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  1. Venezuela: Violent Abuses in Illegal Gold Mines

    Wednesday, February 05, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 05 (IPS) - Residents of Venezuela's southern Bolívar state are suffering amputations and other horrific abuses at the hands of armed groups, including Venezuelan groups called "syndicates" in the area and Colombian armed groups operating in the region, both of which exercise control over gold mines, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, February 4.

  2. Africa Must Prioritise Upskilling its Unemployed Youth, Development Bank Urges

    Tuesday, February 04, 2020

    MBABANE, Feb 04 (IPS) - Africa's inability to produce adequate skills is negatively impacting its economic growth.

  3. Financialization Increases Inequality

    Tuesday, February 04, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR and PENANG, Feb 04 (IPS) - Financialization has worsened inequality through various channels, including macroeconomic policies. For example, quantitative easing and low, if not negative interest rates have fuelled credit and asset price bubbles, while fiscal spending cuts have adversely affected those depending on government assistance.

  4. A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation

    Monday, February 03, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 03 (IPS) - We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today's speed driven world.

    At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolving with advancement. One region affected today is affecting the global economy and population in frenzy of minutes, hours and days.

  5. The Role of Sherpas in Nature Conservation as Guardians of the Himalayas

    Friday, January 31, 2020

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jan 31 (IPS) - Since I was a kid, I grew up with adventures and stories of famous characters of the books of Jack London: White Fang, Make a Fire… and the incredible ode to perseverance of Martin Eden.

  6. New Challenges to Growth in Latin America & the Caribbean

    Thursday, January 30, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 30 (IPS) - Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean stagnated in 2019, continuing with the weak growth momentum of the previous five years and adding more urgency and new challenges to reignite growth.

  7. ‘Organic is the Future’

    Thursday, January 30, 2020

    HIMALAYAS, India, Jan 30 (IPS) - Vandana Shiva, a pioneer of organic farming in India, is incensed by the 2019 draft law to compulsorily register all seeds used by farmers. On a wintry afternoon, at her farm Navdanya in the Himalayan foothills, the noted ecologist spoke on the future of the organic farming movement in India. Excerpts:

  8. Oil-rich Gulf Turns to Renewable Energy

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    KATMANDU, Jan 29 (IPS) - The increased frequency of climate-induced weather extremes and public opinion pressure are forcing even major fossil fuel exporting countries in West Asia to make a big push towards renewable energy.

  9. Kenya Leapfrogging on 4 SDGS- Building Bridges Between Silicon Savannah and Silicon Valley

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 (IPS) - One year ago, the UN began implementing reforms meant to make it more effective in delivering on sustainable development. Now, with the start of 2020, the global body has declared this as the "decade of action" to turn the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into a living reality for all humanity. But what does this look like, on the ground?

  10. Exchange Rate Undervaluation for Export-Led Growth Promotion

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 (IPS) - One mercantilist view is that exchange rate undervaluation – e.g., via accumulation of foreign exchange reserves in China's case – is ‘industrial policy' to promote export-led growth, benefiting producers of exports while discouraging imports.

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