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  1. Alternative Financing Strategies to Boost Small Businesses in Africa

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 05 (IPS) - A few years ago, more than half a century after the concept was first proposed, the government of Côte d'Ivoire completed construction of the Henri Konan Bédié Bridge, a span over the Ébrié Lagoon linking the north and south of Abidjan, the country's main city. The project became a reality after the government received development bank and private capital financing.

  2. Ghana Aims to Regain Top Spot in Cocoa Production

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    ACCRA, Oct 05 (IPS) - Ghana is home to the world's favourite cocoa beans. They're bigger in size, have a higher butter content and superior flavour – all qualities which make Ghana's cocoa the world standard against which all cocoa is measured.

  3. Why American Overseas Aid Should Focus on SDGs?

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, Oct 04 (IPS) - The average American believes the US spends a whopping third of its federal budget on foreign aid. Consequently, a majority of people think that too much is spent on foreign aid. That is one reason US President Donald J. Trump, who has campaigned on putting the needs of Americans first, has proposed deep cuts to foreign aid in his 2018 budget.

  4. Greater Cooperation To Strengthen Taxation

    Tuesday, October 03, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 03 (IPS) - Since the 1950s, there has been a popular dance called the ‘limbo rock', with the winner leaning back as much as possible to get under the bar. Many of today's financial centres are involved in a similar game to attract customers by offering low tax rates and banking secrecy.

  5. Making an Economic Case for Climate Action

    Monday, October 02, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 02 (IPS) - Having faced a year of record temperatures and devastating hurricanes, the United States stands more to lose if it doesn't take steps to reduce the risk and impact of climate change, according to a new report.

  6. A Taste of India in Australia’s Hinterland

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    BROOME, Western Australia, Sep 29 (IPS) - Julmat Khan migrated from the seaside resort town of Digha in West Bengal, India, about 14 years ago to the coastal tourist town of Broome in Western Australia. He is amongst a small proportion of international migrants to have settled in a regional town instead of Australia's popular metropolises of Sydney and Melbourne.

  7. Merkel’s Defeat Confirms Dismail Trend for Europe

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    ROME, Sep 29 (IPS) - Generally, media have failed to analyse why the result of German elections is the worst possible. Merkel is not a winner, but a leader now in a very fragile position, who will have to make many compromises and pay now for her mistakes. Let us make at least the most important four points of analysis.

  8. Mercury Mining Awaits International Control in Mexico

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 26 (IPS) - For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is "devastating," when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico.

  9. More Public Spending, Not Tax Cuts, for Sustainable, Inclusive Growth

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 26 (IPS) - The Trump administration's promise to increase infrastructure spending should break the straightjacket the Republicans imposed on the Obama administration after capturing the US Congress in 2010. However, in proportionate terms, it falls far short of Roosevelt's New Deal effort to revive the US economy in the 1930s.

  10. Global Companies Give Africa a Second Look

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - When travelling abroad for work and looking for accommodation, Joe Eyango, a Cameroonian living in the US, considers two factors: convenient transportation from the airport and around the city and reliable Internet access. He is a university professor and wants to be able to jet in, hit the ground running, make his presentation and zoom off to another destination in a day or two.

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