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The FINANCIAL -- On 18 September, experts from Austria, Belgium and Spain will visit Ukraine to present the EU approach to developing policies related to the area of cultural and creative industries.
The FINANCIAL -- About two-thirds of American adults (68%) say they at least occasionally get news on social media, about the same share as at this time in 2017, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
The FINANCIAL -- Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze is on his first official visit to Yerevan on September 10. He met his Armenian counterpart Nikol Pashinyan, and discussed deepening of bilateral cooperation, including in the fields of trade and economy.
The FINANCIAL -- Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Mikheil Batiashvili dismissed two of his deputies and some senior officials from the Ministry citing the need for “new energy, new vision and new staff policy” as the reason behind his decision.
The FINANCIAL -- Resource productivity quantifies the relationship between the size of the economy and the use of natural resources. The value of resource productivity will increase if the economy, measured by GDP, is growing at a faster rate than the consumption of raw materials, measured by domestic material consumption.
The FINANCIAL -- GENEVA – The World Health Organization and the World Bank Group today convened the first meeting of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), a new body set up to monitor the world’s readiness to respond to outbreaks and other health emergencies.
The FINANCIAL -- Large insurers have stepped up their preparations for IFRS 17 and IFRS 9, but smaller insurers have fallen further behind in preparing, according to a new report, In it to win it, from KPMG International.
The FINANCIAL -- MANILA, PHILIPPINES (11 September 2018) — The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan and grant package totaling more than $160 million to improve schools’ resilience to disasters in three provinces of Nepal.
The FINANCIAL -- MANILA, PHILIPPINES (11 September 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other multilateral development banks support policy reforms in countries in Asia and the Pacific, in addition to regular lending for financing infrastructure and other development initiatives.
The FINANCIAL -- Recent high-profile examples of hiring bias show that many industries have a long way to go when it comes to fair hiring practices.
The FINANCIAL -- As an important player in poverty alleviation, SZSE-listed companies actively respond to the call of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), conscientiously implement national strategies, and secure solid progress in targeted poverty alleviation. By developing local industries, education, and healthcare, they carry out targeted poverty alleviation in a sustainable manner, therefore promoting development in poverty-stricken areas and lifting many people out of poverty.
The FINANCIAL -- Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation announced that it has joined RE100, an initiative operated by the international non-government organization (NGO) The Climate Group1 in partnership with CDP2. In so doing, Sony will aim to use 100% renewable electricity for all of its business sites by 2040.
The FINANCIAL -- Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz delivered 1,512,268 vehicles to customers worldwide in the first eight months of this year, thus setting a new record (+1.1%).
The FINANCIAL -- Half of working-age women across the world (51 per cent) fear they will not be able to afford basics such as food and heating during their retirement, a new global report from HSBC reveals.
The FINANCIAL -- The CSRI analyzed its database of over 1000 family-owned, publicly-listed companies ranging in size, sector and region looking at their performance over ten years compared to the financial and share price performance of a control group consisting of more than 7,000 non-family owned companies globally. For the first time the report also assesses the best performing family or founder owned companies for each of the key regions on a 3, 5 and 10 year basis and reviews their commonalities.
The FINANCIAL -- The last pipe of what is now Norway’s longest and largest oil pipeline was installed right next to the riser platform at the Johan Sverdrup field. The 36-inch pipeline extends 283 km from the Mongstad oil terminal outside Bergen to the giant field in the North Sea.
The FINANCIAL -- Announcing openly difficulties and sharing accumulated experiences in public is the best way to develop. It will prevent mistakes and enable to learn from others. Based on our experience, there are number of barriers companies are usually facing in developing their business.
The FINANCIAL -- Torsten Jeworrek, member of Munich Re’s Board of Management: “Cyber risks are one of the biggest threats to the networked economy. Munich Re is making highly targeted investments in know-how and development of networks in order to continually improve its services and insurance products. Together with technology partners, we want to keep on developing solutions for these risks in the future.”
The FINANCIAL -- Worldwide, most major non-life insurance markets are in a phase of below-average profitability. The latest sigma report from the Swiss Re Institute, "Profitability in non-life insurance: mind the gap", assesses the existing earnings gap in the non-life insurance sector.
The FINANCIAL -- COLLABORATION at work is generally seen as a good thing. Businesses value collaboration. The latest survey by the Financial Times of what employers want from MBA graduates found that the ability to work in a team, to work with a wide variety of people and to build, sustain and expand a network of people were three of the top five skills that managers wanted.