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IFC: Capital Markets Key to Development

Ending extreme poverty for good and building shared prosperity across the developing world takes money – a lot of money. Take infrastructure: for the foreseeable future, an estimated $50 billion per year is needed in Africa alone to deliver basic

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CFI.co Picked as Knowledge Partner for AIM 2016 for the Second Time

CFI.co Picked as Knowledge Partner for AIM 2016 for the Second Time, alongside Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) and UN ESCWA.  The theme of the sixth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting 2016 will be “The New World of FDI, Key Features and

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IREIS Conference: UAE Property Market in Phase of Optimistic Consolidation

The conference at the annual IREIS (International Real Estate & Investment Show) at the ADNEC centre in Abu Dhabi is typically stacked with high calibre speakers and thus gives investors a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into property markets,

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World Bank Group: Should Oil Exporters Shift Capital Stock to Renewables?

As the Financial Times pointed out recently, oil companies such as ExxonMobil and Shell would, under measures considered for the global climate pact to be sealed in Paris next year, cease to exist in their current forms in 35 years.

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Adel S Al-Ghamdi: Saudi Stock Exchange Opts for Quality

Adel S Al-Ghamdi leads the Saudi Stock Exchange, the largest and most liquid in the Middle East and North Africa, since July 2013 when he left his job as general manager of the Corporate Finance and Issuance Division at the

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The Time Is Now: Paradigm Shift Signals Opportunity

Few people realise that in 2013 a turning point was reached. In that year, emerging economies displaced developed markets as the main engines of global economic growth. This was not a one-off event or an oddity: it signalled no less

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IFC: The Art and Science of Benefits Sharing

Non-renewable natural resource projects – that is oil, gas, and minerals – are usually seen as part of a nation’s wealth. Accordingly, their use for the long-term sustainable development of a country is a prime objective of any legitimate government.

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DEG: Turkey – Growth Market and Bridge to the East

Turkey was long considered especially promising in the group of emerging-market countries. However, political developments and Turkey’s susceptibility to recent turmoil in financial markets means that the perception has now shifted. But which is the correct impression? Do current political

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Grant Thornton: Governance vs Corporate Governance

When we hear the term “corporate governance”, we instantaneously parallel the phrase with rules and procedures, stock market regulations, codes, standards, compliance, etc. Corporate governance is perceived by many publically-listed companies as a burden that limits their freedom because of

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Otaviano Canuto, World Bank Group: BRICS Apart as Oil Prices Plunge

The oil price plunge since last June has been deemed, overall, as a boon for the global economy. However, that depends on where one stands as a producer or user, as illustrated here with the divergence of impacts on BRICS

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