Dominican Republic to improve productivity, business climate with IDB support

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WASHINGTON - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $300 million policy-based loan to support Dominican Republic’s efforts to boost productivity and tackle the challenges hampering industrial growth. The funds will help implement reforms in three major areas: • Strengthening financial regulations to raise productivity, create new More...

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By Edition On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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European and Caribbean Banks commit millions to reconstruction in hurricane-ravaged islands

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King and Queen to visit Leeward Islands

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St. Maarten Government agrees to joint border control regulation

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British Minister wants Caribbean to focus on cooperation instead of reparations

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Venezuela overdue on hundreds of millions in loan payments, and more defaulting on the horizon

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Dutch Parliament supports hurricane-proof rebuilding

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St. Maarten MP’s pass motion to discharge Marlin of PM responsibilities

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EU adopts sanctions against Venezuela

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