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AllAfrica.com
Self-Financing Can Do WondersTo date, two of Africa's biggest and most ambitious projects, have been finance
Self-Financing Can Do Wonders
AllAfrica.com / Posted 51 minutes ago
To date, two of Africa's biggest and most ambitious projects, have been financed by pooling domestic sources and ignoring reluctant Development Partners. International donors are not always receptive to big ideas. This also shows there are... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
IFC Supports Rwanda FarmersKigali — Local maize farmers will be supported by the International Finance Cor
IFC Supports Rwanda Farmers
AllAfrica.com / Posted 51 minutes ago
Kigali — Local maize farmers will be supported by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group which extended a loan of $25million to Bralirwa Ltd (Brasserie et Limonnaderies du Rwanda), funds that will go to sourcing... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
World Bank Gives Uganda Albertine U.S.$153 Million for InfrastructureKampala — The World Bank and the Government of Uganda has signed a Credit in th
World Bank Gives Uganda Albertine U.S.$153 Million for Infrastructure
AllAfrica.com / Posted 51 minutes ago
Kampala — The World Bank and the Government of Uganda has signed a Credit in the amount of $145 million to support the Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project . The five-year project of a total of US$153 million is expected to benefit... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UIA Boss Fumes Over Slow Licence ReformUganda's global ranking could drop further if lawmakers do not act on creating
UIA Boss Fumes Over Slow Licence Reform
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
Uganda's global ranking could drop further if lawmakers do not act on creating a conducive environment for the private sector to do business, Dr Frank Ssebowa, the executive director of the Uganda Investment Authority, UIA has warned. Already,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Eighth House's Quest to Rebuild Terrorism-Hit NorthSince their inauguration on June 9, members of the 8th House of Representatives
Eighth House's Quest to Rebuild Terrorism-Hit North
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
Since their inauguration on June 9, members of the 8th House of Representatives seem to have given special attention to the issue of insurgency ravaging the Northeastern part of the country. So far, it appears that one of the top priorities of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
New Kenyan Law to Regulate Oil, Gas ExplorationKenya's parliament is scheduled to debate a new petroleum Bill that will establ
New Kenyan Law to Regulate Oil, Gas Exploration
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
Kenya's parliament is scheduled to debate a new petroleum Bill that will establish an independent upstream regulatory authority and a sovereign wealth fund. If the law is passed, the national government will retain 75 per cent of the profit from... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Shs500 Billion World Bank Loan to Benefit Albertine RegionKampala — More than three million people in the Albertine and neighbouring regi
Shs500 Billion World Bank Loan to Benefit Albertine Region
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
Kampala — More than three million people in the Albertine and neighbouring regions will have improved road infrastructure, access to education and other social economic services following the signing of a $145m (about Shs526b) loan between the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
EAC Secretariat Suspends Key Activities As Coffers Run DryThe EAC Secretariat has been forced to suspend most of its programmes due to a
EAC Secretariat Suspends Key Activities As Coffers Run Dry
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
The EAC Secretariat has been forced to suspend most of its programmes due to a budgetary shortfall, blamed on the failure by partner states to submit their contributions. Sources at the regional body say that countries owe the Secretariat more than... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
123 out of 200 SHSs under constructionGeneral News of Monday, 31 August 2015 Mahama delivers a speech at the 2015 Ag
123 out of 200 SHSs under construction
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 2 hours ago
General News of Monday, 31 August 2015 Mahama delivers a speech at the 2015 Agbleza Festival in Ziope, VR President John Mahama has disclosed work is progressing on 123 out of the 200 community Day Senior High Schools promised by the National... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ambassador Attributes China's Stock Exchange Shortfall to Market ForcesChinese Ambassador to Ethiopia La Yifan Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia La Yifa
Ambassador Attributes China's Stock Exchange Shortfall to Market Forces
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 hours ago
Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia La Yifan Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia La Yifan said the Chinese stock market short falls recently resulted from market forces rather than government interference and would be reversed. Briefing local journalists... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Electricity Restoration - the 'Big Light Tomorrow' ChallengeMonrovia — One of Liberia's major problems is the lack of electricity. The capi
Electricity Restoration - the 'Big Light Tomorrow' Challenge
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 hours ago
Monrovia — One of Liberia's major problems is the lack of electricity. The capital, Monrovia, still in darkness, described as one of the darkest capital cities in the world. The average Liberian child born in the 1980s does not know about stable... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Kenya Will Host the First Ticad Meeting in Africa in 2016On 21st September, I had a joint press conference with the Cabinet Secretary of
Kenya Will Host the First Ticad Meeting in Africa in 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 hours ago
On 21st September, I had a joint press conference with the Cabinet Secretary of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Dr. Amina Mohammed regarding Kenya's hosting the first TICAD meeting in Africa in 2016. As the Ambassador of Japan to Kenya, I... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Multi-Source Financing Best Way to Tackle Climate ChangeAs African countries lead actions that aim to mitigate climate change, and even
Multi-Source Financing Best Way to Tackle Climate Change
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 hours ago
As African countries lead actions that aim to mitigate climate change, and eventually contribute to sustainable development, the biggest challenge they face is how to mobilise the resources they need to do the job. The actions, known as nationally... Read more
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Quartz
Innovators and entrepreneurs will unlock Africa’s agribusiness promiseThe World Bank projects that agriculture and agribusiness in Africa will grow t
Innovators and entrepreneurs will unlock Africa’s agribusiness promise
Quartz / Posted 3 hours ago
The World Bank projects that agriculture and agribusiness in Africa will grow to be a US$1 trillion industry in Africa by 2030. To promote this outcome, the continent must review its incentive structures. Agriculture averages 24% of GDP across the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Indian Ocean Rim Countries Meet in Seychelles to Promote Economic Empowerment of WomenBy Julia Malbrook and Sharon Uranie Victoria — The role of women in the societ
Indian Ocean Rim Countries Meet in Seychelles to Promote Economic Empowerment of Women
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 hours ago
By Julia Malbrook and Sharon Uranie Victoria — The role of women in the society, their empowerment and participation in economic development were at the centre of discussions in the Seychelles this week, as delegates from Indian Ocean Rim countries... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What Is This Big Deal About Africa Looking East? Everyone Else's Doing ItWhen President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya is neither looking East nor West, he w
What Is This Big Deal About Africa Looking East? Everyone Else's Doing It
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 hours ago
When President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenya is neither looking East nor West, he was being diplomatic. The policy of 'looking East' is often hurled about as an accusation that Kenya is abandoning 'trusted traditional friends' in the West. Tenders worth... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Taiwan's Link Between Personal Conduct and Economic SuccessI spent most of last week in Taipei at the Innovation Center for Big Data and D
Taiwan's Link Between Personal Conduct and Economic Success
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 hours ago
I spent most of last week in Taipei at the Innovation Center for Big Data and Digital Convergence, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan, barely three weeks after Typhoon Soudelor swept through the Island. Amazingly, Taipei has been cleaned up. You wouldn't... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Caucus Appeals for Restructuring of Sovereign DebtLuanda — The restructuring of the sovereign debt of the member states of the Af
African Caucus Appeals for Restructuring of Sovereign Debt
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 hours ago
Luanda — The restructuring of the sovereign debt of the member states of the African Caucus deserved the appeal of the members of the institution, which ended on Friday in Luanda. The appeal is contained in Luanda Declaration, produced at the end of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Speech At World Assembly of Women On 'Women's Empowerment Through Sanitation' Tokyo, JapanMy thanks go to Japan's Minister in Charge of Women's Empowerment, Haruko Arimu
