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In some aspects of Doing Business [the World Bank Group measuring business regulations], the business regulatory environment of Russia is now closer to best practice," Andras Horvai, World Bank Russia Country Director, said in a statement commenting ...
Dar es Salaam - Tanzania has climbed up ease of doing business rankings, but the country is still lagging behind regional peers because of a complicated tax payment system, a new report shows.

"Mentioning the World Bank's latest Report on Ease of Doing Business, the Prime Minister asked all Chief Secretaries and all Secretaries of the government of India to study the report, and analyse the potential areas where there is scope for ...
Concerned over the World Bank report on 'Ease of Doing Business,' Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked all Chief Secretaries and secretaries in the central Govt to analyse areas where there was scope for improvement.
ksekina-safari-elegxon-gia-ellinikes-epixeiriseis-me-edra- Greece dropped three places in the annual World Bank report on the ease of doing business, with its main weaknesses being contract compliance and property registration.
Myanmar has improved its business regulatory environment over the past year through reforms on business registration and the enactment of a law that allows the establishment of a new credit bureau, finds the World Bank Group's annual Doing Business ...

He stressed that the livelihood of the people in the coastal areas of the region depended largely on maritime activities, hence the need for the World Bank to align the promotion and protection of agricultural activities with its programmes in the region.
The World Bank has provided Nigeria access to a loan of $575 million for reconstruction of the North East and also to combat outbreak of polio in the region devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency.
The UAE has been listed as one of the world's most improved economies for doing business in the World Bank's influential Ease of Doing Business rankings for 2017, surging into the top 30 for the first time.
Islamabad: Pakistan has made significant progress in increasing ease of doing business for small and medium-sized enterprises, the latest edition of the World Bank Group's 'Doing Business' report finds. Pakistan is among this year's global top 10 ...
New Zealand is now the world's easiest place to do business, a new World Bank study found, pushing Singapore out of its decade-long place at the top of the widely followed rankings.
In rankings released by the World Bank on Oct. 25, India's position in Doing Business 2017 list moved up by only one place to 130 among 190 countries.
MANILA - The Philippines climbed four notches in the latest Doing Business Report by the World Bank, the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) said.
A Chinese construction firm banned by the World Bank and a dredging firm that Beijing reportedly used for reclamation activities in the disputed Spratly Islands were among the companies that bagged big-ticket infrastructure projects in The Philippines ...
The KAPAP is a government of Kenya initiative supported by the World Bank whose aim is to improve agricultural productivity and the incomes of smallholders.
The World Bank has just upped its oil price forecast for 2017, saying it now expects average prices to be US$55 a barrel over the next year.
Mr Abhishek said that as many as 16 states of India had scored over 80% in the World Bank- DIPP ranking of States based on 340 parameters on `Ease of Doing Business`.
Nearly one year into his role as managing director and chief financial officer of the World Bank, Mr Joaquim Levy says his proudest achievement is the financial innovation he has introduced to raise private capital to fund projects.
THE World Bank has increased its 2017 price outlook for both metals and oil in its latest 'commodity markets Outlook', raising its October forecast for crude oil to $55/bl, from $53/bl in July.
The World Bank released its commodity markets Outlook report on October 20, 2016. It reported that OPEC (Organization of the petroleum Exporting Counties) members may cap their crude oil production in the coming months.
World Bank Communications Officer Anita Rozowska told Power engineering International, "From FY05-15, Bangladesh received the largest amount of investment in new access for any single country, be that direct investments in new grid and off-grid ...
The World Bank - and not the International Monetary Fund - is bringing back to the negotiating table with the country's creditors the reduction of the income tax-free threshold to 5,000 euros per year in the context of welfare benefit restructuring ...
MANILA - Continuity in the existing policies set by the previous administration helps The Philippines get a positive outlook in the medium term, a World Bank chief economist said Monday. Sudhir Shetty, the World Bank's chief economist for East Asia and ...
