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  2. European Investment Bank - Wikipedia

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the European Union's investment bank and is owned by the EU Member States. [1] [2] It is one of the largest supranational lenders in the world. [3] The EIB is a not-for-profit organisation which funds projects that achieve the policy aims of the European Union through loans, guarantees and technical assistance.

  3. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on retail - Wikipedia

    Online retailer Amazon announced it would be adding 3,000 customer service jobs in South Africa to respond to increased demand in North America and Europe for Amazon products. [2] Due to COVID-19, sales of tobacco and alcohol were prohibited under lockdown restrictions.

  4. Open defecation - Wikipedia

    Open defecation has been an issue in India. A report published by WaterAid stated that India had the highest number of people without access to basic sanitation despite efforts made by the Government of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission. About 522 million people practiced open defecation in India in 2014, despite having access to a toilet.

  5. Financial crisis of 2007–2008 - Wikipedia

    The crisis sparked the Great Recession, which, at the time, was the most severe global recession since the Great Depression. It was also followed by the European debt crisis, which began with a deficit in Greece in late 2009, and the 2008–2011 Icelandic financial crisis, which involved the bank failure of all three of the major banks in Iceland and, relative to the size of its economy, was ...

  6. Water supply and sanitation in South Africa - Wikipedia

    The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is an important player in the water and sanitation sector, both as a financier and as an advisor and project promoter. In 2005–2006 about 29% of its approved projects were for water supply (1,881 million Rand) and sanitation (165 million Rand). [53]

  7. Tanzania - Wikipedia

    The Bank of Tanzania is the central bank of Tanzania and is primarily responsible for maintaining price stability, with a subsidiary responsibility for issuing Tanzanian shilling notes and coins. At the end of 2013, the total assets of the Tanzanian banking industry were 19.5 trillion Tanzanian shillings, a 15 per cent increase over 2012.

  8. Economy of the European Union - Wikipedia

    The economy of the European Union is the joint economy of the member states of the European Union (EU). It is the second largest economy in the world in nominal terms, after the United States, and the third one in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms, after China and the United States.