Speech At World Assembly of Women On 'Women's Empowerment Through Sanitation' Tokyo, Japan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 hours ago
My thanks go to Japan's Minister in Charge of Women's Empowerment, Haruko Arimura, and the Government of Japan for inviting me to be part of this panel on Women's Empowerment Through Sanitation. This is an issue of great importance to women and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt to Fire Thousands More in Impending Job CullTHE government is finalising a plan to reduce its bloated civil service through
Govt to Fire Thousands More in Impending Job Cull
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 hours ago
THE government is finalising a plan to reduce its bloated civil service through a job cut exercise that is set to reduce figures by half, NewZimbabwe.com has learnt. Government sources said tension has been bubbling under the surface since Chief... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mombasa Port Projects Will Open Up the RegionThat Mombasa is the gateway to East Africa has never been in doubt. It is an of
Mombasa Port Projects Will Open Up the Region
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 hours ago
That Mombasa is the gateway to East Africa has never been in doubt. It is an often-stated fact that the City of Mombasa is the starting point of transport logistics along the Northern Economic Transport Corridor that leads to the landlocked yet... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubsKANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) � It is a striking vision for a country to
Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 6 hours ago
KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) � It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation... Read more
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Salon.com
Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubsKANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — It is a striking vision for a country to
Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs
Salon.com / Posted 6 hours ago
KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation... Read more
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Daily Herald
Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubsKANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- It is a striking vision for a country torn t
Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs
Daily Herald / Posted 6 hours ago
KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation... Read more
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FOX News
Afghan airfields built for war now seen as hubs for economic growth of landlocked countryKANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – It is a striking vision for a country torn to
Afghan airfields built for war now seen as hubs for economic growth of landlocked country
FOX News / Posted 6 hours ago
KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation... Read more
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The Courier
Child mortality rates: dying young is often too common in AustraliaThe young child mortality rate in some parts of Australia is higher than that o
Child mortality rates: dying young is often too common in Australia
The Courier / Posted 10 hours ago
The young child mortality rate in some parts of Australia is higher than that of Sri Lanka or the Ukraine. Children in some parts of Australia have a higher chance of dying before they turn five than they would if they were born in Romania, Sri... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Govt to fire thousands of civil servantsTHE government is finalising a plan to reduce its bloated civil service through
Govt to fire thousands of civil servants
New Zimbabwe / Posted 10 hours ago
THE government is finalising a plan to reduce its bloated civil service through a job cut exercise that is set to reduce figures by half, NewZimbabwe.com has learnt. Government sources said tension has been bubbling under the surface since Chief... Read more
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The Star
Investing during difficult timesPETALING JAYA: Amid a challenging socio-economic and political situation that M
Investing during difficult times
The Star / Posted 13 hours ago
PETALING JAYA: Amid a challenging socio-economic and political situation that Malaysia is now facing, icapital.biz Bhd will be holding its 2015 Investor Day. The lanky Tan Teng Boo (pic), the founder and fund manager of iCapital.biz and a seasoned... Read more
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Business Standard India
Who was the real star of 2-stage rupee devaluation in 1991?Predictably, writes Ramesh, the first stage of devaluation evoked strong politi
Who was the real star of 2-stage rupee devaluation in 1991?
