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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: Where the Market Stands

The stock exchange industry has been increasingly active in advocating for smart and strategic disclosure of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) performance data. Investors use these non-financial metrics to evaluate the health, resilience, and sustainability of public companies. And

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PwC: Nigeria – Prosperity Beyond Oil

PwC recently published a report in conjunction with the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on the key macro-economic challenges in Nigeria. PwC reviewed the impact of low oil prices on economic indicators and also considered the question

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Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX): At the Heart of Vision 2030

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) was established in 2000 as a legal entity with autonomous status, independent finance, and management. ADX is also provided with the necessary supervisory and executive powers to exercise its functions. ADX began operations on

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Ann Low, US Department of State: Good Corporate Governance is Good Business

OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises. Over the past decade, cross-border trade and investment by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) has surged. According to the OECD, whereas in 2005, there were only three SOEs in the Fortune Global 50 list

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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: Something New Under the Sun

A report from the WFE annual meeting in Qatar. Stock exchange leaders, policymakers, regulators, investors, and corporates all gathered in Doha, Qatar, for the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) annual general meeting in October. The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) served

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World Bank Group: Are Stars Aligning for Clean-Energy Financing?

One of the biggest bangs on the opening day of the Paris COP21 climate summit was without doubt the dual announcements by the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, led by Bill Gates and other high-net worth individuals, and the multilateral Mission Innovation,

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Otaviano Canuto, IMF: Whither Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange Reserves

After a exponential rise in foreign exchange reserves accumulation by emerging markets from 2000 onwards, the tide seems to have turned south since mid-2014. Changes in capital flows and commodity prices have been major factors behind the inflection, with the

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IFC: Climate Change – Threat and Opportunity for Private Sector

As world leaders met at the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris last month to hammer out a deal to prevent global warming, one thing became clear:

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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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Keiko Honda, CEO MIGA: Crucial Role for Investment Guarantees

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), part of the World Bank Group, is a financial institution exclusively dedicated to political risk insurance and credit guarantees that offer investors a hedge against risk in developing countries. The agency was established in

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