Why are some countries rich? Why are some countries poor? In the end it comes down to Productivity. This week on Crash Course Econ, Adriene and Jacob investigate just why some economies are more productive than others, and what happens when an economy is mor productive. We'll look at how things like per capita GDP translate to the lifestyle of normal people. And, there's a mystery. Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Mark, Jan Schmid, Simun Niclasen, Robert Kunz, Daniel Baulig, Jason A Saslow, Eric Kitchen, Christian, Beatrice Jin, Anna-Ester Volozh, Eric Knight, Elliot Beter, Jeffrey Thompson, Ian Dundore, Stephen Lawless, Today I Found Out, James Craver, Jessica Wode, Sandra Aft, Jacob Ash, SR Foxley, Christy Huddleston, Steve Marshall, Chris Peters Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
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Foreign Affairs State Minister Henry Okello Oryem has emphasized the need for commercialized diplomacy, if Uganda is to increase its exports and reduce on the import bill. Okello Oryem says this will stimulate investment in the country and ease access to oversea markets. The minister was speaking during the opening the newly appointed ambassadors training on commercial diplomacy at the Uganda Civil Service College-Jinja
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Cairo hosted the conference ”Investing in Egypt, Investing in the Future”, with investors from Arab countries as part of an Egypt national project to stimulate the economy, that includes the Suez Canal project and the global logistic center. The country also have some projects in the energy, housing, and agriculture sectors, in order to reach a global trade hub status.
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VO The Lao government will promote foreign direct investment with Japan by improving the country's legal process INTRO: The Lao government will promote foreign direct investment with Japan by improving the country's legal process According to the Minister of Planning and Investment, improving the country's legal process, especially laws related to investment. Details with our news team Thipphaphone Vongphothong STORY: Speaking at the seventh annual Lao-Japan Public and Private Sector Dialogue or Lao-Japan PPSD meeting in Vientiane where attended by Ambassador of Japan to Laos, Hiroyuki Kishino, along with public sector officials and business leaders from the two countries Minister of Planning and Investment, Somdy Duangdy said the meeting was a platform for the business sectors of Japanese and Laos to discuss ways to improve the business climate between the two sides. He said, it is a continuation of cooperation between the Lao and Japanese business sectors to seek a proper solution to the remaining barriers in business cooperation and to improve business operations. According to him, the Lao government places a priority on investment in the private sector in Laos and has welcomed foreign direct investment by improving laws on investment and other regulations since 1988. The latest set of laws for investment was introduced in 2009 to attract more investment in Laos. According to the Minister of Planning and Investment said, from 1990 to 2012 Japan had investment in 88 projects in Laos, worth almost US$ 400 million, and Japan was ranked sixth for foreign investment in Laos. At the meeting, Lao delegates presented their new action plan in response to new recommendations, which were presented by Japan last year, to help stimulate investment. Participants also heard about the steps being taken by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Lao authorities to address and clarify legal and policy procedures as well as taxation and accounting practices that can deter Japanese companies from investing in Laos. Interview: Hiroyuki Kishino, Ambassador of Japan to Laos .... English... According to Ambassador of Japan to Laos, Hiroyuki Kishino, The first meeting of the two parties was held in 2007, during which Japan proposed a series of recommendations to help promote investment in Laos. A year later, at the second meeting, Lao delegates presented Japan with their action plan to implement the recommendations. Interview: Hiroyuki Kishino, Ambassador of Japan to Laos .... English... Since then, the annual meeting has been organised using the same process to improve the investment climate in the country.
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Industry and agricultural sectors of the economy having rolled backwards in the past year, now implies that specific directions must be adopted, to retrieve them from dismal contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product GDP. The National Planning Authority, continues to tickle government on the need to deploy strategic efforts on how it will achieve a 7% economic growth over the mid term, as captured in the Budget Strategy for the new FY 2018/2019. Govt has since set out a target in the National Export Development Strategy to secure nearly $10 Billion ( 36 Trillion) in export returns over the next 5 years once 2.7 Trillion Shillings is invested today in propping up the sector. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
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The Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, says the country has a debt level of 21.9 billion kina as of last year. He said the investment on infrastructures such as roads, bridges and wharves will stimulate the SME sector and grow the economy. The PM spoke on FM100’s talkback show on Thursday. - visit us at http://www.emtv.com.pg/ for the latest news...
