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IFC Press Releases

IFC Becomes First Corporate to Reissue Maharaja Bonds, Supporting India's Domestic Capital Markets

12 min 48 sec ago
Washington, DC, February 8, 2016--IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has increased an outstanding Maharaja bond to raise an additional 1.8 billion Indian rupees ($27 million) for infrastructure investment in India. This marks the first time a non-government issuer reissues debt securities

Beijing, December 17, 2015—IFC, a

12 min 48 sec ago
Beijing, December 17, 2015—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is hosting a training seminar for Chinese market regulators and banking professionals to raise corporate-governance standards among Chinese listed companies with the aim of improving their performance and hence attractiveness fo

IFC, Raiffeisen Bank Aval and Bayer Partner to Improve Financing for SME Farmers in Ukraine

12 min 48 sec ago
Kyiv, Ukraine, October 7, 2015— IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with Raiffeisen Bank Aval and Bayer to make high-quality crop protection products more affordable for smaller farms and agricultural businesses, helping Ukraine boost agricultural productivity. IFC and R

IFC Supports India’s Odisha State to Develop India’s Largest Multi-hospital Public-Private Partnership Program

1 day 9 hours ago
Bhubaneshwar, India, February 8, 2016 – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with India’s Odisha state to improve health infrastructure through a public-private-partnership approach. As the lead transaction advisor, IFC will structure the rollout of low-cost hospitals that will

IFC Investment Boosts Egypt’s Energy Infrastructure, Port Sector

2 days 3 hours ago
Cairo, Egypt, February 4, 2016—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a financing package of $144 million to Sonker Bunkering Company, SAE, to help develop vital new energy infrastructure and boost the performance and competiveness of Egypt’s ports. IFC’s financing - including

IFC and the UMFCCI Join Forces to Promote Corporate Governance in Myanmar

6 days 2 hours ago
Yangon, Myanmar, February 3, 2016—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) signed a cooperation agreement today to improve corporate governance practices among Myanmar companies to raise their compe

World Bank Group Helps Boost Investment in the Kyrgyz Republic

1 week 10 hours ago
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, January 29, 2016 – Corruption, a lack of governmental transparency, and an unpredictable legal and regulatory environment are key constraints to business in the Kyrgyz Republic, says a survey released today by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. The report, “I

CIMB Thai Bank - Vientiane Branch and IFC Help Expand ACLEDA Bank Lao’s Financing for Smaller Businesses in Lao PDR

1 week 1 day ago
CIMB Thai Bank - Vientiane Branch is providing $8 million equivalent Lao Kip loan to ACLEDA Bank Lao Ltd. to help boost financing for the country’s micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), including those in the agricultural sector. The local currency loan is fully guaranteed by IFC, a me

IFC ayuda a lanzar nuevo fondo en Colombia para impulsar inversiones en infraestructrura

1 week 6 days ago
Bogotá, Colombia, 27 de enero de 2016. La Corporación Financiera Internacional (IFC), miembro del Grupo Banco Mundial, aumentó su apoyo al sector de infraestructura en Colombia al financiar el lanzamiento de un fondo que jugará un papel clave para movilizar recursos financieros para los proyec

IMF News

When National Cycles Coincide: Tracking Global Recessions and Recoveries

15 hours 16 min ago
IMF Survey

Macroeconomic Impacts of Gender Inequality and Informality in India

15 hours 16 min ago
Working Paper No. 16/16

Structural Reforms and Productivity Growth in Emerging Market and Developing Economies

16 hours 27 min ago
Working Paper No. 16/15

The Fiscal Costs of Contingent Liabilities: A New Dataset

19 hours 33 min ago
Working Paper No. 16/14

São Tomé and Príncipe: Director of the IMF’s African Department Concludes Visit

19 hours 35 min ago
Press Release

Republic of Tajikistan: Financial System Stability Assessment Report

20 hours 26 min ago
Country Report No. 16/41

Morocco: Third Review under the Arrangement under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Morocco

