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Premier Li calls for further administrative reform to enhance global competence

By   /  May 1, 2017  /  All News  /  No Comments

Updated: May 1,2017 7:10 AM     english.gov.cn Premier Li Keqiang stressed the role of administrative reform — streamlining administration and cutting taxes and administrative fees — in gaining global competitiveness at recent State Council executive meetings. It should be noted that many developed or even developing countries have put great efforts into optimizing their business environment, […]

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World Bank CEO praises China’s reforms

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  All News  /  No Comments

Updated: Mar 23,2017 7:31 AM     China Daily China’s structural reform has been “really going well” amid rising uncertainties worldwide, said World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva, a Bulgarian economist. She stressed that the world needs to think as a community of common destiny. “In 2016, the world got 2.3 percent growth, very disappointing. More than a […]

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Chinese economic policy positive, Premier tells World Bank chief

By   /  February 25, 2016  /  All News  /  No Comments

Updated: Feb 24,2016 9:35 PM     english.gov.cn [Photo/China News Service] The Chinese economy has been operating within reasonable boundaries and making remarkable progress in restructuring against the backdrop of sluggish global growth, declining trade and financial turbulence, Premier Li Keqiang said on Feb 24. “We stick to a positive fiscal policy and steady monetary policy, promote […]

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Premier Li Keqiang meets World Bank president

By   /  July 16, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

Updated: Jul 16,2015 7:27 PM     english.gov.cn Premier Li Keqiang told World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in Beijing on July 16 that the Chinese economy has great resilience, potential and room for maneuver. On July 15, the world’s second-largest economy posted better-than-expected economic growth of 7 percent in the second quarter. The Premier said the […]

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Interview with Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group

By   /  March 23, 2014  /  All News  /  No Comments

United Nations News Centre – Interview with Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group.

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Liberia: World Bank Surrounds U.S.$14.7 Billion for Africa’s Economic and Development Prospects

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

The World Bank Group committed a record US$14.7 billion in fiscal year 2013 (July 2012 to June 2013) to support economic growth and better development prospects in Africa despite uncertain economic conditions in the rest of the global economy. “The region has shown remarkable resilience in the face of a global recession and continues to […]

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World Bank Group Sets Direction for Energy Sector Investments

By   /  July 20, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Energy Sector Directions Paper sets a principles-based course for the Bank Group’s work in the energy sector with a focus on expanding energy access and sustainable energy. The plan is anchored in the World Bank Group’s overarching goals of ending extreme poverty and building shared prosperity sustainably. It is also aligned with […]

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Poland: Reforming the Public Sector Pay System

By   /  July 19, 2013  /  All News, Poland  /  No Comments

In Poland, the percentage of the workforce employed in public administration is not particularly high, at least by European standards. Overall spending on public sector wages, at about 10 percent of GDP, is also relatively low. Yet, the Polish Government is keen to consider reforming the overall structure of the public wage setting system. With […]

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An Update on Vietnam’s Recent Economic Development July 2013: Key Findings

By   /  July 15, 2013  /  All News, Vietnam  /  No Comments

ACHIEVEMENTS  Relatively stable macroeconomic conditions – Moderate inflation: 6.7% in June 2013. – Stable exchange rate—Dong depreciated by 1.6% percent in the past 12 months (average exchange rate by commercial banks) – Significant increase in foreign reserves— from 2.2 months of import cover at the end of first quarter of 2012 to 2.8 months at the end of […]

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In Kazakhstan: Eliminating Mercury and Controlling Floods

By   /  July 15, 2013  /  All News, Kazakhistan  /  No Comments

Kazakhstan NuraRiver 06/19/13. The workers from Kazakhstan’s Hydrometeorological Center (Kazhydromet) are looking for mercury in the waters of the Nura River near Temirtau, a city in the Northeastern Kazakhstan. This is a task they perform every ten days. “I’ve been monitoring here since 2004, and the level of contamination is three times less than it […]

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