I would like to welcome all of you to the Bank and to thank you for com-
ing. It is a particular pleasure to thank our joint partners of this workshop:
AFRICATIP, the Red Social, and the NGO-World Bank Committee, and all
the others who have supported the event and its preparation.
This workshop is billed as a global learning event, and we at the Bank
certainly look forward to benefiting from the rich experience that all of
you bring from all over the world. I am very pleased to note that this
event, proposed as a “workshop,” emphasizes work and that the day
following the conclusion...
Below is a list of consumer reporting companies – companies that collect information and
provide reports on consumers that are used to decide whether to provide consumers credit,
insurance, or employment, and for other purposes. This list doesn’t cover every company in
the industry. It’s a list of companies that have identified themselves as consumer reporting
companies or provide consumers access to their consumer reports. The list includes both the
biggest nationwide credit reporting companies and a longer list of “specialty reporting
Currently, poverty is broadly defined by the lack of public services and
the lack of opportunities to generate income, as well as the inability of
people to act in their own interests, to express their needs through con-
crete proposals, and to organize collectively to implement solutions.
Poverty constitutes a challenge to the peaceful coexistence of people and
represents ignorance of their social, economic, and political rights. How-
ever, creating permanent jobs and implementing productive projects for
poverty reduction are not simple tasks....
Corporate bonds differ in two important ways: maturity and credit
quality.Maturities vary from short-term (between 1 and 5 years)
to intermediate-term (between 5 and 10 years) to long-term (more
than 10 years).Most corporate bonds are assigned a letter-coded
rating by independent bond rating agencies such as Moody’s
Investors Service, Inc., and Standard & Poor’s Corporation to
indicate their relative credit quality—the likelihood that the
issuer will pay interest and principal in full and on time. (More
information about bond ratings is provided on page 10.) ...
Interested in becoming amoney market credit analyst? Your job will be
to identify issuers that carry minimal credit risk to the fund, meaning
that they have a very high likelihood of repaying the fund when their
securities mature. But within this group of very high quality compa-
nies, you’ll be making distinctions, evaluating which securities should
have a higher yield than others, and how much that yield premium