The Red Sea International Airport Takes Off: Contract Award to Nesma & Partners and Almabani

This contract has been awarded to support the creation of a sustainable gateway opening Saudi Arabia to the world Riyadh, 13 July 2020: The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), driver of one of the world’s most ambitious tourism initiatives, has

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UNCTAD: COVID-19 Has Hurt Global Investment but the Recovery Offers the Chance to Build a More Sustainable Economy

The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted investment and trade flows, but it arrives on top of existing challenges to the system of international production and trade. Flows of cross-border investment in physical productive assets stopped growing

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Rishi Sunak: The Safest Pair of Hands for Mission Impossible

The Tory chancellor who’s splashing the cash, Rishi Sunak, is widely regarded as the man for the moment. But how far will he go, and can he pull off the Herculean feat of leading the UK to prosperity in the

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Brazil’s Economic Crossroads: Which Path Will It Choose?

Latin America’s largest economy entered the pandemic before it could heal from its worst recession in decades. First appeared at Americas Quarterly By Otaviano Canuto As the pandemic unfolds, Brazil is paying a huge human cost, with the number of

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EY on COVID-19 Pandemic: An Opportunity for Reinvention of Family Enterprises

Family businesses and SMEs face great challenges, as well as personal and financial losses, in these turbulent times. On the flip side of the coin, the COVID-19 pandemic can also be seen as an opportunity to rethink business models and

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Pandemic Gives Boost to Illicit Trade

A corrosive agent in many guises that threatens public health, depresses growth, undermines good governance, and degrades the environment, illicit trade permeates global society and stunts development. It now represents an estimated 3.3 percent of the world economy. Though that

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Taking Underground Approach to Carbon Neutral Heating for Homes

Limitless carbon-neutral energy is right under our feet, says Kathy Hannun, the co-founder and president of geothermal giant Dandelion Energy. While geothermal usually means magma-driven energy projects, Dandelion focuses on the Earth-powered heating and cooling of homes. Dandelion residential geothermal

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Heidelberg University (CSI) on Financial Innovation: Unleashing Full Potential of Impact Investing

Many relevant fields and geographic areas are blank spots on the impact investing landscape, because they appear too risky or offer too low returns. If impact investing is to contribute to the SDGS, this needs to change. Financial innovation could

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Judy Faulkner: From Basement Beginnings… to a Self-made Billionaire

Judy Faulkner is the hands-on programmer who pioneered the concept of patient-centric digital medical records in the US. Faulkner taught herself the basics of coding in just one week during her undergraduate years — and went on to become a

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Lord Waverley on Development Banks – By Name and By Nature: A Boon in Troubled Times

Development Finance Institutions (DFI), Development Finance Companies (DFC) or Development Banks (DB) are institutions that provide finance for development projects predominantly in weaker or developing economies. Development banks provide medium- to long-term risk capital and technical assistance to developing economies

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