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India slips 2 spots in World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ standings

India ranked a dismal 142 among the 189 countries surveyed for the latest (2015) World Bank’s…

Doing Business: India slips 2 slots in World Bank ranking

On ‘investor protection’, India is ranked above France (17), the US (25), Japan (35), Germany (51) and Switzerland (78).


World Bank isn’t telling it like it is

It is better to show higher world poverty by raising the poverty line than to distort history by using obsolete and questionable data


World Bank Group launches Global Infrastructure Facility to channel funds to emerging markets

Even as India is finding it difficult to meet its ambitious target of attracting investments worth…

Standing still

If India’s ‘Doing Business’ rank is to improve, government must address stasis in telecom sector.

Global officials to issue communique warning of economic risk

The World Bank also was encouraged to increase private investment opportunities in nations falling into conflict.

Centre rolls out plan for higher ranking on ease of doing business

Ropes ministries and state governments in two-pronged strategy to cut red tape.

IFC raises $100 million through rupee bonds

IFC can increase the size of issuance according to its funding needs under the STRPP structure.


UP gets road safety policy funded by World Bank, New Zealand

As per National Crime Record Bureau, UP saw about 24,000 cases of road accidents and about 15,000 deaths due to road accidents in 2012.

Deal with World Bank for Mizoram road project

The link to Bangladesh will facilitate greater bilateral trade and access to the Port of Chittagong.


The barefoot government

A government shorn of Western educated ministers could change the status quo.


World Bank takes note of Bengal’s rural water supply system

In December 2013, too, Mukherjee had visited the World Bank headquarters in Washington on invitation.


India loses up to 2 million tonnes of foodgrain production due to waterlogging: Govt

‘A recent study conducted by the World Bank showed that India loses 1.2 to 2 million tonnes of foodgrains production every year’.

World Bank chief to meet Modi; review development priorities

India is home to the largest operations of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Claiming the future

The BRICS bank is a commendable exercise in negotiation, for all its potential stumbling blocks