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Channel NewsAsia
Asia Pacific going through major geopolitical shifts, difficult internal conditionson Thursday (Sep 29). Under these challenging conditions, countries can only s
Asia Pacific going through major geopolitical shifts, difficult internal conditions
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 hours ago
on Thursday (Sep 29). Under these challenging conditions, countries can only succeed by strengthening cooperation instead of turning inward, said Mr Lee, adding that this is especially important for key players like Japan, which influence the tone... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ethiopia On Track to Capture Accelerated Economic GrowthPopulation growth has an ambiguous effect on economic development Currently, t
Ethiopia On Track to Capture Accelerated Economic Growth
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Population growth has an ambiguous effect on economic development Currently, the impact of population on economic development has been a subject of major political and academic debates, and has taken the attention of policymakers. Some scholars have... Read more
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The Irish Times
Emigrant tax: Why reward those who left?The new tax would be aimed at those earning in excess of €75,000 in specialist
Emigrant tax: Why reward those who left?
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
The new tax would be aimed at those earning in excess of €75,000 in specialist jobs in areas like medicine, science, IT and finance. The scheme would also apply to entrepreneurs in specialist sectors, and would remain in place for a period of up to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Obasanjo Blames Governors for Economic RecessionBy Mathias Okwe, Azimazi Momoh Jimoh and Segun Olaniyi Abuja — Former Presiden
Obasanjo Blames Governors for Economic Recession
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
By Mathias Okwe, Azimazi Momoh Jimoh and Segun Olaniyi Abuja — Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday blamed the economic recession on what he described as a wasteful use of resources by state governors. Obasanjo accused the governors of... Read more
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The New Yorker
A New CubaObama’s idea isn’t “to take America out of the equation but to remove it as an
A New Cuba
The New Yorker / Posted yesterday
Obama’s idea isn’t “to take America out of the equation but to remove it as an excuse for Cuba feeling trapped in its past.”Credit Photograph by Nicola Lo Calzo / L’agence à Paris One afternoon last spring, President Obama sat on a stage at La... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Global Bureaucratic Incumbency « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUSOf late, you cannot escape the amount of literature both in politics and econom
Global Bureaucratic Incumbency « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted yesterday
Of late, you cannot escape the amount of literature both in politics and economics that try to explain the woes in our global systems. This is hardly new, but you probably have never seen so many basic assumptions since 2008 being reexamined. Why is... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Global Bureaucratic Incumbency « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUSOf late, you cannot escape the amount of literature both in politics and econom
Global Bureaucratic Incumbency « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 2 days ago
Of late, you cannot escape the amount of literature both in politics and economics that try to explain the woes in our global systems. This is hardly new, but you probably have never seen so many basic assumptions since 2008 being reexamined. Why is... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Commentary: To truly make a big cut, go beyond recyclingOur mounting waste problem lies in a buy-and-throw-away culture. In the midst o
Commentary: To truly make a big cut, go beyond recycling
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
Our mounting waste problem lies in a buy-and-throw-away culture. In the midst of affluence, asks To Kien, can we care enough to repair, reinvent and reuse our 'old' things? SINGAPORE: The other day I asked my son, a Primary 4 student at a local... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
NeighborsThere’s a bit of good news coming from the land of the rising sun, and just in
Neighbors
Manila Standard Today / Posted 3 days ago
There’s a bit of good news coming from the land of the rising sun, and just in time for our President’s forthcoming state visit there. Masahiko Shibayama, a close adviser of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in Singapore last week that “doubling the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Prepare for waves of change by allowing young to have diverse experiences: DPM TharmanSINGAPORE: Rapid technological advancements will see Singapore’s economy consta
Prepare for waves of change by allowing young to have diverse experiences: DPM Tharman
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
SINGAPORE: Rapid technological advancements will see Singapore’s economy constantly navigating uncharted waters and Singaporeans will need to prepare themselves for changes that will likely come in one wave after another, said Deputy Prime Minister... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Game Over: The 2016 Cincinnati Redsracism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in t
Game Over: The 2016 Cincinnati Reds
Yahoo Sports / Posted 6 days ago
racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans, without... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
What Instant Gratification Retail Means For Hollywoodracism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in t
What Instant Gratification Retail Means For Hollywood
Yahoo Sports / Posted 6 days ago
racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans, without... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Trump campaign coordinator resigns after blaming Obama for racismracism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in t
Trump campaign coordinator resigns after blaming Obama for racism
