Ahmed Mater: Flower Power, Saudi-Style

I shop, therefore I am. Globalisation has arrived in the Middle East and with it the brand-name accoutrements of the

Proposed China Pakistan Economic Corridor: With a Price Tag of $46 billion

China’s president Xi Jinping arrived in Islamabad on Monday 20 April for talks with Pakistani president Nawaz Sharif, to address

The Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange: Opening to Foreign Investors in June

As of June 15th this year, the largest stock market in the Middle East– Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul – will be

Countries and Oil Companies Agree to End Routine Gas Flaring

Endorsements of initiative so far represent more than 40% of global gas flaring. Chief executives from major oil companies joined

Africa: End of the Commodity Super-Cycle Weighs on Growth

Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth will slow in 2015 to 4.0 percent from 4.5 percent in 2014, according to World Bank projections

New Business-Registration Portal Goes Global

A new web portal has been launched to help companies directly access, and assess the user-friendliness of, business registration websites

World Bank Group Increased Support for Reforms to Accelerate Economic Growth

Annette Dixon, new Vice President of World Bank Group’s South Asia Region made an introductory visit to Pakistan from April

Marina Silva: Insistence That May Yet Pay Off

Brazil may not yet be ready for her, but Marina Silva is the name to watch. The former senator for

Government of India and World Bank Sign $500 Million Agreement to Improve Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a $500 million loan agreement for the MSME Growth Innovation

UN Trade Report Calls on Governments to Improve Environment for E-Commerce

The scope for developing countries to participate in and benefit from e-commerce is expanding, according to a new United Nations

Peter Carington: The Sole Survivor of a Bygone Era

The first casualty of the 1982 Falklands War, and one of the last scions of the empire-building Eton / Sandhurst

UN Spotlights Key Role of Evaluation in New Development Agenda

Evaluation will become more necessary for the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, a United Nations body said today, as it launched