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From Haiti to Canada – Michaëlle Jean: A Viceroy from the Caribbean

September 2, 2014 | By More
From Haiti to Canada – Michaëlle Jean: A Viceroy from the Caribbean

The world over, Canada enjoys a reputation as a country most welcoming to immigrants. Newcomers are not just welcomed with open arms; they are also cordially invited to actively participate in the life of the nation. Canadians thoroughly enjoy welcoming immigrants to their vast and often frozen land. Their warmth knows no equal. Fully 20% […]

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Demand for Sustainable Developments Rises as UAE Residents Vote for a Greener Lifestyle

September 1, 2014 | By More
Demand for Sustainable Developments Rises as UAE Residents Vote for a Greener Lifestyle

Emaar Community Management showcases latest initiatives at Cityscape Global Dubai, UAE, 1 September 2014: Emaar’s Community Management programme will be at the forefront of sustainable developments on show at Cityscape Global this month, as UAE residents reveal their desire to adopt a greener lifestyle, both at work and at home. A recent poll conducted by Bayt.com […]

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World Bank Report: Digital Payments Vital To Economic Growth

August 29, 2014 | By More
World Bank Report: Digital Payments Vital To Economic Growth

Gates Foundation and Better Than Cash Alliance urge governments to embrace digital financial services, offers concrete action steps.  Integrating digital payments into the economies of emerging and developing nations addresses crucial issues of broad economic growth and individual financial empowerment, according to a new report by the World Bank Development Research Group. The report examines, […]

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From Lebanon to Brazil – Joseph Safra

August 28, 2014 | By More
From Lebanon to Brazil – Joseph Safra

A Global Presence The Safra family fortune – today expressed in billions of dollars – originated on the dusty tracks of the well-trodden camel route between Aleppo, Syria and Istanbul. At the dawn of the 20th century, Jacob E. Safra, a successful gold trader, opened a bank in Beirut to help finance the burgeoning trade […]

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PwC Nigeria: Does Size Really Matter? Economic and Fiscal Implications of Nigeria’s Rebased GDP

August 27, 2014 | By More
PwC Nigeria: Does Size Really Matter? Economic and Fiscal Implications of Nigeria’s Rebased GDP

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an internationally recognised measure of economy size and strength. It is importance to have up-to-date data so the rebasing is a step in the right direction. It is expected to make planning and investment decisions more robust and informed. For example, the performance of the government in revenue collection, capital […]

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Ghana: Crisis as a Hallmark of Enduring Success

August 26, 2014 | By More
Ghana: Crisis as a Hallmark of Enduring Success

A solid mechanism has been put in place with Norwegian assistance to ensure that the proceeds from Ghana’s newly found offshore oilfields are spent wisely and to the benefit of the entire nation. A sovereign wealth fund is to receive 30% of the takings while the remainder will underwrite economic development. Transparency and democratic oversight […]

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UN Member States Receive Report on Finance for Sustainable Development

August 22, 2014 | By More
UN Member States Receive Report on Finance for Sustainable Development

The General Assembly formally received an expert report on August 19, 2014 setting out options that can be weighed by Member States on ways to finance the United Nations-driven sustainable development agenda, which will aim to improve people’s lives and protect the planet for future generations. The report, Forwarded to the Assembly by the Intergovernmental Committee […]

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UAE Nationals Send Powerful Message to Property Investors Across the World

August 21, 2014 | By More
UAE Nationals Send Powerful Message to Property Investors Across the World

India, Pakistan and UK top Dubai real estate investor list for start of 2014 as countdown begins for 13th edition of Cityscape Global Emiratis have sent a powerful message to international investors across the world that the Middle East is a safe haven for investors, after spending billions of dirhams on Dubai property in the […]

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From Greece to Canada – George Delaportas: Big Dreams Need Big Country

August 20, 2014 | By More
From Greece to Canada – George Delaportas: Big Dreams Need Big Country

George Delaportas is writing a new language and needs four years of research, and about EUR 80,000, to compile its dictionary and syntax. This young Greek entrepreneur, now at home in Vancouver, hopes that crowd-funding – and some chutzpa – will allow him to get the job done. Barely 29, Mr Delaportas is much the […]

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World Bank Group Commits US$ 5 Billion to Boost Electricity Generation in Six African Countries

August 19, 2014 | By More
World Bank Group Commits US$ 5 Billion to Boost Electricity Generation in Six African Countries

The World Bank Group has committed $5 billion in new technical and financial support for energy projects in six African countries – Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Tanzania—which have partnered with President Obama’s Power Africa initiative. Making the announcement on the second day of the 1st US-Africa Summit, World Bank Group President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, said the […]

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