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India has huge potential, might bypass China in 2018: World Bank

'India has an ambitious government undertaking comprehensive reforms,' said the Director of Development Prospects Group, World Bank.

10 Jan 2018 8:08 AM

India is transforming, World Bank, IMF positive towards us now: Modi

Modi also added that considerable change has only taken place in the last three years because of BJP's principal 'reform to transform.'

09 Jan 2018 12:21 PM

Watch out for ‘Land of Morning Warning’

Japan is universally known as the Land of the Rising Sun and the Korean peninsula as the Land of Morning Calm.

05 Jan 2018 12:10 AM

Half of world's people can't get basic health services: WHO

Some 800 million people worldwide spend at least 10 percent of their household income on healthcare.

14 Dec 2017 12:03 PM

New mapping technique can help fight extreme poverty

While declining in most areas of the world, roughly 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty.

12 Dec 2017 2:44 PM


Paris climate summit a chance for real progress: World Bank

Among those in attendance will be former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg

10 Dec 2017 9:24 AM

WB govt negotiates with World Bank to procure 130 electric buses

Bengal can avail subsidy to buy these electric buses for Kolkata, Asansol and Durgapur, state Transport Minister told the Assembly.

29 Nov 2017 4:01 PM

Reform, transform and perform

The World Bank measures aspects of business regulation focusing on small and medium-size companies in the largest business city of an economy.

23 Nov 2017 2:32 AM

India needs entrepreneurs, not survivors

The message in the story so far is quite sad — surviving is not quite the same as entrepreneurial instincts.

10 Nov 2017 1:39 AM

Vietnam's deadliest typhoon in years kills more than 90, scores displaced

Typhoon Damrey is the latest and deadliest of the 12 major weather systems that have barrelled into the country so far this year.

09 Nov 2017 3:32 PM


Restrictions on foreign banks in developing countries hamper growth: World Bank

Developing economy policymakers would do well to consider how to maximise the benefits of cross-border banking while minimising its costs.

08 Nov 2017 12:12 PM

India can’t afford to ignore mental health

India ranks 11th in a list of 15 countries of the Asia-Pacific region, in a study done to evaluate various indicators of mental healthcare.

06 Nov 2017 4:02 AM

Change more, score higher

Indian stock markets saluted the rise in ranking by making Indian stocks the most expensive in the world.

05 Nov 2017 6:28 AM

Consistency will be key

The improved rankings will definitely help investment decisions, but we need to work on certain other aspects.

05 Nov 2017 1:59 AM

World Bank: India to be high middle income economy by 2047

Group of ministers to look into small traders’ issues, says Modi.

05 Nov 2017 1:32 AM


‘It’s possible to break into top 50 in the next three years...’

This index is for cross-country comparison, and has to use a standard approach to all countries, says Arvind Virmani.

05 Nov 2017 12:31 AM

Not the right time for euphoria

It is also important to juxtapose what the Ease of Doing Business report says with other international assessments.

05 Nov 2017 12:01 AM

GST to improve India's ease of doing biz ranking further: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that India's current ranking will make it easier to improve further.

04 Nov 2017 11:44 AM

India's bigwigs think investment will benefit from ease of biz ranking

Initiatives including note ban and GST are positive for the economy, said executives from Nestle, Unilever, Metro AG and Tata.

03 Nov 2017 4:13 PM

Huge ranking jump to boost biz in India

The World Bank assessment includes a score showing the gap or distance to the perfect performance of 100.

03 Nov 2017 12:33 AM