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.... For the moment, officials have been reluctant to regulate tourism to the benefit, first of all, of their own citizens. Instead, tourism is seen as an easy moneymaker and a short cut to economic development. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Only governments can stem the tide of tourism sweeping the globe | Elizabeth Becker image
.... For the moment, officials have been reluctant to regulate tourism to the benefit, first of all, of their own citizens. Instead, tourism is seen as an easy moneymaker and a short cut to economic development. ...
BIS warns rolling back globalisation would be ‘detrimental’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 05:41:55 PM
....“Attempts to roll back globalisation would be the wrong response to these challenges. Globalisation, like technological innovation, has been an integral part of economic development. ...
China invests $124bn in Belt and Road global trade project image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 07:55:39 AM
....China's President Xi Jinping has pledged $124bn (£96bn) for the scheme, known as the Belt and Road initiative. "Trade is the important engine of economic development," Mr Xi said at a summit of world leaders in Beijing. ...
Philip Hammond calls China a 'natural partner' as he seeks post-Brexit trade deals image
.... But the relationship appeared to recover after the £18bn project was approved. On Sunday Hammond hailed China’s ability to drive “phenomenal economic development” and success in “lifting” 800 million Chinese citizens out of poverty over the past four decades. ...
Lord Derby wins battle with government over 400 homes in Newmarket plan image
....". The judge said: "There is on any view a requirement for more land for housing and other economic development in the Forest Heath District. ...
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Ex-John Lewis boss defends £1m campaign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 12:43:22 PM
....Spending in the final weeks of campaigning is capped at £130,000, but there is no limit before then. On Thursday, six people will bid to become the region's first metro mayor, taking on powers over economic development, education and skills, housing and transport. ...
Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian image
....Jack Welch, who led General Electric for 20 years, is a case in point: he once stated that many of his own major business decisions had come “straight from the gut,” rather than from analytical models or detailed business forecasts. But sentiment is not always an accurate gauge of actual economic developments and prospects. ...
US Federal Reserve raises interest rates to 1% in bid to hold off inflation image
....“I fully expect to have a strong relationship with secretary Mnuchin,” she said. “We had good discussions about the economy, about regulatory objectives, the work of the FSOC [Financial Stability Oversight Council] global economic developments, and I look forward to continuing to work with him. ...
Fixing America's failing infrastructure won't be easy, despite Trump's pledge image
.... He also pointed out that 42% of America’s highways are congested, one in nine bridges are structurally deficient and that road conditions factor into a third of traffic fatalities. With the post-2020 future of federal funding on shaky ground, the onus has fallen upon state and local governments to provide funding to repair and modernize highways and to provide missing links in critical economic development corridors. ...
Trump lays out hike in military spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:03:25 PM
...." . The president, who vowed to increase military spending and preserve welfare programmes during his campaign, said the budget will focus on "military, safety, economic development". ...
How Xi Jinping's global ambitions could thrive as Trump turns inward image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:25:10 PM
....Bishop predicted the billionaire’s “complete abdication of global leadership” would open a vacuum into which China would launch itself by seizing the narrative on issues ranging from the global economy to climate change, which the American president has rejected as a Chinese “hoax”. “Nature abhors a vacuum, and China is now in a position to push their model of governance and their model of economic development much faster and harder than they had expected, in order to give themselves an even greater role in global governance,” Bishop said. ...
Amartya Sen: ‘Referendums are like opinion polls. Sometimes they’re very wrong’ image
.... He can draw incredible crowds, as he did at a public lecture in Oxford last week. Described by some as the Mother Teresa of economics, his ideas have done more than those of any other intellectual to alleviate avoidable famines, and to frame the shape of economic development priorities, which have become as much about health, education, law, functioning democratic institutions and women’s equality as the growth of GDP. ...
Globalisation has made the world a better place | Jim O'Neill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 10:07:59 AM
.... Despite its supposed economic challenges, China will likely be a bigger importer than the EU before this decade is over, and it will probably surpass the US soon thereafter. Moreover, economic inequality among countries has declined sharply in the past 20 years, owing partly to China’s rise, as well as to economic development across Asia, Latin America and elsewhere. ...
2017 economic predictions: What's on the menu? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 01:26:43 AM
. The BBC's economics editor Kamal Ahmed asks a selection of experts what they expect the big economic developments of 2017 to be - at a range of culinary locations. ...
Dhaka's Dickensian workhouses should shame us all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 04:00:03 PM
....Dhaka is one of the world’s fastest growing mega cities. Migration from rural areas to the cities has been a big part of Bangladesh’s economic development, but urbanisation has been accompanied by rapid growth in slums. ...