Yahoo Sports / Posted 6 days ago
racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans, without... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
San Francisco's Millennium Tower is sinking and politicians want to know whyracism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in t
San Francisco's Millennium Tower is sinking and politicians want to know why
Yahoo Sports / Posted 6 days ago
racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans, without... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Chief: Officers justified in pepper-spraying Maryland girlracism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in t
Chief: Officers justified in pepper-spraying Maryland girl
Yahoo Sports / Posted 6 days ago
racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans, without... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
NASCAR Hall of Fame damaged in Charlotte protestsracism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in t
NASCAR Hall of Fame damaged in Charlotte protests
Yahoo Sports / Posted 6 days ago
racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans, without... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Troops, extra police in Charlotte to prevent more clashesracism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in t
Troops, extra police in Charlotte to prevent more clashes
Yahoo Sports / Posted 6 days ago
racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans, without... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
The five MLB teams that blew it the most in 2016racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in t
The five MLB teams that blew it the most in 2016
Yahoo Sports / Posted 6 days ago
racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans, without... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Violence breaks out again in US city after police shootingracism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in t
Violence breaks out again in US city after police shooting
Yahoo Sports / Posted 6 days ago
racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans, without... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
NASCAR Hall of Fame suffers damage in Charlotte unrestracism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in t
NASCAR Hall of Fame suffers damage in Charlotte unrest
Yahoo Sports / Posted 6 days ago
racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans, without... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Team USA fires back at Phil Kessel, social media criticismracism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in t
Team USA fires back at Phil Kessel, social media criticism
Yahoo Sports / Posted 6 days ago
racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans, without... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Sacramento mayor tackles protester who hit him with pieracism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in t
Sacramento mayor tackles protester who hit him with pie
Yahoo Sports / Posted 6 days ago
racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans, without... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Panthers echo voice of a stunned and angry Charlotte: 'What we saw on the TV is not us'racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in t
Panthers echo voice of a stunned and angry Charlotte: 'What we saw on the TV is not us'
Yahoo Sports / Posted 6 days ago
racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans, without... Read more
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The Manila Times
Inside Marcos’ prisonsFirst of Two Parts I bet given that title, you’d be expecting a tale of horror
Inside Marcos’ prisons
The Manila Times / Posted 7 days ago
First of Two Parts I bet given that title, you’d be expecting a tale of horrors inside the dictator Marcos’ prisons. I rest my case: The Yellow Cult has been extremely successful in painting a one-sided picture of the Marcos era. An objective... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
From #BlackLivesMatter to #StopTheBleeding Africafinancial flows reflects the unequal value today's world places on human lives
From #BlackLivesMatter to #StopTheBleeding Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
financial flows reflects the unequal value today's world places on human lives by race and place ... Reflecting the legacy of the slave trade and colonialism, the African continent and Black people around the world are disproportionately located at... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Wellington welcomes first Capital Express flightWellington City Council 21 September 2016Wellington today welcomed the new Sing
Wellington welcomes first Capital Express flight
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 8 days ago
Wellington City Council 21 September 2016Wellington today welcomed the new Singapore Airlines Capital Express service providing a direct link from Singapore via Canberra which will open up greater... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Working with locals against illegal loggingCM says state govt will work closely with Formadat to safeguard vast highland a
Working with locals against illegal logging
The Borneo Post / Posted 9 days ago
CM says state govt will work closely with Formadat to safeguard vast highland areas KUCHING: The Alliance of the Indigenous Peoples in the Highlands of Borneo (Formadat) can be the key community partner in safeguarding the forests from illegal... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Restoring Eskom: What’s making it ill?Is Eskom beyond hope? Alternatively, if something can be done, what might that
Restoring Eskom: What’s making it ill?
Daily Maverick / Posted 9 days ago
Is Eskom beyond hope? Alternatively, if something can be done, what might that be? I don’t have a simple answer. What I do offer is an analytical approach that avoids asking the wrong questions. A narrow focus on restructuring Eskom is, for me,... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Reality check: How are countries taking care of their ageing populations?As fertility rates decline and life expectancy increases, the proportion of peo
Reality check: How are countries taking care of their ageing populations?
