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Scoop.co.nz
Parliament: Feb 22Release: Hansard ORAL QUESTIONSQUESTIONS TO MINISTERSQuestion No 1—Prime Minis
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 10 hours ago
Release: Hansard ORAL QUESTIONSQUESTIONS TO MINISTERSQuestion No 1—Prime Minister1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy Leader—National) to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in all of her Ministers? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Deputy Prime... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
There's more to jobs and growth than a corporate tax cuttax rate fall to 25 per cent, leaving Australia with the second highest headlin
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 11 hours ago
tax rate fall to 25 per cent, leaving Australia with the second highest headline corporate tax rate in the OECD. Business Council of Australia president Jennifer Westacott, who is part of the travelling delegation, is adamant a failure to follow... Read more
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The Hill
White House predicts 3 percent growth through 2020The White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) on Wednesday said it project
The Hill / Posted 20 hours ago
The White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) on Wednesday said it projects the U.S. economy to grow by at least 3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) through 2020. CEA’s forecast is in line with Trump’s goal of consistent 3-percent yearly... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Stellar Line Up for Low Emissions Conferencein Auckland in May.The “Energising a Low Emissions Economy” themed conference c
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
in Auckland in May.The “Energising a Low Emissions Economy” themed conference couldn’t be better timed. By May, the Productivity Commission will have published its draft report on how New Zealand can transition to a low emissions economy and... Read more
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The Manila Times
The Manila Times 7th Business Forum SpeakersYang, Ernesto Pernia Ernesto Pernia is the socioeconomic planning secretary of
The Manila Times / Posted 4 days ago
Yang, Ernesto Pernia Ernesto Pernia is the socioeconomic planning secretary of the Philippines as director-general of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). He is also professor emeritus of Economics, having served as professor... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Cabinet Organizes Forum On Demographic ReturnKhartoum — The Council of Ministers in collaboration with Ministry of Welfare a
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Khartoum — The Council of Ministers in collaboration with Ministry of Welfare and Social Security organized, Wednesday its regular Forum on" Demographic Return in Sudan under the motto' Population Opportunity a Window for Achieving Development". The... Read more
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The Hill
Clean energy is growing the economy and driving down emissionsthese jobs in efficiency mean that Americans are more productive than ever with
The Hill / Posted 7 days ago
these jobs in efficiency mean that Americans are more productive than ever with our nation’s energy resources. The energy productivity of the U.S. economy has grown 17.3 percent since 2008. In short, the U.S. economy can continue to expand as... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
There's no case for a corporate tax cut when one in five companies don't pay itIncitec Pivot chose to build a $1 billion factory in Louisiana rather than Aust
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 days ago
Incitec Pivot chose to build a $1 billion factory in Louisiana rather than Australia, it did so due to America's strong productivity levels and its speedy approvals processes. Tax was insignificant on the pros and cons list.Tax rates don't... Read more
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Gulf News
Oman launches plan to prevent early deathsdiseases and diabetes Fahad Al Mukrashi, Special to Gulf News Muscat:Oman’s M
Gulf News / Posted 8 days ago
diseases and diabetes Fahad Al Mukrashi, Special to Gulf News Muscat:Oman’s Ministry of Health on Sunday launched the National Policy and Multi-Sectoral Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).The national plan aims... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Free Press Monday 12 Feburaryus it doesn’t value children’s choices and chances. Sustained pressure can make
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 9 days ago
us it doesn’t value children’s choices and chances. Sustained pressure can make them back off. Getting DesperateHutt South National MP Chris Bishop has copped a hatchet job for communicating with teenagers on social media. Seasoned political... Read more
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The News & Observer
In NC, school nurses are worth the investmentservices prevented an estimated $20 million in medical care costs, it prevented
The News & Observer / Posted 10 days ago
services prevented an estimated $20 million in medical care costs, it prevented an estimated $28.1 million in parents’ productivity loss, and it prevented a whopping $128 million in teacher productivity loss. That is a net of $98.2 million... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Uganda Launches Harmonized EAC Grain StandardsKampala — The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) has launched 9 product standa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Kampala — The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) has launched 9 product standards for staple foods in Uganda. The 9 product standards are for food crops that fall under grains category such as rice, maize, sorghum among others. The grain standards... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Restructuring and the Herdsmen Questioncan aid the effort to alleviate the growing tension between nomadic herdsmen an
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
can aid the effort to alleviate the growing tension between nomadic herdsmen and sedentary farmers which has captured national consciousness lately. Unfortunately these clashes are fast becoming a way of life in Nigeria. In 2017 alone deadly... Read more