The tech industry won't save us – or the planet – from Trump's excesses | Kate Aronoff image
.... That’s nonsense. At a meeting in New York on Wednesday, Trump gathered a slew of industry all-stars – including Uber’s Travis Kalanick, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Apple’s Tim Cook – to talk jobs and economic development. ...
Black Friday night’s all right for fighting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 07:00:30 AM
....Many of us have grown tired of being told what will happen next in our post-Brexit vote/Trump victory world – especially by those geniuses whose certainty that neither event would happen has yet to dent their self-belief. So when you see that some financier will speak on “economic developments, prospects and the role of central banks” at a New City Agenda event on Wednesday morning – the percentage play is to roll your eyes and sit it out. ...
200 before lunch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 08:20:07 PM
....The two cities' fortunes are so intertwined that McAllen spends roughly $1. 5m a year in economic development - mostly in Mexico. ...
Airport expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 11:07:50 PM
....France has built Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport complete with four runways, Madrid and Frankfurt also have four runways apiece while the Netherlands has effortlessly added runways to Amsterdam Schiphol - it now has six. The biggest expansion is being driven by the economic development of Africa and Asia - particularly China - and the accompanying growth in world passenger traffic. ...
Fed decision to hold interest rates a 'close call' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 06:31:59 PM
....It lends further weight to the expectation of an interest rate rise by the end of the year. According to the minutes, "several members judged that it would be appropriate to increase the target range for the federal funds rate relatively soon if economic developments unfolded about as expected. ...
Northern Powerhouse: Osborne to stay and fight for project image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of September 2016 12:51:56 AM
....". He said he supported economic development across the whole of the country and he had "sweated blood" to get a mayor for Birmingham - but he felt there was a particular opportunity in the North of England because the cities were close together. ...

Theresa May extends olive branch to Argentina over Falkland Islands
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 02:19:53 AM
....A government spokesman said: “Since the election of President Macri, we have been working towards improved relations with Argentina  because we think that is in the interests of both our countries and the Falkland islanders, too. For example, as part of a better relationship, we want to ensure that the Falkland islanders can develop their natural resources, including hydrocarbons, for their own economic benefit, and we believe new air links between the Falkland Islands and other countries in the region would support the islands’ economic development. ...
Brexit heightens global economic risks, says G20 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 08:17:51 AM
....Other factors complicating the world economy include geopolitical conflicts, terrorism and refugee flows, according to the G20. The president of Germany's central bank, Jens Weidmann, said there were no signs yet that economic development in Europe had been affected by the UK's referendum on 23 June. ...

US justice department seeks to recover $1bn from Malaysian fund used to pay for Wolf of Wall Street film
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....The complaint, filed in Los Angeles, alleges a complex money laundering scheme that the justice department says was intended to enrich top-level officials of a Malaysian wealth fund. The fund, known informally as 1MDB, was created in 2009 by the Malaysian government with the goal of promoting economic development projects in the Asian nation. ...
Will giving fat cats some of the cream help to cut poverty? | Jonathan Glennie image
....Related: Domestic critics carp over extent of China's munificence towards Africa. This was certainly not the view of Chang-Tai Hsieh, a professor at Chicago University, who demolished the very basis upon which economic development policy has been based for the past three or four decades. ...
UK property executive drawn into violent African mine dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of May 2016 05:45:05 PM
....“History shows not only have we invested substantially in mining development in South Africa but we have also done so working within the law in discharging our obligations under our prospecting and mining permits,” the company said. “We believe that it is possible for responsible mining development to co-exist with environmental, social, and cultural purviews and this is what results in sustainable economic development. ...
Offshore finance: more than $12tn siphoned out of emerging countries image
....Oil-rich countries including Nigeria and Angola feature as key sources of offshore funds, the research finds, as do Brazil and Argentina. Henry said the owners of this hidden capital were often so keen to secure secrecy and avoid their wealth being appropriated back home, that they were willing to accept paltry financial returns rather than investing it in ways that might promote economic development. ...
Mobile drought insurance for Africa's farmers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of April 2016 11:54:11 PM
.... . Diarietou Gaye, the World Bank Country Director for Kenya, said: "The large majority of the poor in Kenya are farmers, so this programme has the potential to have a significant impact on Kenya's economic development. ...
