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Name: World Bank Group (The world Bank)
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 21 mins ago - 8 reports

UN, World Bank chiefs in regional security pledge

Speaking at State House in Nairobi, Ban said they were keen on stability Somalia, adding that insecurity there continues to affect neighbouring countries in the Horn of Africa region including Kenya/PSCUNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 – As they come to the close ... [Published CapitalFM Kenya - 21 mins ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 21 reports

Bulgaria 38th in World Bank’s Doing Business 2015 rankings

in Business - Comments OffBulgaria places 38th out of 189 economies in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2015 rankings.The report measures the ease of doing business in 189 economies based on 11 business-related regulations, including business start-up, ... [Published The Sofia Globe - 1 hour ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 6 reports

Kenya refutes World Bank 'doing business' rankings

KENYA yesterday dismissed World Bank's annual ease of doing business rankings that placed it at position 136 out of 189 countries, just one position better than last year.The bank's 'Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency' released on Tuesday evening ... [Published The Star (Kenya) - 3 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 6 reports

UAE easiest place in MENA to do business

The UAE is the easiest place in the Middle East and North Africa to do business, according to the World Bank’s 2014 report.The UAE has improved its overall ranking out of 189 countries from no.23 last year to no.22 with 77 points, based on the 10 parameters ... [Published Souqalmal.com - 3 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 4 reports

United Nations, World Bank Chiefs Visit Mogadishu

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim met with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud under heavy security at Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport on Wednesday (October 29th).Ban, who began his Horn ... [Published AllAfrica.com - 5 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 5 reports

Ireland rises in world rankings for doing business

Ireland is ranked 13th in the world and second in the eurozone for ease of doing business, according to the World Bank.The index, which is released every year, looks at how easy it is for a business to start up in a country and the level of red tape involved ... [Published Irish Examiner - 8 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 37 reports

World Bank: China's Focus on Growth Could Hinder Change

China’s focus on meeting short-term growth targets could hamper the overhauls that it needs for sustaining longer-term economic expansion, the World Bank said Wednesday. “The current emphasis on meeting short-term growth targets will make it more challenging ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 9 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 13 reports

10/30/2014: Comment: Promises must become policies

India’s ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report has slipped eight rungs to 142. By all measures India continues to remain a dodgy destination to do business. Getting a power connection for a new business takes 105 days, more than... ... [Published Hindustan Times - 11 hours ago]
Entities: India, World Bank Group
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 13 reports

World Bank: Malaysia improves in business facilitation

PETALING JAYA: The World Bank’s International Finance Corp (IFC) has ranked Malaysia 18th out of 189 other countries in terms of conducting business.In the 2015 IFC World Bank Doing Business Report, Malaysia was placed ahead of Taiwan, Switzerland, Thailand, ... [Published thestar.com.my - 12 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 17 reports

Latin American Herald Tribune - Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand Rated Best for Overall Business Climate

WASHINGTON A report by the World Bank has rated Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Denmark and South Korea as having the most favorable regulations for doing business.According to Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency, which was published on Tuesday, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 12 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 24 reports

Nigeria improves in ease of doing business

T he World Bank Doing Business project has shown that Nigeria has implemented 10 regulatory reforms making it easier to do business.A statement from the World Bank said the majority have focused on improving business incorporation, trade, and credit reporting ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - 13 hours ago]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 21 reports

29/10/2014: NEWS: Plan to beef up Ebola fight

AFRICAN nations plan to send at least 2 000 health-care workers to Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, where the World Bank said thousands more were needed to control an outbreak of the disease. Personnel from countries including Nigeria, Ethiop ... [Published Cape Times E-dition - Oct 29 2014]

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LICT Deputy Project Director Tarique M Barkatullah said "The LICT project is trying its best to ensure participation of 30 percent women in the FTFL training programme and we have been able to do so in the selection of trainees in the upcoming two batches through competitive online exam."
"It will help us improve the structure (of debt profile), it is going to be for 10 years at a much lower interest rate" he said, adding it would be worth "anywhere between 1 and 2 billion euros" and have a yield (interest rate) of "below 4 percent."
...after a group of 70 charities and medical professionals raised serious concerns that the brewery job was "inexplicable and troubling" and showed a "direct conflict of interest with British public healthhealth policy goals."
..."We all felt a little bit helpless," says Joseph Mathews, the company's head of government affairs. "At first it was really just to see, Are we doing the right things?"

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SA slips in World Bank Doing Business report [Published Global Advisors - 1 hour ago]
'We Are Taking Agribusiness Training to the Pri... [Published AllAfrica.com - 1 hour ago]
Frontrunning: October 30 [Published Zero Hedge - 1 hour ago]
Medium-sized firm in India makes 33 tax-related... [Published Business Standard India - 1 hour ago]
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Frontrunning: October 30 [Published Zero Hedge - 1 hour ago]
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Starting a Business in Cambodia Is Getting Hard... [Published Khmerization - 1 hour ago]
BY JOSHUA WILWOHL|OCTOBER 30, 2014Almost every aspect of starting or operating a business in Cambodia is becoming more difficult, according to a World Bank report released Wednesday.Compared to last year, Cambodia dropped in nine out of 10 categories ...
Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with... [Published SocioLingo Africa - 2 hours ago]
NEW YORK, October 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Secretary-General and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim met with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...
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NEW YORK, October 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Secretary-General and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim met with President Uhuru Kenyatta and members of his cabinet and discussed...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...
Red Tape in India Gets Longer, Says World Bank [Published WSJ.com: India Real Time - 2 hours ago]
It takes an average of 186 days – or six months – in India’s major cities to get all the approvals needed to build a warehouse with basic utilities like a water and sewerage connection. ...
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World waking to Ebola threat? [Published Reuters Video: Business - Aug 05 2014]
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