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World Bank projects China's economy to grow 6.7%

World Bank projects China's economy to grow 6.7%

The World Bank expects the Chinese economy to grow 6.7 percent in 2016, the bank said in a report on Monday

Apr 11, 2016, 18:01 PM IST
Masala bonds can be new funding source for Indian companies: IFC

Masala bonds can be new funding source for Indian companies: IFC

Bullish on India's growth prospects, International Finance Corporation (IFC) has said offshore rupee bonds can provide a new source of funding for Indian companies and they stand to benefit in the longer term from comparative pricing landscape.

Apr 10, 2016, 11:22 AM IST

Nigeria verifying if 'bomber' is kidnapped Chibok girl

Nigeria is sending a team to Cameroon on Sunday to verify a would-be suicide bomber's claim that she is one of the 276 school girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram from the northern town of Chibok.

Mar 27, 2016, 16:32 PM IST
China behind global trade slowdown in 2015: World Bank

China behind global trade slowdown in 2015: World Bank

The slump in Chinese growth and its nascent economic transition was the key factor in a sharp slowdown last year in global trade, the World Bank said Wednesday.

Mar 09, 2016, 23:25 PM IST
From Pakistan to India: $14.36 billion in remittances over 3 years!

From Pakistan to India: $14.36 billion in remittances over 3 years!

World Bank said those living in Pakistan sent USD 4.9 billion to India in 2015. Its Bilateral Remittance Matrix put the money flowing from Pakistan to India in 2014 at USD 4.79 billion and USD 4.67 billion the year before that.

Feb 28, 2016, 18:42 PM IST

World Bank pledges $150 mn for fight against Zika

The World Bank said Zika could wipe about $3.5 billion off the region's economy in 2016.

Feb 19, 2016, 11:18 AM IST

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Feb 05, 2016, 21:30 PM IST

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Feb 05, 2016, 21:05 PM IST
RBI sees economy growing at 7.4% in FY16; above WB projection

RBI sees economy growing at 7.4% in FY16; above WB projection

Reserve Bank Tuesday kept its growth projections for Indian economy unchanged at 7.4 percent for the current fiscal, a tad higher than 7.3 percent forecast by the World Bank.

Feb 02, 2016, 19:12 PM IST

Watershed project conserves Himachal's ecology, boosts economy

The total outlay of the project increased to Rs.630.75 crore (almost $93 million) from Rs.395 crore.

Jan 25, 2016, 14:43 PM IST
Xi Jinping launches Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Xi Jinping launches Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in which India and 56 countries have joined as founding members was formally opened here today by President Xi Jinping.

Jan 16, 2016, 12:15 PM IST
World Bank to be anchor investor in Rail Development Fund: Suresh Prabhu

World Bank to be anchor investor in Rail Development Fund: Suresh Prabhu

Noting that the World Bank would be anchor investors in this new fund, along with other co-investors, Prabhu said, "This fund would be kick started soon as there is unanimity in the World Bank leadership".

Jan 16, 2016, 09:33 AM IST
Aadhaar ID saving Indian govt about $1 billion per annum: World Bank

Aadhaar ID saving Indian govt about $1 billion per annum: World Bank

Hailing India's Aadhaar digital ID, the World Bank has said the initiative is estimated to be saving the government about USD 1 billion annually by curbing corruption as it underlined that digital technologies can promote inclusion, efficiency and innovation.

Jan 14, 2016, 17:50 PM IST
Free internet key to digital economy innovation: World Bank

Free internet key to digital economy innovation: World Bank

An open and free internet is a key contributing factor to innovation in the digital economy, making it critical to protect this openness, says a World Bank report.

Jan 14, 2016, 17:27 PM IST
World Bank concerned over Facebook's model of free internet

World Bank concerned over Facebook's model of free internet

The World Bank has said net neutrality should ensure greatest possible internet access to users and not undermine their fundamental rights and freedoms, voicing concern over moves by companies globally including Facebook in India to provide people free internet with restricted access.

Jan 14, 2016, 13:26 PM IST

India on track to register entire population using Aadhaar: World Bank

India is on track to register its entire 1.25 billion population using its Aadhaar digital ID, the World Bank said today, which it said would help the government to promote the inclusion of disadvantaged groups in its welfare schemes. 

Jan 14, 2016, 02:49 AM IST
World Bank cuts 2016 global growth forecast

World Bank cuts 2016 global growth forecast

The World Bank has cut the global growth forecast for 2016 to 2.9 percent, saying that weak growth among major emerging markets will weigh on the global scenario during the year.

Jan 07, 2016, 11:42 AM IST
India to remain bright spot in global economy: World Bank

India to remain bright spot in global economy: World Bank

In its latest Global Economic Prospect report - which is released every six months -- the World Bank marginally reduced India's growth rate -- 0.2 percent in 2015 and 0.1 percent in both 2016 and 2017.

Jan 07, 2016, 10:56 AM IST
Indian economy likely to grow at 7-7.5% in 2016: Kaushik Basu

Indian economy likely to grow at 7-7.5% in 2016: Kaushik Basu

Until October, the World Bank retained India's growth forecast at 7.5 percent for 2015-16 and expected it to be 7.8 percent in 2016-17 and 7.9 percent in 2017-18.

Dec 29, 2015, 18:42 PM IST
India, US are two engines of growth amid bleak global scenario: Kaushik Basu

India, US are two engines of growth amid bleak global scenario: Kaushik Basu

In this bleak global scenario, the US among the rich economies and India among the emerging economies are the two engines of growth, World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu said.

Dec 28, 2015, 13:58 PM IST

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