Second runway to be built at Dublin airport image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 03:10:05 PM
.... However, with airlines potentially facing higher charges for new infrastructure, the IAG chief executive, Willie Walsh, has warned against allowing costs to rise. Kevin Toland, the chief executive of the Dublin Airport Authority, said the north runway would “significantly improve Ireland’s connectivity, which plays a critical role in growing passenger numbers and sustaining the future economic development of Ireland”. ...
With £40bn for the taking, SMEs are venturing into space image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 06:51:47 AM
....Most recently, the UK Space Agency awarded a business group in Durham £50,000 to set up a space technology incubator. Business Durham, which promotes economic development on behalf of Durham county council, will be overseeing the incubator in North East Technology Park (NETPark). ...
Fed officials hint at interest rate hikes but Janet Yellen urges caution image
.... Urging caution, Yellen said she expects “only gradual increases” to be warranted in the future. “Importantly, this forecast is not a plan set in stone that will be carried out regardless of economic developments,” Yellen said. ...
Indigenous opponents of Adani's Carmichael mine to intensify court battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 07:00:03 PM
....Lynham told parliament the government’s position remained that it would not allow dredging for Abbot Point “until Adani demonstrates it has the necessary finance in place for the full mine, rail and port project”. But it “strongly supports the sustainable development of the Galilee Basin for the jobs and economic development it could provide for regional Queensland”, he said. ...
George Osborne backs sugar tax and £3.5bn of Whitehall cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 05:57:54 PM
....But the overarching message of the OBR’s assessment of the economy was that Britain’s productivity - the key to future economic growth - has been dealt a permanent blow by the financial crisis that ripped through the global economy in 2008-09 and sent the UK plunging into recession. Chote said: “In the short time since our November forecast, economic developments have disappointed relative to expectations and the outlook for the economy and the public finances looks materially weaker. ...
Growth forecasts cut for next five years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 01:31:42 PM
....The OBR also said the cut to growth forecasts was due to less growth being expected elsewhere in the world. "In the short time since our November forecast, economic developments have disappointed and the outlook for the economy and the public finances looks materially weaker," it said. ...
Finland: The sick man of Europe? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 12:18:35 AM
.... It's an alternative to devaluing the national currency to improve competitiveness, an option that is not available because Finland uses the euro. It was widely recognised that one potential risk of a currency union was the loss of a flexible currency to respond to economic developments that affect different members differently - sometimes called idiosyncratic or asymmetric shocks. ...
Time, BBC and others drive historic deal to protect Canada's Great Bear Rainforest image
.... The part that is open to commercial logging is rich in giant stands of trees, so the overall volume of timber available to forestry companies will decline by 40%. The agreement also sets stricter logging rules and gives indigenous people more say over forest management issues and $15m from the British Columbia provincial government for economic development activities. ...
Five issues that will shape the Northern Powerhouse image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 12:19:46 AM
.... New motorways are likely to spark a demand for more out-of-town development. But improved rail links will concentrate economic development on city centres which are easiest served by public transport, walking and cycling. ...
Fed officials too worried to press on with US interest rate rises image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 07:36:25 PM
.... In her testimony to Congress last week, Janet Yellen, chairman of the Fed, noted that "the economic outlook is uncertain". “Foreign economic developments, in particular, pose risks to US economic growth,” she added. ...
Corruption falters as investors, journalists and voters take action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 10:20:07 AM
.... Indeed, many government officials are taking principled stands. In Ukraine, Aivaras Abromavičius, resigned as minister of economic development and trade, citing high-level obstruction of anti-corruption measures. ...
China's Silk Road revival steams ahead as cargo train arrives in Iran image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 05:42:26 PM
.... The two nations signed an agreement on boosting trade to $600bn (£420bn) over the next decade. The revived Silk Road is envisioned as a rail and sea route, part of China’s “One Belt, One Road” economic development strategy. ...
Supporting local markets to grow: the power of Promova image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 04:22:14 PM
....Related: Promoting drug education in Brazil with PROERD. Christian Spano, our global lead for socio-economic development, was invited to speak at the recent Extractive Industries and Local Content Development Conference in Mexico City organised by the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the government of Mexico. ...
Volatility could hit US growth and means interest rates stay low for longer, warns Fed's Janet Yellen image
.... “The economic outlook is uncertain,” the US central bank chief said in her semi-annual testimony to Congress, warning that any number of potential risks could cause financial market conditions to worsen. “Foreign economic developments, in particular, pose risks to US economic growth,” Ms Yellen said. ...
Janet Yellen hints further rate rises on hold amid plunging markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 07:00:18 AM
....In that time, the S&P 500 has lost nearly 11% of its value and the 10-year note’s yield has declined by half a percentage point. In its late January policy statement, the Fed altered its language to acknowledge that global financial and economic developments had clouded the outlook. ...
