Private Sector

Private Sector

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Argentina pleads relief from Bank tribunal

Some 20 companies have filed suits with World Bank arbitration arm against the Argentine government for damages caused by the freezing of public service rates.

8 September 2003

Infrastructure

News

Bank review criticises power sector performance

A critical review of the Bank's energy programmes yields interesting insights but the proposed follow-up appears to be business-as-usual.

8 September 2003

Infrastructure

News

Company withdraws from Lao dam project

Electricit

8 September 2003

Environment

News

World Bank announces renewed big infrastructure push

The World Bank President has pledged that the Bank will revive its support for megaprojects and a new report expresses serious concerns about the Bank's track record in this area.

8 September 2003

Accountability

News

Bank, Fund moves on extractives transparency

The World Bank and the IMF pledged their support to the “Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative” in statements made at a high-level conference in London on 17 June.

21 July 2003

Rights

News

Public excluded from Bolivian Bechtel case

ICSID has ruled that it will not allow the public or media to participate in proceedings in which Bechtel is suing the people of Bolivia for $25 million.

1 April 2003

Finance

News

Bank hypocrisy over Nestlé claim

A Nestl

1 April 2003

Accountability

News

UK government reply to Baku-Ceyhan memo

Letter from Rt Hon Baroness Symons, UK Minister of State International Trade and Investment in response to NGO memorandum on the Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline.

31 January 2003

Finance

News

MIGA role in Ethiopian Nestlé claim unclear

Questions about what advice MIGA provided to the Ethiopian government in its role as mediator in a $6m suit filed against the country by the Swiss multinational.

28 January 2003

Social services

News

Bolivia water latest

Bolivia provides further lessons from Bank-backed water privatisation.

26 November 2002