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China meets with banks to discuss protecting assets from US sanctions

Chinese regulators held an emergency meeting with domestic and foreign banks to discuss how they could protect the country’s assets overseas from US sanctions similar to those imposed on Russia for its invasion of the Ukraine, according to people familiar with the discussion. Officials fear the same action could be taken against Beijing in the […]

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The G20 seeks to improve sustainable finance to meet the 2030 agenda

The fiscal capacity of countries in the current global crisis is limited Jakarta (ANTARA) – The G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG) encourages the strengthening of synergies between the public and private sectors to improve sustainable finance in order to achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris. Wempi Saputra, expert in macroeconomics […]

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Tribute to a “gentle and unassuming giant” of the environmental movement

The book, The case against “free trade” (1993), was designed, compiled and edited by the founder and director of Earth Island Press, Daniel Moses. He was well versed in critical analyzes of the WTO and trade treaties, thanks in part to conferences sponsored by the International Forum on Globalization, in San Francisco, which featured leading […]

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World Trade Centers Association 2022 General Assembly “Exploring New Horizons” Draws Nearly 600 Attendees from Over 60 Countries

The AI-powered matchmaking platform fostered global B2B networking in a virtual conference focusing on business opportunities throughout Africa NEW YORK, April 28, 2022 /CNW/ – The World Trade Centers Association® (WTCA®), an international trade organization connecting more than 300 World Trade Center® (WTC®) sites in nearly 100 countries, brought together nearly 600 participants from more […]

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Brazil’s public debt drops 2.89% in March with high bond redemption rate

Adds details, background Brasília, April 28 (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal government debt fell 2.89% in March from February after a four-month rise, due to the large volume of bonds redeemed during the period, official figures showed Thursday. Total outstanding debt reached 5.565 billion reais ($1.110 billion), the Treasury said, driven by a net bond repayment […]

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Indonesia expresses support for Ukraine but does not confirm Zelensky’s invitation to G-20 summit

White House – The White House said it had not received confirmation from Indonesia – chair of this year’s Group of 20 (G-20) economic forum – that it had invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to its summit November in Bali. “We have seen the reports that President Zelenskyy has been invited to the G-20 and […]

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How to Call Trump’s Tariff Bluff Without Being Soft on China

The Biden administration is wrestling with how to handle President Trump’s legacy of China tariffs without appearing “soft” on China in the upcoming congressional midterm elections. Here is a recipe for addressing most stakeholders’ concerns and surviving a tough election season ahead. First, Trump imposed tariffs on $370 billion of Chinese imports. Biden is expected […]

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AfDB operations reach $22.8 billion to boost pandemic response and green recovery

The Asian Development Bank (AfDB) has committed US$22.8 billion from its own resources in 2021 to help Asia and the Pacific address the immediate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and promote a green recovery . The Manila-based lender said in a statement received here on Tuesday that its “2021 Annual Report” summarizes how the AfDB […]

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Nokia G21 vs Nokia G20: What buyers will get for paying extra Rs 1,048

NEW DELHI: Nokia G21 is now official. Global HMD added a new nokia branded smartphone to its range of budget phones with the launch of the Nokia G21. This is the first Nokia smartphone that promises to deliver up to three days of battery life on a single charge. The budget smartphone houses a 5,050mAh […]

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Abiodun’s reinvention of the Olokola Free Trade Zone – The Sun Nigeria

By Jacob Apagbo IF job creation is a sine qua non for economic growth and social development, the recent signing by the Ogun state government of a $400 million memorandum of understanding with a foreign company, Arise Integrated Industrial Platform, on the development of Olokola Free Trade Zone (OKFTZ) and Remo Agro Processing Zone deserves […]

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‘Bad Guys’ beats ‘The Northman’, Nick Cage at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — On an unusually packed weekend in theaters that featured an expensive Viking epic and Nicolas Cage playing himself, DreamWorks Animation’s “The Bad Guys” pounded the field, signaling a resurgence continuation of family cinema after a slowdown during the pandemic. “The Bad Guys,” released by Universal Pictures, debuted with $24 million in […]

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Moody’s as an inflation hedge (NYSE:MCO)

