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Lord Waverley on Digital Transactions: PM Should Appoint Envoys If UK is Serious About Free Trade Agreement with India

Every community in both countries stands to benefit from an accord that will stand the test of time and be mutually advantageous. Free, independent, and democratic, India is a powerhouse that will play a pivotal role in world affairs, and

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A Winner, All the Way: Gautam Adani, Businessman, Negotiator, and Survivor of Two Kidnappings and a Terror Attack

Infrastructure tycoon Gautam Adani, founder of the Adani Group, has created ports, infrastructure, and thousands of jobs. He’s also been kidnapped by bandits and twice held for ransom; it hasn’t slowed him down… By HAL WILLIAMS Life at the top

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Climate change denier, Mining Champion, Sworn Enemy of Green Policies — Gina Rinehart’s Lonely, Determined Path

The Thatcher fan and chair of Hancock Prospecting has little sympathy for the Left, green policies, or the Channel Nine TV station… By TONY LENNOX Gina Rinehart has the power to move mountains — literally — and the chair of

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UNCDF: Growth Capital Plan to Assist the World’s Least-Developed Nations

The International Municipal Investment Fund and allied initiatives will support entities with the potential to make a real difference in frontier markets.  The International Municipal Investment Fund (IMIF) UNCDF and Meridiam signed an agreement to collaborate on the International Municipal

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In the Face of Grim Challenges, Uzbekistan Forges Ahead on Privatisation

Despite a pandemic, a European war involving its closest trading partner and the growing threat of a global recession, Uzbekistan is forging ahead with a privatisation program which, it’s hoped, will power its economy into middle-income status. The challenges couldn’t

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Lord Waverley: First In, Best Dressed — UK’s Bid to Join Key Regional Trade Agreement

The United Kingdom has applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a trade agreement between 11 countries stretching from Vietnam to Peru, including Japan. Its members contain some of the fastest-growing economies in the world,

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World Bank: Investment Push Needed for Green, Resilient and Inclusive Development

As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 crisis, we face a world with a serious ‘reversal’ problem – a reversal in development progress made over the last 20 years, of a magnitude not seen in a generation. It

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OECD: Plugging the SDG Financing Gap

Ensuring Blended Finance can mobilise private finance, particularly in the Least Developed Countries and towards Social Sectors, will require a systemic and transformational approach. Even before the arrival of COVID-19, the SDG financing gap was significant. The private sector is

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The Fed vs the Communist Party

Recent quarters, months, and weeks have seen a remarkable clash between the goals of the US Federal Reserve and Chinese Communist Party. One is trying to expand credit into a “supercharged, super-fair recovery”, the other trying to rein-in what they

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Uzbekistan on the Path to Becoming Carbon-Neutral

In the race to become carbon-neutral, it is useful to look at where the race began. In Uzbekistan, a nation rich in natural gas, it began with nearly all energy requirements — 96.75 percent in 2019 — being met by

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