World Bank report

Market extend record-breaking run for second week, up 528 points

Market extend record-breaking run for second week, up 528 points

Resuming positive, the key indices cruised the week underpinned by recovery spell in corporate earnings, stability in rupee along with key government reforms including stimulus in PSU banks and expanding core-sectors.

Nov 04, 2017, 13:12 PM IST
Those who've been part of World Bank now question its report: PM Modi's five-point attack on Opposition

Those who've been part of World Bank now question its report: PM Modi's five-point attack on Opposition

 “Don't want to sleep over 30 place jump in ease of doing business ranking; want to do more.”

Nov 04, 2017, 12:25 PM IST
Ease of doing business: Roadmap for raising India’s ranking among top 50

Ease of doing business: Roadmap for raising India’s ranking among top 50

Aiming to break into top 50 best countries to do business in, the government has identified areas requiring doing away with complex rules and simplifying procedures to enable businesses to start in four days flat.

Dec 20, 2016, 16:01 PM IST

Air pollution claimed 1.4 million lives in India in 2013, says World Bank report

In 2013, air pollution claimed 1.4 million lives in India, whereas China, which is the world's most populous country, lost 1.6 million lives.

Sep 09, 2016, 10:38 AM IST
Need to make internet more accessible in India: World Bank

Need to make internet more accessible in India: World Bank

 Despite rapid spread of digital technologies in India, nearly a billion people still need to connect to the internet for pushing growth, creating jobs and accessing public services, says a World Bank report.

May 10, 2016, 14:41 PM IST
 '10% rise in China apparel prices to create 1.2 million Indian jobs'

'10% rise in China apparel prices to create 1.2 million Indian jobs'

Rising wages in China presents a huge opportunity to the apparel sector in India with a possibility of creating up to 1.2 million jobs in the country, a World Bank report said on Thursday.

Apr 28, 2016, 19:12 PM IST
'Extreme poverty' to fall below 10% in 2015, says World Bank

'Extreme poverty' to fall below 10% in 2015, says World Bank

The forecast used a new international poverty line of $1.9 a day, an upgrade from the previous line of $1.25 a day, which was set in 2005.

Oct 05, 2015, 08:30 AM IST

Extreme poverty to fall below 10%: World Bank

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

Oct 05, 2015, 02:46 AM IST

Pakistan economy to grow by 4.4%: World Bank

The WB prediction is in line with that of International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank that are also seeing around 4.3 per cent growth, the Express Tribune said.

Apr 15, 2015, 12:00 PM IST
Sea level in Sunderbans rising at an 'alarming' rate per year: World Bank report

Sea level in Sunderbans rising at an 'alarming' rate per year: World Bank report

A World Bank report has said that the water level in the Sunderbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, is rising at an “alarming” rate, endangering the habitation.

Apr 01, 2015, 11:06 AM IST

Medium-sized firm in India makes 33 tax-related payments/year

As per the latest 'Doing Business Report' published by the World Bank, India is ranked 156th out of 189 nations in terms of paying taxes. It has slipped two positions on this front from the last year.

Oct 30, 2014, 16:52 PM IST

India's GDP likely to grow by 5.6% in FY15: World Bank

In the following years, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is likely to rise further to 6.4 per cent and 7 per cent in FY16 and FY17 respectively, it said.

Oct 27, 2014, 18:42 PM IST

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

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

Jun 20, 2014, 20:29 PM IST

World Bank sees slower growth in East Asia

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.

May 23, 2012, 13:00 PM IST

Govt seeks facts from NHAI on World Bank report

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.

Apr 03, 2012, 20:28 PM IST

`WB report on highway project bribery serious`

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

Apr 03, 2012, 19:22 PM IST

Govt seeks facts from NHAI on World Bank report

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

Apr 03, 2012, 17:31 PM IST

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

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.

Sep 23, 2011, 13:04 PM IST

WB report lauds Bengal for devt in Ganga basin

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.

Jun 19, 2011, 12:40 PM IST