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Post-crisis restrictions on international banking can blunt growth prospects in developing countries

Growing restrictions imposed on foreign banks operating in developing countries since the 2007/9 global financial crisis are hampering better growth prospects by limiting the...
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Italy and Pakistan forge bilateral trade alliance

Business ties between Rome and Islamabad continue to strengthen as the two nations look to capitalise on their respective talents By Darren Parkin A TRADE deal...

Reducing Risks in Developing Countries is Key to Spur Investment and Growth

A stable business environment, effective regulations, and political stability are among the key drivers of foreign direct investment (FDI) into developing countries, according to...

ICC and WTO announce second successful proposal under ‘Small Business Champions’ initiative

ICC and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) announced today (17 October) that a proposal submitted by the Union of Chambers of Commerce of the...

Innovative firms are more competitive and create more jobs

The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook 2017: Sustainable Enterprises and Jobs, released earlier this month shows innovative companies tend to be more productive, create...
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Majid Al Futtaim making tracks across MENA

UAE billionaire announces a raft of fresh investments to revitalise dozens of projects in the region… By Darren Parkin WHEN the Majid Al Futtaim Group –...
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Europe and Central Asia Region Sees Stronger Growth, Amidst Rise in Migration

Warsaw, October 19, 2017 – Economic growth for the Europe and Central Asia region will reach 2.2% in 2017, according to the World Bank’s latest...
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ILO calls for new strategies to help SMEs get loans

Bank loans can help firms improve job quality and productivity, but are often difficult to get for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Consequently, policy-makers...
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Bakkavor Looking To Serve Up Shares

Food supplier aims to fund international expansion by floating on stock market in a bid to raise £100m as it offers around 25% of...

Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing...

But sweeping transformations needed to unlock their potential to help feed and employ a younger, more crowded planet - new report 9 October 2017, Rome -...