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US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
Written Testimony of Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo before the Senate Banking Committeevehicle, it is important to recognize that the total value of all the gold in t
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 10 days ago
vehicle, it is important to recognize that the total value of all the gold in the world is estimated by the World Gold Council to be about $8 trillion which continues to dwarf the virtual currency market size. Clearly, the column inches of... Read more
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Business Insider Australia
The RBA just gave plenty of reasons why it's in not rush to lift interest ratesenvironment, some pick-up in wage growth would be a welcome development. Ideall
Business Insider Australia / Posted 13 days ago
environment, some pick-up in wage growth would be a welcome development. Ideally, this would be on the back of stronger productivity growth. But even if productivity growth were to be around the average of recent years, a faster rate of wage... Read more
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Gulf News
UAE's long-term food security strategy under studyand recommendations to enhance food security in the country Dubai: The UAE has
Gulf News / Posted 13 days ago
and recommendations to enhance food security in the country Dubai: The UAE has created a new recipe for advancing national food security, said Mariam Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Food Security, on Thursday.One of its main ingredient... Read more
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Canberra Times
Think carefully before disbanding four pillars policyI worry that the Morrison-commissioned inquiry into the banks is suggesting the
Canberra Times / Posted 14 days ago
I worry that the Morrison-commissioned inquiry into the banks is suggesting the abandonment of the four pillars policy ("Productivity commission chips at 'four pillars' merger policy", February 7). Sure, we can do with more competition, but... Read more
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The Age
Think carefully before disbanding four pillars policyI worry that the Morrison-commissioned inquiry into the banks is suggesting the
The Age / Posted 15 days ago
I worry that the Morrison-commissioned inquiry into the banks is suggesting the abandonment of the four pillars policy ("Productivity commission chips at 'four pillars' merger policy", February 7). Sure, we can do with more competition, but... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Think carefully before disbanding four pillars policyI worry that the Morrison-commissioned inquiry into the banks is suggesting the
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 15 days ago
I worry that the Morrison-commissioned inquiry into the banks is suggesting the abandonment of the four pillars policy ("Productivity commission chips at 'four pillars' merger policy", February 7). Sure, we can do with more competition, but... Read more
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The Hill
How to grow the economy in 2018fourth quarter of 2015 to the fourth quarter of 2016, real gross domestic produ
The Hill / Posted 15 days ago
fourth quarter of 2015 to the fourth quarter of 2016, real gross domestic product (GDP) rose only 1.8 percent, while labor productivity grew only 0.9 percent. The fallout for American workers was devastating, as real incomes among those households... Read more
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EuroNews
Latin America’s premium coffee growers branch out to cheaper beansit. But a growing number of Latin American farmers are warming up to the bitter
EuroNews / Posted 15 days ago
it. But a growing number of Latin American farmers are warming up to the bitter bean as a cash crop. “It has good productivity and a good price,” said Evelio Matamoros, a farmer in Nicaragua who first planted robusta in 2010. Robusta “has... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Beaufort Co. lawsuit targets opioid manufacturers, claims companies misrepresented dangers of drugsCounty and elsewhere, causing diversion of opioid painkillers within Beaufort C
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 15 days ago
County and elsewhere, causing diversion of opioid painkillers within Beaufort County." The suit cites statistics from the National Safety Council which says 5 million opioid prescriptions were dispensed in South Carolina in 2016 and ranked 9th... Read more
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The Age
Canberra Times Letters to the Editor: Malicious harassment contrary to spirit of veterinary professiondesigned and approved by ACT government town planners and architects and endors
The Age / Posted 16 days ago
designed and approved by ACT government town planners and architects and endorsed by the community and the Community Council has been completely disregarded and altered. There is no logic whatsoever to change the height restriction (16... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Canberra Times Letters to the Editor: Malicious harassment contrary to spirit of veterinary professiondesigned and approved by ACT government town planners and architects and endors
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 16 days ago
designed and approved by ACT government town planners and architects and endorsed by the community and the Community Council has been completely disregarded and altered. There is no logic whatsoever to change the height restriction (16... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Blames State Govts for Lassa Fever Spreadfor the current spread of Lassa Fever and other public health challenges in Nig
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
for the current spread of Lassa Fever and other public health challenges in Nigeria. At an emergency meeting of the National Council on Health held in Abuja, Mr. Adewole said states health ministry's lack of preparedness and slow medical... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Stock market dive might actually mean good news for the economydown on interest rates. The aging of the baby boomers boosted the saving rate.
