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Africa: Advisors Propose New System to Regulate China's Overseas Investments
[IPS] Beijing -- A government-backed coalition of international advisors to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has recommended that China apply more stringent environmental controls over its overseas investments. If adopted, this would be a major departure from China's usual approach of deferring to host country rules, many of them inadequate, for regulating its overseas investments.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 20:46:56 GMT

Africa: How Do We Reverse the Resource Curse?
[Africa In Fact] Scholar Richard Auty first coined the phrase 'resource curse' in 1993 to illustrate the confounding nature of the relationship between natural resource abundance and under-development. Intuitively we expect that natural resources would provide the bedrock for development. To the contrary, empirical evidence suggests a strong correlation between natural resource wealth and poor development outcomes, at least since the early 1970s. For instance, where resource dependency - the proportion of a country's resou

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 20:41:18 GMT

Egypt: Women Jailed Over Tiktok Posts to Face Trafficking Charges
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The women had expected to be freed, but will now stay in prison pending another trial

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 20:34:48 GMT

Guinea: Mining Tycoon Steinmetz On Trial Over Guinea Bribes
[DW] Mining tycoon Beny Steinmetz has appeared in a Geneva court where he is facing trial for allegedly paying bribes to win lucrative mining rights in Guinea.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 20:26:55 GMT

Namibia: Agribank Unpacks the Benefits of Heavy Rains in Food Production
[Namibia Economist] The Agricultural Bank of Namibia (Agribank) has advised farmers to be more innovative this year and indicated that although the recent heavy rainfall may have caused damage to some extent, there are beneficial outcomes to it.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 15:47:40 GMT

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Retirement contribution limits will rise in 2019
Good news retirement savers: The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living increases to the contribution limits for retirement-related plans in 2019.

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:50:22 EDT
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