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From little things big things grow, and new programme aims to add fertilizer

FIFTEEN of the UK’s top business schools are sharing their expertise to help micro-enterprises grow. A programme delivered via the Small Business Charter (SBC) is...
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Dependence on commodities leaves countries ‘vulnerable to shocks’ and ‘weakened’

THE NUMBER of countries dependent on commodities has reached its highest level in 20 years, according to a recent UNCTAD report. UNCTAD (United Nations Conference...
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World Bank moves to ensure regulation and management of Guyana’s oil, gas reserves

THE WORLD Bank has approved a $20m credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for Guyana’s oil and gas sector. The bank says the money...
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Be wise and digitalise, report urges UK SMEs

A recent report has laid out a digital roadmap that could catalyse up to a £57bn productivity pay-out for UK SMEs over five years The...
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Troubled Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe passes on

BRANDON Truaxe, the founder of Canadian skincare company Deciem, has died of unknown causes at the age...
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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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‘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...
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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...

Too darned hot… how our inner thermostat affects behaviour

Could good air-conditioning be the key to better customer service? IN THE summer of 2010, Moscow experienced its worst heat wave in centuries. Air-conditioning and...
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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...