Chunumunu/iStock via Getty Images The best rating company Moody’s (NYSE: MCO) should benefit from an inflationary environment. Two things are key to protecting income as the prices of everything rise: First, unsurprisingly, there is a good degree of pricing power. The rare ability raising prices without losing volume offsets higher costs with increased revenue. Second, […]

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Russia’s position in the G-20 is not threatened by the invasion of Ukraine | Economic news

By FATIMA HUSSEIN, DEBORA ALVARES and ANDREW MELDRUM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Russia invaded Ukraine, in 2014, outraged world leaders expelled Russia from the Group of Eight industrialized nations, which quickly renamed itself the Group of Seven. Eight years later, the G-7 still stands at seven – a collection of countries […]

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Markets end week of hits and misses on a low; Sensex loses 714 points

Domestic markets recorded a two-day bullish streak after 5-year US Treasury yields rose above 3% following comments by US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that a 50-year rate hike basis points could be considered in May. The benchmark Sensex lost 714 points, or 1.2%, to end at 57,197. The Nifty ended at […]

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Encouraging sustainable investments across the G20

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian presidency of the G20 seems to present the right opportunity to massively promote the trend of sustainable development; a subject that had been talked about in recent years and pushed in several sectors, including investment. Apart from its contribution to environmental sustainability, sustainable investing also plays a vital role in […]

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Tom Loftus: The New Cold War Containment Strategy

The column below reflects the opinions of the author, and these opinions are not endorsed or supported by WisOpinion.com. I arrived in Norway at the end of 1993. The end of the cold war. The end of the Soviet Union. A period of optimism. However, as my colleague from Finland, who shares a long border […]

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Special Economic Zones Allow Governments to Experiment with Crypto

Special Economic Zones Offer Governments a Bridge to Smart Crypto Regulation said Jin Gonzalez, Chief Architect of Oz Finance. There has been a spike in cryptocurrency adoption over the past two years. This has led banks and governments to rethink policies on how to approach the largely deregulated and decentralized space. El Salvador shocked the […]

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Biden visits New Hampshire to highlight infrastructure law

Biden continued his outreach to his allies on Tuesday morning via a secure video conference from the White House as Russia declared on Tuesday that the “next phase” of the war in Ukraine was underway, launching a major assault on key areas of ballast. The Post’s Amy B Wang reports that Biden’s call included 11 […]

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Patrick Wisdom and Frank Schwindel face a tough climb

Since Major League Baseball’s expansion era began in 1961, 13 rookies age 29 or older have had Fangraphs wins greater than replacement by 2 or more. Of these, only Casey Blake improved his rookie fWAR and only Blake and Ed Charles finished with career fWARs of 10 or better. Older recruits are at their peak […]

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Exclusive with the Pakistani Ambassador: China-Pakistan’s rock-solid friendship is timeless and proven

Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque. Photo: Courtesy of the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing The rock-solid friendship between China and Pakistan is tried and timeless, and there is complete national consensus in Pakistan on the significance and importance of this relationship, regardless of any change in government or leadership, a said the Pakistani ambassador […]

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The biggest risk to the global economy that no one is talking about

Originally Posted: Apr 17, 22 07:59 ET Updated: Apr 17, 22 11:14 a.m. ET By Nicole Goodkind, CNN Business (CNN) – Nearly 400 million people in 45 cities across China are under full or partial lockdown under China’s strict zero-Covid policy. Together, they account for 40%, or $7.2 trillion, of the world’s second-largest economy’s annual […]

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Finance Minister Lawrence Wong to visit the United States and attend G20 and World Bank and IMF meetings

SINGAPORE: Finance Minister Lawrence Wong will pay a 10-day visit to the United States starting Saturday, April 16, Singapore’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) said in a press release. It is his first overseas trip since he was announced as Singapore’s fourth generation political leader. Mr. Wong will travel to Washington DC and New York to […]

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AD Ports Collector Services Unit Partners with Bangladesh Company to Boost Trade

Safeen Feeders, the feeder services company of AD Ports Group, has partnered with Saif Powertec, a Bangladesh-listed ports and logistics company, to boost trade and shipping. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will work together to enable trade and cargo services from Fujairah to Bangladesh over 15 years, AD Ports said in […]

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International finance far from sufficient for Indonesia to reduce emissions: study

