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World Bank Bonds to Provide $360 Million in Catastrophe Protection for Mexico

Washington, DC, August 4, 2017 – The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or IBRD) issued catastrophe bonds that will provide Mexico with financial...
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Jewel of the Nile loses its sparkle

Fears for a forsaken Egypt as Africa’s fourth largest economy mirrors a Greek tragedy, threatening trade and jeopardising foreign investment By Darren Parkin NERVOUS investors are...
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The business of war

THE American writer and humourist, PJ O’Rourke, spent the autumn of 1984 in Lebanon as the country’s civil war began to heat up. The...
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Electric car production has shocks in store for ‘super-entrepreneur’ Musk

ACCORDING to Bloomberg, Tesla – which, whoa, has been in business for 15 years – is burning $6,500 each and every minute. Someone do...
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Rio Tinto Paying Dividends

Handsome pay-outs for mining shareholders as strong underlying earnings deliver record interims for investors… By Darren Parkin A SURGE in commodity prices and a rush in...
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There’s platinum in them there stars

Goldman Sachs Group predicts a new top-earner will soon be in our midst By HAL WILLIAMS THE American multinational investment bank and financial services company Goldman...
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Emirates order keeps A380 in production

Giant airliner’s future had been under a cloud The Emirates airline has pulled the Airbus A380 back from an early grave with an order for...
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‘The Rock’ aims to give a solid foundation to crypto industry

Experts and investors are heading to Gibraltar for an international convention on DLT, blockchain and cryptocurrency By HAL WILLIAMS The tiny British enclave of Gibraltar has...
Corporate Rebels

Workplace savants bringing magic to the daily grind

The Corporate Rebels travel the world to brighten up your working day and take a challenge to management. HAL WILLIAMS reports EVER felt overlooked and...

Fairy tale cruises have all the angles covered

Disney ships offer eco-friendly initiatives as well as traditional magic OK, SO you’ve seen Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, 3 and 4. You’ve set...