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Deputy Minister for Innovative Development Sherzod Shermatov highlighted issues of investing in science and innovation. He mentioned that in Uzbekistan the share of investment in research and development makes 0.2% of the country's GDP. This is 20 times less than similar figures for Israel and South Korea. According to the Global Index of Innovative Development in 2015, Uzbekistan ranked 122th among 141 countries.
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The IMF says the majority of countries in sub-Saharan Africa are on the cusp of a significant demographic transition. This shift will see a decrease in the very young and elderly and a major upswing in those in the working age range...15 to 64. That's significant because throughout recent times.. in other global region's this transition has generally led to higher savings, incomes, and economic growth. It's predicted by 2030.. sub-Saharan Africa's contribution to the increase in the global labor force will exceed the rest of the world combined. This shift will provide African economies with significant opportunities.. but also a host of challenges. As populations grow so too do the need for services, infrastructure and employment.
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To join the Elite Investor Club, head over to http://eliteinvestorclub.com/ It was back in two thousand and one that Goldman Sachs coined the term BRIC for the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China. The Global Investment bank predicted Brazil and Russia would become the dominant global suppliers of raw materials while India and China would become the similarly dominant suppliers of goods and services. China had already demonstrated huge potential in the early nineteen nineties when its annual growth hit a still unbeaten fifteen point four percent and after a brief dip into single figures around the millennium, growth figures continued to march upwards until the global recession hit. One of the key attributes that makes China so popular from an investors point of view is its consistent growth which has been fuelled by government funded “mega” infrastructure projects, a booming property market, exponential manufacturing output and raw commodity exports. Instead of buying Belinda Carlisle and Phil Collins LPs back in nineteen eighty nine, if you’d have invested your savings into China, you would have received annual average growth of almost ten percent per year. By the powers of compound growth, a ten grand investment back then would have netted you over one hundred and thirty thousand pounds if you sold up today. And whilst there’s been a lot of talk in recent years that China’s boom is now over, growth still sits above six point five percent per year. A figure that any western country would give their right arm for. But as with any emerging economy there’s always a downside. China’s economy has been built on investment and that means that many companies and even state owned enterprises are overexposed to debt. The country’s debt has ballooned to almost two hundred and fifty per cent of GDP thanks to Beijing’s repeated use of cheap credit to stimulate slowing growth over the last few years, unleashing a massive, debt-fuelled spending binge. For Chinese banks that have loaned to fellow compatriots, the quality of debt is also a problem. It’s estimated that as much as twenty percent of it could be made up of non-performing loans. If all of that debt were to be officially written off, a western style two thousand and eight style banking crisis could be on the cards. China’s economy then is like its food. Both sweet and sour. The big question for China now is can it grow its way out of debt through the adoption of new technologies and emerging industries like renewables or will the weight of its debt turn it into a giant economic sinking ship? China is not the only Asian economy to be marching forward. Myanmar, its little known neighbour with a fledgling economy, is on target to become the fastest growing economy in the world in percentage terms for twenty sixteen. Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is a true emerging market in every sense. Under military rule for the last half of the 20th century and the early part of this millennium, the country recently held its first free and open elections. With a smooth transition of power and a progressive government now in place, the US has made the decision to start lifting economic sanctions on the country and Myanmar has announced itself open for business. In two thousand and fifteen the country opened its own stock market even though it didn’t have any companies ready for listing at the time. Today they have just three on the books and that gives you an indication of how immature the country’s economy still is. It’s not just the size of the economy which makes it immature, it’s the legal and regulatory side of business and finance which is only just beginning to be laid out. Anyone entering Myanmar to set up shop or invest in local business needs to be comfortable with the highest levels of risk and many investors are choosing to hold fire and wait for more regulations to be put in place before they take the plunge. It’s clear though that the government is moving in the right direction and understands the need for foreign investment to fund not just local and national businesses, but major infrastructure projects which are essential if Myanmar is to build on its early stage growth. If you’re the kind of person that’s always looking to get in at the very beginning of the next big thing. Myanmar, with its fledgling government, economy and infrastructure might just be for you. But with so many unknowns and the pace of progress yet to be seen, if you think you’re in for an easy ride on this one, be very careful out there.
