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No water management policy in place: Stalin

DMK working president M.K. Stalin on Sunday alleged that the AIADMK government had no far-sightedness when it came to water management, adding that …


The Nicaraguan Crisis and the Manicheanism of the US Left

In accord with the infantile manichean view of a significant portion of the US Left, the world is black and white and there are good guys and bad …


World Bank’s Blockchain-Based Bonds — A Step Toward Adoption?

In what is being called a world first, the World Bank has ordered the creation of a blockchain-based bond through Australia’s Commonwealth Bank (CBA).<p>…


Mario Blejer to interview for Israeli central bank's top job

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon plan to interview former Argentinian central bank chief Mario Blejer on Sunday for the post of Bank of Israel governor, a Finance Ministry spokeswoman said.<p>Blejer, tipped to join the Bank of Israel as …

Central Banks

Venezuela’s Key Refineries At Risk Of Seizure

In 2007, following Venezuela’s expropriation of billions of dollars of assets from U.S. companies like ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips, I suggested a …


$60 billion

Did you know that the government of Pakistan buys goods and services worth around $60 billion, or Rs7.5 trillion, a year every year? What this means …

Administrative Law

A glimpse of automated future

Robots that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical skills are among the machines China hopes could revolutionise …

India News

Damage wreaked by Kerala floods to cost $2.7bn | Financial Times

Severe floods that have displaced 680,000 people in India’s prosperous southern state of Kerala have caused an estimated $2.7bn worth of damages, …


Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding

El Salvador

Repaired a year ago, KRS develops cracks again?

Amidst the rain fury across Kodagu and Malnad districts, the statement by the Water Resources Minister D K Shivakumar that the KRS has developed …

World Economy

The Yemen crisis is redefining suffering and neglect - future financing for humanitarian emergencies must also be redefined

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>We need to fundamentally redefine the way …

Health Care


The Country Opinion Survey in Bosnia and Herzegovina assists the World Bank Group (WBG) in gaining a better understanding of how stakeholders in …

World Economy

Africa Competitiveness Report 2015 - Reports - World Economic Forum

The Africa Competitiveness Report was first published in 1998 and has, since 2007, been a biennial project highlighting areas that require policy …

World Economic Forum

WB chief congratulates Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD, Aug 18 (APP):World Bank president Jim Yong Kim Saturday congratulated Prime Minister Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi on assuming the office of the …


CRDA defends high interest rates on Amaravati Bonds

By Express News Service<p>VIJAYAWADA: Even as financial analysts and opposition parties continue to question the rationality of issuing Amaravati Bonds …

Interest Rates

The cost of crime

This reality almost defines South Africans: Having lived through the traumatic experience of a violent crime or, at the very least, knowing someone …


These 3 visa programmes are generating the most interest among ultra high net worth families

The meaning, structure, and scope of citizenship are evolving, as socio-cultural, economic, and political norms adapt and respond to modern times, …

Travel (South Africa)

Peru Toughens Entry Rules for Venezuelan Migrants After Surge

Peru toughened its rules for Venezuelans entering the country, following similar moves by other governments in the region struggling to cope with a …

South America

Population ages 65 and above (% of total) | Data

World Bank staff estimates based on age/sex distributions of United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision.

United Nations

The investigation is digging into what has become of the N2billion Asa Dam Mixed Use Development Project and the Ilorin Water Distribution Project which has gulped N3.736billion but without water to drink by residents.

EFCC operatives<p>The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is probing Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara …

Citizen Journalism

Land fragmentation and food insecurity in Ethiopia (English) | The World Bank

Details<p>Author Knippenberg, Erwin Willem Yvonnick Leon; Jolliffe, Dean Mitchell; Hoddinott, John;<br>• Document Date 2018/08/17 13:50:04<br>• Document Type Policy …

World Economy

Access to civic services set to improve

Residents of the city will get more web-based applications for improved civic services as the Chennai Corporation is set to upgrade its Geographical …

Tamil Nadu

Lesotho:Dealers Want Diamond Trading Decriminalised

[Lesotho Times] LOCAL diamond dealers have called on the government to permit diamond trading while it works on reforming relevant trading laws.


Laos Bullish on Dams Despite Fatal Catastrophe

Renewable energy proponents have seized on the fatal collapse of a dam in Laos in their push to steer the country away from its hydropower …

Hydroelectric Power

Japan allocates 700,000 USD to UNICEF for the response to the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In response to the Ebola crisis that has impacted the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Government of Japan is allocating 700,000 USD to …


Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu: How Africa can use its traditional knowledge to make progress

Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu wants to see Africans unleash their suppressed creative and innovative energies by acknowledging the significance of their …

Public Administration

Ripple's xRapid moving to production "later this year", says Cory Johnson after exchange partnerships

Ripple has begun making moves towards creating a global payments network using its products, as 3 more exchanges have signed up to be a part of the …

Digital Currency

Why Strengthening Land Rights Strengthens Development

<i>Originally posted in Project Syndicate</i><p>WASHINGTON, DC – For most of the world’s poor and vulnerable people, secure property rights, including land …

World Economy

Turkey: lessons from the 90s

Deception and grandstanding are nothing but a mistake<br>Macroeconomics, Thailand, Turkey, Emerging markets, Markets

Interest Rates



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