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The FINANCIAL -- The Estonian-Georgian film, Tangerines, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2014. While the film was shot in Guria, the story takes place in Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia during the war in the early 1990s.

Since the mid 30s of 20th century, pollsters from all over the world have been asking people about the most pressing issues that their respective societies are facing. In most instances, economic issues top the list. This is especially true for the countries of the former Soviet Union, where unemployment, inflation, low pay, inadequate social benefits and the like have been enduring issues that governments struggle to address.

The FINANCIAL -- When Pew Research Center studied how Americans access and share local news in three cities, we naturally wanted to analyze the role that Facebook played as a means for people to hear about, discuss and share local news. But getting the data we needed proved challenging.

The FINANCIAL -- By 2050, the world will need to feed more than nine billion people, requiring nearly 70 percent more food than we consume today.1 Moreover, an expanding global middle class will demand more meat and other protein-rich foods, while extreme weather could slash yields in important agricultural regions.

The FINANCIAL -- Tax evasion in modern Georgia is as old as the practice of collecting taxes itself. They emerged simultaneously in both criminal code and in the minds of regular citizens less than 25 years ago, when we, together with 14 other contingent republics of the Soviet Union gave up building communism and embraced the market economy. However, the opposite is true when it comes to accepting or giving bribes – they are as old as a human kind.

The FINANCIAL -- The latest data and analytics buzz comes from the field of advanced HR analytics, where the application of new techniques and new thinking to talent management is becoming more mainstream, according to McKinsey.

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