World Bank

Jordan, US Agree on Establishing Logistic Airport in Mafraq

The Jordanian government has reached a deal with a US company to establish an airport for logistics services in Mafraq, which is located northeast of …

Middle East

Your wallet, your freedom

<i>Expert Blog is Cointelegraph’s new series of articles by crypto industry leaders. It covers everything from Blockchain technology and</i> …

Bitcoin

Moody boost for Modi: India s sovereign bond rating raised

Moody's Investors Service upgraded its ratings on India's sovereign bonds for the first time in nearly 14 years on Friday, saying continued progress …

Economy

Market watch: Sensex, Nifty end on mixed note

<b>Mumbai:</b> The stock market ended on a mixed note for the week with benchmark Sensex registering a modest rise of 28.24 points, end at 33,342.80, while …

Business (India)

Zimbabwe: 10 numbers that will help you understand what's actually going on

<b>Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest after almost four decades in power - following a military takeover. Here are 10 numbers that will help you understand how the country got to where it is now.</b><p>1 = the tally of leaders in the last 37 years<p>President Mugabe, who led the country's …

Africa

Moody's upgrade gives Modi a boost

Indian markets including stocks, bonds and the rupee rallied overnight after Moody's upgraded its ratings on the country's sovereign bonds for the …

Business

WB: 1.5% economic growth in Macedonia in 2017

Macedonia’s priority is fiscal consolidation with a growing level of revenues and improved efficiency of revenues and expenditures, the World Bank …

Economics

The Mugabe Economy in Charts Highlights Challenges for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s economy has fallen to the 20th biggest in sub-Saharan Africa from 10th when President Robert Mugabe came into power almost four decades …

Africa

10 Best Countries for Doing Business

The international startup ecosystem is booming. With more and more people launching and growing from businesses in every corner of the globe, …

South Korea

India’s improved ranking in the World Bank report reflects the government’s good work

The World Bank, released the Doing Business (DB) Report, 2018 on October 31, 2017. India ranked 100 among 190 countries assessed by the World Bank, a …

India

Tiff between 'all weather friends'? Confusion over Pakistan’s move to exclude PoK dam from CPEC

Amid reports of Pakistan’s move to withdraw its bid to include Diamer-Bhasha Dam in PoK from the CPEC framework, China said on Thursday it was not …

China

Military Drills Help China’s Best Bank Toughen Up Its Staff

At Bank of Taizhou Co., trainees are pushed to count money with lightning speed, toughened up by ex-instructors from the People’s Liberation Army and …

Banking

Who are more responsive? Mixed-methods comparison of public and private sector physicians in rural Bangladesh | Health Policy and Planning

Responsiveness of physicians (ROPs) reflects the social actions by physicians to meet the legitimate expectations of health care users. …

Health Care

Weekly links November 17: What’s new in trade research, fungibility is too painful to think about, an employment program that worked, and more…

• Trade Diversion lists trade-related job market papers. <b>A final reminder to those who want to</b> blog their job market paper for us – submissions close …

Economics

World Bank approves $150 million to restore services in Yemeni cities

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Bank agreed on Thursday to grant war-torn Yemen $150 million (113.62 million pounds) to help some of its hardest-hit cities restore basic services and fight a cholera epidemic.<p>People gather at the site of an air strike in Sanaa, Yemen November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled …

Middle East

Fin24.com | Zim inflation widens as military intervenes

The latest data from Zimstats have shown consumer price index inflation spiking in October as retailers and businesses pass on the burden of foreign …

Business (South Africa)

Papua New Guinea/EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P114042- Urban Youth Employment Project - Procurement Plan (English) | The World Bank

Details<p>Document Date 2017/11/09 00:58:01<br>• Document Type Procurement Plan<br>• Report Number STEP4961<br>• Volume No 1<br>• Total Volume(s) 1<br>• Country Papua New …

Geography

It's time to shatter the myth that Canada is a great place to do business

Opinion: Canada has slid in global rankings about the ease of doing business, yet there has been almost no reaction from political or business …

Economics

World Bank promises to bring investors if Ukraine establishes independent high court

Ukraine needs an independent court system immediately to attract investments.<p>This was the message of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim who spoke to …

World Economy

Corporate sustainability principles (English) | The World Bank

Details<p>Document Date 2017/11/01 02:28:01<br>• Document Type Brief<br>• Report Number 120972<br>• Volume No 1<br>• Total Volume(s) 1<br>• Country World;<br>• Region The World …

Sustainability

Rwanda: U.S.$50 Million Invested in Renewable Energy

Rwanda's energy rollout efforts received a boost yesterday following the operationalisation of $50 million to catalyse private sector's investment in …

Renewable Energy

Market Crashes: The Asian Crisis

<b>When</b>: 1997<p><b>Where:</b> Most of the Asia Pacific Region<p><b>How Much:</b> International stocks took a 60% hit, currencies in the region fell double digits with some …

Economy

Global Climate Summit Dominated by Budget Cuts, Red Tape

As the first week of the Nov. 6-17 U.N. climate summit in Bonn, Germany, drew towards a close, the European Union, Switzerland and Canada reiterated their commitment to increase financial help to developing countries to US$100 billion per year by 2020. But right now, the grants given for this …

Climate

Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project Fast Fact Sheet - Sept 2017

Fast Fact Sheet - Sept 2017<p>The 24-month Emergency Crisis Response Project (ECRP) aims to mitigate the impact of the current crisis on local …

Yemen

How missing weather data is a 'life and death' issue

<b>A shortage of weather data is putting many African countries at an economic disadvantage, experts believe. The BBC's Click team went to Tanzania to meet some tech start-ups trying to change the outlook.</b><p>Tanzania is at the centre of a meteorological experiment that promises to transform lives across …

Africa

India's growing economic clout, in one chart

India's economic clout is growing, as seen in the chart below. From Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), it shows the outlook for Indian GDP in …

Economy

15 More Reforms on 'Ease of Doing Business' in Rwanda

The government's plan to introduce the reforms, follows a recent World Bank "Doing Business Report" that ranked the country 41st globally and second …

Africa

Climate Impacts on African Fisheries: The Imperative to Understand and Act

The impact of climate change on hydrology and other natural resources, and on many sectors of African economies—from agriculture to transport, to …

International Development

World Bank official: Saudi fight against corruption ‘important for development’

| <b>Published —</b> Saturday 11 November 2017<p>Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is spearheading an ambitious reform plan for Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)<p>Hafez …

Middle East

Bangladesh - Infrastructure Development and Engineering Services

<b>Overview</b><p>Infrastructure bottlenecks are among the largest inhibitors of economic growth in Bangladesh. The World Bank estimates that Bangladesh must …

Bangladesh