QNB ALAHLI: Covering All of a Country’s Financial Needs — but Never Losing that Personal Touch

QNB ALAHLI, established in April 1978, is the second-largest private bank in Egypt, and one of the country’s leading financial institutions. The full-service bank is organised around several diversified business lines, serving corporate, individual, professional and SME clients through a

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Otaviano Canuto: Some Economies May Soon Face a Hard Landing

Weaker performance of emerging markets is expected in the immediate future. This year began with simultaneous signs of a slowdown in global economic growth and a reorientation toward tightening of monetary policies in advanced economies. In its latest Global Economic

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CBRE: Multifamily Assets Consolidate Real Estate Investment Growth

Real estate investor appetite for European multifamily properties has been thriving in the past decade. Resilient income-driven performance, sustained by strong occupier market fundamentals and long-term socio-demographic trends, should continue to fuel the rise of this asset class. Last year

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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: Language Locks and Building Blocks

Language has been an inhibitor to the progress of sustainable business. Rather than putting a trendy new name on an essentially new business practice, a series of conflicting, complementary, and confusing labels has come into practice. Because this era is

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EY Argentina: Argentina’s Promotional Tax System for Knowledge-based Companies is Gaining Ground in the Local Market

After more than two years of the enactment of the “knowledge-based” Law, time has come to ask whether this new promotional system have truly improved the capacity of the knowledge-based industries to generate employment, federal economic development, and foreign exchange

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World Bank: Sustained Global Solidarity Needed to Achieve Global COVID-19 Recovery

The pandemic has affected virtually everyone in the world, but its impacts have been hardest on the poor and vulnerable, deepening inequalities and exacerbating underlying challenges. Now more than ever, global solidarity is needed to address the widening gaps between

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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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Why Even the Most Profit Centered Businesses Should Care About ESG Issues

Investors and corporations that do not have an explicit mandate to manage social or environmental issues still have an implicit interest in such issues The strongest way to manage risk is to consider the broadest number of issues material to

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Cartica Management’s Powerful Combination: Investment Acumen, ESG Engagement, and Diverse Leadership

“Many emerging market companies have good ESG practices, but through active engagement we can improve disclosure around these practices to unlock value and ignite a cycle of positive change,” said Emily Alejos, Chief Investment Officer of Cartica Management. Through their

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John Gandolfo, IFC’s Treasurer: Looking Towards Recovery from Covid-19 and a Green, Resilient, Inclusive Future

The Covid-19 crisis has impacted the health and livelihoods of many millions of people across the planet, and it continues to impose an enormous toll on the poor, threatening decades of progress towards raising living standards in the developing world.

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