Billions of dollars are pledged to end global food shortage May 18, 2022

from World Business Report· ·

The World Bank has pledged 30 billion dollars to help tackle world hunger over the next 15 years. Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, US, Jayati Ghosh, gives us her take on whether that amount is enough. Share prices in the United States have seen their biggest one day drop since 2020. The DOW Jones Industrial Average fell more than three and a half percent. Our Business Correspondent Samira Hussein tells us why. As things take another turn for the worse in Sri Lanka, the power minister Kanchana Wijesekera says people should stop queueing for fuel - …



The World Bank has pledged 30 billion dollars to help tackle world hunger over the next 15 years. Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, US, Jayati Ghosh, gives us her take on whether that amount is enough. Share prices in the United States have seen their biggest one day drop since 2020. The DOW Jones Industrial Average fell more than three and a half percent. Our Business Correspondent Samira Hussein tells us why. As things take another turn for the worse in Sri Lanka, the power minister Kanchana Wijesekera says people should stop queueing for fuel - as the country has no money to buy any. Shanta Devarajan who's part of the Sri Lankan team speaking to the IMF, tells us about the negotiations. Walter Koenig from the Bavaria Brewers Federation tells us about German worries that a shortage of beer bottles there could leave people without their favourite drink.