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Quit being greedy you heads of business. use capitalism, But QUIT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT!! or else, The gov will have to step in to save lives once we pass carrying capacity, which we may have already done. NEXT VIDEO, CARRYING CAPACITY!! the horrible truth of things yet to come.
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There is no doubt a continuous search for answers on how Uganda’s growth can be reawakened is on, and this time around the International Monetary Fund has joined the search for answers because the old rosy economic growth story is no more. At this point, it is not clear if Uganda will continue its programme with the IMF called the Policy support instrument which involved advice and critiquing of Uganda’s macroeconomic policies. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
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World Investment News Editor-in-Chief Stan Aron and Project Director Simone Goldsmith discuss the different facets and the potential of the economy of The Bahamas, published in the 2016 July and August edition of Harvard Business Review. World Investment News https://twitter.com/WINNENews https://www.facebook.com/worldinvestmentnews https://www.linkedin.com/company/world-investment-news
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Nicholas Ferres of Vantage Point Asset Management says the economic stimulus in China is not as working as effectively as it should.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa officially opened the South Africa Investment Conference in Sandton, Johannesburg by inviting the private sector and overseas companies to invest in the country's infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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With help from the Chinese government, many Chinese companies have built large farms and farming technology demonstration centers across Africa. In order to guarantee the food supply and speed up their agricultural development, many African countries are hoping to expand cooperation with China.
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Agriculture has long been touted as the underdog in many African countries; not fully developed, but bursting with unrealized potential. CCTV's Angelo Coppola filed this report from the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association's annual meeting in Cape Town.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils an economic stimulus package at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 21 September 2018.
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Richard Andreas Werner (born January 5, 1967) is a German economist who is a professor at the University of Southampton. Werner is a monetary and development economist. He proposed the term quantitative easing, as well as the expression "QE2" referring to the need to implement true quantitative easing as an expansion in credit creation. He also proposed the "Quantity Theory of Credit", which disaggregates credit creation used for GDP transactions on the one hand and financial transactions on the other hand. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Werner From the documentary Princes of the yen. Set in 20th Century Japan the documentary explores the role and power of Central Banks and how they can be used to change a country's economic political and social structures A documentary adaption off the book by Professor Richard Werner. http://m.imdb.com/title/tt4172710/ https://www.amazon.es/Princes-Yen-Central-Bankers-Transformation/dp/0765610493 Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MechH0ebs_c
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In the poorest countries, gender inequities acutely limit opportunities for girls and women. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are among the most effective ways to combat poverty, hunger, and disease and to stimulate development that is truly sustainable. IDA, the World Bank's Fund for the Poorest, has been working to expand girls' access to education and to create other opportunities for empowerment. As the largest source of concessional finance for low-income countries, IDA plays a critical role in investing in women's health and education and ensuring their equal access to economic opportunities. IDA is having a tangible impact on the ground in developing countries. Learn more: http://www.worldbank.org/ida/theme-gender.html IDA is a multi-issue institution, supporting the world's 81 poorest countries through a range of activities that pave the way toward equality, economic growth, job creation, and better living conditions. IDA places emphasis on four areas where support is urgently needed: gender, climate change, fragile and conflict-affected countries, and crisis response.
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Musika is a Zambian non-profit company that works to stimulate private sector investment in the smallholder markets. Musika helps businesses to develop mutually beneficial and transparent commercial relationships with smallholders that integrate the provision of information and technology adoption, and provide confidence and long term incentives for smallholders to invest in their farming business. Musika provides its corporate clients with high quality, commercially focused technical advice, business model support and where relevant, smart subsidies to bring down some of the initial risks in doing business with the smallholder market. Musika also supports innovative market-based solutions to environmental issues and strives to ensure women are key participants in improved agricultural markets.
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Europe is experiencing a slowdown, but Simon French of Panmure Gordon says the European Central Bank should wait for more data before committing to a path forward.
