40 years ago, Singapore was confronted with severe unemployment, poor infrastructure, and a housing shortage. Today, the city-state has taken its place among the newly industrializing countries in Asia.
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2015年1月27日，华盛顿/北京：多边投资担保机构（英文简称MIGA）执行副总裁兼首席执行官本田桂子将于1月28日至30日访华。多边投资担保机构是世界银行集团提供政治风险担保和信用增级的机构。本田桂子此次访问将重申多边投资担保机构支持中国对外投资和吸引外资的承诺。本田桂子将会晤政府官员、金融机构和私营企业，讨论多边投资担保机构在协助中国投资者寻找境外投资机会方面能够发挥的作用。她将介绍多边投资担... Show More +保机构在催化私营部门参与项目为新兴市场提供可持续发展方案方面拥有的经验。此外，本田桂子还将探讨多边投资担保机构能够以何种方式通过其投资担保支持政府的公私合作议程，尤其是在基础设施领域。多边投资担保机构过去支持的项目主要在水务、污水和固体废弃物处理行业。本田桂子表示：“中国确定的国内目标与其经济实力相结合，使其成为一个重要的对内和对外投资来源。我们很乐意进行探讨，因为我们认识到中国的基础设施建设规划将继续成为经济增长的一个基础。与此同时，我们也要确保中国投资者在寻求拓展全球市场时了解我们的各种产品。” Show Less -
Washington, DC , Beijing, January 27, 2015 – Keiko Honda, the Executive Vice President and CEO of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)—the political risk insurance and credit enhancemen... Show More +t arm of the World Bank Group—will visit China January 28-30. The visit will underscore MIGA’s commitment to support both outbound and inbound foreign direct investment in the country.Honda will meet with government officials, financial institutions, and the private sector to discuss the role MIGA can play in assisting Chinese investors as they look for opportunities outside the country. She will note the Agency’s experience in catalyzing private-sector involvement in projects that provide sustainable development solutions for emerging markets.Additionally, Honda will discuss ways in which MIGA can support the government’s public-private partnership agenda, especially in the infrastructure sector, through the Agency’s investment guarantees. MIGA’s past support includes projects in the water, wastewater and solid waste treatment sectors.“China’s determined internal goals coupled with its economic strength make it a significant source of both inbound and outbound investment,” said Honda. “We are pleased to have these discussions, as we recognize the country’s infrastructure program will continue to be a foundation of growth. At the same time, we are here to ensure that Chinese investors are aware of our range of products as they seeking to expand into global markets.” Show Less -
The Government of Malaysia and the World Bank Group signed agreements today to establish a knowledge and research office in Kuala Lumpur to share its successful development experience with countries s... Show More +triving to make the same transition out of poverty and into shared prosperity.Second Minister of Finance, H.E. Dato’ Seri Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah and Governor Bank Negara Malaysia, Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, signed on behalf of Malaysia, and World Bank Vice President for East Asia Axel van Trotsenburg signed on behalf of the World Bank.The new World Bank Group Office will combine both operational expertise and research. It will facilitate the sharing of Malaysia’s successful development experiences with countries around the world. It will also allow Malaysia to further leverage global knowledge and expertise from the World Bank towards its transformation into a developed, high-income economy. “Our partnership with Malaysia will boost the World Bank’s ability to remain a source for innovative solutions to help developing countries achieve what Malaysia already has,” said van Trotsenburg during the Putrajaya signing ceremony. “Such knowledge sharing will be a big gain for everyone, and particularly fitting of a nation transitioning to a high-income, developed economy.”Malaysia’s impressive growth performance since Independence is matched by an even more impressive achievement in reducing poverty. In the past 40 years, absolute poverty declined from nearly half of Malaysia’s population to one percent of households today. Poverty reduction was driven by growth, which created jobs for people and resources for government, and by a careful focus on human capital development through investments in education and health.H.E. Dato’ Seri Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah noted that “As a country that has made tremendous strides to eradicate poverty and increase the welfare of the bottom 40 percent of our population, Malaysia is keen to collaborate with the World Bank Group to bring this experience to many more countries.”The World Bank Group Office in Malaysia will be housed in Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia’s centre of excellence in knowledge and learning in central banking and financial services, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Show Less -