Category archives for: International

Saudi Dispute With Qatar Has 22-year History Rooted in Gas

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June 15, 2017// Saudi Arabia’s isolation of Qatar has been brewing since 1995, and the dispute’s long past and likely lingering future are best explained by natural gas.

New York State Just Dealt Another Blow to Uber’s Business Model

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USA, June 14, 2017//-Three New York Uber drivers and “others similarly situated” have been deemed employees for unemployment purposes.

‘Trump’s Decision to Abandon the Paris Agreement would Cost the US Dearly ‘

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Johannesburg, South Africa, June 5, 2017/ — Denouncing Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International,  a leading non-governmental environmental organization says the decision would cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy transition. 

Major Firms Sign Full-page Ad Urging Trump to Stay in the Paris Agreement

U.S President Donald Trump

Washington, USA, May 10, 2017/ – In a letter appearing this week in full-page newspaper ads, major companies are urging President Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate change for the good of the U.S. economy.

UNCTAD: The Occupied Palestinian Territory: A Case of an Imposed Resource Gap

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Geneva, Switzerland, 4 May 2017 – Since 1967, the occupation by Israel of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, has distorted the Palestinian economy.

Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia Returns with Art, Fashion Shows  

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Africa Utopia returns to Southbank Centre for its fifth year, from 15-16 July 2017, with a lineup of some of the most exciting musicians, artists, performers and thinkers from across Africa and its diaspora.

Exchange Rates, International Trade and Growth: Re-evaluation of Undervaluation

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Currency wars have been often cited as a policy trade off when signing a trade agreement. At the same time the world is evolving into Global Value Chains with every country engaged in different levels of production and trade integration.

IMF Spring Meetings 2017: Keeping Growth on Track

Development Committee, World Bank/IMF 2017 Spring Meetings.

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The world’s economic leaders and stakeholders came together at the 2017 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings amid a more positive outlook on the global growth, which is forecast to hit its fastest pace in five years. 

Cities and Regions to Collaborate in Climate Change Fight

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Paris, France 30 April 2017 — Organisations led by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, two of the world’s most powerful advocates for action on climate change, have committed to work together to implement the Paris Agreement.

Orange is Now Also a Bank

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Orange has announced the launch of Orange Bank, a mobile-only banking service.

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