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DeLong: Hopeless Unemployment

Professor Bradford DeLong argues that long-term unemployment will become an impediment to economic recovery within the next two years – just as it was the case after the Great Depression in 1933. The cause of the Great Depression: “Workers were

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EDFI: Africa and Energy Access – Financing Impact

Energy is arguably one of the major challenges the world faces today. For those living in extreme poverty, the lack of access to modern energy services dramatically affects health, limits opportunities and widens the gap between the Haves and Have-Nots.

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BRIC Stocks Now Out of Favour … Later to Be an Incredible Investment Opportunity

With BRIC stock valuations currently low and yet with strong long term projected growth a great buying opportunity may materialize at some point going forward. Meanwhile, attractive dividend yields of 4%-5% and more are available. The “BRICs” – Brazil, Russia,

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G20 Summit: Merkel still wants both Austerity and Growth in the Eurozone… but still no clue as to who will pick up the tab

Angela Merkel brushed off criticism of her focus on austerity, as the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies focused their attention on the crisis in the Eurozone. In Los Cabos the EU largely postponed the discussion on the specifics

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Roubini: A Full Banking Union Should be Initiated in the Eurozone

In this article, Professor Nouriel Roubini explains how A Global Perfect Storm is gathering with simultaneous and interlinked events occurring, including (but not limited to) the economic slowdown in the US, China and the eurozone; falling equity markets; higher sovereign

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The Euro Crisis Should Distract on Rio+20 Agreement

Much of the world’s attention has been focused on the Euro crisis but this should not be allowed to distract from Rio+20. Negotiations in the run up to the UN’s sustainable development summit are normally dificult, said UN Secretary General

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The Transformation of Africa’s ICT Market

Event: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 9-11 May 2012 Africa holds exciting new business opportunities for international companies in many sectors, including  in ICT (see below graphs and tables).   Africa is on the brink of a major transformation. Over the last decade,

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WEF in Ethiopia: Shaping Africa’s Transformation

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 7 May 2012 – More than 700 leaders from business, government, civil society, academia, media and the arts from over 70 countries will meet at the 22nd World Economic Forum on Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 9

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Big Banks: Cure or Curse for the Global Economy?

Friday 27 January 2012, CFI with report from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland with anchor Bloomberg Television Key Points Banking reforms are still a work in progress – there is still a long way to go before the global

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2012 CFI Top 100 Emerging Markets Companies’ Nominations

The 2011 CFI Top 100 Emerging Market Companies were compiled by using the nominations and the votes from CFI’s subscriber base and in addition by the judges on the editing board. The criteria included financial performance, such as sales and

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