FTSE 100 overcomes jitters after Fed fails to come to the rescue  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 06:52:46 AM
.... “The economic outlook is uncertain,” the US central bank chief said in her semi-annual testimony to Congress, warning that any number of potential risks could cause financial market conditions to worsen. “Foreign economic developments, in particular, pose risks to US economic growth,” Ms Yellen said. ...
FTSE 100 tumbles as Osborne pulls Lloyds share sale and oil surges image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 10:39:44 AM
Fed 'monitoring' global economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 07:26:28 PM
.... . Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser for Allianz, said: "The Fed statement signals that, in the frustrating absence of a US economic liftoff, it remains vulnerable to external economic developments and volatile financial markets. ...
Gates: US 'should take more' refugees image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 09:43:12 AM
....However, he emphasised that the issue was largely a political one, and that "the total number of refugees is not a world record". Mr Gates, who runs the largest charitable foundation in the world, said that economic development would stem the tide of migration from some countries. ...
Small business in the spotlight ... The Coconut Merchant image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of January 2016 09:23:16 AM
....I was working as a project manager in Canary Wharf, although I was originally a lawyer in New Zealand. I have always had a passion for economic development, and as a lawyer I wasn’t finding my work very fulfilling. ...
Four ways home ownership improves lives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 10:22:38 AM
.... Access to clean water further impacts kitchen and bathroom hygiene, which prevents diseases. Access to electricity is also critical for advancing social and economic development. ...
The world's poor lose out as aid is diverted to the refugee crisis | Larry Elliott image
....Second, western countries need to recognise that prevention is better than cure. The lesson to be learned from Ebola is that it is better policy to have a plan for long-term economic development rather than to respond to crises when they arise. ...
Improving lives and livelihoods with better healthcare management in Chile image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of December 2015 02:22:35 PM
.... This model focuses on transferring disease management to patients and providing 24/7 support in crises. “Good health and wellbeing is vital to the social and economic development of the world’s poorest people and AccuHealth’s inclusive business model is an example of how the private sector can successfully address those needs,” said Sahba Sobhani, BCtA’s acting manager. ...
China establishes rival to World Bank image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 25th of December 2015 12:21:38 PM
.... . Plans for economic development have nothing to do with power and dominance but with peaceful co-operation across Asia. ...
Public Eye: the Finnish ministry of foreign affairs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 05:20:27 PM
.... And as with all businesses, expanding into untapped markets and developing new partnerships helps drive innovation and growth. By combining development policy with trade policy, the government creates an enabling environment for developing countries to achieve sustainable, climate-smart and inclusive economic development that can create decent employment for all people. ...
World Bank president celebrates 'game changer' Paris talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of December 2015 06:52:19 PM
....The president of the World Bank has hailed the deal struck in Paris on climate change as a “game changer” that will set the world on a new course of economic growth and cooperation. Jim Yong Kim told the Guardian the Paris accord would redefine what economic development means for the future, by ensuring that the need to invest in a low-carbon future was included in plans for economic growth and lifting people out of poverty. ...
Global economy fuelling more business interruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 07:00:12 AM
....However, the research found the cause of claims varied depending on location. In Asia,storm and flood-related losses were more likely to cause business interruption than fire or explosions which, according to the report, reflects “the region’s continuing economic development increasing exposure to natural hazards”. ...
Will Aung San Suu Kyi succeed in modernising Burma's economy? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 6th of December 2015 06:49:12 PM
Stansted airport owner urges government to increase flight limit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of December 2015 02:17:59 PM
....The MAG boss said the group would engage with local communities next year to get the planning cap lifted. “It’s really for us to demonstrate the benefits in terms of economic development we bring to the region. ...
Mining for social value in Botswana image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 07:00:30 AM
....It will be published at the inaugural Connecting Resources and Society in Botswana conference in Gaborone, taking place today and tomorrow (23-24 November). This conference, organised by the Chatham House Africa Programme and hosted jointly by De Beers and the ministry of minerals, energy and water resources, will explore the socio-economic development of Botswana, supported by the diamond industry. ...
Eye-care provider aims to eliminate needless blindness in Mexico image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 11:53:01 AM
.... In addition, in 2016 the company aims to host 200 diabetic retinopathy and cataract “outreach camps” for Mexico’s poorest people. “Accessible and affordable healthcare is a vital contributor to social and economic development at the base of the economic pyramid. ...
Were the Luddites right about technology and jobs? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 14th of November 2015 02:34:20 AM
.... . The story of human economic development is the story of ever increasing labour-saving technology and ever rising productivity. ...
