All posts tagged "World Bank"

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    S. Korea becoming most rapidly aging country in the world

    By Brian Han In South Korea, 80 percent of people view a rapidly growing aging population as a “major problem” according to the latest report by World Bank. Those concerns are valid across Asia, which happens to...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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    S. Korea’s business environment ranking rises to all-time high 4th: World Bank

    (Yonhap) — South Korea’s business environment ranking has risen to fourth place among 189 countries on improvements in property registry, contract enforcement and minor investor protection, a report by the World Bank showed Wednesday. According to the...

    • Posted October 27, 2015
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  • World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks to reporters in New York, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
    5 things to know from World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

    NEW YORK (AP) — World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says growing up as an economic migrant himself shaped his views on many of the major issues he’s tackling now as head of one of the leading...

    • Posted September 24, 2015
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  • Finance Minister Choi Kyung-whan (L) and World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim poses for photo after signing an MOU outlining South Korea's support for infrastructure building in the developing world in Washington on April 15, 2015. (NEWSis)
    S. Korea pledges $300 mln to World Bank’s developing nation program

    SEJONG, April 16 (Yonhap) — South Korea has pledged US$300 million to the World Bank for its program to build critical infrastructure in developing countries and deal with their environmental and energy issues, the government said Thursday....

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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  • Hyun Oh-seok, South Korea's finance minister and JIM YONG KIM, PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD BANK (Photo by Ministry of Strategy and Finace)
    World Bank opens new office in Songdo

    (Yonhap) The World Bank Group opened its brand new South Korean office Wednesday in a special ceremony attended by its chief and many other officials from here and abroad. The new Korea office in Songdo represents South Korea’s...

    • Posted December 3, 2013
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  • Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, answers questions at a press conference at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tuesday. / Yonhap
    World Bank chief calls for Korean investment into emerging markets

    By Yi Whan-woo North Korea needs to join the World Bank (WB) to get economic support, said the head of the U.S.-based lending institution, Tuesday. “Right now, North Korea is not a member of the bank,” said...

    • Posted December 3, 2013
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