Category Archives: Global Finance

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Mixed Signals on Global Economy: #Investment Up, #Trade Down!

The latest data from the UN for 2015 evidences record global foreign direct investment. However, measures of trade, at least according to shipping data indicate something worse than a mere…

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Does Globe Need More #Radiocommunication Regulations?

From driverless cars to Internet on passenger jets to communication satellites, all depend on a broad spectrum of radio waves to meet their designed purpose effectively. The demands for allocation…

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For #Development & Growth for All, Need Reforms of Global Financial System

The economic crisis plaguing the globe is not over, and we need an overhaul of the global financial system in order to both heal overall and overcome the inequalities dominating…

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No #Internet for Majority of #GlobalCitizens

They could most benefit from being connected but are the least likely, around 4 billion people around the globe in the least developed states or simply trapped in poverty among…

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#Refugees – Empathy & Action at Grassroots

In the past two weeks, our campaign “We’ve all been #Refugees, as Old as War & Natural Disaster, ” has garnered traction and feedback. In this series, we include  photos…

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Economic Risks to Downside says IMF ahead of G-20 – #ChinaMeltdown

  Looming US Fed rate rise, the economic slowdown in China, falling commodity prices and conflict are the most immediate catalysts for risk to the global economy, but the impact…

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Latin America & #Caribbean Economic/Investment Slowdown

With populations striving to higher living standards and opportunity for a rising middle class, South America and the Caribbean would appear to have the fundamentals to evolve into more consumption-based…

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Greece Shoved into Putin’s Sphere of Influence?

Merkel’s government contemplates the cost of bailing out Greece, and her Finance Minister hints that it may be better for all involved if Greece gets out of the Euro. As…

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Reboot of #Development #Finance

From gender equality to sustainability, the key catalyst will be a new approach to development finance. Profit is not a dirty word and growth is not the overriding objective.  Rather,…

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IMF Sees Risk for US Economy if Interest Rates Raised Prematurely?

The risk is both political and economic, perhaps never greater since the defining moments prior to WW II.  There is a tendency to ignore global economic and diplomatic advice among…