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'Rising anti-globalisation pose challenges to global growth'

'Rising anti-globalisation pose challenges to global growth'

China has said that political and policy uncertainties, the rising anti-globalisation and protectionism sentiment against international trade and investment pose challenges to global growth.

Apr 22, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
Need to sustain global growth momentum: Lagarde

Need to sustain global growth momentum: Lagarde

Noting that the world economy is picking up momentum, IMF chief Christine Lagarde has underlined the need to sustain this growth and make it more inclusive.

Apr 21, 2017, 12:35 PM IST
Note ban will have positive impact in long term: World Bank

Note ban will have positive impact in long term: World Bank

Temporary setbacks notwithstanding, note ban will have a positive development impact in the long term as it accelerates financial deepening, foster financial inclusion and increase transparency, the World Bank has said.

Apr 17, 2017, 23:30 PM IST
World Bank optimistic on India, predicts this year economic growth at 7.2%

World Bank optimistic on India, predicts this year economic growth at 7.2%

India’s economic momentum is expected to pick up speed from 6.8 percent in 2016 to 7.2 percent by 2017 after a modest setback due to weaker than expected investments and the effects of the withdrawal of large denomination bank notes.

Apr 17, 2017, 09:34 AM IST

Pakistan-India talks on Indus water Treaty likely in US in April

The secretary-level dialogue between Pakistan and India on Indus Water Treaty will be held either by the end of April or beginning of May in Washington, the Pakistani media reported on Tuesday.

Apr 11, 2017, 15:42 PM IST

SC rejects PIL to declare Indus Waters Treaty unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking declaration of the Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan as illegal and unconstitutional.

Apr 10, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
Indus Water Treaty: India, Pakistan to hold high-level talks in US in April, says report

Indus Water Treaty: India, Pakistan to hold high-level talks in US in April, says report

The Indian and Pakistan government is all set to hold three-day secretary-level talks over the disputed hydropower projects in the Indus Valley in April this year, according to an IANS report. 

Mar 21, 2017, 16:46 PM IST
Probe finds IFC investment in Tata Power project breaching norms

Probe finds IFC investment in Tata Power project breaching norms

World Bank's probe body CAO has raised concerns over IFC's insufficient action to address environmental norms violation by Tata Power arm Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd.

Mar 21, 2017, 12:03 PM IST

Troubled waters? India fast-tracks hydro projects in disputed Kashmir

India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies.

Mar 16, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
Political noise? Markets don't care - it's all about growth

Political noise? Markets don't care - it's all about growth

One of the biggest mysteries in global markets so far in the Trump era is the historically low level of volatility that has prevailed despite all the turmoil and uncertainty that analysts warned his victory would unleash.

Mar 14, 2017, 19:40 PM IST
World Bank CEO travels in Mumbai local train from Churchgate to Dadar – Pics inside

World Bank CEO travels in Mumbai local train from Churchgate to Dadar – Pics inside

Georgieva is going to inspect the operations of the World Bank-supported suburban rail system in Mumbai during her India visit.

Feb 28, 2017, 11:15 AM IST
Rating agencies several notches behind India's reality: Shaktikanta Das

Rating agencies several notches behind India's reality: Shaktikanta Das

Taking a dig at global rating agencies for failing to upgrade India's sovereign rating despite significant improvement in macroeconomic parameters, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das has said the agencies are several steps behind from reality and are missing out on something which only they can best explain.

Feb 05, 2017, 15:41 PM IST
Delhi government's health model to be presented to World Health Organisation

Delhi government's health model to be presented to World Health Organisation

The Delhi government, under the reign of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has set up more than 100 Mohalla Clinics since taking office in February 2015 and plans to take the number to 1,000.

Feb 01, 2017, 00:14 AM IST
Here's how climate change impacts women the most

Here's how climate change impacts women the most

Not only has there been a rise in trafficking of women, but a World Bank study has also found that 14 per cent households in India are now women-headed, mainly because of male migration, creating an additional burden on them.

Jan 30, 2017, 13:07 PM IST

Set up Court of Arbitration to resolve Indo-Pak water disputes: Nawaz Sharif to World Bank

World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva arrived in Pakistan today with a delegation to discuss water disputes with India and other issues.

Jan 26, 2017, 19:38 PM IST

India asked to stop work on Kishanganga and Ratle projects

A rare joint sitting of two committees of the Pakistan National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution seeking immediate suspension of work on two disputed projects by India and constitution of an arbitration court to resolve the ongoing water dispute between the two countries, it was reported on Saturday.

Jan 21, 2017, 17:33 PM IST

Pakistan asks India, World Bank to inform it of all future hydel projects

Pakistan on Friday asked India and the World Bank to inform it about all the dams and hydropower projects proposed to be built by India under the Indus Waters Treaty on the western rivers, and not just the two projects under dispute currently.

Jan 20, 2017, 19:09 PM IST
Adverse effects of demonetisation on India's economy will disappear in medium term: World Bank

Adverse effects of demonetisation on India's economy will disappear in medium term: World Bank

The World Bank expects private investment to accelerate as firms and banks undertake the necessary measures and the effects of important structural reforms start being felt.

Jan 12, 2017, 13:34 PM IST

World Bank projects global growth at 2.7% in 2017

In an encouraging sign, the World Bank has projected a global growth of 2.7 percent in 2017, even as it observed that stagnant global trade, subdued investment and heightened policy uncertainty marked another difficult year for the world economy.

Jan 11, 2017, 12:43 PM IST
Indus water dispute: Pakistan asks World Bank to resume arbitration process

Indus water dispute: Pakistan asks World Bank to resume arbitration process

Pakistan has urged the World Bank to resume the process of arbitration in its Indus water dispute with India despite the latter`s objection.

Jan 09, 2017, 10:59 AM IST

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