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Indus water dispute: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim calls Pakistan Finance Minister to discuss matter

Indus water dispute: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim calls Pakistan Finance Minister to discuss matter

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has called Pakistan Finance Minster Ishaq Dar to discuss the latter`s request to help settle the Indus water dispute, sources said.

Dec 27, 2016, 09:31 AM IST
Pak fumes as World Bank 'pauses processes' in Indus water dispute at India's request

Pak fumes as World Bank 'pauses processes' in Indus water dispute at India's request

In his letter to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Saturday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar urged the global funding agency to fulfil its commitment.

Dec 25, 2016, 18:36 PM IST
Indus Waters Treaty is bilateral issue between India and Pakistan: MEA

Indus Waters Treaty is bilateral issue between India and Pakistan: MEA

India on Thursday reiterated that the Indus Waters Treaty is a bilateral issue.

Dec 15, 2016, 21:20 PM IST
Fully conscious of our international obligations, says MEA after World Bank 'pauses' Indus treaty processes of India, Pakistan

Fully conscious of our international obligations, says MEA after World Bank 'pauses' Indus treaty processes of India, Pakistan

World Bank has paused the separate processes initiated by India and Pakistan under the Indus Waters Treaty to allow the two countries to consider alternative ways to resolve their disagreements.

Dec 13, 2016, 20:20 PM IST
India-Pakistan water war: World Bank pauses separate processes initiated by both countries under Indus Waters Treaty

India-Pakistan water war: World Bank pauses separate processes initiated by both countries under Indus Waters Treaty

In a major development in connection with India-Pakistan's Indus Waters Treaty, the World Bank has paused the separate processes initiated by the two countries.

Dec 13, 2016, 16:00 PM IST
India expresses reservations over World Bank report on Doing Business

India expresses reservations over World Bank report on Doing Business

 India has expressed reservations on World Bank's 'Doing Business Report' where it has been ranked 172 amongst 190 countries, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday.

Dec 09, 2016, 14:22 PM IST

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.

Nov 23, 2016, 12:17 PM IST
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.

Nov 10, 2016, 23:40 PM IST
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.

Nov 04, 2016, 17:14 PM IST

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.

Oct 31, 2016, 22:04 PM IST
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.

Oct 31, 2016, 18:20 PM IST

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.

Oct 27, 2016, 16:38 PM IST

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.

Oct 27, 2016, 15:08 PM IST
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.

Oct 26, 2016, 13:12 PM IST
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.

Oct 26, 2016, 00:17 AM IST
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.

Oct 24, 2016, 18:15 PM IST

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).

Oct 21, 2016, 19:46 PM IST

India, broader South Asian region remain steady amidst global slowdown

Amit Kapoor and Sankalp Sharma/IANS

Oct 13, 2016, 11:55 AM IST
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.

 

Oct 07, 2016, 15:42 PM IST
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.

Oct 07, 2016, 15:18 PM IST

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