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Lord Waverley

Lord Waverley

Lord (JD) Waverley - Member, House of Lords, London | Founder - SupplyFinder.com | Strategic Advisor SmarterContracts.co.uk

Lord Waverley: Making the Case for Emerging Markets

The world awaits what emerges from post-Covid traumas. States will be required to consider how to balance budgets, how to derive income from which aspects of the economy to pay for essential services. There will be those who will dig

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Lord Waverley on Development Banks – By Name and By Nature: A Boon in Troubled Times

Development Finance Institutions (DFI), Development Finance Companies (DFC) or Development Banks (DB) are institutions that provide finance for development projects predominantly in weaker or developing economies. Development banks provide medium- to long-term risk capital and technical assistance to developing economies

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Lord Waverley: The EAEU is an Alternative to the EU — But Will It Last?

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) spreads across Eastern Europe and Central and Northern Asia, covering some 20 million square kilometres and represent-ing 180 million people. But with concern about uniting principles — aside from removal of trade barriers — there

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UK Won’t ‘Move On’ After Brexit: It Will Move Forward

Many of the existential issues that have driven a period of prolonged introversion in the UK, hampering its international engagement, have now been laid to rest. Brexit will continue to be the defining prism through which the world views the

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Lord Waverley: Drone Industry Needs a Coherent Voice — and Some Interest From Investors

Drones are changing the way in which we interact with one another. From commercial applications to lifesaving transportation, drones are a reality which cannot be ignored. The potential of these remote-controlled flying robots is unlimited. But to unlock the full

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Lord Waverley – Blockchain: New Way of Doing Business in a Changing World

Blockchain is little understood, but it will simplify transactions, improve reliability and reduce costs. Focusing on blockchain technology today will ensure being relevant tomorrow. To better understand the potential of blockchain, it is necessary to follow the current, future and

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Financial Centres Promote Economic Development: AIFC Goes for Growth by Backing SMEs Globally

International Financial Centres (IFCs) are a necessary component of national and global economic growth. And increasingly, it is co-operation between IFCs, rather than competition, that drives the development agenda of the world’s established and emerging financial centres. As the Astana

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Lord Waverley: Brexit and Trade – The UK Must Now Be Flexible, Opportunistic & Respectfully Machiavellian

The Trade Bill before Parliament is a necessary piece in the BREXIT jigsaw. A question to start with, however, is this: will the bill survive the environment in which it must serve, or will it require amendment once the conditions

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Lord Waverley on Sanctions: The United Kingdom Acts

The United Kingdom Government has introduced the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill to Parliament.  Provisions for continuity of current sanctions arrangements post BREXIT have become necessary. Failure to do so would put the United Kingdom in breach of its international

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Lord Waverley: The Shackles That (Still) Bind International Trade

The ‘Problématique’ Notwithstanding the continued march of globalism, cross-border global trade remains plagued by multiple barriers. These impede economic development, particularly in emerging market (EM) economies, and for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). EMs account for over 85% of the

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