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Deloitte: Construction Hitches in the GCC Lead to Calls for Positive Change

Construction plays an important role in GCC countries’ long-term economic development plans and national visions, driving the involvement of the public sector towards delivering successful cities. Whilst external factors – such as the tightening infrastructure expenditure and reduced volume of

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MIGA Exclusive Interview: Business Priority to Work With All People

Interview from February 2019, with Keiko Honda, Executive Vice-President and CEO of the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). She spoke with Tor Svensson, Chairman of CFI.co. CFI.co: You have been at the head of MIGA for almost

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Over 1,700 Projects Worth USD 1tn Fall Under China’s Ambitious One Belt, One Road Initiative (OBOR)

Annual Investment Meeting 2019 to host AIM-OBOR Forum With more than 1,700 projects worth USD 1 trillion, China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road Initiative aims to positively impact 4.4 billion people, or 65 percent of the world’s population that equals

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Danièle Nouy: Getting Tough with Bankers

It is her job to keep Europe’s banks on the straight and narrow and remind their executives that honesty pays. During her four years as chairperson of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) supervisory board, Danièle Nouy made few friends in

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Otaviano Canuto, Center for Macroeconomics and Development: How to Heal the Brazilian Economy

If I were to encapsulate the current situation of the Brazilian economy in one sentence, I would say: “It is suffering from a combination of ‘productivity anemia’ and ‘public sector obesity’”. On the one hand, the country’s mediocre productivity performance

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World Bank on Social Protection in Africa: Burkina Faso Mobile Childcare Scheme Could Transform Public Works

Children put to sleep on the ground, exposed to sun, wind and rain near dangerous construction sites – while their mothers work. Women without childcare facilities are falling ever deeper into poverty. Their children are missing school and sometimes watching

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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: Next-Gen ESG – Going Beyond the Basics

For many years, investors have been searching for more perfect sources of non-financial information: data that may not be on the balance sheet, but still offer material and relevant insight into business value. First, they looked at corporate governance practices

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Lawrence Summers: Setting the Record Straight on Secular Stagnation

Joseph Stiglitz recently dismissed the relevance of secular stagnation to the American economy, and in the process attacked (without naming me) my work in the administrations of Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. I am not a disinterested observer, but

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Otaviano Canuto, World Bank: Making Returns on Knowledge – How Innovation Can Flow from Globalisation

The April issue of the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) included a chapter on how globalisation has helped technology leaders’ knowledge spread faster. Cross-border technological diffusion has not only contributed to rising domestic productivity levels in advanced and

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Ian Fletcher, IBM: Fourth Industrial Revolution – Positioning for Change

We are living in one of the most transformational times in human history, creating a paradigm shift that will bring change at a speed, scale, and force unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before. This paradigm shift is widely recognised as

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