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World Bank to consider Iran’s improved climate for business in 2021: ICCIMA
A report on the website of the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) said that that the World Bank would consider progress made by Iran in carrying out economic reforms in its 2021 version of Doing Business, a report which ranks countries based on the level of attractiveness for business investment, Press TV reported.
World Bank to launch COVID-19 emergency programs in over 100 countries
The World Bank Group (WBG) is expected to launch health emergency programs in over 100 countries by the end of April to support the fight against COVID-19, with 64 already in operation, President David Malpass said.
World Bank's Malpass upbeat on prospects for progress on debt relief
World Bank Group President David Malpass said he was confident of progress on his joint call with the International Monetary Fund for a temporary standstill in official bilateral debt payments by the world's poorest countries.
World Bank's 'third shock' threatens  to reverse Asia's economic progress
Good luck sleeping after reading the World Bank's take on how coronavirus is upending East Asia. No bleaker update by the Washington-based institution these past few decades leaps to mind.
World Bank sees 'major global recession' due to pandemic
World Bank Group President David Malpass said the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic was expected to cause a ‘major global recession’ that would likely hit the poorest and most vulnerable countries the hardest.
Vietnam to post economic growth  of 6.6% in 2019: WB
Vietnam's gross domestic product (GDP) expansion is projected to decelerate from 7.1 percent in 2018 to 6.6 percent in 2019, due to slower export growth and weaker agricultural production growth, according to the World Bank's latest report in economies in East Asia.
Iran's foreign debt to decrease to $9.3b by March: WB
Iran's foreign debt will drop to $9.3 billion by March 20, 2019, the end of the current fiscal year, as oil exports will stand at one million barrels per day (bpd) next year, the World Bank predicted.
WB: Philippines to remain one of  fastest-growing economies in East Asia
The Philippines would sustain its robust economic growth and remain one of the top-growing countries in East Asia and the Pacific until 2020, the World Bank said.
World Bank shareholders back $13b capital increase
The World Bank's shareholders endorsed a $13 billion paid-in capital increase that will boost China's shareholding but bring lending reforms that will raise borrowing costs for higher-middle-income countries, including China.
WB Group targets infrastructure investment gap
A World Bank Group initiative is beginning to unblock one of the most stubborn bottlenecks in global finance by steering funds under asset management — particularly in the insurance sector — towards emerging market infrastructure projects.
World Bank takes new approach to shine light on wealth of nations
More than two dozen countries saw their wealth per capita fall in the 20 years to 2014, according to the most comprehensive attempt so far to produce a ‘balance sheet’ of nations’ assets.
WB: Global wealth grows while inequality persists
Global wealth grew significantly over the past two decades while wealth inequality persists, a latest report released by the World Bank (WB).
World Bank sets spring 2018 target to enhance financial capacity
The World Bank Group is aiming to develop new measures to enhance its financial capacity and have its board decide on them at its next spring meetings in April 2018, a spokesman for the institution said.
Iran's minister in Washington to attend World Bank, IMF meeting
Iran's Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Masoud Karbasian arrived in Washington at the head of a delegation to attend the 2017 Annual joint meeting of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF).
WB must stop encouraging harmful tax competition
One of the 11 areas that the World Bank (WB)’s Doing Business (DB) report includes in ranking a country’s business environment is paying taxes. The background study for DB 2017, Paying Taxes 2016 claims that its emphasis is “on efficient tax compliance and straightforward tax regimes”.

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