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Complimentary Currencies: Development Tool on Trial in Kenya

The Central Bank of Kenya has asked the public prosecutor to charge American economist and former Peace Corps volunteer Will Ruddick with forgery. Earlier this year Mr Ruddick and five others were duly arrested by police and thrown in jail.

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UN Says Bangladesh Labour Laws Fall Short of International Standards

The United Nations labour agency today on Monday 22nd July that amendments to the Bangladesh Labour Act “will hopefully prove to be a first step” in addressing workers’ rights and boosting occupational safety and health, but urged the Government to

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IDB Approves US$ 617 Million in Development Funding

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) recently approved US$ 617 million towards funding development projects including  important projects in the areas of education (US$ 174 million for Indonesia), electricity (US$ 319.6 million for Iran, Uganda and Bangladesh), agriculture (US$ 80 million

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Frontier Asia and Hopes for More Inclusive Growth

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on January 28th held a conference in Bangkok, entitled “Frontier Asia: Economic Transformation and Inclusive Growth.” The conference brought together ministers, central bank governors, other senior policymakers and

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A New Generation of Banker

Brazilian Alessandra França, by no means fits the banking stereotype  at only 26 she has already, established a bank for the poor after reading the biography of Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006. By Marco dos Santos The young

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BRIC Economies

The BRIC countries label refers to a select group of four large, developing countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). The four BRIC countries are distinguished from a host of other promising emerging markets by their demographic and economic potential to

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