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World Bank chief lauds Gujarat growth model

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 23:00

Lauding the Gujarat growth model, World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim on Wednesday said India's business standing will jump 50 places if the ranking is done on the basis of Gujarat.

World Bank chief says China to meet 7.5% growth target

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 17:53

Jim Yong Kim is making a four-day visit focusing on issues relating to carbon emission reductions and China's urbanisation push.

India will grow by 6% next year, says World Bank President

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 08:59

Expressing disappointment over 5 percent growth, World Bank Monday said the Indian economy will soon get back to high growth path of 6 percent next year and more thereafter.

Countries should do away with fuel subsidies: World Bank chief

Last Updated: Saturday, January 26, 2013, 20:53

He made the comments while discussing ways to tackle climate change issues at the World Economic Forum (WEF) here.

Kaushik Basu is now Chief Economist of World Bank

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 05, 2012, 22:39

The World Bank on Wednesday appointed Kaushik Basu as its Chief Economist and Senior Vice President.

World Bank urges countries to think green

Last Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 12:33

In a report released in Seoul Wednesday, the World Bank emphasized green growth must focus on the policies and investments that need to be made within the next five to 10 years.

World Bank wants effective social safety nets

Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 13:12

Three out of five people in developing countries lack effective social safety net coverage as they struggle to forge ahead through global financial volatility and food and fuel price hikes, the World Bank said.

World Bank selects Jim Yong Kim as its next President

Last Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012, 23:21

US nominee Jim Yong Kim was Monday chosen as the next president of the World Bank, an appointment that continues the longstanding tradition of an American leading the Washington-based institution.

Zoellick for American replacing him as World Bank chief

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 20:59

Outgoing World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Friday said it was important to keep the top job at some international institutions with the United States to get the support of the world's largest economy.

World Bank chief visits Chennai office

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 21:17

On his maiden trip to Chennai, World Bank President Robert B Zoellick on Thursday visited the Bank's city office here and met some of the employees.

BRICS seek merit-based selection process for World Bank chief

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 19:49

Leaders of India and four other BRICS nations on Thursday welcomed the candidatures from emerging economies for the World Bank chief's post and emphasised on the need for a merit-based selection process.

BRICS summit to discuss appointment of new WB chief: China

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 21:31

BRICs countries continue to be touch over the appointment of the new World Bank chief, China's Assistant Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu told a media here.