Connecticut Post / Posted 16 days ago
down on interest rates. The aging of the baby boomers boosted the saving rate. So did the rise in inequality - more of the national income was flowing to people who could afford to save it. The growing supply of capital was met with falling demand... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Stock market dive might actually mean good news for the economydown on interest rates. The aging of the baby boomers boosted the saving rate.
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 16 days ago
down on interest rates. The aging of the baby boomers boosted the saving rate. So did the rise in inequality - more of the national income was flowing to people who could afford to save it. The growing supply of capital was met with falling demand... Read more
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EuroNews
China seeks to rejuvenate countryside with 2018 rural policypolicy statement that comes amid growing concern about a widening wealth gap an
EuroNews / Posted 17 days ago
policy statement that comes amid growing concern about a widening wealth gap and slowing economy. The document outlines a National Strategic Plan for Rural Vitalization from 2018 to 2022, according to a statement from a press conference on the... Read more
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The Trinidad Guardian
Police work hampered by lack of vehiclesCourt. This was recently disclosed by senior police officers at a public forum
The Trinidad Guardian / Posted 18 days ago
Court. This was recently disclosed by senior police officers at a public forum in Arima hosted by the Arima Police Station Council (APSC), a stakeholder group. APSC’s president Reval Chattergoon, who is also president of the Arima Business... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Economic reform in Egyptplunged. It has also been a period of political and security upheaval and of sh
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 19 days ago
plunged. It has also been a period of political and security upheaval and of sharp swings in government, with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) giving way to Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood and then the... Read more
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WA Today
The real cost of McMansionsthe grid – struggled to cope with homes running air-conditioners full bore for
WA Today / Posted 19 days ago
the grid – struggled to cope with homes running air-conditioners full bore for days, and the extreme temperatures. For a national energy sector that seems to lurch from one malfunction to another, the suburban aspect of this latest mishap was one... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Banana growers declare war on feral pigs and Panama TR4of any formal government program, local banana growers have banded with the pea
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 20 days ago
of any formal government program, local banana growers have banded with the peak body, the Australian Banana Growers' Council, to launch an aerial assault on the pigs. In six months, 862 pigs have been exterminated from 30,000 hectares in the... Read more
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Gulf News
From dream to reality: The interview - Nada Askar Al Naqbithe wise directives and vision of Her Highness Shaikha Jawaher Bint Mohammad Al
Gulf News / Posted 20 days ago
the wise directives and vision of Her Highness Shaikha Jawaher Bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Supreme Council for Family Affairs and the Chairperson of the Sharjah Women Sports Foundation, we did it under the recognition of two... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt Unveils 3rd Plan to Boost Ease of Doing Businessof its reform agenda to boost business environment in the country, the Federal
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
of its reform agenda to boost business environment in the country, the Federal Government will commence the third 60-day National Action Plan (NAP 3.0) from 5th February to 5th April 2018, to drive its ease of doing business initiative. In a... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Parliament: Feb 1today I'm pleased to announce that, as part of these efforts, we've given the g
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 21 days ago
today I'm pleased to announce that, as part of these efforts, we've given the go ahead to Treasury to co-organise an international conference on well-being in September with Victoria University of Wellington and the International Journal of... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Rauner's delivers State of the State speech; here's the full text ...Treasurer Frerichs, Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, memb
SaukValley.com / Posted 21 days ago
Treasurer Frerichs, Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, members of the media. To the members of our National Guard, our service men and women, and our veterans — thank you on behalf of a most grateful state. To the citizens,... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Full text: Gov. Rauner's 2018 State of the State addressFrerichs Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, members of the
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 21 days ago
Frerichs Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, members of the media. To the members of our National Guard, our service men and women, and our veterans — thank you on behalf of a most grateful state. To the citizens,... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Full text: Gov. Rauner's 2018 State of the State addressFrerichs Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, members of the
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 21 days ago
