Finance & Economics

‘Invisible’ crisis of water quality threatens human and environmental well-being: World Bank report

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Water, along with pollutants and contaminating agents, flows into a canal in Maputo,...

Canada has the most comprehensive and elaborate migration system, but some challenges remain

Canada has the largest and most comprehensive and elaborate skilled labour migration system in the OECD, according to a new OECD report.

Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, August 2019

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with the People’s Republic of China

On July 31, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with China.

The Chinese economy is facing external headwinds and an uncertain environment. GDP growth slowed to 6.6 percent in...

More Resources for Conservation and Sustainable Production in Orinoquia with World Bank Support

With the goal of promoting the production-conservation agenda in Colombia, the World Bank Board of Executive Directors, on August 8, approved a USD 5.93 million donation from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) for the conservation of natural...

IMF Executive Board Completes the 2019 Article IV Consultation with Lao P.D.R.

On August 2, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV Consultation with Lao P.D.R.
Natural disasters slowed Lao P.D.R.’s economic growth and accentuated the need to address structural...

JICA and World Bank Jointly Support Vietnam to Meet Needs of Aging Population

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the World Bank jointly launched a knowledge-sharing program to assist policymakers in Vietnam with developing new models of elderly care services as Vietnam’s population is ageing at a pace faster...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Latvia

On August 6, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with the Republic of Latvia and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting.

IMF Staff Completes Program Negotiation Mission to São Tomé and Príncipe

A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Xiangming Li visited São Tomé and Príncipe during July 24 – August 6, 2019 to discuss a new program that can be supported by an IMF Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.

Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 6 August 2019

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