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AfDB approves US $20 million for Meridian’s soft commodity value chain operations in Southern Africa

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, January 20, 2017 – The African Development Bank has approved US $20 million to finance Meridian’s soft commodity value chain operations in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. This Soft Commodity Finance Facility is designed to provide pre- and post-shipment finance along various stages of Meridian’s soft commodity value chain operations in the three

Jack Ma Joins Foundation Board of World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community

The Global Shapers Community is a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, achievements and drive to make a contribution to their communities Members are young people between 20 and 30 years of age The community is present in over 430 cities in 171 countries and

Donald Trump endangers American Democracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the subject of Donald Trump’s swearing-in today as President of the United States, President of Friends of the Earth Erich Pica issued the following statement: The inauguration of Donald Trump is going to test the very foundations of our democracy. Trump is a compulsive liar and a bully who is already

Rising global vet bills making pet parents sick as a dog

2017 can however be full of Eastern promise for pet insurance industry As vet bills continue to rise globally, Anglo-American pet insurance technology specialists Aquarium Software says 2017 is set to become the year of pet insurance in many new geographical territories, as pet parents look to source the best available care for their beloved

Mining wastes report identifies research gaps

20/01/2017 More scientific research needs to be done to understand and assess the environmental impacts of wastes from mining operations which have been disposed into the marine environment, a new report shows. The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) report, Impacts of mine tailings in the marine environment, provides

Outlook Traveller Responsible Tourism Summit 2017 & Indian Responsible Tourism Awards

New Delhi, 20th January, 2017: Outlook Traveller, with its focus on conscious travel, hosted the second edition of the Outlook Traveller Responsible Tourism Summit and the first Indian Responsible Tourism Awards on January 19, 2016, at The Grand, New Delhi showcasing the very best of meaningful travel and hospitality experiences in India. The day-long event was attended

Positive Economic Outlook but Protectionism, Uncertainty and Strong Dollar Pose Risks

Global growth is accelerating, with economic activity increasing in most regions of the world Signs of inflation are starting to emerge as business and consumer confidence grows Tail risks are substantial, however: political uncertainty, trade protectionism and the path of the US dollar could derail the reflation story For more information on the Annual Meeting,

Are You Ready for the Budget? A Pre-Budget wishlist.

Plastindia International University to be completely paperless, modern and research driven

India’s first completely paperless, eco-friendly and research-driven university. University would be the first university dedicated to one sector. University to feed talent to Indian Plastics sector, having over 50,000 manufacturing units.   Mumbai. January 20, 2017. Supported by the Government of Gujarat and accredited with University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMASS), USA, Plastindia International University is

Nominations for One Globe Forum Awards 2017 close on 1 Feb

Honoring excellence for initiatives in digital, R&D, smart cities, entrepreneurship and CSR to help build India into a 21st century knowledge economy   New Delhi, January 20, 2017: India’s leading platform for building a 21st century knowledge economy in the country and South Asia, the One Globe Forum, has announced that the last day for