Six highlights from the final day of #10WCC

The 10th World Chambers Congress concluded in Sydney today. The last day featured plenary sessions on leadership, the world of tomorrow and the 4th...
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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...
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World’s richest woman dies

Obituary: Liliane Bettencourt: 1922 - 2017 Controversy and questionable politics were never far away to divert attention from some remarkable skill at leading an industry...

Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom Opening Up to the World

With a new king, a reshuffled cabinet, and a carefully crafted plan in place, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is ready to open up...
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Rolls-Royce forced to cut more than 4,000 jobs in major reorganisation

Despite pre-tax profit turnaround over 2016, aerospace manufacturing giant says it must trim middle-management positions ICONIC British engineering firm Rolls-Royce is cutting 4,600 jobs over...
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Europe and Central Asia Region Sees Stronger Growth, Amidst Rise in Migration

Warsaw, October 19, 2017 – Economic growth for the Europe and Central Asia region will reach 2.2% in 2017, according to the World Bank’s latest...
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Cathay Pacific losing altitude

Once held up as a benchmark of luxury long-haul air travel, the company’s determination not to jump on the low fair bandwagon looks like...

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 -...
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ILO calls for new strategies to help SMEs get loans

Bank loans can help firms improve job quality and productivity, but are often difficult to get for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Consequently, policy-makers...
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Government has ‘window of opportunity’ before firms trigger Brexit contingency plans

New survey reveals 57% of firms are looking at scenario and contingency planning related to Brexit, but only 11% have begun to implement...