Op-Ed News / Posted 10 days ago
As fertility rates decline and life expectancy increases, the proportion of people aged 60 and above is growing globally. Global average life expectancy has increased from 48 years in 1950 to 68 years in 2010 and is expected to become 81 years by the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Shutting Down the MediaIt sounds like the set up for a farcical comedy: a journalist sets up shop in K
Shutting Down the Media
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
It sounds like the set up for a farcical comedy: a journalist sets up shop in Kigali in order to train a small cohort of writers on how to independently cover strongman President Paul Kagame's regime. There are, however, few laughs to be had in... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Hard Truths on connecting with the 70% « Opinion « TR EMERITUS(anti-PAP, Oppo, alternative views or social) must realise or be aware that —
Hard Truths on connecting with the 70% « Opinion « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 10 days ago
(anti-PAP, Oppo, alternative views or social) must realise or be aware that — The 70% (especially the swing voter, 35% of the voters ) know what they are doing when they vote for the PAP; and — that some anti-PAP, alternative etc views are... Read more
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
New agri-business alliance formed to help deliver SDGs A coalition of 36 leading agri-businesses have joined forces to launch the Gl
New agri-business alliance formed to help deliver SDGs
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 10 days ago
A coalition of 36 leading agri-businesses have joined forces to launch the Global Agri-business Alliance (GAA), aiming to tackle environmental and social challenges affecting agricultural supply... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
As Japan ages, Tokyo eyes doubling foreign workforceIMMIGRATION policies being considered by the Abe administration could result in
As Japan ages, Tokyo eyes doubling foreign workforce
Asian Correspondent / Posted 11 days ago
IMMIGRATION policies being considered by the Abe administration could result in a doubling of foreign workers in Japan, which is struggling with an ageing society and a dwindling labor force. Two aides to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told... Read more
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CNBC
Ranking lists Hong Kong, Singapore as world's top economies as US mires at...#16With multiple risks encroaching upon the global economy, few of the economies c
Ranking lists Hong Kong, Singapore as world's top economies as US mires at...#16
CNBC / Posted 11 days ago
With multiple risks encroaching upon the global economy, few of the economies cited by Fraser are actually outperforming. In the 2nd quarter, Hong Kong's economy grew by 1.7 percent, barely edging the 1.2 percent growth rate seen by the U.S. during... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Going beyond height and long hair: Marriage, dating and life lessons with Violet Lim, Lunch ActuallySINGAPORE: It was a simple business idea. Busy professionals looking for love n
Going beyond height and long hair: Marriage, dating and life lessons with Violet Lim, Lunch Actually
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
SINGAPORE: It was a simple business idea. Busy professionals looking for love needed help and she could help provide it. That was 12 years ago, and Violet Lim, now the CEO and co-founder of the Lunch Actually Group, took the plunge into the business... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Indonesians declare $8.9bn of Singapore assets for tax amnestyAn officer assists a tax amnesty participant at the country's tax headquarters
Indonesians declare $8.9bn of Singapore assets for tax amnesty
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 12 days ago
An officer assists a tax amnesty participant at the country's tax headquarters in Jakarta on Sept 8, 2016. (Reuters photo) SINGAPORE/JAKARTA - Indonesians have declared 117.3 trillion rupiah ($8.9 billion) of assets held in Singapore under the... Read more
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asianage
India slips ten spots to 112 in economic freedomIndia has slipped by 10 positions to 112th, out of 159 countries and territorie
India slips ten spots to 112 in economic freedom
asianage / Posted 12 days ago
India has slipped by 10 positions to 112th, out of 159 countries and territories, as it “fared badly” across categories including legal system and regulation, according to the Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report. Although China,... Read more
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Calcutta News
World Economic Freedom Index report reveals India’s slipping position, rates Hong Kong on top BANGALORE, India - According to the annual report of World Economic Freedom I
World Economic Freedom Index report reveals India’s slipping position, rates Hong Kong on top
Calcutta News / Posted 12 days ago
BANGALORE, India - According to the annual report of World Economic Freedom Index 2016, India has slipped by ten positions and ranks at 112th position... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
HOPKINS: Free trade agreements — good or bad for us?the U.S. and Israel. There have been three more major ones and several minor on
HOPKINS: Free trade agreements — good or bad for us?
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 12 days ago
the U.S. and Israel. There have been three more major ones and several minor ones since then. In general, the basic theory of free trade agreements is that if governments, (taxes, duties and tariffs) are not a party to international business... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
HOPKINS: Free trade agreements — good or bad for us?the U.S. and Israel. There have been three more major ones and several minor on
HOPKINS: Free trade agreements — good or bad for us?
