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Sudan Cabinet Shake-Up Boosts Conciliation Efforts

Former US special envoy to Sudan Princeton Lyman has made yet another appeal for the resumption of the political dialogue in the country with a view to establishing a lasting peace. Earlier this month, Mr Lyman called on rebel forces

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Otaviano Canuto, World Bank Group: Walking on the Wild Side – Monetary Policy and Prudential Regulation

Global financial integration and the linkages between the financial and the real sides of economies are sources of huge policy challenges. This is now beyond doubt, after what we saw in the run-up to and the unfolding of the 2008

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Tobias Preis: Beating the Stock Market with Google’s Big Data

Google your way to riches: It can be done and Tobias Preis has proved it. Search query data on publically traded corporations, as available from Google Trends, bear a close correlation to transaction volumes of the corresponding stock. The number

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Perry Chen: Unleashing the Power of Collective Funding, Getting Bright Ideas to Fruition

In the spring of 1885, publisher Joseph Pulitzer launched a fundraising campaign in his newspaper New York World to raise the last $100,000 needed to build a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. The statue – a gift from the

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Deficits Matter, but Not the Way You Might Think

By Bob Veres. This originally appeared on Advisor Perspectives. Congress is coming off of a bruising debate over the deficit ceiling – a preview of what we will experience again in a few months. The economy is growing slowly – some

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A Crowded Room with Barry Sternlicht and Kent Swig: New Financing for Real Estate

By David Drake Crowdfunding is taking real estate financing by surprise and the big players are taking notice. When Joe Rubin (FundingPost) and I were planning for this Real Estate Investing conference we knew that crowdfunding’s foray into real estate

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USAID: Science and Engineering Diaspora Networks – Communities Mobilizing to Solve Global Development Challenges

In a research lab at the University of Buffalo (UB), New York, scientist Sarbajit Banerjee and his colleagues have honed in on a confounding problem – how to efficiently cool homes in hot climates. These researchers are testing the potential

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BlackRock: Bridging the Gap – The Rise of Infra Funds in Privately Financed Infrastructure

By BlackRock Infrastructure Debt Team In the wake of the global recession, privately-financed infrastructure has become a hot topic for policy makers from Berlin to Paris, London, and Washington. The attractions are not hard to see – private infrastructure is

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UN: Towards a Rights-based Approach to Migration

The General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development opened on Thursday 3rd October in New York with a call from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to implement measures that protect the rights of millions of migrants as well as

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The World Bank: Calling for an End to Poverty

With more than a billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today said this week that extreme poverty was “the defining moral issue of our time,” and he

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