1 day 13 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/38

Morocco: 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Morocco

1 day 13 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/35

Morocco: Selected Issues

1 day 13 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/36

Morocco: Financial System Stability Assessment

1 day 13 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/37

Ukraine: Technical Assistance Report—Reforming Management and Oversight of State Assets

1 day 15 hours ago
Country Report

Ukraine: Technical Assistance Report—Public Financial Management Overview

1 day 15 hours ago
Country Report

Ukraine: Technical Assistance Report—Reducing Social Security Contributions and Improving the Corporate and Small Business Tax System

1 day 15 hours ago
Country Report

Podcast: Lesotho: Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff

1 day 17 hours ago

IMF Video:IMF's Christine Lagarde Welcomes Colombia's President Santos

1 day 18 hours ago

IMF Financial Activities -- Update February 4, 2016

1 day 20 hours ago

Statement by Christine Lagarde, IMF’s Managing Director on her Meeting with Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia

4 days 12 hours ago
Press Release

Sri Lanka: IMF Staff Concludes Visit

4 days 19 hours ago
Press Release

Online Q&A Session on Emerging Market Economies with Christine Lagarde

4 days 20 hours ago

Kyrgyz Republic: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Visit

5 days 11 hours ago
Press Release

Nicaragua: 2015 Article IV Consultation—Staff Report

5 days 12 hours ago
Country Report

IMF Video:"The Role of Emerging Markets in a New Global Partnership for Growth" by Managing Director Christine Lagarde

5 days 12 hours ago

Estimating Fiscal Multipliers with Correlated Heterogeneity

5 days 13 hours ago
Working Paper No. 16/13

IMF Video: Online Q&A session with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Emerging Market Economies

5 days 14 hours ago

Remarks by IMF Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Mitsuhiro Furusawa at the London Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region

5 days 16 hours ago

The Role of Emerging Markets in a New Global Partnership for Growth by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

5 days 19 hours ago
Speech

Pakistan: IMF Staff Completes Review Mission

5 days 20 hours ago
Press Release

Portugal--Concluding Statement of the Third Post-Program Monitoring Discussions

6 days 37 min ago

Introducing a General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) : Ensuring That a GAAR Achieves Its Purpose

6 days 12 hours ago
Tax Law IMF Technical Note Vol. 1, 2016

Kingdom of Lesotho: 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report

6 days 13 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/33

Azerbaijan: IMF Staff Team Concludes Visit

6 days 19 hours ago
Press Release

Kenya: Letter of Intent, January 18, 2016

1 week 11 hours ago

Kenya: Request for an Extension of the Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; and Staff Report

1 week 12 hours ago
Country Report No. 16/32

IMF, Ghana and DFID Highlight the Value of Data for Better Economic Policies in Africa

1 week 12 hours ago
Press Release

Fifteenth General Review of Quotas - Report of the Executive Board to the Board of Governors

1 week 15 hours ago
IMF Policy Paper

Turkey: Concluding Statement of the 2016 Article IV Mission

1 week 20 hours ago

Solomon Islands: IMF Concludes the 2016 Article IV Consultation and ECF Review Mission

1 week 1 day ago
Press Release

IMF Executive Board Reports to the Board of Governors on the Fifteenth General Review of Quotas

1 week 1 day ago
Press Release

Commodity Price Shocks and Financial Sector Fragility

1 week 1 day ago
Working Paper No. 16/12

Bangladesh: Selected Issues

1 week 1 day ago
Country Report No. 16/28

Bangladesh: 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Bangladesh

1 week 1 day ago
Country Report No. 16/27

Nicaragua: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation

1 week 1 day ago
Press Release

Bangladesh: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation

1 week 1 day ago
Press Release

Kingdom of Lesotho: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation

1 week 4 days ago

IMF Reforms Policy for Exceptional Access Lending

1 week 4 days ago
IMF Survey

IMF Executive Board Approves Exceptional Access Lending Framework Reforms

1 week 4 days ago
Press Release

Conference on Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Joint Statement by Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu and Governor Linah Mohohlo of the Bank of Botswana

1 week 4 days ago

The Fund's Lending Framework and Sovereign Debt-Further Considerations

1 week 4 days ago
IMF Policy Paper:

