IMF and World Bank advocate for benefits of central bank-issued digital currencies at G20

The G20 logo is pictured on June 28, 2021 on a balcony overlooking Matera on the eve of a meeting of G20 Foreign and Development ministers held in the city. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP) (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP via Getty Images) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) …

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The US war in Afghanistan is over, but who won?

Conventional armies lose if they don’t win, and guerrillas win if they don’t lose, said Henry Kissinger. Saigon’s fall was six years away at the time, but the legendary statesman has already detected the principle behind multiple guerrilla wars, including the one he helped end. This principle – according to …

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Talking about technology and trade: challenges and opportunities in Africa

Webb Fontaine (www.WebbFontaine.com), a leading provider of customs and trade solutions to governments around the world, will bring together a panel of industry professionals to discuss “Technology and trade in Africa: challenges and opportunities” in a webinar series on July 12 at 1200 HEC. The roundtable will explore revolutionary thinking …

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AfDB: SDG Acceleration Bonds to Help Close Covid Funding Gaps | News | Eco-Enterprise

The Asian Development Bank (AfDB) encourages developing countries in Southeast Asia to harness the obligations of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to help the recovery of struggling economies still reeling from the Covid-19 and to help them achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainable Development Goals Accelerator …

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Why G20 leaders must put cities at the heart of stimulus packages

* All opinions expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Urban areas are on the front lines of COVID-19 and climate crises. Now G20 leaders must listen and learn from them Giuseppe Salais is mayor of Milan, Virginia Raggi is …

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Canadian cherries return to the French market

For the first time in five years, France will allow the return of Canadian cherries to the country. In those five years, France did not allow stone fruits due to the approved use of dimethoate in Canada, regardless of whether Canadian growers avoid using it. However, the French administration said …

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Nigeria’s leather exports could generate over $ 1 billion in 4 years – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the value of Nigeria’s leather exports could reach over $ 1 billion by 2025. The vice president disclosed this Tuesday during the inauguration and awareness-raising workshop on the National Plan for the implementation of the leather and leather products policy. What Vice President Osinbajo Said …

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National Bank of Ukraine prioritizes green finance

The National Bank of Ukraine in the center of Kiev. (REUTERS / Valentyn Ogirenko) The last eighteen months of pandemic disruption has been a time of transition for the whole world that has also brought rapid changes in financial ecosystems. The Ukrainian banking sector is now adjusting to this new …

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Yellen to push for global minimum tax at G-20 meeting in Europe

TTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen will discuss the formation of a global minimum tax during a meeting with G-20 finance chiefs this weekend in Venice. Yellen will travel to Europe to participate in G-20 meetings on Friday and Saturday, which aim to strengthen multilateral engagement for a world minimum tax, express …

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