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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.
The FINANCIAL -- Since the start of the current MY, and as of September 7, Ukraine exported nearly 6.88 mln tonnes of grains which is 1 mn tonnnes lower compared with the same date last season (7.8 mln tonnes), reported the phytosanitary security and seed farming control department at the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection (SSUFSCP).
The FINANCIAL -- China is carrying out a "mass, systematic campaign of human rights violations" against its mostly Muslim Uyghur minority population, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says.
The FINANCIAL -- Baku has criticized Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian over his latest statement concerning the future status of Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway region disputed by Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The FINANCIAL -- Foreign direct investments (FDI) in Georgia amounted to USD 389.2 million in Q2 2018 (preliminary data) up 9.4 percent from the adjusted data of Q2 2017.
The FINANCIAL -- The ruling Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia will endorse the candidacy of Salome Zurabishvili for the October 28 presidential elections, Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze announced on September 9.
The FINANCIAL -- Church attendance has edged down in recent years. Gallup's latest yearly update from its daily tracking survey shows that in 2017, 38% of adults said they attended religious services weekly or almost every week. When Gallup began asking this question in 2008, that figure was 42%.
The FINANCIAL -- KPMG in Singapore has worked with Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Microsoft to develop the first airline loyalty program “digital wallet” based on blockchain technology. SIA announced the launch of the new KrisPay digital wallet following a successful proof-of-concept development in February 2018.
The FINANCIAL -- MANILA, PHILIPPINES (10 September 2018) — Asia and the Pacific accounts for a growing share of global gross domestic product (GDP), while the region continues to make progress to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).