Indonesia will have to come up with its own financing programs to have a chance of meeting its carbon emissions reduction target by 2030, according to a new study. The government calculated that it needed $323 billion in funding from the international community to cut emissions by 41%, but only received $6.4 million between 2007 […]

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Capitalism and the climate crisis: the call of the IPCC falls on deaf ears

Buried under the propaganda surrounding the war in Ukraine recently, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the third installment of its latest report, focusing on the urgent need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gas. IPCC findings reveal that existing pledges, far from limiting global warming to an increase of 1.5℃, as […]

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Nigeria urgently needs to reverse decline in FDI

FRESH data from the National Bureau of Statistics showing just $698.7 million flowed in as foreign direct investment in 2021 – the lowest in 10 years – is derailing hopes of a quick recovery for an economy that desperately needs investment to reduce poverty, create jobs and improve dangerously low government revenues. Federal and state […]

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The financial crises in Argentina analyzed through collective guilt — LA REVUE DES AFFAIRES INTERNATIONALES

In Argentina, the concepts of debt and crisis are etched on the skin of its recent past, causing the international financial crisis to present a set of unique characteristics intrinsic to the fiscal and monetary history of the country. Although the causes of economic disaster are, in part, the result of a country’s internal problems, […]

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The United States gives its full support to India’s upcoming G20 presidency in December

The United States has given its full support to India’s upcoming G20 Presidency from December 1 this year until November 2023. India and the United States held the 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Washington with the Indian side led by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and the American […]

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FIFA President: There will be accommodation for everyone – Doha News

Organizers estimate around 1.5 million fans will attend the 2022 World Cup. “There will be accommodation for anyone who wants to stay in Qatar” during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, according to FIFA President Gianni Infantino. It comes around the same time fans discovered that a match ticket was their only way to enter […]

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Treasuries and bond rates could move sideways this week

RATE of public securities on offer this week are expected to move sideways following lower secondary market yields due to lower oil prices. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) will offer 15 billion pesos in treasury bonds (treasury bills) on Monday, or 5 billion pesos each in 91, 182 and 364-day securities. On Tuesday it […]

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G7 finance ministers and central bank governors will meet on the sidelines of the G20 on April 20

With the G20 (“Group of Twenty”) summit scheduled for April 20, Japanese media have claimed that G7 finance ministers and central bank governors are expected to meet on the sidelines of the intergovernmental forum meeting. According to a report by Kyodo News, the leaders of the G7 countries – the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, […]

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Inflation front and center | Nasdaq

By Natalia GurushinaChief Economist, Emerging Markets Fixed Income StrategyVan Eck Associates Corporation Summary Rising inflationary pressures in emerging market Asia signal that regional central banks may need to tighten sooner than expected. Peru declares curfew in response to anti-inflation protests. Inflationary pressures in emerging Asia, political reaction Bullish inflation surprises in several Asian economies caught […]

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Dubai Set to Become a Global Hub for Digital Assets: A First Look at Dubai’s Virtual Assets Law | White & Case srl

On February 28, 2022, the Ruler of Dubai enacted the Virtual Assets Regulation Act No. 4 of 2022 (the “DVAL”) in Dubai, which came into effect on March 11, 2022. Dubai, which specifically regulates virtual assets and applies to all of Dubai (including Free Zones and Special Development Zones, but excluding the Dubai International Financial […]

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Gold investors: high time to take market threats seriously?

However, with inflation soaring and the Fed peddling, bond prices have fallen, yields have risen, and risk/risk aversion sentiment has done little to reaffirm the historical relationship. However, keep in mind, the bond market is pricing in the implications of the Fed’s war on inflation, while the general stock market and the PM are not. […]

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Banks in Baltic and independent states most at risk of conflict with Russia, Moody’s says

Moody’s analysts have reported that banks in the Baltics and the Commonwealth of Independent States are the most exposed to the effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and have limited reserves to absorb the impact if it is prolonged. The conflict causes a shock to commodity prices and supply that will lead to higher interest […]

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These horrors have an economic advantage

Together, “the Russian and Ukrainian economies represent less than 3% of global GDP and less than 2.5% of global trade. “Foreign financial exposures to Russia are low, and the International Monetary Fund has assessed that [government] or bank default is not a systemic risk to global financial stability. Russia is, however, a major global supplier […]

