World Bank Group

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Name: World Bank Group (The world Bank)
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World Bank gauges economic impact on Ebola-plagued West African nations

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Ebola virus that has become rampant in West Africa will enormously hurt fragile economic growth of the three hard-hit nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone if it goes unchecked, ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 1 hour ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 16 reports

IMF and World Bank in $300m Ebola pledge

Economic growth in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone expected to fall as agriculture, mining and services sectors are disrupted by the outbreak ... [Published FT.com - World - 1 hour ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 3 reports

World Bank launches global contracts platform

The World Bank recently launched the Open Government Contracts Platform , an open data tool designed to help governments and businesses search, manage and monitor government contracts and procurement opportunities globally.Developed in partnership with ... [Published GCN - 3 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

World Bank sets four year plan for Pacific

Updated 4 minutes agoThe World Bank has set out a four year plan to assist with the development of eleven Pacific Island nations.The World Bank's Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific, Axel van Trotsenburg, says focus will be on infrastructure ... [Published Radio New Zealand - 3 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Ebola Could Devastate West African Economies, World Bank Says

The three West African countries most affected by Ebola could experience a “potentially catastrophic blow” to their economies because of the epidemic, the World Bank Group warned Wednesday.The outbreak could cut gross domestic product by nearly 12 percent ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 4 reports

IMF, WB warn of new Gaza violence

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that insufficient funding and political efforts to rebuild Gaza would make economic recovery almost impossible and lead to further violence.The warnings came three weeks after Israel and Hamas ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - 4 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 4 reports

World Bank warns Ebola could "drain billions of dollars" from West Africa

As the deadly Ebola virus continues to claim lives in West Africa, the World Bank has warned the epidemic could drain billions of dollars from the affected countries’ economies if it’s not contained.Economic growth is predicted to fall with tourism and ... [Published EuroNews - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 24 reports

Ebola could hammer economies

The World Bank says the Ebolaoutbreak could drain billionsof dollars from economies inWest Africa by the end of nextyear if the epidemic is notcontained.The globaldevelopment lender forecastthat slow containment of thedisease in Guinea, Liberia andSierra ... [Published Radio TV Hong Kong - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 16 reports

Ebola’s impact could be 'catastrophic' for West African economies

The largest-ever Ebola outbreak could deal a catastrophic blow to the economies of West Africa if the virus continues to surge, according to the World Bank. Analysts at the global development lender say that if the epidemic spreads and is not contained, ... [Published FTSE Global Markets - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 4 reports

World Bank will support the reform in the Albanian education sector-

The World Bank will support the reform in the n education sector aimed at enhancing the performance and quality, a World Bank official said Tuesday.The World Bank's Country Director for the Western Balkans Ellen Goldstein made the remarks on Tuesday during ... [Published Balkans.com - 16 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 7 reports

Death rate for children under 5 has plunged: UN

Geneva: A United Nations report released on Tuesday says the number of children under five who die each year fell by 49 per cent between 1990 and 2013, from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, saving 17,000 lives every day."There has been dramatic and accelerating ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - 19 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 8 reports

Bleak outlook for costly recovery in Palestine

The World Bank warned yesterday that the Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years.The bank said the drop was not only the result of the recent war and a drop in foreign aid but also stemmed from continued Israeli and ... [Published Morning Star Online - 21 hours ago]

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...  Djankov (2008) goes so far as to describe business entry reforms as the "prevalent legal and administrative reform around the world in the past decade."
...Sukuk bonds worth one billion dollars, generate $800 million from the privatisation of OGDCL and receive $550 million as the next IMF tranche. "The government will miss its secret target of $15 billion foreign exchange reserves by the end of September due to political impasse" he remarked
"[With] the health sector focusing on reforms to renovate health management for improvement of service quality, particularly the quality of care at local levels, the support from the European Community is a valuable contribution … in efforts to further strengthen the quality of services and expand equal access to quality health services for people in Viet Nam."
France's health ministry said she "will be repatriated to Paris in conditions of maximum security in a dedicated air ambulance"

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