World Bank

Over 200 million vaccine doses administered globally

More than 200 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered in at least 107 countries and territories, according to an AFP count based on official sources on Feb. 20.    

In total 201,042,149 doses had been given worldwide by 1000 GMT - a figure that does not include the latest data from China and Russia, who have stopped making their progress public in recent days.    

PM Citu: World Bank ranks Romania in top of countries with greatest number, most applied measures

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday that the World Bank has confirmed the measures taken by the Liberal government in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, placing our country in the top of the countries with "the greatest number and the most applied" financial measures taken in response to the crisis caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

World Bank rises Turkey's 2020 growth projection

The World Bank increased Turkey's gross domestic product (GDP) projection for 2020, according to its Global Economic Prospects report released on Jan. 5. 

The international financial institution estimates that the Turkish economy grew 0.5% in 2020, up from an estimated 3.8% contraction in June, "amid a substantial expansion in credit," the report said.

Poor Suffer Most as Czech Housing Crisis Deepens

Czechs seeking to buy an average sized apartment of 70 square metres faced paying over 11 times their annual salary in 2019, more than their peers in any other European country. That's a ranking they enjoyed for a fourth straight year. In the capital Prague, the average price per square meter rose to €3,395 last year, far above regional peers such as Budapest and Bratislava.