Philippines’ Local Governments Improving Business Regulation and Empowering Entrepreneurs, Finds World Bank Group
Over the past two years, 13 out of 20 cities in the Philippines carried out 19 regulatory improvements to make it easier to start and operate a business in their localities,
To help developing countries make sense of the multitude of funds and instruments available for climate finance a landmark website: www.climatefinanceoptions.org was launched today at the United Nations Climate Conference in Cancun.
Highlights from the survey
Question 1: Asked to give the current rate of inflation, respondents gave a median answer of 3.9%, compared with 3.6% in August.
Question 2a: Median expectations of the rate of inflation over the coming year were 3.9%, compared with 3.4% in August.
Question 2b*: Asked about expected inflation in the twelve months after that, respondents gave a median answer of 3.2%, compared with 2.9% in August.
after contracting for ten consecutive months, spending across Australia remained slow in October, according to the latest Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator (BSI) released today.
The BSI, which tracks the value of credit and debit card transactions processed through Commonwealth Bank point-of-sale terminals,
There has been resurgence of debt issuance in 2010 to unprecedented levels, particularly from global emerging markets, with the first three quarters of the year seeing a 10% increase in debt issuance to $550bn.
The World Bank (WB) Board of Directors approved today a package of three initiatives totaling US$713.24 million meant to bolster Mexico’s “green” efforts in energy, transportation and the environment –all of them areas seen as strategic because of their close association with the effects of climate change.