Business Standard India / Posted 15 hours ago
Predictably, writes Ramesh, the first stage of devaluation evoked strong political reaction and Rao became more uncomfortable with the ideaWho was the real star of India's two-stage rupee... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Myanmar sets $2.80 daily minimum wage to boost investmentYANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar has set a minimum wage of 3,600 kyat ($2.80) for an e
Myanmar sets $2.80 daily minimum wage to boost investment
Bangor Daily News / Posted 19 hours ago
YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar has set a minimum wage of 3,600 kyat ($2.80) for an eight-hour work day, a move likely to boost investment in the fast-growing country’s garment industry. The decision on a minimum wage, which follows two years of often... Read more
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Business Standard India
Mihir S Sharma: Profiting from China's stumbleYes, India can indeed grow exports today - but reforming red tape, not building
Mihir S Sharma: Profiting from China's stumble
Business Standard India / Posted 19 hours ago
Yes, India can indeed grow exports today - but reforming red tape, not building infrastructure, is what is needed nowYes, India can indeed grow exports today - but reforming red tape, not building... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Why reforms don't work so well in ItalyROME When Italian Public Administration Minister Marianna Madia tried to take a
Why reforms don't work so well in Italy
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 23 hours ago
ROME When Italian Public Administration Minister Marianna Madia tried to take advantage of a reform that should have allowed her to change her residency online, the local council said it couldn't be done. Instead, Madia had to go three times in... Read more
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Reuters
Why reforms don't work so well in ItalyROME When Italian Public Administration Minister Marianna Madia tried to take a
Why reforms don't work so well in Italy
Reuters / Posted 23 hours ago
ROME When Italian Public Administration Minister Marianna Madia tried to take advantage of a reform that should have allowed her to change her residency online, the local council said it couldn't be done. Instead, Madia had to go three times in... Read more
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The Manila Times
Lawmaker files bill to strengthen Islamic bankingAugust 30, 2015 9:03 pm A LEGISLATOR is pushing for an increase in the number
Lawmaker files bill to strengthen Islamic banking
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
August 30, 2015 9:03 pm A LEGISLATOR is pushing for an increase in the number of Islamic banks and conventional banks that can do business based on Islamic banking practices to achieve a genuine and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Former Energy State Minister Albert Butare Wins Lifetime Achievement AwardThe Kenya Electricity Generating Company or KenGen scored a double win at the i
Former Energy State Minister Albert Butare Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The Kenya Electricity Generating Company or KenGen scored a double win at the inaugural East African Power Industry Awards in Nairobi on Thursday evening when the utility won the Outstanding Clean Power Award and also took top place in the Excellence... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
What's Better For Afghanistan's Future: Buddha Tours Or A Copper Mine?About an hour's drive south of Kabul, there's a vast Buddhist archaeological si
What's Better For Afghanistan's Future: Buddha Tours Or A Copper Mine?
KPBS San Diego / Posted yesterday
About an hour's drive south of Kabul, there's a vast Buddhist archaeological site dating back at least 1,500 years. It happens to be sitting on top of one of the biggest untapped copper deposits in the world, potentially worth billions of... Read more
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The New Age
Why reforms don't work so well in ItalyWhen Italian Public Administration Minister Marianna Madia tried to take advant
Why reforms don't work so well in Italy
The New Age / Posted yesterday
When Italian Public Administration Minister Marianna Madia tried to take advantage of a reform that should have allowed her to change her residency online, the local council said it couldn't be done. Instead, Madia had to go three times in person to... Read more
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The Register
So, was it really the Commies that caused the early 20th Century inequality collapse?Worstall @ the Weekend What with both the Corbynistas and Sandersistas on their
So, was it really the Commies that caused the early 20th Century inequality collapse?
The Register / Posted yesterday
Worstall @ the Weekend What with both the Corbynistas and Sandersistas on their various sides of the pond bringing back into the political mainstream the somewhat discredited ideas of state directed economies and socialism lite, perhaps it's time to... Read more
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Business Standard India
Remittances to India surge 25% on yuan devaluationDevaluation of Chinese currency weakens rupee, leading to attractive exchange r
Remittances to India surge 25% on yuan devaluation
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
Devaluation of Chinese currency weakens rupee, leading to attractive exchange ratesNRI remittances to India jumped by up to 25 per cent in the past few days as the devaluation of the Chinese yuan... Read more
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The Zimbabwe Standard
IMF comes to townTHE International Monetary Fund team will jet in tomorrow for a review of the s
IMF comes to town
