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Femtech finding a place in venture capitalists’ hearts

Women comprise half the population, but account for less than five percent of CEOs running Fortune 500 companies. An indignant HEATHER LEAH SMITH reports. IS...
Military to civilian

Study finds more support is needed for access to finance for self-employed squaddies

The Federation of Small Businesses calls for better access to finance for self-employed people in, or leaving, the Armed Forces community MIKE Cherry, national chairman...
Brain waves

If you want to get ahead, freeze your brain — for a few centuries

Cryogenics takes a giant step sideways with glassy grey matter and voluntary, um, suicide By HAL WILLIAMS NOW here’s a variation on control+alt+delete: get dead and...
Gibraltar

‘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...
Tesla Model S P85D

Clean? Check. Cool? Check. But e-vehicles have poke too

Hot new electric wheels offer more than just zero emissions – the latest offerings have some serious grunt, too By HAL WILLIAMS THE TIMES are changing,...
ILO SCORE

SCORE-ing big! How a cooperative approach to improved work conditions in SMEs can increase...

Improving SMEs workplace practices can help them achieve better productivity. The ILO’s SCORE Training programme is helping companies in China improve work conditions, and...
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Zambia Makes Steady Progress in Financial Inclusion but Many Women Still Excluded

Mary Banda runs a small restaurant in Kamwala market, one of Lusaka’s oldest markets. She uses the proceeds from her business to feed her...

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...
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Statement on Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi)

WASHINGTON, October 12, 2017 ‒ The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) donor countries today issued the following statement: It is with great pleasure that we officially launch...

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 -...