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Indian economy to grow at 5.5% this fiscal: World Bank

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 20:29

India`s recent growth has been well below potential, which provides space for economic activity to accelerate without building inflationary pressures.

Land acquisition, labour laws, tax issues impede investments

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 20:31

With India ranking low on the ease of doing business parameter, CII on Monday said problems in securing land, stringent labour laws and tax woes are among the critical issues that need to be addressed in order to attract global investors.

World Bank sees slower growth in East Asia

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 13:00

Developing countries in East Asia and the Pacific grew by 8.2 percent last year, marking a sharp fall from the previous year's nearly 10 percent, reported Xinhua, citing the report.

Govt seeks facts from NHAI on World Bank report

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 20:28

With the World Bank reportedly listing questionable practices in highway projects in UP and Bihar funded by it, Road Transport Minister C P Joshi on Tuesday said government has no connection "with corruption" and has asked for facts from the NHAI.

`WB report on highway project bribery serious`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 19:22

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar described as `extremely serious` a reported World Bank report on bribery in highway project.

Govt seeks facts from NHAI on World Bank report

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 17:31

Road Transport Minister CP Joshi on Tuesday said government has no connection "with corruption" and has asked for facts from the NHAI.

'To reduce poverty South Asia needs 1 mn new jobs every month'

Last Updated: Friday, September 23, 2011, 13:04

South Asia needs to add between 1 million and 1.2 million additional jobs every month for the next 20 years to sustain growth and reduce poverty in the region, a World Bank report said on Thursday.

WB report lauds Bengal for devt in Ganga basin

Last Updated: Sunday, June 19, 2011, 12:40

Critics of the Left Front in West Bengal may have blamed its 34-year rule for underdevelopment there, but a World Bank report has commended the state for growth and poverty reduction in the Ganga basin.