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  1. World Bank unit approves $300 mln financing for Panama wind farm


    Tue, 16 Dec 2014

    PANAMA CITY, Dec 16 (Reuters) - A unit of the World Bank will provide $300 million in financing for the ongoing construction of a 215-megawatt wind farm in Panama, which upon completion will be Central America's largest, the international lender said on Tuesday.

  2. IFC arranges $255 mln in loans to Brazil hospital chain Rede D'Or


    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    SAO PAULO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The International Finance Corp , the World Bank 's investment-banking arm, and a group of partners agreed on Monday to extend $255 million in loans to Rede D'Or São Luiz SA, helping Brazil's largest hospital chain boost coverage.

  3. World Bank urges Egypt to make reforms before investor conference


    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    CAIRO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - A senior World Bank official on Monday called on Egypt to implement promised legal and bureaucratic reforms ahead of an international conference in March where the...

  4. Africa Comes Into View


    Sun, 14 Dec 2014

    school enrollment rates in sub-Saharan Africa increased to 77% in 2011, up from 58% in 1999, according to the World Bank . A large, educated workforce should attract manufacturers. As Africans' wages increase, their spending habits will impact the demand

  5. IFC to endorse Itau merger with Chile's CorpBanca


    Wed, 10 Dec 2014

    SAO PAULO, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The International Finance Corp, the investment banking unit of the World Bank , agreed on Wednesday to endorse a planned merger between a unit of Itau Unibanco Holding SA...

  6. World Bank says Russia economy to contract 0.7 pct in 2015 in base scenario


    Tue, 9 Dec 2014

    MOSCOW, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Friday it expected the Russian economy to contract by 0.7 percent in 2015 in its new baseline scenario before growing by 0.3 percent in 2016.

  7. World Bank lends $200 mln to Nigeria phone firm for tower deal


    Mon, 8 Dec 2014

    DUBAI, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The World Bank 's private sector arm has lent $200 million to Nigerian phone tower company IHS to help to fund its purchase of about 2,100 tower sites from the country's No.4 mobile operator Etisalat Nigeria.

  8. A Practical Approach to Tech Investing


    Thu, 4 Dec 2014

    total net assets of Franklin DynaTech Fund, as of 09/30/2014. Holdings are subject to change. 5. Source: The World Bank , 2014. 6. Facebook Inc. common stock represented 2.18% of total net assets of Franklin DynaTech Fund, as of 09

  9. World Bank fast tracks Ebola aid as Sierra Leone calls for help


    Wed, 3 Dec 2014

    FREETOWN, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Wednesday it would speed up delivery of hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance to fight Ebola in West Africa, as Sierra Leone appealed for help in plugging gaps in its response.

  10. UPDATE 2-Ebola costs Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone $2 billion - World Bank


    Tue, 2 Dec 2014

    * MSF says Ebola response "sluggish and patchy" (Recasts, adds MSF comments)

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