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Dubai, World Bank explore PPP in real estate sector

Nearly 50 global consultants, specialists, and experts in the property sector discussed issues related to public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the real estate sector at a key industry event in Dubai. The two-day 'Global Consu

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Mena growth set for modest rebound in 2018, new jobs vital

Growth in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is projected to rebound to an average of 2 per cent in 2018, up from an average 1.4 per cent last year, according to a new World Bank report. The modest rebound in growth is

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World Bank, Jordan to promote concentrating solar heat

The World Bank and the Ministry of Environment of Jordan will co-host a conference on September 18-19 focused on the industrial and commercial potential of Concentrating Solar Heat (CSH) at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Amman. The total glo

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PPI investments in IDA countries hits $7.9 billion

Private participation in infrastructure (PPI) investments in International Development Association (IDA) countries totalled $7.9 billion across 35 projects in 17 countries in 2017, compared to $2.9 billion in 2016 across 18 projects in 10 countr

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UAE most competitive economy in Mena: report

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the most competitive economy in the Mena region, said a new study from the World Bank Group and the World Economic Forum. The Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018, launched today, ranked the UA

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Cibafi, World Bank to hold 2nd joint summit

The General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (Cibafi), the global umbrella of Islamic financial institutions and the World Bank have announced their second joint international conference. The summit on “C

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Demand for World Bank funding in Mena soars to $6.3bn

The demand for World Bank's funding in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region has risen to $6.3 during the financial year that ended on June 30, 2018. The figure rose following a strong demand from these countries for develo

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Earnings gaps between genders ‘costing $160trn’

Globally, countries are losing $160 trillion in wealth because of differences in lifetime earnings between women and men, said a new report released by the World Bank. This amounts to an average of $23,620 for each person in the 1

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WHO, World Bank drive to bolster health security

The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank Group have launched a new mechanism to strengthen global health security through stringent independent monitoring and regular reporting of preparedness to tackle outbreaks, pandemics, and other

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World Bank, IMF to hold 2021 meetings in Marrakech

The 2021 annual meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will take place in Marrakech, Morocco, in October 2021, following a vote by the Boards of Governors of the two institutions. The annu

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