October 29, 2020

Caribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

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Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected women and men for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference New York, 21 November 2017 – In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a […]

Asahi looks to offload stake in China’s Tsingtao Brewery to focus on Europe

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KYODO From The Japan Times Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. said Thursday it is looking to sell some or all of its 20 percent stake in Tsingtao Brewery Co., China’s second-largest beer maker, to focus resources on growing its European business. Asahi, Japan’s largest brewery, acquired the stake in 2009 from Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, becoming […]

Good luck charms

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15 unexpected good luck charms from countries around the world By Jacob Shamsian and Diana Yukari, INSIDER From Business Insider maneki neko japan Thousands of “Maneki-neko,” or beckoning cat figurines, at a shrine in Tokyo.AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi In different countries, various types of symbols, talismans, charms, and amulets have become symbols for good luck. They […]

Romania protests grow over corruption decree

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From BBC The Romanian capital, Bucharest, has seen one of its largest ever anti-government protests after a decree was passed that could free dozens of officials jailed for corruption. A crowd of at least 150,000 was reported outside government offices late on Wednesday and rallies took place in other towns and cities. As the protesters […]

Tax Agreements with British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Romania enter into force

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The Isle of Man Government’s Agreements for the Exchange of Information Relating to Tax Matters with the Governments of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Romania have entered into force. The agreements with the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands provide for all forms of exchange of information, including the automatic exchange […]