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Saudi Aramco PhD Student Wins MIT Research Award

Zeid Al Ghareeb, a Saudi Aramco sponsored student pursuing a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been awarded a Seed Fund grant of $150,000 for doctoral research from the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). The

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IMF: Anything that Works to Create Jobs

A broad mix of policies is needed to help put the global economy on a sustained and balanced growth path, the IMF said as it wrapped up the 2013 Spring Meetings against a backdrop of an uneven global recovery. In

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IMF: The Risk Side of Exceptionally Low Interest Rates

Several years of exceptionally low interest rates and bond buying by some advanced economy central banks have improved some indicators of banks’ health while supporting the economy and financial stability, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund. In

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Countdown to the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum

Following the unparalleled momentum and success of the 2011 and 2012 conferences, the third annual Global Diaspora Forum (GDF) is truly going global this year with simultaneously streamed events from around across the world. Join leaders in business, technology, investment and

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Michelle Obama: A Debt of Gratitude

The 2012 speech by Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention in support of her husband was undeniably brilliant and a political tour de force. She connected with the aspirations of millions of worried voters by recalling the personal stories

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International Chamber of Commerce: G20 Openness Could Improve

Presenting pre-findings of an ICC Open Markets Index at an international business dialogue in Paris on March 4th, ICC Chairman Gerard Worms said that government authorities equipped with better information on their country’s market performance were better able to honour

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The International Financial Institutions: Collaboration for Development and Growth

Leaders of the African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank Group pledged on February 26, 2013 close collaboration to support development and growth. The leaders emphasized the need

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Global FDI Recovery Stalls in 2012

Macroeconomic fragility and policy uncertainty for investors has led to an 18 per cent decline in global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows last year, to an estimated $1.3 trillion, the United Nations said in a new report released on January

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IFC Study: Obstacles to Growth and Job Creation

A new study by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, finds that much-needed jobs in developing countries can be created at a faster rate if policy makers and development institutions make it a priority to remove the key obstacles to

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The Price of Pollution

How much does environmental activism affect a corporation’s bottom line? By Valerie Ross based on the research of Ion Bogdan Vasi And Brayden King When a big corporation is accused of running roughshod over the environment, it is big news.

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