• Sat, 19 May 2018 01:00:00
    Myanmar poised for economic improvement amid uncertainty, says World Bank
    GIVEN THE government’s efforts to accelerate reforms and to modernise the financial sector, Myanmar’s economy is projected to increase to 6.7 per cent next year, according to Ellen Goldstein, World Bank director for Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos.
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 01:30:00
    World Bank report urges Thailand to revisit migrant worker policies to pursue 4.0 growth strategy
    THAILAND is home to more than 55 per cent of the region’s migrant workers but if the country could back it up with proper policies, it could contribute to economic growth under the much-talked-about Thailand 4.0 strategy, according to a World Bank report.
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 01:00:00
    Cambodia to grow only slighly more than in 2017
    THE CAMBODIAN economic growth is projected to accelerate slightly to 6.9 per cent in 2018, compared with 6.8 per cent in 2017, buoyed by a rebound in textile and apparel exports as well as tourism and agriculture, according to a new World Bank report.
  • Wed, 02 May 2018 01:00:00
    World Bank backs Lao agriculture project
    THE World Bank has approved an assistance project to help Laos upgrade its agricultural productivity and produce crops for commercial purposes.
  • Fri, 13 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    World Bank sees 6.3% growth for emerging East Asia this year 
    GROWTH IN developing East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) is expected to remain strong and reach 6.3 per cent in 2018, according to a World Bank report on the region. 
  • Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:12:31
     WB forecasts 4.1% Thai economic growth this year,  with potential for even faster expansion in medium term
    Thailand’s economy is expected to grow by 4.1 per cent this year, the fastest pace since 2012, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s “Thailand Economic Monitor”, released on Monday. 
  • Tue, 27 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Drive for gender inclusion
    THE WORLD BANK has raised concern over the economic exclusion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) group in Thailand and is urging the government and the public to seriously address the issue.
  • Mon, 26 Mar 2018 17:14:00
    Thailand losing out on talents of gay, transgender workers, report finds
    Thailand can become a leader in the economic inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people, so all Thai people can share equally in the country’s opportunities and prosperity, according to a new report from the World Bank.
  • Mon, 12 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    IFC to boost support for microfinance in Myanmar
    INTERNATIONAL Finance Corporation (IFC), a private sector arm of World Bank Group, has invested US$23.5 million (about Bt736 million) in four microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Myanmar, and is eager to invest more this year.
  • Sat, 10 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Lao growth ‘bright in medium term’
    A WORLD BANK economist team has projected that economic growth in Laos will start to recover from 2019 onwards after major hydropower plants begin commercial operation this year.
  • Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:35:07
    DEPA, World Bank to jointly promote IoT awareness in Thailand 
    The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) and the World Bank on Monday agreed to jointly undertake activities that will promote awareness of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Thailand and adopt digital transformation in the public and private sectors.
  • Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:34:46
    Digital Economy Ministry kicks off IoT awareness campaign
    Thailand’s Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) and the World Bank today agreed to work together to promote awareness of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Thailand and adopt digital transformation in public and private sectors.
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    How to beat the middle-income trap
    According to the World Bank, high-income economies (with per capita gross national income of at least $12,236, or Bt384,570) include the United States, Western Europe and Japan, while upper middle-income economies (per capita gross national income between $3,956 and $12,235) include Turkey, Russia, Brazil and China.
  • Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:54:11
    World Bank signs $300m loan for Nepal quake reconstruction
    The World Bank on Sunday approved a $300 million loan for Nepal as the impoverished nation struggles to raise money to rebuild almost three years after an earthquake killed thousands and flattened homes.
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  • Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:00:00
    IFC to handle PPP deal for toll road in Yangon 
    IFC, a sister organisation of the World Bank and a member of the World Bank Group, yesterday signed an advisory services agreement with Myanmar’s Ministry of Construction (MoC) to design and implement a public-private partnership (PPP) transaction for an elevated expressway toll road in Yangon.
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