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Countries look to draw expat cash with 'diaspora bonds'

A growing roster of developing states are turning to their compatriots abroad to raise cash by marketing "diaspora bonds", a funding strategy successfully pioneered by some countries but sometimes tricky to imitate. Some

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World Bank trims East Asia growth forecasts

The World Bank trimmed its 2016 and 2017 economic growth forecasts for developing East Asia and Pacific, and said the outlook was clouded by risks such as uncertainty over China's growth prospects, financial market volatility and further fal

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World Bank to lend Tunisia $5bn over five years

The World Bank plans to lend Tunisia $5 billion over five years to support democratic transition in the North Africa country and revive its economy, Tunisia country manager for the World Bank said on Friday. The North African coun

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World Bank slashes 2016 oil price forecast

The World Bank has slashed its forecast for crude oil prices by $14 to $37 per barrel for 2016, it said on Tuesday, amid growing supply and weak demand prospects from emerging markets. In its annual Commodity Markets Outlook, the

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World Bank slashes 2016 oil price forecast

The World Bank has slashed its forecast for crude oil prices by $14 to $37 per barrel for 2016, it said on Tuesday, amid growing supply and weak demand prospects from emerging markets. In its annual Commodity Markets Outlook, the

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Egypt wins $500m WB funding for 1m housing units

Egyptian government has reached an agreement with the World Bank on a $500-million loan which will be used to build a million residential units under its 'social housing' project, said a report. The loan will be paid back by Egy

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Egypt wins $500m WB funding for 1m housing units

Egyptian government has reached an agreement with the World Bank on a $500-million loan which will be used to build a million residential units under its 'social housing' project, said a report. The loan will be paid back by Egy

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Morocco public transport gets $200m backing

The World Bank has announced a $200 million programme to improve urban mobility in Morocco, particularly in the quality and management of public transport. The transport programme will focus on cities of over 100,000 inhabitants i

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Morocco public transport gets $200m backing

The World Bank has announced a $200 million programme to improve urban mobility in Morocco, particularly in the quality and management of public transport. The transport programme will focus on cities of over 100,000 inhabitants i

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Morocco public transport gets $200m backing

The World Bank has announced a $200 million programme to improve urban mobility in Morocco, particularly in the quality and management of public transport. The transport programme will focus on cities of over 100,000 inhabitants i

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