Frerichs Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, members of the media. To the members of our National Guard, our service men and women, and our veterans — thank you on behalf of a most grateful state. To the citizens,... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner's 2018 State of the State AddressTreasurer Frerichs, Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, memb
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 21 days ago
Treasurer Frerichs, Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, members of the media. To the members of our National Guard, our service men and women, and our veterans — thank you on behalf of a most grateful state. To the citizens,... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Watch Live Video – Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers Illinois ‘State of the State’ addressthe prepared speech: “Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, m
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 21 days ago
the prepared speech: “Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, members of the media. To the members of our National Guard, our service men and women, and our veterans — thank you on behalf of a most grateful state. To the citizens,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Attempt to Up Livestock, Fishery Sectoras scarce marketing and processing facilities. Thus, the Project will work to s
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
as scarce marketing and processing facilities. Thus, the Project will work to support smallholder farmers to increase their productivity and enhance the marketing linkage through addressing these challenges. Specifically, farmers in high potential... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Workplace English skills help migrants step upNew Zealand to a better lifeEnglish Language Partners is one of five national
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 22 days ago
New Zealand to a better lifeEnglish Language Partners is one of five national organisations calling for more support to improve workforce literacy and numeracy in New Zealand.The organisation... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Urgent call to improve workforce literacy in New Zealand31 January 2018, 4:47 pmPress Release: Literacy Alliance Five national organis
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 22 days ago
31 January 2018, 4:47 pmPress Release: Literacy Alliance Five national organisations are calling for more support to improve workforce literacy and numeracy in New Zealand.The Industry... Read more
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ABC News
Trump says he 'saved coal,' but industry employment basically stagnanttons, according to the Energy Information Administration. (Whether that's due
ABC News / Posted 22 days ago
tons, according to the Energy Information Administration. (Whether that's due to Trump's changes to federal policy or international market demands, like an international need for metallurgical coal used in the production of steel, remains a subject... Read more
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Fortune
U.S. Ports Take Baby Steps in Automation as Rest of the World Sprintshuman crane operators and cargo haulers, seaports can reduce the amount of time
Fortune / Posted 22 days ago
human crane operators and cargo haulers, seaports can reduce the amount of time ships sit in port and otherwise boost port productivity by up to 30% by some estimates. The automated facilities at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach—two of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa - Nedlac Labour Schoolof the business, government and community constituencies Thank you for invitin
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
of the business, government and community constituencies Thank you for inviting me to participate in this National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) labour school, which has become a crucial site of engagement on the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Again, Benue Council Area Witnesses Fresh Attackhome of the late Tor Tiv, Dr. Alfred Akawe Torkura, had been attacked by suspec
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
home of the late Tor Tiv, Dr. Alfred Akawe Torkura, had been attacked by suspected herdsmen, leaving scores injured in Guma Council of Benue State. Briefing reporters in Makurdi, the governor said: "The sleepy Torkula community in Guma council area... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Condition of Youth, Especially With Regards to Empowerment and Employmentof young people in Liberia with regards to empowerment and employment, somethin
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
of young people in Liberia with regards to empowerment and employment, something which I think is more than ever before, a national imperative and needs concerted, coordinated, and sustained efforts by all actors . In this paper, I focus on a few... Read more
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Gazette
West of England business enterprise partnership welcomes 12 new membersrepresented by chief executive Patricia Greer, West of England mayor Tim Bowles
Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
represented by chief executive Patricia Greer, West of England mayor Tim Bowles, and the leaders and mayor from the four councils in the region – Cllr Matthew Riddle, leader of South Glocuestershire Council, Bristol mayor Marvin Rees, Cllr Tim... Read more
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The Age
Does Andrew Constance even catch trains?until after the agreement has been signed. Will the deal work, will it boost th
The Age / Posted 28 days ago
until after the agreement has been signed. Will the deal work, will it boost the economy and create jobs, does it infringe national sovereignty, and is it environmentally sound? These are all practical questions which the government smothers with... Read more
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