Frontier & Emerging Markets

Frontier & Emerging Markets

Four Horsemen of Apocalypse, by Viktor Vasnetsov

A menace by any other name: the ‘equaliser’ that just isn’t

By William Roman COVID-19 and coronavirus are the most common names for it, but some sociologists and economists are tentatively hailing the virus as the...
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World Bank commits £9.4bn in aid to help poor countries in virus fight

THE WORLD Bank has committed $12bn (£9.4bn) to help developing countries cope with the spread of coronavirus. The aid package includes technical assistance as well...
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Grim UN report shows half-a-billion of world’s people struggling to find work

ALMOST half-a-billion people around the world battle to find sufficient paid work, a UN report on employment and social trends shows. The World Employment and Social...
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Bezos’ billion-dollar bid to boost India’s SME business

AMAZON founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is launching a £770m bid to bring India’s SMEs online. Bezos said his firm will invest the sum —...
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Analytics key to African countries’ ability to share in services trade

UNCTAD-UNECA projects’ experts pool wisdom to grow regional economies and increase benefit from value chains AFRICA needs to step-up its analytics game to play a...
Aurora Station

Hand over money, get a free T-shirt, and play your part in the space...

By HAL WILLIAMS WANT an investment that will send your cash into orbit? Get your wallet out and start the count-down — there’s no time...
India - Women Pumping Water

It all flows together for Damon, White in win for water — and the...

An actor/activist and a water crisis expert join forces to protect the most precious liquid of them all. HEATHER LEAH SMITH reports. SOCIAL and environmental...
Desert, Drought

The most precious resource of them all in short supply for India

Resource-rich country is plagued by shortage of safe water supplies INDIA — the world’s seventh biggest economy — boasts impressive reserves of 87 natural resources, but one...
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World leaders issue clarion call for accelerated action on water

A fundamental shift is needed to avert devastating consequences, says high-level panel on water A HIGH-level Panel on Water consisting of 11 Heads of State...
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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...