IFC: Why Corporate Governance Is Crucial to Myanmar’s Growing Private Sector

Emerging from decades of isolation, Myanmar is undergoing major reforms to become a more market-driven economy. Many are hoping for a meteoric rise of...

UNCTAD: Investment – In Need of Direction

The global financial crisis has impacted heavily on trade: annual trade expansion over the past three years has averaged a tepid 3% annually, compared...

Monte Carlo or dust?

Even the world’s finest treasures collect a bit of grime once in a while. Business Vision’s Tony Lennox takes a look at the famous...

Grant Thornton UAE: Islamic Finance Oil Prices Impact

Modern banks started offering Islamic finance in the mid-1970s. At the time, there were major developments in the Muslim world such as the oil...
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ICC Court to establish MENA Representative Office in UAE

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced it is to open a representative office for the Middle...

New World Bank Project to Give Impetus to India’s Skill’s Agenda – to provide...

The World Bank will support the Government of India’s efforts to better equip its young workforce with employable skills so that youth who enter...
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The Big Win: Singapore

The ‘Lion City’ is roaring again By Tony Lennox IN the heart of downtown Singapore, Raffles Hotel, a stately symbol of colonial splendour, sits in the...

Optimism drops, but activity robust in financial services – CBI/PwC

Sentiment in the financial services sector deteriorated in the three months to June, but business conditions – such as volumes, profits and hiring –...