October 16, 2018

Italy in the maelstrom of the euro

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By Isidoros Karderinis Italy joined the eurozone in 1999, with Prime Minister Massimo d’Alema of the “Democratic Left” party. This fateful participation, which entailed the complete loss of independent monetary policy, is undoubtedly the main cause of the disappointing performance of the Italian economy. The country’s GDP currently stands at EUR 1.75 trillion euro and […]

Journalist brutally raped, then beaten to death in Bulgaria

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By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian (Guyana Guardian) – Popular Bulgarian investigative journalist Victoria Marinova, often commended for her stunning beauty, but feared by the rich and powerful for her unrelenting exposure of corruption and crime in high places, was brutally raped, and then murdered in a manner that has angered the international journalism fraternity. […]

Invest in our youth today. Create a better tomorrow

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, October 8, 2018. The Caribbean is a youthful region, with over 60% of the population under the age of 30 years. The inclusion of youth is central to region’s economic development and as such the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union are supporting 8 youth owned agro-processing […]

‘Made in China 2025’: is Beijing’s plan for hi-tech dominance as big a threat as the West thinks it is?

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By Elaine Chan From South China Morning Post The ‘Made in China 2025’ plan aims to break China’s reliance on foreign technology and pull its hi-tech industries up to Western levels. But it has become a lightning rod for Washington’s ire in its trade war with Beijing. This article – the first in a series […]

Caribbean food innovations with Truly Turmeric and Caribbean Cure, Teas Recognised at SIAL, Paris

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Two Caribbean companies have been selected as finalist in the SIAL Innovation Awards 2018 for their product innovation. They are Caribbean Cure Ltd of Trinidad and Tobago and Naledo Belize Ltd. SIAL is regarded as the world’s largest food innovation exhibition and hosts the SIAL Innovation Awards each year to recognise those who help to […]

The ‘dark’ side of the data room: disclosure dangers in M&A and finance transactions

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By Elena Georgiou Contributed by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC From ILO Given the corporate environment’s ever-changing nature and business needs and the importance of data protection at the EU level, the topic of due diligence in M&A and financial transactions warrants examination. The disclosure, transfer and processing of data raises concerns at several stages […]

Boris Johnson demands UK PM Theresa May to scrap her Brexit proposals

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From DNA India Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson called on Prime Minister Theresa May to rip up her proposal for Britain’s exit from the European Union, ratcheting up the pressure on May as she prepares to face her divided party at its annual conference next week. Just six months before the United Kingdom is due to […]

Airport security bins are gross as hell, according to a new study

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BY MORGAN SUNG from Mashable Surprisingly, the toilet seat isn’t the dirtiest part of an airport. Neither is the bathroom door handle, or the baggage claim, or even the floor. Germs love the plastic security trays, according to a study from the University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare. For […]

Saint Lucia Mango Festival

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First Saint Lucia Mango Festival gathered 500 visitors! Tuesday, September 11, 2018 — The OECS and EU sponsored Saint Lucia Mango Festival held last week met all expectations as the event brought together 16 exhibitors and 500 participants at the Constitution Park in Castries. The festival aimed at raising public awareness on the Mango Biodiversity […]

Britain retains lead in currency trading despite Brexit vote

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From WN Britain has extended its lead in the global currency trading business in the two years since it voted to leave the European Union, in another sign London is likely to continue to be one of the world’s top two financial centers even after Brexit, Reuters reports. Leaving the European Union was supposed to […]