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
the U.S. and Israel. There have been three more major ones and several minor ones since then. In general, the basic theory of free trade agreements is that if governments, (taxes, duties and tariffs) are not a party to international business... Read more
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FOX Business
What A Coffee Shop And Its Visionary Founder Can Teach You About InvestingThough Starbucks(NASDAQ: SBUX) has gone on to become one of the most successful
What A Coffee Shop And Its Visionary Founder Can Teach You About Investing
FOX Business / Posted 13 days ago
Though Starbucks(NASDAQ: SBUX) has gone on to become one of the most successful stock picks from the early days of The Motley Fool, the road to its approximately 700% gain was not quite so simple. In fact, it included a humbling appearance on... Read more
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FOX Business
What A Coffee Shop And Its Visionary Founder Can Teach You About InvestingThough Starbucks(NASDAQ: SBUX) has gone on to become one of the most successful
What A Coffee Shop And Its Visionary Founder Can Teach You About Investing
FOX Business / Posted 13 days ago
Though Starbucks(NASDAQ: SBUX) has gone on to become one of the most successful stock picks from the early days of The Motley Fool, the road to its approximately 700% gain was not quite so simple. In fact, it included a humbling appearance on... Read more
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dna
India's rank falls to 112 on World Economic Freedom IndexIndia has slipped by 10 positions to 112th, out of 159 countries and territorie
India's rank falls to 112 on World Economic Freedom Index
dna / Posted 13 days ago
India has slipped by 10 positions to 112th, out of 159 countries and territories, as it "fared badly" across categories including legal system and regulation, according to the Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report. Although China,... Read more
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CNET
US official: The Internet can stand on its own now (Q&A)man who made that decision, Lawrence Strickling, sees the government's role tod
US official: The Internet can stand on its own now (Q&A)
CNET / Posted 13 days ago
man who made that decision, Lawrence Strickling, sees the government's role today as merely "clerical," but letting go of even that sends an important symbolic message: The Internet is all grown up now. In an interview with CNET, Strickling,... Read more
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The Economic Times
India down to 112th spot on World Economic Freedom IndexNEW DELHI: India has slipped by 10 positions to 112th, out of 159 countries and
India down to 112th spot on World Economic Freedom Index
The Economic Times / Posted 13 days ago
NEW DELHI: India has slipped by 10 positions to 112th, out of 159 countries and territories, as it "fared badly" across categories including legal system and regulation, according to the Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report. Although... Read more
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Business Standard India
Global Agri-business Alliance to tackle environmental, social challengesNations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 Thirty-six leading agri-business
Global Agri-business Alliance to tackle environmental, social challenges
Business Standard India / Posted 14 days ago
Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 Thirty-six leading agri-business companies have launched an alliance in Singapore on Thursday, aiming to collectively tackle the major environmental and social challenges facing agricultural supply... Read more
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Reuters
Fears for social entrepreneurs in Britain as Brexit looms largeA Union flag flies next to the flag of the European Union in Westminster, Londo
Fears for social entrepreneurs in Britain as Brexit looms large
Reuters / Posted 14 days ago
A Union flag flies next to the flag of the European Union in Westminster, London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's role as a pioneering country for social entrepreneurs could... Read more
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Rappler
LIVE: 2016 Milken Institute Asia SummitWorld After a rocky start, global financial markets have shown surprising resi
LIVE: 2016 Milken Institute Asia Summit
Rappler / Posted 14 days ago
World After a rocky start, global financial markets have shown surprising resilience in 2016. Jitters over slowing economic growth in China have subsided somewhat, offset by strength in U.S. job growth. The UK vote to exit the European... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Eddie Ndopu Plans to Be the First Queer, Black Activist With Disabilities in SpaceEddie Ndopu, Africa's own rockstar activist is off to Oxford University on 14 S
Eddie Ndopu Plans to Be the First Queer, Black Activist With Disabilities in Space
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
Eddie Ndopu, Africa's own rockstar activist is off to Oxford University on 14 September to do his Masters in Public Policy. He spoke to The Daily Vox about his excitement for London and his mission to tackle the access gap for people with... Read more
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Times of Malta
Malta’s vision for 2035Last week I set out the case for Malta to develop a vision of the future direct
Malta’s vision for 2035
Times of Malta / Posted 15 days ago
Last week I set out the case for Malta to develop a vision of the future direction it wishes to take. We all know what Malta has achieved. Its march towards statehood has been a remarkable one. It has survived as one of the world’s smallest ethnic... Read more
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