Global Housing Watch Report - January 2016 Update

1 week 4 days ago

Experts Confer on State of China's Housing Market

1 week 4 days ago
IMF Survey

Bahrain: IMF Staff Completes 2016 Article IV Mission

1 week 4 days ago

Cyprus: Ninth Review Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria—Staff Report

1 week 4 days ago
Country Report

IMF Video:IMF Enacts Historic Governance Reform

1 week 4 days ago

Morocco:IMF Executive Board Completes the Third Review of the Precautionary and Liquidity Line

1 week 5 days ago

Kenya: IMF Executive Board Approves Extension of the Stand-By Arrangement and Stand-By Credit Facility

1 week 5 days ago

Rwanda: Fourth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument -Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Rwanda

1 week 5 days ago
Country Report No. 16/24

Statement at the Conclusion of the 2016 Regional Consultation with WAEMU

1 week 5 days ago

IMF Video:IMF Announces 2010 Reforms Have Come into Effect

1 week 5 days ago

IMF Survey : Historic Reforms Double Quota Resources and Enhance Voice of Emerging and Developing Economies

1 week 6 days ago

Press Release: Historic Quota and Governance Reforms Become Effective

1 week 6 days ago

The Financial Wealth of Corporations: A First Look at Sectoral Balance Sheet Data

1 week 6 days ago
Working Paper No. 16/11

OECD News - Corruption

OECD Anti-Bribery Ministerial Meeting

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16 March 2016, Paris: The OECD will host a Ministerial Meeting on the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. ‌The meeting will provide a unique platform to discuss measures to strengthen implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention and to exchange ideas on combating foreign bribery and emerging issues.

OECD Business and Finance Outlook

1 week 4 days ago
This flagship publication looks at the way in which companies, banks, institutional investors and shadow banking intermediaries are operating in the low growth and low interest rate environment and the build-up of risks in the financial system.

OECD News - Development

Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum

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The 2016 OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum takes place in Mexico City, on 12-13 April. Discussions will focus on disruptive innovation, leniency programmes and promoting effective competition in public procurement.

Survey on measuring financial literacy and financial inclusion

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As part of an exercise to measure the financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of adults, as well as levels of financial inclusion and indicators of financial well-being across a wide range of countries, the OECD is inviting countries to participate in an international survey. Deadline for submission: 27 February 2016.

OECD Insights - From analysis to action: Multidimensional country reviews

1 week 6 days ago
MDCRs have been created as a continuously evolving tool to help countries identify the core constraints among their capabilities. The MDCR then provides national policymakers and their partners with the inputs needed for a country-owned and implemented development strategy.

OECD News - Economy

Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, February 2016

2 days 1 hour ago
Mixed outlook across major emerging economies but stable growth momentum in the OECD area

Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 2 February 2016

1 week 17 hours ago
OECD annual inflation picks up to 0.9% in December 2015

Israel’s economy is sound but it urgently needs to address productivity, inequality and poverty

1 week 3 days ago
Israel’s economy has strong fundamentals, but the country needs to address productivity, inequality and poverty if it wants to improve well-being and reduce socio-economic divides, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Israel.

Finland: Structural reforms needed to boost growth and employment

1 week 6 days ago
Finland enjoys a high level of income and well-being, but the economy has weakened and new reforms will be necessary to restart growth, boost productivity increase employment and restore competitiveness, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Finland.

OECD News - Finance

Netherlands-OECD Global Symposium on Financial Resilience throughout Life

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This symposium, taking place on 20-21 April 2016 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will discuss the challenges of financial education throughout life.

Public consultation on a draft Recommendation on Disaster Risk Financing Strategies

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15 January-15 April 2016: The OECD is inviting public comment on an update of the Recommendation of the Council on Disaster Risk Financing Strategies.

Public consultation on a draft Recommendation on Disaster Risk Financing Strategies

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15 January-15 April 2016: The OECD is inviting public comment on an update of the Recommendation of the Council on Disaster Risk Financing Strategies.

16th Tokyo Roundtable on Capital Market and Financial Reform in Asia

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This Roundtable offers a forum for regulators, policy-makers, experts, practitioners, scholars and international organisations to discuss issues relating to capital market and financial reform in Asia.

