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Business  /  Published 17.09.20

116 on human capital index

The 2020 Human Capital Index update includes health and education data for 174 countries — covering 98 per cent of the world’s population — up to March 2020, providing a pre-pandemic...
By Our Bureau in

Opinion  /  Published 10.09.20

Stark irony

The irony could not have been starker. Late last month, the World Bank announced that it had decided to pause the publication of its closely-watched Ease of Doing Business report because of ...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 28.08.20

World Bank halts report, govt claims in tatters

The Modi government’s spiel about why India was an attractive destination for FDI lay in shreds with the World Bank pausing publication of its “Doing Business” report to probe data c...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 19.08.20

World Bank outlook dims

World Bank is likely to revise its earlier projection of a 3.2 per cent contraction in the Indian economy because of the spread of the coronavirus and a deterioration in the financial sector and globa...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 04.08.20

State looks for loan to fix embankments

The Mamata Banerjee government has started discussions with Nabard (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) and the World Bank to secure a loan of Rs 2,000 crore to undertake permanent re...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 29.06.20

Tips to lure China funds

Global investors will closely watch the performance of the Indian administration in addressing the challenges faced in the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking amid the global geopolitical tensio...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.19

The govt shows no urgency to address the economy

The Indian economy is slowing down discernibly. Data released recently indicate that a number of organizations, including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Reserve Bank of India, th...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 23.04.20

Lockdown has impacted 40 million Indian migrant workers: World Bank

 The nationwide lockdown in India, which started about a month ago, has impacted nearly 40 million internal migrants, the World Bank has said.The lockdown in India has impacted the livelihoods of...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 08.08.19

Illegal migrants: old idea about a new nation

The junior Union home minister, Nityanand Rai, recently rolled out interesting data in Parliament in response to questions on issues such as the progress in the fencing of the Indo-Bangladesh border a...
By Devadeep Purohit in

India  /  Published 17.04.20

Additional relief, economic stimulus soon: FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said India will soon announce fresh relief measures and economic stimulus to help the poor and industry fight the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.Particip...
By PTI in


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