Monthly Archives: November 2015

THE BASSIOUNI GROUP WINS LONG TERM CONTRACT WITH THE UNICEF EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC REGIONAL OFFICE (EAPRO)
By admin November 30, 2015

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Wicks (lwicks@bassiounigroup.com)  Samantha Nolan (snolan@bassiounigroup.com)  Firm Signs Major Long Term Agreement (LTA) for Analysis, Evaluation and Documentation Services for East Asia and Asia Pacific Region New York, NY – November 30, 2015 – The Bassiouni Group (www.bassiounigroup.com), a leading Global Development firm specializing in Advisory, Trade & Investment solutions

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December 1st is World AIDS Day
By admin November 27, 2015

  December 1st is World AIDS Day, and people around the world will show their support for those struggling with the disease by wearing a red ribbon and taking part in global events. According to the United Nations, new HIV infections are down by 35% since 2000, and AIDS-related deaths are down 42% since 2004.

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India’s Women Can Boost India’s Economic Growth
By admin November 24, 2015

                            India could potentially boost its gross domestic product by $700 billion by 2025 if women participated in paid work at a similar level to men, according to a research report released by the McKinsey Global Institute. India is not growing at

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Kenya Traffic Jam: A Sign of Weak African Transportation Infrastructure
By admin November 20, 2015

  A 50 km (30 mile) traffic jam in Kenya is the latest example of the transportation difficulties African countries face. The jam is on the road from Mombasa to Nairobi and has left some stranded for more than 48 hours. More than 1,500 trucks are estimated to be in the jam, which was caused

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World Toilet Day: Improving Global Access to Sanitation
By admin November 19, 2015

On November 19, 2001, the World Toilet Organization was founded and the inaugural World Toilet Summit was held on the same day. World Toilet Day was established on November 19th to draw global attention to the global sanitation crisis. NGOs, the private sector, civil society organizations and the international community have joined together to mark this important

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Peru’s Growth Performs Below Expectations, but Plans for Sustained Growth
By admin November 17, 2015

  For the past decade, Peru has been one of Latin America’s fastest growing economies. More impressively, Peru was considered to be one of the world’s fastest growing economies in 2011. Between 2005 and 2014, Peru benefited from favorable external factors, sound macroeconomic policies, and structural reforms which resulted in high growth at an average

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Working to End Violence Against Women and Girls
By admin November 13, 2015

November 25th will be celebrated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The date was selected to remember the three Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic, who were assassinated in 1960 under the Trujillo dictatorship. It’s also the kickoff to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, which will

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Taiwan to Submit Another Bid to Join the AIIB, Under the Name of “Chinese Taipei”
By admin November 12, 2015

    Taiwan’s Minister of Finance said that Taiwan will apply, again, to join the mainland-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) under the name “Chinese Taipei,” possibly early next year. The bid will be similar to the one rejected in April, and the Taiwanese Finance Minister expresses optimism that the mainland will accept the application

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Controversial Nicaraguan Canal Project Postponed
By admin November 10, 2015

In 2013, the Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega, signed an agreement with a Chinese businessman, Wang Jing, to construct a canal in Nicaragua. The Chinese firm, Hong Kong Nicaragua Development Group (HKND), controlled by Wang Jing, was given a 50-year renewable permit to build and operate the canal. HKND budgeted $50 billion to construct the canal

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European Union to Hold Summit on Refugee Crisis
By admin November 6, 2015

On November 11th and 12th, 2015, the European Union (EU) will hold a migration summit in Valletta, Malta, with African stakeholders, including members of the Rabat and Khartoum migration processes, representatives of the African Union commission, and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The summit builds on the EU-Africa Dialogue on Migration and

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China Abandons One-Child Policy
By admin November 5, 2015

After thirty-five years’ of implementation of Communist Party’s One-Child Policy, which was adopted in 1980, Beijing announced last Thursday that China would abandon this policy, and all Chinese couples would be allowed to have two children. The decision was made because of China’s rapidly ageing population and to maintain a certain labor force to help

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Chile’s Controversial Reforms
By admin November 3, 2015

Chile’s economic performance is historically considered to be one of the strongest in Latin America. Chile’s per capita gross domestic product is about $22,000 in purchasing-power-parity terms, exceeding Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Moreover, Chile is often credited by economists as a model economy for its sound monetary policies. Chile’s central bankers have prevented inflation and

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