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‘Presco’ – Nigerian edible oil processor receives massive backing for first $82.8m bond

Nigerian edible oil Presco Plc, a fully integrated palm oil processor, has issued 34.5 billion naira ($82.8 million) of seven-year fixed rate bonds under its debt issuance program bonds of 50 billion naira ($120 million). The Series 1 bond issue, according to […]

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It’s a good start | island farmer

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EverQuest II gets a new free TLE server, Varsoon in May, next chests and coffins update will be released on April 12

EverQuest II’s Head of Studio Jenn Chan has a brand new update on the progress the team has made since releasing a 2022 roadmap earlier this year. Chan reviews what they’ve delivered and also announces upcoming features, including a brand new Time-Locked Expansion server: Varsoon and the arrival of 64-bit servers. The 2022 roadmap promised […]

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DMO releases FG’s N720 billion borrowing plan for Q2 2022

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has released a timetable for the Federal Government’s N720 billion domestic borrowing plan for the second quarter. This disclosure is contained in an appendix titled, ‘FGN Bond Issuance Schedule for Q2 2022’issued by the DMO and available for consultation on its website. The DMO in the calendar said it would […]

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G-20 backs off from issuing statement due to split over Russia

The finance chiefs of the Group of 20 economies decided not to issue a joint statement after their April 20 meeting amid disputes over Russia’s participation in the event following its invasion of Ukraine, said Monday from sources familiar with the matter. G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors are instead considering Indonesia, the group’s […]

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Questioning the merits of globalization

Globalization in all its forms, from social to economic to political, has been on the rise since about the 1970s, and I sincerely believe that it has had more advantages than disadvantages on average. Although it may seem hard to believe right now, the real cost of finished goods has come down over the decades, […]

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ProfitFarmers revives free trading signals ahead of “another boom” for Bitcoin

Their system creates a signal, then users copy the signal, adjust their plan, and activate trading features such as a stop-loss breakeven point. The system then does the rest. ProfitFarmers has relaunched its suite of tools under the name Moonbag as the Bulgaria-based semi-automated crypto trading platform aims to help busy traders, part-time investors and […]

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Indices have a serious choice to make after first quarter volatility

S&P500 Global indices experienced high volatility during the first quarter of 2022, disrupting otherwise extraordinary – or generally dynamic – uptrends. In the former camp, the S&P 500 carved out an extraordinarily tight and persistent uptrend channel through the start of the year. The pullback we’ve seen over the past three weeks wasn’t consistent and […]

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Pakistan’s public debt rises by Rs17.79tr under current government

April 02, 2022 (MLN): Pakistan’s total public debt has continued to snowball as it rose by Rs 17.79 trillion under the current government to stand at Rs 42.75 tr through December 2021 from Rs 24.95 tr Rs at the end of the 2018 financial year. The country’s total public debt fell from Rs 5.28 tr […]

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Uruguayan exports increase by 28% in March 2022 — MercoPress

Uruguayan exports increase by 28% in March 2022 Saturday, April 2, 2022 – 09:50 UTC China. This figure fell to zero in March 2022″/> In March 2021, Uruguay sold $18.4 million worth of cattle to China. This figure fell to zero in March 2022 Uruguay’s exports increased by 28% in March 2022 compared to […]

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The G20 encourages the development of a framework for financial transition

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The second meeting of the Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG) under the Indonesian G20 Presidency has encouraged the development of a framework for financial transition and to increase the credibility of financial institutions’ commitments. “This includes transition frameworks, case studies and commitments from financial institutions, which focus on market practices,” Dian Lestari, […]

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G20 members support four main ACWG issues: KPK

Jakarta (ANTARA) – G20 member states have expressed support for the four priority issues presented by the Commission for the Eradication of Corruption (KPK) during the meeting of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG). said Mochamad Hadiyana, KPK deputy in charge of information and data. Delegates from G20 countries expressed support for the four priority […]

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Russo-Ukrainian War: Live News and Updates

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Hundreds of Syrian fighters are on their way to join Russian forces in Ukraine, effectively returning the favor to Moscow for helping President Bashar al-Assad crush rebels in an 11-year civil war, two people say monitoring the flow of mercenaries. A first contingent of soldiers has already arrived in Russia for military […]