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  1. Gaza's economy "on verge of collapse" says World Bank

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    Fri, 22 May 2015

    JERUSALEM, May 22 (Reuters) - Gaza's economy is in a worse state than any other in the world, with unemployment at a global high, output contracting sharply and the long-term prospects worrying, the...

  2. World Bank aids Indonesia infrastructure plans with $12 bln loan

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    Wed, 20 May 2015

    JAKARTA, May 20 (Reuters) - The World Bank Group on Wednesday offered Indonesia up to $12 billion in new financing to 2019 to support President Joko Widodo's ambitious infrastructure plans, its president said.

  3. UPDATE 2-WHO says Ebola "won't go quietly" as new case numbers edge up

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    Tue, 19 May 2015

    * Donors call for deep WHO reforms after epidemic (Adds speeches by U.S. health secretary, EU, World Bank )

  4. One in seven people still live without electricity - World Bank - TRFN

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    Mon, 18 May 2015

    BARCELONA, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Around one in seven people across the globe still live without electricity, despite some progress in expanding access, and nearly three billion cook using polluting fuels, the World Bank said on Monday.

  5. Serbia agrees programme to speed up bad loan resolution

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    Mon, 18 May 2015

    BELGRADE, May 18 (Reuters) - Serbia and the World Bank 's International Finance Corporation agreed a programme on Monday to improve bankruptcy legislation and out of court settlements, in order to...

  6. Cambodia: From Battlefield to Global Marketplace

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    Wed, 13 May 2015

    environment for doing business.” ADB’s Sedgwick, who has worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in the region for a decade, expresses cautious optimism. “Cambodia has done well [with its] labor intensive model

  7. Start now for cheaper carbon-free growth - World Bank - TRFN

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    Mon, 11 May 2015

    BARCELONA, May 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries around the world can move their economies onto a path that cuts net emissions of climate-changing gases to zero at an affordable cost but they should start now, the World Bank said.

  8. World Bank lends Egypt $500 mln for social housing project

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    Wed, 6 May 2015

    CAIRO, May 6 (Reuters) - The World Bank approved a $500 million loan to help Egypt finance the construction of one million housing units for low-income residents over five years, the country's housing minister said on Wednesday.

  9. Western Union Rumored to Be Looking at Acquiring MoneyGram

    Commentary

    Wed, 6 May 2015

    would hinge on how they define the market. Using the World Bank 's estimate of global cross-border remittances, we ..... that might not prompt much concern. But we believe the World Bank data includes a substantial portion of remittances that

  10. Western Union Posts Solid 1Q Despite Headwinds; Still Seeing Strong Electronic Channel Growth

    Commentary

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015

    Excluding currency effects, the core money transfer segment grew 2%, with a 3% increase in transactions. With the World Bank recently lowering its projection for global remittance growth in 2015 to 1%, these results suggest Western Union is

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