FTSE edges higher despite Greek and China concerns but InterContinental drops image
....2% for 2017), we appear to be some time away from the latter two inflection points. The main reason to buy Standard here would be an expectation of a shallower cycle and an imminent inflection point in macro-economic developments, which we don’t currently expect. ...
Reasons to be cheerful about global economics image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 07:44:19 AM
.... In economic affairs, you have to be prepared for the unexpected. To consensus opinion, most of the major economic developments of the past 25 years have come as a bolt from the blue. ...
VIDEO: Looking for work in Mumbai image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of October 2015 11:41:07 AM
. A significant part of India's economic development will depend on the success of manual or blue-collar workers finding regular employment. ...
Angus Deaton wins 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 12th of October 2015 12:00:41 PM
.... US economist Tyler Cowen said Mr Deaton was "a brilliant, excellent selection". He described him as an "economist who looks more closely at what poor households consume to get a better sense of their living standards and possible paths for economic development. ...
Briton wins Nobel economics prize image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of October 2015 11:39:36 AM
....Professor Deaton described himself as "someone who's concerned with the poor of the world and how people behave, and what gives them a good life". His research focuses on health, wellbeing, and economic development. ...
Britain wants long-term plan from World Bank for refugee crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of October 2015 06:57:42 PM
....”. Greening said the arrival in Europe this summer of people from Syria and Libya had underlined the importance of the UK’s approach of promoting economic development so that people no longer felt the need to leave their own countries. ...
Economist Sir Richard Blundell frontrunners Nobel prize image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of October 2015 11:22:46 AM
.... Always prolific, earlier this year Harvard University Press published his latest, Inequality: What Can Be Done?. Deaton is known for his work on health, wellbeing, and economic development. ...
The world still needs a way to stop hot money scalding us all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of October 2015 08:00:05 AM
....Capital swills unchecked around the world; governments feel compelled to prioritise the whims of international investors such as Gross – who tend to have a neoliberal bent – over the needs of domestic businesses; and credit ratings agencies remain all-powerful, despite their dismal record. The theory behind free-flowing capital is that it allows the world’s savings to find the most profitable opportunities – even far from home – and provides the impetus for investment and entrepreneurialism, aids economic development and boosts growth. ...
The joy of the big railway station revamp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of October 2015 03:00:03 PM
.... Now the two adjoining stations have become destinations in their own right, and helped turn a no-go area into new offices, homes and public spaces, sealed recently with that badge of respectability, a Waitrose store. What they also show is that while transport links have always fuelled economic development, better stations can in themselves spur regeneration. ...
New Transport for London chief optimistic despite threat of cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of October 2015 03:00:02 PM
.... How would Brown approach another such request?. “You always try to give advice as to where the priorities might be and where economic development would be best served. ...
The rebirth of a natural treasure image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of October 2015 11:03:04 PM
....Mr Carr visited Mozambique in 2004, at the invitation of the country's ambassador to New York, at a time when the country was "the single poorest nation on earth," he says. "I asked myself the question - what can Mozambique do for economic development, how can it compete in a world economy, how can it create good jobs?," Mr Carr recounts, as he relaxes in Gorongosa's modern reception lounge. ...
China's sponge cities: soaking up water to reduce flood risks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of October 2015 12:23:07 PM
....In less-developed areas, controlling stormwater can mean more than just a stable water supply and a nice park. The World Resources Institute estimates that 21 million people worldwide are affected by river floods each year, a number that could rise to 54 million in 2030 due to climate change and socio-economic development. ...
Giving rural women a chance at entrepreneurial success image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of September 2015 04:53:48 PM
....”. The Rural Sales Program was launched in 2005 in partnership with CARE International’s social business, Jita, and was designed to help overcome some of the obstacles to economic development in rural Bangladesh, such as lack of market penetration and a lack of economic opportunities for those without land, many of whom are women. ...
The node pole: inside Facebook's Swedish hub near the Arctic Circle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of September 2015 11:28:00 AM
.... A delegation from the town flew to California in 2009 to meet with Silicon Valley executives. Matz Engman, the CEO of Luleå business and economic development, said that for the next two years, he lived on US west coast time – a nine-hour difference – as he lobbied to make the Node Pole a reality. ...
John McDonnell accuses George Osborne of pursuing ‘immoral’ policies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of September 2015 07:12:51 PM
....” He also said it there could be targets for poverty and inequality. He supports curbing the powers of the Treasury by replacing the current Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with a new department for economic development. ...

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