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Streamlining Foreign Investment Processes in Vanuatu

May 31, 2011

Streamlining Foreign Investment Processes in Vanuatu

IFC helped the government of the Pacific island nation Vanuatu to reduce the approval time for foreign investments to just 15 days, a reform that helps create jobs for the local economy by allowing investors to set up their businesses faster A feature stroy on IFC's investment climate work to streamline foreign investment processes in Vanuatu

Faster and Easier Business Land Acquisition (Vietnam)

May 26, 2011

Faster and Easier Business Land Acquisition (Vietnam)

A cumbersome business land acquisition process has been a major barrier to investment and growth in Vietnam. Faster and Easier Business Land Acquisition (Vietnam)

Easing Business Registration in Tonga

May 24, 2011

Easing Business Registration in Tonga

IFC helped the government of the Pacific Island nation of Tonga cut the time business owners require to register their business from one month to just one day, alllowing businesses to begin trading quickly and easily A feature story on IFC work to assist the government of Tonga to cut the time needed to register businesses

Helping Mongolian Enterprises, Stimulating Economic Growth

May 24, 2011

Helping Mongolian Enterprises, Stimulating Economic Growth

IFC’s $5 million loan to XacBank LLC in 2010 has helped the bank boost its capital and extend financing to more than 3,000 Mongolian small and medium enterprises, supporting jobs and stimulating economic growth. Helping Mongolian Enterprises, Stimulating Economic Growth

Financing Electricite Du Laos, Creating Opportunities in Rural Areas

May 24, 2011

Financing Electricite Du Laos, Creating Opportunities in Rural Areas

Thirty percent of Lao PDR has no access to electricity and those who do are mostly concentrated in the cities – a major obstacle to rural development. Financing Electricite Du Laos, Creating Opportunities in Rural Areas

Clearer Rules, Higher Revenues (Lao PDR)

May 24, 2011

Clearer Rules, Higher Revenues (Lao PDR)

Cumbersome tax procedures discourage businesses from paying taxes, resulting in lower revenues for the government to fund public sector investments. Clearer Rules, Higher Revenues (Lao PDR)

A Time for New Thinking (China)

May 24, 2011

A Time for New Thinking (China)

China may be one of the world’s largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. But it has taken a landmark step toward finding a solution. A feature story on IFC's Green Banking project in China (China)

Hydro Power in a SNAP (Philippines)

May 24, 2011

Hydro Power in a SNAP (Philippines)

In 2007, the Philippines’ struggling economy needed more power, but the government could not afford much new construction. The hydropower Magat plant changes that. Hydro Power in a SNAP (Philippines)

Emerging Players (China)

May 24, 2011

Emerging Players (China)

China is now the world’s largest wind market. IFC is helping build its industry pioneers, China WindPower Group and Xinjiang Goldwind. Emerging Players (China)

Greasing the Wheels (China)

May 23, 2011

Greasing the Wheels (China)

China’s economy is powering ahead at an impressive speed as production, trade, and commerce have helped lift millions of CHUEE (China)