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Ease of doing business report: India climbs four places to 130

India climbed up four places from last year to 130 among 189 countries in providing ease of doing business, the World Bank said late on Tuesday, but analysts said the pace of improvement was far from what is needed to achieve

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China gets largest FDI despite its middling ranking.

GST key reform for creating single market in India: World Bank

The proposed GST law is the most important reform towards creating a single market in India and if it is implemented by April 2016 then its impact will be visible by 2018, the World Bank said today.

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India’s moving up the World Bank’s doing business rank means little 

If macro policy is friendly, investors are willing to bear the costs of doing business.

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India’s World Bank ranking on ‘ease of biz’ will improve further: FM Arun Jaitley

Reacting to World Bank's ranking, FM Arun Jaitley said he believed that India still has a long way to go and it is "work in progress" on improving environment for doing business in the country.

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Not impossible for India to be in top 100 for doing business: World Bank economist Kaushik Basu

World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu described this as a "remarkable achievement" for a country of the size of Indian economy and that too in the first year of the reform.

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India moves up 12 places to rank 130 in World Bank’s ease of doing business list

India now ranks 130 out of 189 countries in the ease of doing business, moving up 12 places from last year, according to a World Bank report.

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Remittances to India projected to increase by 2.5% in 2015: World Bank

Remittances to India are projected to increase by 2.5 per cent this year, the World Bank has said in its latest report, even as weak economies in Europe, especially Russia, are slowing the growth of remittance flows.

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Payments banks to expand reach of banking in rural areas: World Bank

India's move to set up 11 new payments banks is expected to expand penetration of the banking sector in vast rural areas of the country, the World Bank has said.

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Poverty can end in 15 years: World Bank

The world is capable of ending global poverty in the next 15 years if countries make tough decisions to enact reforms that will spur growth, the president of the World Bank Group said today during a visit to Ghana.

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World Bank lands in trouble with India

India, the World Bank's largest borrower, has objected to the multilateral funding agency's proposed shift to more stricter rules for lending including one that would make it obligatory...

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India expected to weather global volatility to grow at 7.5%: World Bank

Lifted by the prospects of faster implementation of reforms and a favourable terms-of-trade shock, India is expected to weather global volatility with real GDP growth projected to increase to 7.5 per cent despite a weak expor

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World Bank trims 2015 China growth forecast to 6.9 per cent from 7.1 per cent

World Bank said the downward revisions to regional growth forecasts mainly reflect a moderate slowdown in China's economy...

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Post reforms, world looks differently at India: World Bank President Jim Young Kim

World Bank President Jim Young Kim has said reforms initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi have had a huge impact on the way world looks at India and praised the progress made in 'Swachh Bharat' campaign and 'Clean Ganga'

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Indian urbanisation messy, reforms needed: World Bank

India's urbanisation is "messy and hidden" says a report by The World Bank, which cites the South Asian country's inability to deal with pressures on infrastructure, basic civic services, land and housing, due to increase in

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World Bank Ease of Doing Business ranking: Gujarat, Andhra & Jharkhand top list

World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Survey 2015: In the overall ranking, West Bengal came in at a better-than-expected 11th with Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Punjab below it at 12th, 14th and 15th positions.

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FE exclusive: World Bank-supported fund in the making for Indian Railways

The fund for Indian Railways with seed capital from the World Bank will address security and repayment concerns of the investors.

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FICCI-World Bank join hands to advance ‘Millennium Alliance’ initiative

To support solutions that provide last mile delivery in healthcare, sanitation, education, clean energy and agriculture to base of the pyramid population

FICCI-World Bank join hands to advance ‘Millennium Alliance’ initiative

To support solutions that provide last mile delivery in healthcare, sanitation, education, clean energy and agriculture to base of the pyramid population The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and

World Bank approves $650 mn loan for Eastern Freight Corridor

The World Bank approved $650 million towards loans for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) to facilitate faster and more efficient movement of goods between northern and eastern parts of India.

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World Bank pledges US dollar 500 mn for earthquake hit Nepal

The World Bank said it will provide US dollar 500 million to Nepal to support the massive reconstruction efforts of the quake-ravaged nation, days ahead of an international donor conference here.

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Asian Development Bank to increase India lending by 50% to $12 bn by 2018

Asian Development Bank (ADB) proposes to increase lending to India by almost 50 per cent to USD 12 billion by 2018.

World Bank sees slower global growth, says India to be fastest-growing major economy

It also predicted that India would be the fastest-growing major economy for the first time this year, growing at a rate of 7.5 per cent.

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India leads emerging economies in growth chart: World Bank

India may officially surpass China in its growth rate as it is now leading major emerging economies in growth chart.

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India among top 5 emerging economies with higher investment commitments: World Bank

India has figured in top five emerging economies for highest investment commitments in private sector, infrastructure sector, energy, transport and water, according to a World Bank report.

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Before World Bank team’s visit, DIPP issues rules to rank states

India is ranked 142 among 189 nations in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2015 study.

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World Bank: MGNREGS worked less well in India’s poorest states

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has paradoxically worked less well in India's poorest states: World Bank.

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