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Rwanda Seeks to Jumpstart African eCommerce in Joining Global Trading Platform
Rwanda Seeks to Jumpstart African eCommerce in Joining Global Trading Platform
1/23/2019 10:27:10 AM
- Digital commerce represents a multi-trillion-dollar market globally, but Africa currently claims only a tiny slice of e-commerce revenues · Rwanda is the first African hub in an Alibaba-led global trading platform that could offer a model for increasing ecommerce in emerging markets · The Rwandan pilot project represents an attempt to use digital commerce to increase …
IFC Increases Collaboration with TUSIAD in Support for Turkey’s Private Sector
IFC Increases Collaboration with TUSIAD in Support for Turkey’s Private Sector
1/23/2019 9:54:08 AM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and TUSIAD (Turkish Industry & Business Association) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Istanbul, which will allow the institutions to explore new opportunities for cooperation in several themes to promote the development of Turkey’s private sector.
Over-50s UK workers outnumber populations of Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland
Over-50s UK workers outnumber populations of Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland
1/23/2019 9:52:15 AM
Today’s official employment figures1  report a record number of people aged 50 and over in the UK labour market – 10.6 million. This population now represents nearly one in three (31%) of all workers,  up from one in five (21%) when these records began in 1992.
American Express Plans Live Audio Webcast of Annual Investor Day
American Express Plans Live Audio Webcast of Annual Investor Day
1/23/2019 9:46:20 AM
American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) plans to host its annual Investor Day on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 9 a.m. (ET). At the meeting, senior executives will discuss key business trends, initiatives and long-term strategies.
Credit Suisse Research Institute publishes comprehensive study on global debt
Credit Suisse Research Institute publishes comprehensive study on global debt
1/23/2019 8:48:15 AM
The Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) has today published a comprehensive study assessing the potential risks arising from the surge in global debt over recent years.
BNY Mellon Supports the Republic of Seychelles with the World’s First Sovereign Blue Bond
BNY Mellon Supports the Republic of Seychelles with the World’s First Sovereign Blue Bond
1/23/2019 8:31:37 AM
BNY Mellon has recently announced its appointment as Trustee, Paying Agent, Common Depository, Registrar, Transfer Agent, and Settlement Agent on the world’s first sovereign blue bond issued by the Republic of Seychelles.
“HyperTurnaround!” is Now Free on Amazon for 5 Days (until 01/25/2019)
“HyperTurnaround!” is Now Free on Amazon for 5 Days (until 01/25/2019)
1/21/2019 6:00:00 AM
Best Seller Publishing announces the release of Kevin Chin’s new book, “HyperTurnaround!: Transforming a Tech Company on the Brink of Collapse into a World Class Global Leader.” It will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store on January 21st.    This book provides a rare insight into how you can rapidly turnaround a tech company on the brink of oblivion …
AkzoNobel confirms details of €2 billion capital repayment and share consolidation
AkzoNobel confirms details of €2 billion capital repayment and share consolidation
1/18/2019 10:17:19 AM
The record date for shareholders holding common shares will be at the close of trading hours for Euronext Amsterdam on January 23, 2019. A share consolidation ratio of 9:8 will be effective on January 24, 2019 and shareholders will receive a capital repayment of €8.78 per common share on January 25, 2019.
Weakened International Cooperation Damaging Collective Will to Tackle Global Risks
Weakened International Cooperation Damaging Collective Will to Tackle Global Risks
1/16/2019 2:13:23 PM
· Rising geopolitical and geo-economic tensions are the most urgent risk in 2019, with 90% of experts saying they expect further economic confrontation between major powers in 2019 · Environmental degradation is the long-term risk that defines our age, with four of the top five most impactful global risks in 2019 related to climate · Rapidly evolving cyber and technological …
21st Century Fox Announces Pricing of Senior Notes by Fox Corporation
21st Century Fox Announces Pricing of Senior Notes by Fox Corporation
1/16/2019 3:36:15 AM
21st Century Fox (“21CF”; NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) announced the pricing by Fox Corporation (“FOX”), its wholly-owned subsidiary and the company to be spun-off in connection with 21CF’s combination with The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”) of five series of senior unsecured notes.
