World Bank 'missing' $100bn

Corruption may have sapped as much as $US100 billion from World Bank lending projects to help poor countries, a key US senator said on Friday 14 May.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Richard Lugar said that if the figure presented to his panel by one university professor were accurate, it would seriously undermine the organisation's efforts to fight global poverty.

The World Bank hotly disputed the figure of $US100 billion ($143.7 billion), adding that there was no basis for that est

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