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B2EU and The Bassiouni Group Launch B2Brexit Advisory Service
By admin September 20, 2017

Please see PRWeb press release here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14707188.htm B2Brexit is Designed to Equip Clients with Brexit-focused Advisory Services, Market Intelligence & Legal Services New York, New York, USA and Brussels, Belgium – September 20, 2017 –The Bassiouni Group (www.bassiounigroup.com) and B2EU (http://www.b2eu-consulting.com/), today announced the launch of B2Brexit (www.b2brexit.com), a leading provider of Brexit-focused advisory, intelligence

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KPMG’s South Africa Leadership Resigns, Deepening Nation’s Political Clout
By admin September 19, 2017

In the past week, eight senior executives in the South African office of KPMG, a global auditing firm, resigns after an internal investigation reveals the firm had missed red flags regarding the integrity and ethics of businesses owned by the Gupta family. Although the investigations did not identify any evidence of illegal behavior or corruption,

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Former CDC Chief Launches $225 Million Global Health Initiative
By admin September 18, 2017

Former Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) chief Tom Frieden announced a new initiative to expand global healthcare strategy and practice, specifically for issues of cardiovascular disease and epidemics. According to The Washington Post, Frieden, who spent seven years leading the CDC during the Obama administration, said he chose these two primary issues based

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Eastern Caribbean Seek Basic Necessities After Irma
By admin September 15, 2017

  Residents of Eastern Caribbean Islands are struggling amidst the wreckage left my Hurricane Irma. A category five hurricane which did not hit US inland territories until Sunday, struck Wednesday in the Caribbean. Among those affected were French territories Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Martin and British Territories Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands. While rebuilding efforts

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The Future of Economic Development in Afghanistan
By admin September 14, 2017

The stability of Afghanistan has been the goal for the United States and other major powers since the 1980s. Although billions have been spent on the economic and political stability of the country, the future of Afghanistan is still unknown. The United States has now been involved in a coordinated military and economic effort with

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Myanmar’s Persecution of Ethnic Royingha Intensifies
By admin September 12, 2017

An estimated 300,000 of the Royingha population in Myanmar have fled the state to seek sanctuary in nearby Bangladesh over the course of the past month. These refugees, mostly ethnic Muslim minorities, cite accounts of rape, violence, and death. However, these recent developments are not new. The incidents, which the UN has stated as possible

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Launching the World’s First Humanitarian Impact Bond
By admin September 11, 2017

As global humanitarian needs continue to rise in numbers, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announces a commitment of 26 million Swiss Francs ($27.3 million USD) as the world’s first humanitarian impact bond. Through the investment model, private investors can provide capital through a five-year funding scheme in which their repayments, with interest,

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The Rohingya Crisis
By admin September 8, 2017

The narrative the world has been hearing over the past two weeks concerning Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority,” has been one of tragedy, cruelty and devastation. The United Nations reports that in the last two weeks a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees, most of whom are women,

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China Put’s The Kibosh on Cryptocurrency Funding
By admin September 6, 2017

In the latest chapter of the cryptocurrency rollercoaster, over the weekend China put a dramatic halt on ICO’s (initial coin offerings), decrying it to be “an unauthorized and illegal public funding activity.” The halt essentially prohibits digital token financing and trading platforms from doing conversions of coins with fiat currencies. Reflected by a joint statement

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Where Does Yemen Stand Today?
By admin August 25, 2017

Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arab world has been devastated by civil war between supporters of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and Houthi rebels. The conflict, ignited by a failed political transition and Shia extremism, has Yemen on the edge of complete collapse. Prior to the violence that has left 17 million people

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Child and Adolescent Pressures in Kenya
By admin August 22, 2017

More frequently, girls in Kenya have resorted to selling their bodies to provide for their families. Girls as young as 12 years old are participating in “survival sex” as drought and soaring food prices make living conditions exceedingly difficult. Child prostitution has long been an adversity for Kenya. In 2008 UNICEF estimated that 30 percent

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Heightened Tensions in the Mediterranean
By admin August 21, 2017

The Mediterranean has long been a major conduit for migrants fleeing insurrection and instability in the hope of a better life in Europe. However, in recent times, the opalescent sea has turned into the world’s deadliest migration route while being a hotbed for human traffickers. The untenable situation in Libya, a country beset by chaos

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Terror Drives Through Las Rambla
By admin August 18, 2017

La Rambla is often referred to in the plural (Las Ramblas) for the series of streets joined end to end. The popular destination among tourists visiting various exhibits and attractions including the Christopher Columbus monument is now a mourning site. Earlier this week, a white delivery van drove through the crowd at Las Ramblas promenade,

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The Bassiouni Group Forms Partnership With B2EU Consulting
By admin August 17, 2017

MoU Establishes Strategic Framework for Collaboration in Global Business Development, Brexit Advisory Services and International Development Opportunities NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA AND BRUSSELS, BELGIUM AUGUST 17, 2017 – The Bassiouni Group (TBG), a leading Global Development firm specializing in Advisory, Trade & Investment solutions for emerging/frontier markets, today announced that it has signed a

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The Philippine War on Drugs Escalates
By admin August 16, 2017

On August 15, a massive raid in the Bulacan Province in the Philippines led to the death of 32 individuals that were suspected drug offenders. The raid lasted 24 hours and involved dozens of police raids carried out in the province. Over a hundred people were arrested and drugs along with weapons cache were confiscated.

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Britain proposes to temporarily keep a “remain” policy
By admin August 15, 2017

On August 14, Britain submitted a proposal to the European Union (EU) to maintain the existing customs union for an interim period after Brexit. This is a measure taken to reduce boarder chaos and restore faith in trade investments. The government has put up a case that this policy is necessary considering the diminishing business

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Chile: a Leader in Green Energy Development
By admin August 14, 2017

Chile continues to accelerate in its clean energy initiatives; two major developers announced this week that they’ve secured funding for huge wind farm projects. Mainstream Renewable Power and its Chilean counterpart, Aela Energía, have received $410 M to fund two wind farms in Chile and Mexico with a whopping 299MW of capacity, enough to power

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Kenya’s “Peaceful” Elections turn Violent
By admin August 11, 2017

Reportedly, a record number of Kenyans participated in the general election, mostly casting ballots in support of Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga; the sons of Kenya’s first president and first vice president, respectively. There were eight contenders in the running to become the leader of one East Africa’s most successful countries, but apart

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Kenya’s Dynastic Political Rivalry
By admin August 10, 2017

On Tuesday, as the results of the Presidential election poured in, Kenya anxiously laid in wait – would mass ethnic violence erupt as it did in 2007 or would a peaceful and credible demonstration of democracy prevail? After 97 percent of the votes counted, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken what appears to be an

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South Africa’s Embattled Presidency
By admin August 9, 2017

On Tuesday, August 8th, the South African parliament narrowly voted to keep President Jacob Zuma. The no confidence vote on President Zuma came at a time when South Africa has been in an economic decline and its standing with the international community has faltered. This would be the sixth time in Zuma’s presidency where a

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