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Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

Germany’s ‘man of the streets’ Schulz plots path to defeat Merkel

Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters   By Paul Carrel and Holger Hansen His only experience of governing in Germany is as a town mayor. She is Europe’s most powerful leader. Yet Martin Schulz wants to end Angela Merkel’s 11-year run as chancellor and fundamentally shift Germany’s role in Europe. He might just pull it off.

Remittance-reliant Bangladesh up-skilling young workforce, especially women

Reuters photo   By Sheuli Akter Remittance-reliant Bangladesh has launched a new program for up-skilling the country’s millions of young workforce, especially women, to enhance job opportunities, expand economic base and boost income.

Nigeria; dishing out negative echoes and expecting positive vibes

PT photo   By Prince Charles Dickson The Nigerian state has as usual spent the last week having conversations in the minor while major issues remain unresolved, unattended to and left at the decision table… at the expense of these we continued our dance of the mundane.

How to Preserve and Grow Wealth in 2017

Tracey Nearmy/AAP   By Siddhartha Rastogi 2017 comes on the backdrop of four major changes the world had not before seen in the 21st century.

Hope floats for India-UK Relations post Brexit

Adnan Abidi/Reuters   By Bikash Mohapatra   While there are sections who argue that the trade between India and the United Kingdom will suffer considerably in the post-Brexit scenario, a majority opine bilateral collaborations will receive a boost, and the establishment of a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries could be easier to accomplish.

Cash that will never come back in hand – India’s demonetisation story

Ajit Solanki/AP   By Siddhartha Rastogi   Cash withdrawal curbs to continue…

Celestial Empire

By Ricardo Swire On Tuesday March 15th 2016 the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) and the Peoples Liberation Army of China signed a multi-million dollar military agreement. The diplomatic protocol signaled another Chinese special equipment contribution to the BDF arsenal.

Peace or War – Revisiting the Nigerian conundrum

By Madamidola Oladele Developments in the Nigerian State from the beginning of the 21st century to date have called for serious pondering on my part. So much water has passed under the Nigerian bridge; many events and catastrophes; many takes and mistakes; minor improvements and major setbacks.

Feint of Technology

Jayanta Dey/Reuters   By Ananya S Guha I am not an economist so I will not be able to critique the effects of demonetisation in India. Learned pundits including economists have given and are continuing to give their views.

Marketing in the post-globalisation era!

By Vickie Zisman Personal confession – I earn my bread (and cat food) from marketing. That’s what I do for a living, hence will try not to saw off the branch am sitting on. Still need the money, you know…We, the hoi polloi, keep on running on our hamster wheels..Trump or not…(sobbing gently on the go?).

From Ideology To Opportunities: Nigerians Will Murder MMM

Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters   By Madamidola Oladele   “The whole financial world is a pyramid!”   In the beginning was an idea. The idea grew and blew into a system of ideas until finally; the world became governed by ideologies.

Italy’s Renzi resigns after crushing referendum defeat

Tony Gentile/Reuters   By Crispian Balmer and Gavin Jones Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed to resign after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political turmoil.

The Cuban Lesson for a Desolate Nigeria

By Ogunniyi Abayomi His demise was announced via broadcast and print medium of communication globally on 26th November,2016.

Demonetisation of Rupee angers Indians

PTI photo   By Jose Kalathil India, Asia’s third-largest economy, is facing an unprecedented financial emergency after Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, demonetised the most popular high-value Indian currencies with effect from 8 November.

Much more than constitutional reform at stake in Italian ballot

Tony Gentile/Reuters   By Crispian Balmer Italy’s constitutional reform referendum on Sunday could lead to the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, trigger renewed turmoil in the country’s battered banking sector, and push the euro zone back towards the edge of crisis.

As Zimbabwe’s money runs out, so does Mugabe’s power

Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters   By Ed Cropley In Zimbabwe, where worthless $100 trillion (80.36 trillion pounds) notes serve as reminders of the perils of hyperinflation, President Robert Mugabe is printing a new currency that jeopardizes not just the economy but his own long grip on power.

Control money and you control the individual

By Hazel Speed Having listened to BBC Radio 4 regarding Sweden’s Central Bank and its plans to consider digital banking, thereby eventually abolishing cash completely, I think this will be the most worrying political sea-change, just when we thought we had seen it all in the last couple of years with the UK Referendum (Brexit) […]

Uhuru Kenyatta must be prepared to lose unless he changes tactics

By Joe Khamisi If free and fair elections were to be held today, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga would most likely upset the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta.

An Open Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

Eric Thayer   By Sami Jamil Jadallah   Dear Mr. Trump, First, let me congratulate you on your election and I have to admit, for a non-politician you did a hell of job understanding and speaking the language of Main Street America, which sad to say has been neglected by America’s political elite, Democrats and […]

America’s poor are getting the shaft

Timothy A Clary/AFP   By Sami Jamil Jadallah In a few days, the ugliest and most distasteful presidential election in US history will be over and we will see which candidate won to preside over the US as president, an election that is all about groping and emails, making us the laughing stock of the […]

The lies of Lai, Nigerian stories and one pound

NAN photo   By Prince Charles Dickson So I decided to read a Lai related news item, and that was when my admonition for this week took shape…

Hexit – Heathrow Expansion Runway 2B or not 2B – that is the question

Frank Augstein/AP   By Hazel Speed When reading a poignant comment within a recent article I was most touched to see one by someone whose home may receive a Compulsory Purchase Order, no doubt, if Hexit goes ahead “I would lose my house community and friends.”

Observations of an Expat: The New Cold War—Authoritarianism vs Representative Democracy

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters   By Tom Arms There is a new Cold War. It has nothing to do with the twentieth century philosophical war cries of communism, socialism, capitalism or free enterprise.

Sheer hypocrisy!

Damir Sagolj/Reuters   By Hazel Speed So the Government has backed down and will not be requiring UK businesses who hire immigrants that undercut British workers to be named and shamed.

Rising Hysteria – Youth Migration Challenges for Karachi

Shahid Ali   By Zeeshan A. Shah In 1947, Pakistan became a sovereign state. Since then, Karachi became the capital city and the tipping point for discovery, exploration, history and economics – the city of hope. Due to the high birth rate in Pakistan, similar to other low income high populated countries in the developing […]

Solving Nigeria’s problems at 56

Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters   By Prince Charles Dickson Bring a male and female squirrel, a virgin turtle, seven white doves, an animal without a spine, and three kola nuts, one white, two brownish red ones and a necklace worn by a woman that has had twins three times…

Observations of an Expat: Free Trade – Ups and Downs

Brian Snyder/Reuters   By Tom Arms Free Trade has its upside and its downside. It is also emerging as one of the top issues in the Trump-Clinton tussle. The Donald is ‘agin’ it and Hillary is ‘fer’ it.

It’s Congress, Stupid

By Sami Jamil Jadallah Not only does Presidential candidate Donald Trump need to read the US Constitution but every citizen and voter must also read it to understand that our problems and failings in the US are not the presidencies, but Congress.

A campaign suggestion to aid social cohesion

By Hazel Speed It was with surprise that I came across a radio discussion regarding the view of French people resident and working in the UK, the majority being in London but further thousands throughout the UK.

This is why Nigerians suffer…

Pius Utomi Ekpei   By Prince Charles Dickson The greatest lesson in life is to know that sometimes even fools are right—Winston Churchill. So, that the country is in recession is not the news, has never been the news, despite all the debates, arguments, mutual consent and accusations…who is at fault and who is not […]