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Nov 09, 2015, 10:36 AM IST

India should join larger regional trade blocks: World Bank

India should join larger trade blocks like Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as it would be good for the nation, World Bank said Thursday.

Oct 29, 2015, 22:24 PM IST

World Bank retains India growth forecast at 7.5% for 2015-16

"The latest India Development Update expects India's economic growth to be at 7.5 percent in 2015-16, followed by a further acceleration to 7.8 percent in 2016-17 and 7.9 percent in 2017-18," the World Bank said in a report.

Oct 29, 2015, 19:16 PM IST

Biz ranking to send positive signal to investors: Industry

The improvement in India's ease of doing business ranking proves the reform agenda undertaken by the Modi government is bearing fruit and will send a positive signal to investors, India Inc said Wednesday.

Oct 28, 2015, 21:56 PM IST

GST key reform for creating single market in India: World Bank

The proposed GST law is the most important reform towards creating a single market in India and if it is implemented by April 2016 then its impact will be visible by 2018, the World Bank said Wednesday.

Oct 28, 2015, 19:38 PM IST

India ranks 8th on minority investors' protection: World Bank

India is ranked 8th globally when it comes to protection of minority investors, ahead of many developed economies including the US, Germany and Japan.

Oct 28, 2015, 17:42 PM IST

India's WB ranking on 'ease of biz' will improve further: FM

A World Bank report yesterday ranked India at 130 out of 189 country on the ease of doing business, up 12 places from 142nd rank last year.

Oct 28, 2015, 13:32 PM IST

India ranks 130 in ease of doing business report; jumps 12 spots

India now ranks 130 out of 189 countries in the ease of doing business, moving up 12 places from last year, according to a World Bank report.

Oct 28, 2015, 01:35 AM IST

Regulatory reforms can lead to substantial benefits for Indian entrepreneurs: World Bank

Indian entrepreneurs can benefit substantially if the government's efforts to launch ambitious regulatory reforms are sustained over the next several years, the World Bank today said.

Oct 28, 2015, 01:21 AM IST

World Bank revises down forecast of oil prices to $52 for 2015

The World Bank Tuesday lowered its 2015 forecast for crude oil prices from USD 57 per barrel in its July report to USD 52 per barrel, a development that could bring in additional savings to the Indian treasury.

Oct 20, 2015, 18:28 PM IST

'Two percent global GDP lost to corruption every year'

Around $1-1.5 trillion or around two percent of global GDP, are lost to corruption every year, president of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) has said.

Oct 12, 2015, 11:09 AM IST

Arun Jaitley calls for reforms in World Bank at global meet

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has made a strong case for raising shareholding of developing nations including India in the World Bank Group to reflect their share in the global economy and demanded a significant hike in the capital to meet growing financing needs.

Oct 11, 2015, 20:31 PM IST

Ukraine confident Russia can't hold IMF aid 'hostage'

Ukraine is confident the international community will not let Russia hold "hostage" an IMF bailout package that Kiev needs to avoid default, a source close to the Ukrainian government has said.

Oct 11, 2015, 07:43 AM IST

UN, World Bank announce new funds for Mideast refugee crisis

The new loans will come in two forms, said the organizations, which are also collaborating with the Islamic Development Bank on the plan.

Oct 11, 2015, 01:37 AM IST

Development banks pledge USD 15 billion in new climate funds

Development banks including the World Bank have pledged an additional USD 15 billion a year by 2020 to fight climate change, taking the world closer to the clutch target of USD 100 billion, officials have said.

Oct 10, 2015, 10:55 AM IST

'US and international financial bodies bullish on India'

 International financial bodies including the IMF, World Bank, and top US federal bodies like the Federal Reserve are "highly impressed" by India's growth at a time when emerging economies are slowing down, officials of these institutions told a group of top Indian bankers.

Oct 08, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

IMF meets in hostile territory of Latin America

There is loaded history lingering in the air in Peru as IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and her team jet into Lima for the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank from Friday to Sunday.

Oct 06, 2015, 05:32 AM IST

Commonwealth FMs to focus on global tax reforms co-operation

Creating a more participatory approach to tax co-operation tops the agenda of this year's meeting of Commonwealth finance ministers in Lima on October 7.

Oct 05, 2015, 18:26 PM IST

India expected to weather global volatility: World Bank

Worl Bank in its latest report projects the country to grow by 8 percent by 2017-18.

Oct 05, 2015, 13:08 PM IST