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Iraq is opening a new chapter

The World Bank pledged $900 million to Iraq over the next four years to help it create jobs, build stronger institutions and improve social…

December 19, 2012 8:40
 
IMF says Saudi economy 'buoyant'

Egypt sees IMF deal in 2 months, eyes World Bank aid

Egypt's prime minister expects to conclude a $4.8 billion IMF loan deal within two months and is in talks for additional budget support worth about $1 billion from the World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB), he said on Sunday.

September 9, 2012 5:26
 
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World Bank seeks investors for MENA fund

IFC to set up $500 million fund; Invested $3 billion in MENA region since Arab Spring; Targets $2.4 billion investment over next year

June 12, 2012 11:09
 
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Weak business laws make Kuwait punch below its weight –World Bank

Kuwait is punching below its weight in business due to its weak regulatory framework and needs to improve its insolvency laws so that distressed companies can restructure properly, a World Bank official said on Tuesday.

May 30, 2012 12:51
 
World Bank OKs $240M loan for Egypt power plant

World Bank OKs $240M loan for Egypt power plant

The World Bank approved on Tuesday a $240 million loan to help Egypt develop the Giza North power project as it strives to meet growing demand for electricity.

February 15, 2012 2:26
 
Brace yourself: Grim forecast for 2012, says World Bank

Brace yourself: Grim forecast for 2012, says World Bank

The World Bank sharply cuts global economic growth forecast, seeing "real" risk of a slump like 2008/09. And it looks like it’ll be worse for developing countries

January 18, 2012 3:14
 
World Bank to poorer nations: brace for a slowdown

World Bank to poorer nations: brace for a slowdown

The World Bank warned on Tuesday that developing countries should brace for a growth slowdown stemming partly from Europe's debt woes, as it sharply scaled back its estimates for expansion.

January 18, 2012 2:07
 
IFC plans $1B MENA investments by end-June

IFC plans $1B MENA investments by end-June

International Finance Corp., a unit of the World Bank, plans to invest close to $1 billion by the end of June in countries including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Libya, its regional director said on Sunday.

January 15, 2012 2:45
 
Optimism’s good, but is it right?

Optimism’s good, but is it right?

Dynamic corporate leaders in the region are increasingly approaching their roles with optimism and energy. But this contrasts with analysts, who remain resolutely cautious about the economic environment.

June 22, 2010 2:29
 

World Bank supports Lebanon’s economic reforms with $500 million

Financial support targets the effects of the economic crisis on the MENA region, says World Bank VP.

May 20, 2010 10:13
 
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