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World Bank Group commits $18 bn loan to India in three years

Jul 23, 2014

World Bank Group commits $18 bn loan to India in three years

India is the largest client for the World Bank Group. India received $5.2 billion loan last fiscal. In the past three years, India had received about $9.8 billion loan from the Workd Bank Group. #ThisisNext #Jim Yong Kim #World Bank Group #International Finance Corporation
Women-owned businesses face significant financing gap: Study

Mar 11, 2014

Women-owned businesses face significant financing gap: Study

The financing gap for women-owned MSME businesses in India is about Rs 6.37 lakh crore ($116 billion) or 73 percent of their total demand, according to a study by World Bank Group member IFC. #Women #World Bank Group #MSME businesses #Government of Japan
India ranks 134th in ease of doing business despite reforms

Oct 29, 2013

India ranks 134th in ease of doing business despite reforms

India ranked a lowly 134 in the ease of doing business index, but implemented the most number of business regulatory reforms in 2012-13 reforms in the South Asian region. #Economy #Reforms #Survey #World Bank Group #business index #BRICS economies

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India ranks 134th in ease of doing business despite reforms

Aug 26, 2014

2 ex-mining towns try to change their fortunes

(AP) -- In the Appalachian foothills of eastern Tennessee, Rocky Top and Briceville share a common heritage and a common problem: How to revive communities that once boasted bustling main streets and jobs for nearly anyone willing to mine the coal on... #Tennessee #Oak Ridge National Laboratory #Knoxville, TN #The University of Tennessee
India ranks 134th in ease of doing business despite reforms

Aug 24, 2014

Yemen's Shiite rebel group refuses to stop rallies

(AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebel group called for new protests Sunday after rejecting a draft proposal by a presidential delegation to stop their demonstrations in return for a new government and a review of the country's economic policies. The delegatio... #Al-Qaeda #Yemen #Ali Abdullah Saleh #Facebook
India ranks 134th in ease of doing business despite reforms

Aug 22, 2014

At Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals

(AP) -- The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others. The Federal Reserve is preparing to reduce its economic support. ... #Europe #Wyoming #European Central Bank #PNC Financial Services Group #Federal Reserve #Bank of England #Bank of Japan