Gulf War. By jury-rigging a gas tank five times the normal size underneath a small truck, and loading it up with potatoes, clever Kurds from Turkey's southeast accumulated small
CHRISTOPHER DELISO, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis: Balkan infrastructure-1

SKOPJE, Macedonia, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- When lightning struck the main power plant in Pristina, Kosovo, 2 months ago, the damage was spectacular. Someone allegedly had forgotten to turn on the plant's lightning detection system, and a heap of melted metal was all that remained of the West's hug
CHRISTOPHER DELISO, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis: Turkey's hazardous flight West

At times crash has seemed imminent. Then relative calm has been found. For two years Turkey has lived dangerously. Its flight towards membership of the European Union and economic stability will remain hazardous for at least another year to come.
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

Analysis: Turkey's nebulous outlook

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Mounting concern that Turkey's ailing 77-year-old prime minister will have to leave office soon is increasing concern that the country's economy could follow in Argentina's footsteps of a downward spiral. Just over a year ago, the parallels between the tw
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Analysis: Turkey looks to reform lira

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 20 (UPI) -- Like distance between stars, Turkey's domestic debt stock is estimated in quadrillions.
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Kemal Dervis

Kemal Derviş (Turkish pronunciation: ; born 10 January 1949) is a Turkish economist and politician, and former head of the United Nations Development Programme. He was honored by the government of Japan for having "contributed to mainstreaming Japan's development assistance policy through the United Nations." In 2005, he was ranked 67th in the Top 100 Public Intellectuals Poll conducted by Prospect and Foreign Policy magazines. He is currently Vice President and Director of the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution.

Derviş was born on January 10, 1949 in Istanbul, Turkey to a Turkish father and a Dutch-German mother.

As Minister of State for Economic Affairs in Turkey when Bülent Ecevit was Prime Minister, Derviş was the architect of Turkey's successful three-year economic recovery program launched in 2001. Before being named to head the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), he was a member of the Turkish parliament, and a member of the joint commission of the Turkish and European Parliaments. He previously was a member of the Convention on the Future of Europe.

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