Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing...

But sweeping transformations needed to unlock their potential to help feed and employ a younger, more crowded planet - new report 9 October 2017, Rome -...
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Indian Summer On The Horizon

Investors had been keeping their distance from India this last 12 months as New Delhi's business hubs looked like being on the brink of...
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Balance Between the Need For Palm Oil and Environmental Concerns is a Tricky Business

South east Asia’s palm oil industry is facing tough criticism as many producers refuse to comply with sustainability targets, but are the farmers getting...
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Brazil: Eternal Country of the Future

Can the South American giant emerge stronger from its latest crisis? By Jason Agnew “Brazil é o pais do futuro e sempre será.” It was a...
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Economic Growth in Thailand Gains Momentum, Forecast Rise to 3.5% for 2017: World Bank

Digital economy has great potential to create new opportunities BANGKOK, August 24, 2017 – Economic growth in Thailand is gaining momentum, with global growth and a...

UNCTAD: Investment – In Need of Direction

The global financial crisis has impacted heavily on trade: annual trade expansion over the past three years has averaged a tepid 3% annually, compared...

ICC & WTO Launch Small Business Champions Initiative

A joint effort to facilitate participation by smaller companies in international trade was launched today by the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO),...
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New Tool Maps the Potential for Solar Energy in the Pacific

APIA, Samoa, July 31, 2017 –A new tool facilitated by the World Bank will enable Pacific Island countries to map areas for solar power generation...

New World Bank Project to Give Impetus to India’s Skill’s Agenda – to provide...

The World Bank will support the Government of India’s efforts to better equip its young workforce with employable skills so that youth who enter...
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The Big Fail: South Sudan

Where did it all go wrong? Designed as place where new business could survive and prosper, South Sudan’s devastating collapse into corruption has driven away...