Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:00
Weak education holds back Thailand in worldwide human-capital index
Thailand has performed better than the average for its income group in the new World Bank Human Capital Index.
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 11:59
Indonesia says 32,000 people to attend IMF-WB meetings
Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan has said about 32,000 people have registered for the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali, to be held from Oct. 8 to 14.
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:04
Low farm prices slow fight against poverty
THE World Bank has expressed its concern over the high number of Thai people living below the poverty line. It says the low price of farm products is partly to blame for the slowing number of poor people.
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:21
Thai economy expected to hit 4.5 per cent, says World Bank
Thailand's economy will grow 4.5 per cent this year, 0.4 percentage points higher than forecast in April this year, the World Bank said on Thursday.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:00
Safer roads will boost Thai GDP by 22 per cent: World Bank
THAILAND could gain significant long-term economic benefit by making the roads safer and saving its mainly young and capable population from premature death in accidents, the World Bank says.
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 06:00
Merge small schools, urges World Bank
Reducing number of schools will improve education sector, ease teacher shortage.
Sat, 11 Aug 2018 06:34
World Bank to issue world's first blockchain bond
The World Bank is taking a step into the brave new world of digital finance to sell the first-ever bond to be issued entirely using blockchain technology, the bank announced Friday.
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 01:00
Philippines must beware those loans from China
In order to finance its ambitious “Build, build, build” programme, the Rodrigo Duterte administration would need the infusion of massive foreign loans. In the past, the Philippines depended on the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other Western financial institutions. Now, the main source of loans is China.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:32
Myanmar discusses growth with World Bank
At a high-level gathering today (July 12), Myanmar's government and World Bank representatives discussed Nay Pyi Taw's commitment to an ambitious reform agenda to advance inclusive and sustained growth.
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 01:00
Asean urged to champion free trade
ASEAN and the broader East Asian region could play a leading role in promoting freer trade and investment flows amid a rising tide of protectionism, the chief of the UN’s trade and development arm said.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:00
Be prepared, global economic growth will soon reach its peak
RECENTLY, the World Bank issued its June 2018 Global Economic Prospects with a somewhat “scary” title: “The Turning of the Tide?” As global economy experiencing several upswing factors, it finally got out of the economic rut. In order not to return back to the rut, we must quickly surpass numerous looming headwinds before we are swept into the rut again.
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:00
WB backs Vietnam’s ’robust’ economic progress
VIETNAM’S economy is forecast to continue improving, with gross domestic product (GDP) expected to expand by 6.8 per cent this year, said the World Bank (WB) in its latest economic update for Vietnam.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 01:00
Tourism seen spurring infra, boosting livelihoods
THE tourism industry will serve as a key driver for Asean countries to increase their investments in infrastructure and improve the living standards of people within the region, said Wouter Schalken, senior tourism specialist of the World Bank Group.
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 01:00
WB raises Thai growth forecast to 4.1 per cent
THE WORLD Bank (WB) has revised up Thailand’s economy growth this year to 4.1 per cent from its previous estimate of 3.6 per cent given the country’s robust performance.
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:03
Global economy to expand by 3.1% in 2018, says World Bank
Despite recent softening, global economic growth will remain robust at 3.1 per cent in 2018 before slowing gradually over the next two years, as advanced-economy growth decelerates and the recovery in major commodity-exporting emerging market and developing economies levels off, the World Bank said on Tuesday.