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Recycling Plastic: Is it Working, and are we Doing Enough…?

Once seen as a ‘wonder material’, this by-product of the oil industry has become a global environmental menace. Millions of tonnes of plastic garbage are dumped into landfills and oceans each year, wreaking havoc on marine life and ecosystems. We

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Collaboration, Fintech and Crypto Dominate Italian Summit, and New VC Fund Announced by Generali

Why Italy is bucking a downward trend, and some take-aways from the 2023 Milan Fintech Summit… Italian insurance giant Generali Assicurazioni has announced a specialised insurtech and fintech venture capital fund within its larger Generali Ventures fund. It will dedicate

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Sri Lanka: Recovery, Redemption & Re-Birth

Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka’s most resilient and experienced politician, was gifted his country’s presidency by his political opponents, just as his nation had been declared bankrupt. Although critics question his legitimacy to be Head of State as he lacks a

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Interview with Firas Sleiman – Partner and Technology, Digital & Cyber Leader at PwC in Qatar: Digital Leadership

About Qatar and Digital What technology or digital trends should the Qatari leader watch out for and invest in for the next decade? In the next few years, the focus of public and private sector CxOs and digital leaders will

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Rescue by Helicopter Reserves

The world woke up on Monday 23 with higher international reserves for all countries. A new allocation of US$650 billion (SDR450 billion) in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to its member countries has entered into

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Asian Development Bank: Towards a Blue Deal to Restore the World’s Oceans

Investments in recovering and maintaining a functioning marine ecosystem can form the foundation of a sustainable “blue economy.” Marine ecosystems are threatened by extinction. Over the past 50 years, the world has lost nearly half of its coral reefs and

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Q&A with Chairman of Eriell Group and Enter Engineering: Bakhtiyor Fazilov

Please, tell us a little about yourself. How did you reach your current position? As you may understand, it is not easy to talk about oneself, especially for a person in my position. I was born in Samarkand. After school

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World Bank Group Unveils New Initiatives in Investment Policy and Promotion

For many developing countries, foreign direct investment (FDI) has become the largest source of external finance, surpassing official development assistance, remittances, or portfolio investment flows. In 2016, more than 40% of the nearly $1.75 trillion of global FDI flows was

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The Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) of UNCDF: Climate Change Impacts on Natural and Human Systems

“For women, the road was crucial. It was hard to deliver babies because of access: we had to go to the hospital by boat – it was risky. And also for the children, floods made it impossible for them to

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African Governments Invest in Skills in Sciences, Engineering, and Technology

President Macky Sall of Senegal launches a new Regional Scholarship and Innovative Fund in Johannesburg, South Africa, in June 2015. $5 million committed by African governments and African Business Champions for Science to award 10,000 PhDs scholarships over ten years.

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