World Bank Group

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Name: World Bank Group (The world Bank)
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World Bank issues Kangaroo Green Bond

The World Bank has made its innovative Green Bond available for the first time in Australia, with the issue of $300 million worth of five year fixed rate bonds.UniSuper was the cornerstone investor, putting $100 million in the Kangaroo Green Bond, as ... [Published Financial Standard - 1 hour ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Pakistan to get $2.6b next month

ISLAMABAD  - Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Wednesday said that Pakistan would receive over $2.6 billion from different sources like World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank and United States under coalition support fund (CSF) ... [Published The Nation Pakistan - 2 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

India home to one-third of world's poor people: World Bank report

New Delhi:  India topped the list of the countries with the largest number of poor people. More than one-third of the world's poor people were found in India as per a study conducted by the World Bank.India was followed by a China, which occupied a distant ... [Published Daily Bhaskar - 4 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 4 reports

Dubai and World Bank join up on green strategy for bonds and sukuk

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) and the World Bank have partnered up to design a funding strategy for Dubai’s green investment programme. This could see the emirate finance projects through green bonds or sukuk.Islamic Finance Information Service ... [Published Islamic Finance Information Service - 6 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Sudan : SOUTH SUDAN inks pact with MIGA to boost foreign investments

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the Government of South Sudan have entered into an agreement to bolster foreign investments. The legal agreements have been signed during the spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the government ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - 6 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 4 reports

Ooredoo Chairman Calls For Companies Around The World To Increase Role For Women In Business

WASHINGTONHis Excellency delivered a speech on the changing role of women in the supply chain. As part of his keynote, he highlighted some of the work being done in emerging markets to address gender inequality in the business sphere and encouraged businesses ... [Published TheStreet.com - 11 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Bulgaria to Host 2015 IMF, World Bank Meeting

Bulgaria will host the annual meetings between the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank next year.The government decided on Tuesday to accept an existing proposal according to which the IMF-WB meetings could take place in Bulgaria, Dnevnik.bg ... [Published Sofia News Agency - 14 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 4 reports

Seven Energy gets N40bn of additional equity capital

Seven Energy International Limited, the indigenous integrated oil and gas development, production and gas distribution company with interests in Nigeria, has announced that it has secured $255m new equity capital.The fund will enable the group to further ... [Published Daily Trust - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

World: Managing Disaster Risks for Resilient Development

Source: World BankCountry: Bangladesh, Colombia, Djibouti, Philippines, Sri Lanka, World In light of the alarming global trend of rising disaster losses, disaster and climate risk management (DRM) is increasingly at the core of World Bank business. Investments ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Belarus to get World Bank funds for biomass district heating

The World Bank has approved a loan of $90 million for a biomass district heating project in Belarus .The project will provide heat for 79,000 Belarusians in 13 towns, the bank said.With the funds, Belarus will finance replacement of existing gas and oil ... [Published Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 3 reports

Iran, Afghanistan economic ministers meet at World Bank Spring meeting

In the meeting Iran’s economic minister, Ali Tayyebnia, pointed to the common cultural and long-lasting relations between the two countries, adding that development of relations would satisfy both countries.He also congratulated Afghan people and officials ... [Published Mehr News - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Remittance fees to Caribbean excessive - World Bank

The World Bank has voiced concern about what it described as the exorbitant cost of sending remittances to the Caribbean.The World Bank said in some cases, migrant workers were forced to pay as much as US$50 to send US$200, and it said this was wrong ... [Published Jamaica Gleaner - Apr 15 2014]

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...achievements, Ibbo Mandaza, director of policy think-tank the Sapes Trust, said independence in 1980 had been a time of great expectation. "We now need to go back to the drawing board to see where we went wrong. We are in a shambles today" he said
"UniSuper ... has been working with the World Bank for several months as it has been refining its socially responsible investment options to include green bonds. UniSuper is pleased to cornerstone the World Bank's first green bond issue into the Australian market" UniSuper manager, governance and sustainable investment Talieh Williams said
"This inaugural green benchmark in the Australian market expands the green bond institutional investor base to Australia. It is a further step in building the green bond market that mobilizes private sector financing for climate-smart activities to help finance the transition to a low-carbon economy, while helping countries adapt to the effects of climate change and build resilience. This has been a true collaboration between UniSuper, the lead investor for this transaction, all the other investors and the underwriting banks – all working together to invest in a more sustainable future" says Doris Herrera-Pol, Director and Global Head of Capital Markets at the World Bank
...Erik is based in Darby's Miami office. Mr. Velarde said of the appointment, "We are delighted to have Erik join the Darby Latin America team. He brings an outstanding background in private equity and the natural resources sector and we are pleased to leverage his expertise in Latin America, a key Darby market."

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