The Zimbabwe Standard / Posted yesterday
THE International Monetary Fund team will jet in tomorrow for a review of the second economic reform plan for Zimbabwe amid indications that the country has met some of its set targets. BY VICTORIA MTOMBA The team will be in the country from August... Read more
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Washington Post
Even a modest slowdown in China sacks the global commodities marketChina’s appetite for growth has fueled massive investment in infrastructure, in
Even a modest slowdown in China sacks the global commodities market
Washington Post / Posted yesterday
China’s appetite for growth has fueled massive investment in infrastructure, including this rainbow-colored tunnel in Zhengzhou, Henan province — the first of its kind there. (China Stringer Network/via Reuters) Until recently, China was a beast... Read more
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Swissinfo
Fed’s Fischer Speaks at Jackson Hole Symposium(Bloomberg) -- The following is a reformatted version of prepared remarks by Fe
Fed’s Fischer Speaks at Jackson Hole Symposium
Swissinfo / Posted yesterday
(Bloomberg) -- The following is a reformatted version of prepared remarks by Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer at the Kansas City Fed’s annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. U.S. Inflation Developments I am delighted to be here in... Read more
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Pilipino Star
De Lima’s dilemmaTechnically speaking, just like Mar Roxas, Secretary de Lima should have resign
De Lima’s dilemma
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
Technically speaking, just like Mar Roxas, Secretary de Lima should have resigned when she declared her intention to run for senator. Her problem is that to do so now would just increase the perception that she buckled under pressure of the INC... Read more
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IMF
Future of Asia's Finance: Financing for Development 2015Wednesday, September 2, 20158:30–9:00 Registration (and light breakfast)MC: Ul
Future of Asia's Finance: Financing for Development 2015
IMF / Posted 2 days ago
Wednesday, September 2, 20158:30–9:00 Registration (and light breakfast)MC: Ulric Erickson von Allmen, Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF9:00–9:15 Agus D.W. Martowardojo took office as the Governor of Bank Indonesia on May... Read more
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Orange County Register
Brazil in recession, president on the defensiveRIO DE JANEIRO – The bottom seems to have fallen out of Brazil’s economy, with
Brazil in recession, president on the defensive
Orange County Register / Posted 2 days ago
RIO DE JANEIRO – The bottom seems to have fallen out of Brazil’s economy, with the government reporting Friday that the gross domestic product plunged 1.9 percent in the second quarter alone, once again throwing the nation into a technical... Read more
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Reuters
Myanmar sets $2.80 daily minimum wage in bid to boost investmentWorkers tailor and arrange clothing at a garment factory at Hlaing Tar Yar indu
Myanmar sets $2.80 daily minimum wage in bid to boost investment
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
Workers tailor and arrange clothing at a garment factory at Hlaing Tar Yar industry zone in Yangon March 10, 2010. YANGON Myanmar has set a minimum wage of 3,600 kyat ($2.80) for an eight-hour work day, a move likely to boost investment in the... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Why Women Need Career Sponsors More Than MentorsThere are plenty of mentoring programs out there these days for professional wo
Why Women Need Career Sponsors More Than Mentors
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
There are plenty of mentoring programs out there these days for professional women, but they aren't doing enough. Many are held up as examples of a company's commitment to diversifying its leadership pipeline, but despite the resources and good... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Myanmar sets US$2.80 daily minimum wage in bid to boost investmentYANGON: Myanmar has set a minimum wage of 3,600 kyat (US$2.80) for an eight-hou
Myanmar sets US$2.80 daily minimum wage in bid to boost investment
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
YANGON: Myanmar has set a minimum wage of 3,600 kyat (US$2.80) for an eight-hour work day, a move likely to boost investment in the fast-growing country's garment industry. The decision on a minimum wage, which follows two years of often acrimonious... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Brazil recession: GDP plunges 1.9 percent in second quarterRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The bottom seems to have fallen out of Brazil's economy,
Brazil recession: GDP plunges 1.9 percent in second quarter
Lake Placid News / Posted 2 days ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The bottom seems to have fallen out of Brazil's economy, with the government reporting Friday that the gross domestic product plunged 1.9 percent in the second quarter alone, once again throwing the nation into a technical... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Lessons From Zambia - Zim Can Be WealthierFollowing on from last week, Zambia has grown steadily over the last two decade
Lessons From Zambia - Zim Can Be Wealthier
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Following on from last week, Zambia has grown steadily over the last two decades and today is wealthier than Zimbabwe. This was not always the case and somehow Zambia managed to unlock its wealth and unleash economic growth through transformation of... Read more
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