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  1. World Bank's IFC to take 15 pct stake in Pakistan's Bank Alfalah

    Headlines

    Thu, 18 Sep 2014

    Sept 19 (Reuters) - The World Bank 's International Finance Corporation (IFC) will take a 15 percent stake in the paid-up capital of Pakistan's Bank Alfalah, the Karachi-based lender said in a...

  2. Lafarge, Wartsila, IFC says 220 MW Nigeria power plant to cost $400 mln

    Headlines

    Wed, 17 Sep 2014

    LAGOS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Lafarge Africa, Finland's Wartsila and the World Bank 's IFC said that a 220 megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant they plan to build in Nigeria will cost $400 million, the trio said on Wednesday.

  3. UPDATE 2-Ebola could drain blns of dollars from African economies- World Bank

    Headlines

    Wed, 17 Sep 2014

    WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of next year if the epidemic is not contained, the World Bank said in an analysis on Wednesday.

  4. Lafarge, Wartsila, IFC to build 220 MW power plant in Nigeria

    Headlines

    Wed, 17 Sep 2014

    LAGOS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Lafarge Africa, Finland's Wartsila and the World Bank 's IFC have agreed to build a 220 megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Nigeria to boost electricity supplies, they said on Wednesday.

  5. World Bank sees possible Ebola hit in billions of dollars

    Headlines

    Wed, 17 Sep 2014

    WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of next year if the epidemic is not contained, the World Bank said in an analysis on Wednesday.

  6. From Barron’s, September 15, 2014 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 13 Sep 2014

    speechwriter for the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper , complains about the not-so-free-markets in Canada . In the World Bank ’s ease-of-doing business index , Canada was 4 th in 2006 & 2007, but dropped to 13 th in 2012, 17 th in 2013

  7. Tanzania receives $565 mln financing to expand port

    Headlines

    Fri, 12 Sep 2014

    DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Tanzania signed a $565 million deal on Friday with the World Bank and other development partners to expand its main port of Dar es Salaam, part of plans to boost the east African nation's role as a regional trade hub.

  8. IMF restarts talks with Mali to revive aid package after jet row

    Headlines

    Thu, 11 Sep 2014

    BAMAKO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund has restarted talks on reviewing an aid programme for Mali and resuming aid payments to the West African country halted by the IMF and the World Bank earlier this year.

  9. World Bank -linked IFFI picks banks for debut sukuk issue

    Headlines

    Thu, 11 Sep 2014

    DUBAI, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The International Finance Facility for Immunisation Co. (IFFI), for which the World Bank acts as treasury manager, has picked four banks for a potential U.S. dollar-denominated sukuk, a document from lead managers showed on Thursday.

  10. World Bank eyes up to $500 mln via immunisation sukuk -official

    Headlines

    Wed, 3 Sep 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 (Reuters) - The World Bank plans to raise as much as $500 million worth of Islamic bonds, or sukuk, this year to help fund an immunisation programme, one of several initiatives from the multilateral body in the Islamic finance sector.

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