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Jaitley arrives in US to attend WB, IMF meetings

During his week-long stay in the US, Jaitley would also travel to New York to meet with private sector leaders with an objective to attract foreign direct investments to India.

Apr 13, 2016, 19:37 PM IST
'Companies working with World Bank in Africa use tax havens'

'Companies working with World Bank in Africa use tax havens'

The vast majority of companies that received money from the World Bank's private lending arm last year to finance investment in Africa's poorest region use tax havens, a campaign group has said.

Apr 12, 2016, 22:37 PM IST
India's robust growth to hasten South Asia's development: World Bank

India's robust growth to hasten South Asia's development: World Bank

India's robust growth will make South Asia the fastest-growing region in the world, with economic growth of the region projected to gradually accelerate from 7.1 percent in 2016 to 7.3 percent in 2017, the World Bank has said.

Apr 12, 2016, 16:06 PM IST
India has potential to grow between 8 to 10%, says CEA Arvind Subramanian

India has potential to grow between 8 to 10%, says CEA Arvind Subramanian

India's economy has the potential to grow between eight to 10 percent if the country continues the pace of reforms, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian has said.

Apr 12, 2016, 10:32 AM IST
India's GDP to grow at 7.7% in 2017 and 7.5% in 2016: World Bank

India's GDP to grow at 7.7% in 2017 and 7.5% in 2016: World Bank

According to the World Bank report, the GDP growth in India will be supported by a rebound in agriculture and stimulus from civil service pay reforms.

Apr 11, 2016, 22:38 PM IST
Arun Jaitley to leave for US on Wednesday for IMF-WB meet

Arun Jaitley to leave for US on Wednesday for IMF-WB meet

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will on Wednesday leave for the United states on an official visit during which he will attend the IMF-WB meeting and hold sessions with institutional investors and pension funds.

Apr 11, 2016, 22:14 PM IST

World Bank lending hits post-financial crisis peak

Lending to needy countries by the World Bank surged to a level last year normally only seen during financial crises, the Bank said Monday.

Apr 11, 2016, 21:39 PM IST
World Bank projects China's economy to grow 6.7 percent

World Bank projects China's economy to grow 6.7 percent

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
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

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