Extreme poverty to fall below 10%: World Bank

In 2012, that number stood at 902 million, or about 13 percent of the world population.

China has 36 mn people living under extreme poverty: Survey

China has about 36 million people, including four million children below six years, living in 'extreme' poverty, an official survey here said.

'1bn more may face extreme poverty if leaders duck key issues'

Global poverty could rise for the first time in a generation as almost a billion more people would face extreme poverty if world leaders fail to take key decisions on inequality and climate change at two critical UN summits this year, a campaign launched Monday warned.

World Bank seeks to halve extreme poverty by 2020

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Wednesday the global development lender must work to halve extreme poverty in the next seven years if it is to reach a more ambitious target set for 2030.

Mexican President says poverty now first priority

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said on Wednesday that the top priority in the second half of his term will be reducing poverty, after the war against drug cartels took centre stage in the first three years of administration.