Enel launches a one billion euro new green bond in Europe
Enel launches a one billion euro new green bond in Europe
1/15/2019 1:19:46 PM
Today, Enel Finance International N.V. ("EFI"), an Enel Group finance company controlled by Enel S.p.A. ("Enel", rated BBB+ for S&P, Baa2 for Moody’s, and BBB+ for Fitch), has successfully placed its third green bond on the European market, reserved for institutional investors and backed by a guarantee issued by Enel.
IFC and West African Stock Exchange Partner to Strengthen Corporate Governance
IFC and West African Stock Exchange Partner to Strengthen Corporate Governance
1/14/2019 12:12:59 PM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and West Africa Regional Stock Exchange, Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières, today signed an agreement to cooperate toward improving corporate governance practices of listed companies.
Aviva launches new midmarket approach
Aviva launches new midmarket approach
1/14/2019 12:10:11 PM
Aviva has redesigned its approach for midmarket clients, investing in its technology and specialist partner network to open up corporate-level services and customer-level underwriting to the midmarket segment for the first time.
Goldman Sachs Declares Stock Dividends
Goldman Sachs Declares Stock Dividends
1/14/2019 12:06:05 PM
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) today announced that it has declared dividends on the following series of its non-cumulative preferred stock (represented by depositary shares, each representing a 1/1,000th  interest in a share of preferred stock): • $234.38 per share of Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A; • $387.50 per share of 6.20% …
Commodities Decreased on Dampened Global Growth Expectations
Commodities Decreased on Dampened Global Growth Expectations
1/14/2019 12:03:37 PM
The Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return decreased for the month, with 19 out of 22 constituents posting losses. Credit Suisse Asset Management observed the following: • Energy declined 18.74%, led lower by Natural Gas, as warmer-than-expected temperatures within the US reduced heating demand amid seasonally low inventory levels.
Blackstone Hires Jon Korngold to Lead New Growth Equity Investing Platform
Blackstone Hires Jon Korngold to Lead New Growth Equity Investing Platform
1/14/2019 12:01:47 PM
Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Jon Korngold, a former senior leader at General Atlantic, will join the firm as a Senior Managing Director and head of Blackstone’s Growth Equity investing platform.
Near-Term Pessimism Driving Markets, but Many Ingredients for A Rally Still Present
Near-Term Pessimism Driving Markets, but Many Ingredients for A Rally Still Present
1/14/2019 12:00:15 PM
BNY Mellon’s Lockwood issues Investment Insights for the first quarter, expects slowing, but steady economic growth Markets have discounted a great deal of future slowdown driven by the many political and economic factors weighing on stocks over the past month, according to the  Investment Insights  issued today by BNY Mellon’s Lockwood Advisors, Inc.
BNP Paribas announces new appointments in its Nordic division to support its growth ambitions
BNP Paribas announces new appointments in its Nordic division to support its growth ambitions
1/14/2019 11:56:21 AM
BNP Paribas strengthens its position as a leading European bank in the Nordic region with senior appointments across its banking business As part of BNP Paribas’ ambition to be the leading banking partner in EMEA, the Nordic region has been identified as a strategic priority where the Group aims to grow its Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) business and further …
Leaders Will Address the Cultural Dimensions of “Globalization 4.0” in Davos
Leaders Will Address the Cultural Dimensions of “Globalization 4.0” in Davos
1/11/2019 12:20:50 PM
The World Economic Forum announced today that several cultural leaders will participate in its Annual Meeting 2019 in Davos-Klosters. These cultural leaders will join their peers from business, government, the media and civil society to advance dialogue on how inclusivity and sustainability can be the pillars of change under the meeting’s theme,  Globalization 4.0: Shaping a …
Henkel invests into specialist circular economy fund
Henkel invests into specialist circular economy fund
1/9/2019 1:42:08 PM
Supporting Henkel’s progress in sustainability, the company closed the investment into Circularity European Growth Fund I LP, an impact fund managed by Circularity Capital.