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44 African nations sign pact establishing free trade area

Forty-four African countries have signed an agreement establishing a free trade area seen as vital to the continent's economic development, the head of the African Union said Wednesday. The creation of a free trade area -- billed asShow More Summary

Safeguarding our most precious resource: water

According to this year’s Global Risk Report by the World Economic Forum, water crises are one of the five biggest risks to society. ESA is working with development banks to help water-resource authorities use information from satellites to manage this precious resource.

5-Star Movement Deputy: Party’s Plan To Focus On Transport Infrastructure & Renewable Energy

The economic policy plan proposal now being drafted by the 5-Star Movement in Italy will be focused on transport infrastructure and renewable energy, particularly with regard to development in the poorer southern parts of the country, as revealed by party deputy Laura Castelli in an interview with Reuters

Netflix Created a Clean, Custom Font That Could Save the Company Millions

Netflix has developed a new bespoke font called Netflix Sans that is clean, functional, subtly inspired by the brand's famous logo--and perhaps most important of all, economical. One of the design leads, Noah Nathan, posted about the project on his website. He says the new font is meant to serve "both display and functional purposes,"...

Know About MUDRA Bank for SSC & Banking Exams – GK Notes in PDF

MUDRA stands for Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency. Micro Finance is an economic development tool whose objective is to assist the poor to work their way out of poverty. Micro-finance is an important tool in an economy like India where a million new workers are added to the workforce every month especially in small businesses. Show More Summary

Diddy Developing App to Help People Find Black-Owned Businesses Easier

'The application will make it possible for [black people] to have an economic community.' Continue reading…

New Study Debunks European Commission Claims Justifying New Taxes on Digital Companies

At this week’s meeting of G20 leaders in Argentina, one of the most discussed topics will be the taxation of digital companies. Indeed, Angel Gurría, the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), will brief the assembled finance ministers on the OECD’s Interim Report on the Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalisation. The […]

Look at the World. Not Your Models., by Amy Willis

Are economists outdated? Has our economy changed more than professional economists can keep up with? If all the practitioners of economics were to develop amnesia, which concepts would still remain when they woke up? In this week's episode,...Show More Summary

How Blockchain Is Helping Democratize Access to Credit

Inclusive and sustainable economic growth is goal 8 on the UN’s list of 17 sustainable development goals to be accomplished by 2030. Goal 8’s description emphasizes job creation, but acknowledges the fact that there’s a lot more to escaping poverty than simply being employed. Lack of financial inclusiveness is a part of this—say you’re making […]

How female entrepreneurs #PressforProgress in Ghana

By Fiona Mavhinga, Camfed alumna and CAMA Development Director On International Women’s Day, it is easy to think about how far we are from gender equality. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, gender parity is more than 200 years away. Show More Summary

Heartland Tech Weekly: The benefits to being outside the Bay Area are growing

This week, I’m in Reno, Nevada for VentureBeat’s Blueprint conference, where we’ve gathered more than 300 entrepreneurs, investors, and economic development officials to talk about the challenges and the opportunities facing tech companies who have set up shop outside of Silicon Valley. One of the most common sentiments I hear from the panelists and attendees I’ve spoken […]

Pheasants Forever & Partners Form Coalition Benefitting Public Access, Economic Development, and Agriculture in Southwest Iowa

Business leaders encouraged to attend informational meeting on March 13th in Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, Iowa – March 6, 2018 – Pheasants Forever and a coalition of partners recently announced a new project in southwest Iowa to stimulate outdoor tourism, rural economies, and Ag production. Show More Summary

Billy Grayson, Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, Urban Land Institute

Billy Grayson heads the Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance at the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research organization that focuses on land use, real estate and urban development. He manages a team leading programs on climate risk and resilience, health and wellness, and building energy and environmental... Show More Summary

Stocks wobble as President Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn departs

U.S. stock index futures posted sharp falls ahead of Wednesday's open, as political developments within the U.S. administration unnerved markets worldwide.        

Delta, Guns, And Economic Development Tax Breaks

Delta Airlines announces it is cancelling its affinity program with the National Rifle Association. In retaliation, Georgia’s lieutenant governor says he’ll try to kill a...

Causes and consequences of the Sicilian Mafia

The Mafia is often cited as one of the main reasons why Sicily has lagged behind the rest of Italy in economic and social development. This column describes how in an environment with weak state presence, the socialist threat of Peasant...Show More Summary

Delta, Guns And What’s Wrong With Economic Development Tax Breaks

Georgia lawmakers are looking to block a special tax subsidy for Delta to punish the airline for its decision to end an NRA affinity program. They're right to oppose the tax subsidy, but they're doing so for all the wrong reasons.

Even McKinsey Gets It: High Wages Improve Economic Performance

Click here for reuse options! Economic stagnation is the outcome of conscious policy choices. “After a year-long analysis of seven developed countries and six sectors,” global management consultancy company McKinsey has “concluded that...Show More Summary

8 Best New York Lifestyle and Fashion Blogs

New York is home to numerous fashion companies including shops and plays hosts to various fashion shows each year. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has noted that some 900 fashion firms have their headquarters in the Big Apple. Show More Summary

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