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Better Global Prospects Yield Favorable Outlook for Developing East Asia Pacific

Projected growth of 6.4 percent provides more space to address longer-term challenges Bangkok, October 4, 2017: Improved global growth prospects and continued strong domestic demand...
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World Bank Supports the Dominican Republic to Better Prepare for Hurricanes and other Natural...

First contingency line of credit in the Caribbean to secure access to US$150 million immediate financing in the aftermath of a disaster WASHINGTON, September 28,...
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World Bank Visits Slavonia to Identify Growth Constraints

Zagreb, September 7-9, 2017– A World Bank team, led by the new Country Manager, Elisabetta Capannelli is undertaking a visit to Slavonia to discuss...
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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...
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Myanmar and World Bank Sign Agreement for Budget Support to Accelerate Economic Changes Needed...

NAY PYI TAW, 18 August 2017 —   The Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the World Bank today signed a US$200 million credit for...
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Jewel of the Nile loses its sparkle

Fears for a forsaken Egypt as Africa’s fourth largest economy mirrors a Greek tragedy, threatening trade and jeopardising foreign investment By Darren Parkin NERVOUS investors are...

From Russia, with very little love

For all its new-found wealth, has the Russian bear suddenly become cornered by a volatile oil market and a damaged economy? RUSSIAN business is fighting...

Grant Thornton UAE: Islamic Finance Oil Prices Impact

Modern banks started offering Islamic finance in the mid-1970s. At the time, there were major developments in the Muslim world such as the oil...

World Bank Group: Development Finance Frontline – Strategic Investment Funds

This is the first of a series of occasional interviews with senior strategic investment fund (SIF) professionals. Tasked with attracting private investors to priority...

Wall Street’s Second Act

Now is the time to get rich. The volume of money idling on the side lines for lack of yield now stands at an...