Survey on measuring financial literacy and financial inclusion

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As part of an exercise to measure the financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of adults, as well as levels of financial inclusion and indicators of financial well-being across a wide range of countries, the OECD is inviting countries to participate in an international survey. Deadline for submission: 27 February 2016.

Seminar on emerging trends in financial consumer protection across Asia

5 days 23 hours ago
4-5 February 2016 - Mumbai, India‌‌: This seminar will address emerging frameworks for financial consumer protection across Asia; financial markets and better outcomes for consumers; improving policy by analysing consumer complaints data; technology and alternative delivery channels and promoting financial consumer protection, inclusion and investor education.

Opportunities and limitations of public equity markets for SMEs

6 days 18 hours ago
This article on public equity financing for SMEs complements earlier OECD work on market-based finance for SMEs. The development of this market segment could promote investment in SMEs and, together with securitisation and other non-bank debt financing instruments, encourage an enhanced allocation of risk and risk taking, and thus support growth.

Financial instruments for managing disaster risks related to climate change

6 days 18 hours ago
This article addresses the potential implications of climate change for the financial management of disaster risks. It outlines the contribution of insurance to reducing the economic disruption of disaster events and policy approaches to supporting the penetration of disaster insurance coverage and the capacity of insurance markets to absorb disaster risks.

Finance and climate: The transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy from a financial sector perspective

6 days 18 hours ago
Climate change is a major political and economic challenge. This paper sketches out its relevance for the financial sector. Necessary low-carbon investments imply a significant yet manageable financing gap. Beyond capital mobilisation that has attracted most attention until now, the main challenge is ensuring a transition-consistent capital reallocation.

Financial education and the long-term integration of refugees and migrants

1 week 10 hours ago
This brochure looks at how financial education can contribute to longer term policies aimed at facilitating the integration of refugees. The provision of financial education, as a complement to supply-side financial inclusion initiatives as well as other education and health support, can support refugees and migrants by facilitating social and labour market inclusion as well as improve their (financial) well-being.

OECD Business and Finance Outlook

1 week 4 days ago
This flagship publication looks at the way in which companies, banks, institutional investors and shadow banking intermediaries are operating in the low growth and low interest rate environment and the build-up of risks in the financial system.

World Trade Organization - News

Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

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The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 12 February 2016, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.

WTO issues call for papers for 2016 WTO Essay Award for Young Economists

1 day 17 hours ago
The WTO launched on 8 February an invitation to young economists to submit papers for the 2016 WTO Essay Award. The Award aims to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade co-operation among young economists and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.

DG Azevêdo statement on the passing of former Minister Luiz Felipe Lampreia

6 days 17 hours ago
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo has paid tribute today to Brazil’s former Minister of External Relations, Ambassador Luiz Felipe Lampreia, who passed away yesterday in Rio de Janeiro.

Trade Policy Review: Morocco

1 week 20 hours ago
The fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Morocco takes place on 2 and 4 February 2016. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Morocco.

WTO releases new statistical profiles on global value chains

1 week 5 days ago
The WTO has released new statistical profiles on global value chains (GVCs) for 61 economies. These profiles, available on the WTO website, bring together a set of indicators on trade taking place within GVCs.

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The Network – via its international secretariat, regional chapters and country chapters – reaches over 1000 Parliamentarians in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. It strives to increase transparency and accountability in the development cooperation process by fostering the oversight role of parliaments and civil society. The Network has a specific focus on multilateral aid and a sub-focus on the work and modus operandi of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the world’s largest multilateral funders.

 

It provides a platform for MPs and civil society to hold to account their own governments, as well as International Financial Institutions (IFIs), for development outcomes.

Membership is free of charge and open to elected parliamentarians who currently hold a mandate. As a member, you will receive The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s policy materials, including the quarterly Network Review publication and the Parliamentarians and Development series.

You will also be eligible to attend the Annual Conference and participate in discussions with senior World Bank and IMF leadership. You can also be invited to take part in the Parliamentarians in the Field country visit programme.
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