The World Bank and other global development lenders like the Asian Development Bank must help countries such as India to finance the shift of their coal production to more efficient technologies so they can meet their COP21 commitments, World Coal ...
According to Vanguard, Lore noted that "as a member of World Bank group, from our perspective, the only thing that is preventing us from supporting more projects is the sector issues.
"The project will benefit industries of Northern and Eastern India, which rely on railway network for transportation of material inputs and exports that would accelerate creation of jobs in the northern and eastern regions of the country," the World ...
Almatti dam, one of the largest reservoirs in Karnataka, was chosen for the World Bank's Award of Excellence for best utilisation of funds for renovation to enhance the strength of the dam.
Thursday October 20 2016. email print. Rice farmers plant the crop at the Mwea Irrigation Scheme. A World Bank expert has urged smallholder farmers to invest more in precision agriculture.
The World Bank's 2016 Human Opportunity Index (HOI): Seeking Opportunities for All, measures children's access to necessary services such as education, water and sanitation, electricity and internet.
Earlier this month Inclusive Development International, a North-Carolina-based human rights group, joined four more U.S. and European organizations in publishing a study of the influence of World Bank loans in supporting the Mariveles plant, and 90 ...
Those are the findings of a new report by the World Bank and the Global Facility for disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), released in advance of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (or Habitat III).
Coming on the heels of the recession Nigeria is grappling with, the World Bank has increased its 2017 price outlook for both metals and oil in its latest 'commodity markets Outlook', raising its October forecast for crude oil to $55/bl, from $53/bl in ...
According to Vanguard, Lore noted that "as a member of World Bank group, from our perspective, the only thing that is preventing us from supporting more projects is the sector issues.
"The project will benefit industries of Northern and Eastern India, which rely on railway network for transportation of material inputs and exports that would accelerate creation of jobs in the northern and eastern regions of the country," the World ...
Almatti dam, one of the largest reservoirs in Karnataka, was chosen for the World Bank's Award of Excellence for best utilisation of funds for renovation to ...
The World Bank's latest report on Libya could hardly be more gloomy. Everyone, including the government is running out of money.
"Organized communities have their own expertise in managing risk based on their lived experience," says Margaret Arnold, Senior Social Development Specialist at the World Bank. "To better understand and reduce the risks they face, it is crucial to ...
These projects are funded by private banks and companies that have received loans and investment from the International finance corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group. The World Bank Group has restricted funding for coal projects since 2013, ...
A recent World Bank report has claimed the Libyan economy is "near collapse" due to inflation and lack of oil production.
Thursday October 20 2016. email print. Rice farmers plant the crop at the Mwea Irrigation Scheme. A World Bank expert has urged smallholder farmers to invest more in precision agriculture.
The World Bank's 2016 Human Opportunity Index (HOI): Seeking Opportunities for All, measures children's access to necessary services such as education, water and sanitation, electricity and internet.
The World Bank President was addressing a joint press after a meeting with Bangladesh finance Minister AMA Muhith at the Finance Ministry.
(Reuters) - The biggest threat to emerging markets growth in coming years could come from the rise of populism and isolationism in developed countries, ...
Periklis Saragiotis of the World Bank says Ghana must look more seriously into shipment processes and procedures at the Tema Port if it is to become a hub for ...
Wider investment in cross-border infrastructure projects could help drive long-term global growth and lead to more sustainable transport networks up to 2030, according to World Bank Managing Director Joaquim Levy. "The benefits of globalization are ...
Earlier this month Inclusive Development International, a North-Carolina-based human rights group, joined four more U.S. and European organizations in publishing a study of the influence of World Bank loans in supporting the Mariveles plant, and 90 ...
The World Bank Board of Governors has endorsed guarantees worth $500 million under which Naftogaz Ukrainy may be provided with credit facilities or loans from international commercial banks to buy natural gas from individual suppliers, Ukrainian ...
Remittances from expatriates to Lebanon are expected to increase slightly in 2016, according to the World Bank.


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