Aust provides $25m to World Bank facility

Aust provides $25m to World Bank facility

AAP Australia is providing $25 million to a global infrastructure facility run by the World Bank. The facility aims to promote greater private sector investment in the infrastructure of emerging markets and developing countries, Treasurer Joe Hockey and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement on Sunday. "The strong partnership between the Australian government and the World Bank ... un…

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