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World Bank wants effective social safety nets


April 19th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Three out of five people in developing countries lack effective social safety net coverage as they struggle to forge ahead through global financial volatility and food ... Read more...

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Jim Yong Kim is new World Bank president


April 17th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) The World Bank announced Monday that Jim Yong Kim, the US candidate, has been selected as the bank's new president.Kim was favoured over Nigerian Finance Minister ... Read more...

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World Bank chief Zoellick in India Monday


March 25th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick will begin his fourth official visit to India from Monday to take stock of the efforts to ... Read more...

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Profiles of candidates for World Bank president


March 24th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The World Bank announced here Friday that Jim Yong Kim from the US, Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Colombia's Jose Antonio Ocampo are the three candidates for ... Read more...

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Gender equality is smart economics: World Bank


September 19th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Gender equality is smart economics as countries which create better opportunities and conditions for women can raise productivity and improve outcomes for children, the World Bank ... Read more...

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Rising food prices pose global threat: World Bank president


April 17th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 17 (ANI): World Bank president Robert Zoellick has warned that rising food prices have pushed the world's poor countries to "one shock away from a full-blown crisis."He said skyrocketing food ... Read more...

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High prices of food, fuel threatening the poor: World Bank


April 14th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Volatile food and fuel prices are threatening the world's poor, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said Thursday.Time should not be wasted in taking measures to tackle ... Read more...

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US asks Bangladesh to compromise with Yunus


March 20th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 20 (IANS) A top US official has asked Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to compromise on the removal of Muhammad Yunus from the Grameen Bank, saying his ... Read more...

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Mixed reactions to Yunus sacking


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 3 (IANS) The removal of Grameen Bank managing director Muhammad Yunus from his duties has drawn mixed reactions from people across the globe, with some saying the ... Read more...

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‘Charges against Muhammad Yunus politically motivated’


February 18th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 18 (IANS) Eminent people from across the world have formed "Friends of Grameen", vowing to protect the micro-credit pioneer and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus from "politically orchestrated" attacks. Over ... Read more...

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‘Friends of Grameen Bank’ defend Nobel laureate Yunus from aggressive govt attacks


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A group of charities led by former Irish President Mary Robinson has come to the defence of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus after the Bangladeshi government asked the ... Read more...

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World Bank opens public voting on ‘Apps for Development’


February 1st, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The World Bank has opened public voting on the applications submitted to the Apps for Development Competition that challenged software developers to get new perspectives in identifying solutions ... Read more...

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World Bank to provide $1.5 bn for rural roads in India


January 14th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The World Bank will provide $1.5 billion to help build 24,000 km of roads in economically backward and hilly areas across seven states of India. "These ... Read more...

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World Bank to help save Ganga dolphins


January 12th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 12 (IANS) The World Bank will help in conserving the endangered Ganga river dolphins, popularly known as the Gangetic dolphin, the bank's president Robert B. Zoellick said here Wednesday."World ... Read more...

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World Bank chief to sign pact for rebuilding flood-hit Bihar


January 11th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 11 (IANS) World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick, who arrives on a two-day visit to Bihar Tuesday, will sign an agreement with the state government for rebuilding areas ... Read more...

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India’s growth helping global economy: World Bank chief


January 9th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) India's fast-paced growth is helping the global economy come out of the crisis and its status as a rising financial power is closely connected with its ... Read more...

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World Bank chief to visit Bihar


December 14th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 14 (IANS) World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick will visit Bihar in January to discuss reconstruction efforts in areas hit by floods in 2008 that killed over 500 people, officials ... Read more...

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Emerging powers like India should head IMF, World Bank: IMF chief


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Appreciating India's rising stature as an economic power, IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn Thursday said the next heads of the World Bank and the International Monetary ... Read more...

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India seeks World Bank loan for road expansion


November 11th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) India has requested the World Bank to provide $2.96 billion loan for expansion of 3,770 km roads.Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal Nath held discussions with ... Read more...

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India pioneers global plan to green economy


October 28th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 28 (IANS) India will be one of two countries to pioneer "a global partnership that will fundamentally change the way governments value their ecosystems", World Bank President ... Read more...

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Countries plan to restore tiger population


October 22nd, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Concerned over the dwindling tiger population, the 13 tiger range countries (TRC) here Friday finalised an ambitious global programme for restoring wild tiger population.The Global Tiger Recovery ... Read more...

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China’s growth important for global recovery: World Bank chief


October 8th, 2010 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) China's growth is a very important factor in the global economic recovery, World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick has said.On being asked what China can contribute to the ... Read more...

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World Bank links Pak flood aid to responsible and transparent end use


September 20th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 20(ANI): The World Bank and the United States have urged Pakistan to take steps to reassure donor countries that it is capable of using their flood aid responsibly and ... Read more...

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World Bank raises aid for flood-hit Pak to one billion dollars


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2(ANI): The World Bank has raised its emergency funding to Pakistan to one billion dollars to help the country cope with the unprecedented disaster caused by the floods.World Bank President ... Read more...

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World Bank increases Pakistan flood support to $1 bn


September 2nd, 2010 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (DPA) The World Bank said Wednesday it was raising its support for flood relief in Pakistan to $1 billion, from $900 million. The announcement came after a meeting ... Read more...

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India, China’s voting power increased in World Bank’s IBRD


April 26th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): The voting power of developing countries will be increased in the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) by 3.13 percentage points to 47.19 percent after the ... Read more...

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World Bank gets more money, developing nations more say


April 26th, 2010 - 8:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (DPA) Governments Sunday approved nearly $90 billion in extra money for the World Bank and shifted the balance of voting shares in the institution slightly toward developing countries. Developing countries ... Read more...

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World Bank, US, Gates launch fund to tackle hunger


April 22nd, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (DPA) The World Bank, United States, Bill Gates and others Thursday launched a billion-dollar fund for small farmers in the developing world to help reduce hunger. With more than 1 ... Read more...

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2009 saw end of Third World, says Zoellick


April 15th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) The world has entered a new multi-polar economic order and 2009 saw the end of what was known as the Third World, World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick ... Read more...

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World Bank provides $100 mn for Haiti emergency


January 14th, 2010 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (DPA) The World Bank is providing $100 million in emergency money for Haiti's recovery and reconstruction after a fierce quake devastated the capital city, the bank said Wednesday. Tuesday's magnitude-7 ... Read more...

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India could be Africa’s rail partner: World Bank


December 7th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Indian Railways, one of the world's largest rail networks, could be expanded to develop transport infrastructure in Africa and other developing regions under an ambitious World Bank plan, ... Read more...

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World Bank predicts Indian economy could grow by 8-9 pc in two years


December 4th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec. 4 (ANI): India could return to a higher growth trajectory of 8-9 percent in two years, but it needs to invest more in infrastructure for sustaining such growth, World ... Read more...

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$1-bn World Bank loan sought for urban development


December 4th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India has approached the World Bank for a $1-billion loan to fund urban development projects, Minister of State for Urban Development Saugata Roy told the Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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India to grow 8-9 percent in next two years: World Bank


December 4th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India's growth rate over the next couple of years will be 8-9 percent, World Bank president Robert Zoellick said here Friday. "India's growth rates could over the ... Read more...

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India to borrow one billion dollars from World Bank to clean up Ganges


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.3 (ANI): India is expected to receive a World Bank loan of a billion dollars for cleaning and conserving the River Ganga.Minister of State for Environment Jairam Ramesh revealed this ... Read more...

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