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Indus Water Treaty: Pakistan warns against use of water as an instrument of coercion

In an apparent reference to row over Indus Water Treaty, Pakistan has warned against the use of water as an instrument of coercion or war and asserted that international community must remain vigilant to any sign of unwillingness to maintain cooperation on resolving water issues.

India takes strong exception to World Bank decision on Indus Waters Treaty

India takes strong exception to World Bank decision on Indus Waters Treaty

India on Thursday night took strong exception to the World Bank's "inexplicable" decision to set up a Court of Arbitration and appoint a Neutral Expert to go into Pakistan's complaint against it over Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

Ease of Doing Business: India's rank will seriously improve in World Bank's report, says DIPP

Ease of Doing Business: India's rank will seriously improve in World Bank's report, says DIPP

India's rank will "seriously improve" in the World Bank's 'Doing Business' report next year on the back of reforms like GST and Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek said Friday.

Will take on board GST, bankruptcy code in next report: World Bank

The World Bank will take on board implementation of the goods and services tax and enactment of the bankruptcy code while preparing the ease of doing business report next year, said its country Director Junaid Ahmad today.

Ease of Doing Business: Andhra, Telangana dethrone Gujarat from top spot

Ease of Doing Business: Andhra, Telangana dethrone Gujarat from top spot

The states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are the best states to do business in India after having jointly dislodged Gujarat from the top spot, according to a report by the World Bank and DIPP.

ADB declines to fund Pakistan's big dam project in PoK

The ADB has refused to commit funds for Pakistan's USD 14 billion dam project on Indus river in Pakitan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), two years after the World Bank declined to fund the project following Islamabad's refusal to seek an NoC from India.

PM Modi seeks report on the Ease of Doing Business

PM Modi seeks report on the Ease of Doing Business. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Ease of doing biz: Nirmala Sitharaman disappointed at India's low rank

Ease of doing biz: Nirmala Sitharaman disappointed at India's low rank

Expressing disappointment at India's rank remaining low in terms of ease of doing business, Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the efforts and reforms undertaken by the Centre and states have not been adequately captured in the ranking released by the World Bank.

World Bank ranks India 130th in ease of doing business index

World Bank ranks India 130th in ease of doing business index

India continues to rank low at 130th position in terms of ease of doing business, with the country seeing little or no improvement in dealing with construction permits, getting credit and other parameters.

Big boost to India: 16 states score over 80% in World Bank `Ease of Doing Business` ranking

Big boost to India: 16 states score over 80% in World Bank `Ease of Doing Business` ranking

The `Make of India` programme of the government has spurred strong competition among Indian states in improving the ease of doing business in order to attract investments and drive the economies of their regions.

Govt signs $650 mn pact with World Bank for eastern corridor project

Multilateral lending agency World Bank and India on Friday signed a USD 650-million loan agreement for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC).

Remittances to India to decline by 5% in 2016: World Bank

Remittances to India to decline by 5% in 2016: World Bank

India, the world's largest remittance recipient in 2015, may receive a remittance of USD 65.5 billion this year, a drop of 5 percent, the World Bank has said in a new report citing weak economic growth in remittances-source countries and cyclic low oil prices.

 

IMF, World Bank call for measures to promote inclusive globalisation

IMF, World Bank call for measures to promote inclusive globalisation

 International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank leaders have called for measures to promote inclusive growth and resist anti-trade sentiments.

India ready to take larger share in World Bank: FM Jaitley

India ready to take larger share in World Bank: FM Jaitley

India strongly supports the capital increase in the World Bank, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said and expressed the country's readiness to take a larger share in the global lender than the dynamic formula.

World powers 'misuse' World Bank, IMF: BRICS bank exec

World powers 'misuse' World Bank, IMF: BRICS bank exec

Europe and the United States have "misused" the World Bank and International Monetary Fund for their own ends, according to an executive at a new bank launched by major developing countries.

Brexit has little impact on Asia: World Bank

Brexit has little impact on Asia: World Bank

Britain`s shock decision to leave the European Union will not be as damaging to developing Asia`s economies as feared, the World Bank said Wednesday as it increased its growth forecast for the region this year.

India's GDP growth to remain strong at 7.6% in 2016: World Bank

India's GDP growth to remain strong at 7.6% in 2016: World Bank

India's GDP growth will remain strong at 7.6 percent in 2016 and 7.7 percent in 2017, the World Bank has said, attributing it to increasingly positive contributions from exports and a recovery of private investment in the medium term.

No govt role for ex-World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu, to return to academia

No govt role for ex-World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu, to return to academia

Having served World Bank as its Chief Economist for about four years, India's former Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu says he will not take up any position in the Indian government and plans to return to Cornell University and focus on his research projects.

India, Pakistan reach out to World Bank on Indus Water Treaty

India, Pakistan reach out to World Bank on Indus Water Treaty

The World Bank on Wednesday said that it was approached by India and Pakistan on IWT.