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Egypt just held a mega projects conference in the capital Cairo as it continues to attempt to restore economic growth. The conference looked at how to support business and stimulate growth in the country, which requires billions of dollars in investment to create jobs and address housing shortages. The forum was organised by the Middle East business intelligence firm, or MEED and follows Egypt's President, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, pledge to stabilise the country and revive the economy
Views: 177 CGTN Africa
With more than 1.2 billion people, India is the world’s second most populous country and widely considered to be a leading innovation “hot spot”. India’s rapidly expanding technology and industrial sectors coupled with its entrepreneurial spirit and drive hold great promise for the future. India Leaders Special thanks to Ratan Tata, Naveen Jain and Paresh Ghelani for their insights, expertise and leadership as we launch XPRIZE in India. http://www.xprize.org/about/xprize-in-india --------------------------------------- ABOUT XPRIZE XPRIZE is an educational (501c3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity, thereby inspiring the formation of new industries and the revitalization of markets that are currently stuck due to existing failures or a commonly held belief that a solution is not possible. XPRIZE addresses the world's Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself. It motivates and inspires brilliant innovators from all disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital.
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Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle) is Malaysia's early stage start-up influencer, incorporated under the Ministry of Finance Malaysia (MOF) in 2003 with a mandate to fund potential and high-calibre tech start-ups through its Cradle Investment Programme (CIP). Throughout its 15-years history, Cradle has helped fund over 900 Malaysian tech start-ups and holds the highest commercialisation rate amongst government grants in the country. Having more than a decade of experience in the nation's grant funding scene, Cradle further expanded its role from grant provider to investor through the establishment of its venture arm, Cradle Seed Ventures in 2015 and following its portfolio expansion to equity investment in early 2017, Cradle now offers both funding and investment assistance through its Cradle Investment Programme 300 (CIP300) and Direct Equity 800 (DEQ800). Cradle also runs a market-driven programme to train entrepreneurs and administers the Angel Tax Incentive (ATIO), designed for angel investors to be accorded a tax deduction of up to RM500, 000 to stimulate and encourage angel investments from private sector into technology based start-up companies in Malaysia. Cradle's product offerings are not only restricted to monetary aid, but also include commercialisation support, coaching and various other value-added services to cater today's entrepreneurs' diversified needs. For more information on Cradle, please visit www.cradle.com.my
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The $15M Global Learning XPRIZE is a competition that challenges teams from around the world to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic. http://learning.xprize.org http://xprize.org --------------------------------------- ABOUT XPRIZE XPRIZE is an educational (501c3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity, thereby inspiring the formation of new industries and the revitalization of markets that are currently stuck due to existing failures or a commonly held belief that a solution is not possible. XPRIZE addresses the world's Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself. It motivates and inspires brilliant innovators from all disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital.
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Bloomstart Ltd. presents to you the following facts about Bulgaria: A sustainable growth, a stable political and economic environment combines for the overall attractiveness of Bulgaria: EU and NATO membership, high GDP growth, low corporate tax and a stable political situation. (10%) Decreasing interest rate trend: legal and financial sectors in Bulgaria are becoming more established, offering improving mortgage vehicles, a stable purchasing structure: • Current mortgage interest rates of 6-8% provided by local banks (DSK, Piraeus, First Investment Bank, UBB, etc.....) • alternative real estate financing on the rise (leasing scheme) Increased foreign direct and indirect investment in Bulgaria: • FDI stands for 9.7% of the Bulgaria GDP in 2005 (Austria, Greece, Germany) • FDI inflow forecast at 3 billion EUR for 2006 (2.4 billion in 2005) Foreign direct and indirect investment in Bulgaria is determined by: • the full EU and NATO membership • growing economy with currency tied to EURO • the government continuing to stimulate private investment through a tax cut -- corporate tax were reduced to 15% in 2005 and has been lowered to 10 % since the 1st of January • expanding tourist industry: o net revenue from tourism in 2005: 1 billion (+12% compared toBSR_General_Brochure0003_copy.jpg 2004) o tourism stands for 12% of the Bulgarian GDP o 43% tourist increases between 2002 and 2006 o 36% British tourists between 2004 and 2005: 1.2 million British tourists expected to choose Bulgaria as their holiday destination in 2008 (100,000 in 2002 to 400,000 in 2005) o 122% Irish tourists between 2004 and 2005 Stable macroeconomic indicators: • strong GDP growth: 5.3% on average between 2002 and 2006 • inflation for the first 6 month in 2006 stands at 2.9% (6% in 2002) unemployment rate has steadily decreased to 8.6% by Oct 06 (16% in 2003) • improved credit rating: BBB Highly competitive Business environment: • lowest operating costs in eastern Europe: average salary of 200 € in June 2006 (850 € Croatia, 700 € Czech republic, 600 € Hungary, 300 € Romania) • solid legal framework • Excellent technical skills of the workforce • Excellent educational system Growth potential: • fast developing real estate market • liberal foreign investment laws of improving bank mortgage system • stable political and economic environment • excellent return on investment: as in any under-saturated market, the pioneers have taken greater risks and enjoyed greater returns. And, as those markets begin to mature and stabilize, more conservative large-scale investors are entering them, knowing they would be looking at a relative more modest profit but in a more secure environment: o 50% capital return in 2004 o 36% capital gain appreciation in 2005 o 18% average property appreciation for 2006 o 22,6% increase just for June, July and August of 2007 • lack of currency risk (BGN pegged to the EURO under stable currency board) • significant foreign investment in real estate (in 2006, out of 261000 forecasted to be closed, foreign-residents are involved in 25% of the sales) • the prediction that property prices would double in the next five to six years is "realistic". Bulgaria still features among the top property investment destinations but fast profit opportunities are decreasing. Real estate market trends, stronger market for 3 main reasons: BSR_General_Brochure0007_copy.jpgforeigners have bought properties worth a total of 538 mln EUR in 2005: • increasing EU funding and FDI: o Bulgaria received 500 million EUR per year between 2004 and 2006 (around 2% of its GDP) o the EU will invest around 4.5 billion in Bulgaria in its first two years after accession o within the seven-year budget for the 2007-2013 period approved by the leaders of EU countries the funds for Bulgaria stand at EUR 11.113 B o and FDI flowing into the country (improvement of the infrastructure year on year) • increasing average disposable income for Bulgarians (+ 25% in five years) • decreasing interest rates on mortgages (from 14% in 2003 to 7% in 2005)
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Mar.11 -- Nicholas Lardy, senior fellow at Peterson Institute, and Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics discuss Chinese leadership and how the government is handling the economy. They speak on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
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Monetary Policy is often employed during recessions to try and stimulate aggregate demand by reducing interest rates in the banking system. The effectiveness of these policies, however, depends on just how responsive the private sector is to decreases in the interest rate initiated by the central bank. During mild recessions, when Investment demand is still relatively strong and businesses will respond to lower interest rates by demanding more funds for capital investments, expansionary monetary policy can be relatively effective at stimulating aggregate demand and moving the economy back towards its full employment level of output. However, if a country is in a deep recession, then investment demand will be weak and businesses will be relatively unresponsive to lower interest rates, as low confidence and the expectation of future deflation creates a strong incentive to save, rather than invest. This lesson will use the money market diagram and the investment demand curve in the loanable funds market to evaluate the effectiveness of monetary policy during recessions. Based on this evaluation, we can better understand the circumstances under which expansionary fiscal policy may be justified, despite its effect on deficits and debt. Want to learn more about economics, or just be ready for an upcoming quiz, test or end of year exam? Jason Welker is available for tutoring, IB internal assessment and extended essay support, and other services to support economics students and teachers. Learn more here! http://econclassroom.com/?page_id=5870
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that "more than 40 percent of investment in the country is directed to the fuel and energy complex," at a meeting in Moscow, Tuesday. SOT, Russian President Vladimir Putin, (Russian): "In recent years Russian fuel and energy complex and its basic industries have achieved good results due to the decisions that we took in previous years. First of all I mean preferential treatment which we implemented during the development of fields and the (Arctic) shelf in Eastern Siberia, the stimulation of deep oil refining and production of quality motor fuels." SOT, Russian President Vladimir Putin, (Russian): "Natural gas production in Russia in 2014 amounted to 578 billion cubic metres. Major projects were implemented to increase the export potential of the country. New resource-saving programs are being introduced as well as environmentally friendly technology. Moreover, such valuable raw material as petroleum gas is used more efficiently." SOT, Russian President Vladimir Putin, (Russian): "Nowadays more than 40 percent of investment in the country is directed towards the fuel and energy complex. Our common goal is to maintain that positive trend of investment in the industry. We have to keep in mind that investment in the energy sector has a positive impact on the entire country's economy, this leads to the creation of the additional working places and orders for related industries." Video ID: 20151027-054 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: [email protected] Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly
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Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/1PXOkHf. There are more and more people doing impact investing in Africa, seeking both to be of help to the people there and to take advantage of the rapidly growing economies there. Matt Davis of RENEW LLC is one of this breed of impact investors. RENEW has invested in several companies in Ethiopia, including METAD, a coffee grower, and Mama Fresh, a producer of Ethiopian food, including the staple injera. Davis says, "There is both a development challenge and a market challenge in Africa that we are addressing." "The development challenge is that the financial systems in many countries in Africa are fragmented, and little to no capital is available to finance the growth of small and mid-size businesses (SMEs)," he explains. "At the top of the economic pyramid, bank and institutional financiers tend to back large multinationals. At the bottom, microfinance institutions lend only small amounts at high rates to micro-enterprises. But there is nothing to finance small and growing businesses. Thus, we have what is called the 'missing middle' in these economies, and SMEs are inhibited from growing into large companies, creating jobs, generating tax revenue, and stabilizing the economy along the way." Moving to the second challenge, Davis says, "The market challenge is related to supply and demand. The supply of private equity is growing across Africa, as international investors move in seeking higher risk adjusted returns. Yet these investors are not able to find enough companies able absorb the minimum investments they are willing or able to make. Addressing both challenges requires a new financial actor and intermediary to stimulate financing and growth for SMEs." Davis led the creation of the Impact Angel Network (IAN) to invest in Africa, with an initial focus on Ethiopia. "The IAN addresses the problem of the 'missing middle' by being a source of financing for SMEs. The IAN invests in professionally vetted and managed companies in Africa that are led by strong management teams looking to scale. RENEW manages the IAN’s portfolio in-country and addresses a trust and skill gap that has kept many U.S. investors from being active on the continent of Africa." RENEW is operating at a relatively small scale, filling the gap in the missing middle. This space is thinly populated in part because the administrative and logistical costs of running a small fund making six-figure investments overwhelms returns. Grants from development agencies make the economics work for RENEW. Davis says, "And the development community (organizations like USAID), makes these investments economically feasible by lowering the transaction and management costs that would normally be borne by the investors. This model, or public private partnership between the IAN, RENEW, and the development community, is working, and the IAN is now one of the most active and largest investors in Ethiopia on a transaction basis." Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/1PXOkHf. Please consider whether a friend or colleague might benefit from this piece and, if so, share it.
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http://www.euronews.com/ Russia's economy grew at the slowest pace in at least three years in 2012. High oil prices meant there was no budget deficit for the world's biggest energy exporter, but the Kremlin now wants lower interest rates to boost growth and Russia's central bank is not keen on that means of monetary stimulus. Gross domestic product expanded by a weaker than expected three point 3.4 our percent last year, down from 2011's 4.3 percent. The Russian government's forecast is for 3.5 percent growth this year. Speaking at a government meeting in Moscow, President Vladimir Putin said the country cannot return to its "pre-crisis growth model" and needs to reverse the recent fall in investment: "If we want to be competitive, if we want to resolve the social problems, Russia's economy has to grow faster that the global economy. At the same time we have seen a slowdown of the Russian economy in the last two quarters of 2012. So, the rate of industrial output growth has fallen below two percent in annual terms, while fixed capital investment is slowing too." Putin wants to boost the flagging economy by replacing Russia's dependence on stagnating natural resource exports - particularly oil and gas - with aggressive stimulation of investment demand. Key to that is cutting interest rates, which the head of Russia's central bank and the IMF have said is not a good idea. Speaking at the Kremlin meeting broadcast live on state TV, Sergei Ignatyev, the veteran chairman of the Bank of Russia, rebuffed Putin and said interest rates should follow inflation down from over six percent to expected levels of four percent or below "in the next few years". The central bank's last interest rate move, in September 2012, was upward. Inflation, which ended the year at 6.6 percent is above target - the range tops at six percent - and may rise to seven percent in January, economists say. Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
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International Finance by Dr. Arun K. Misra, Department of Management, IIT Kharagpur. For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.iitm.ac.in
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«We have been seeing a lot of conscious effort on the part of the Ukrainian government to fight corruption», says Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation for the Netherlands, noting that there is still a lot to do for Ukraine on that front. Ploumen thinks that by re-establishing the rule of law in the country, the Ukrainian government can help in fixing many pressing issues: “When there’s rule of law, many issues will be resolved as you go.” Lilianne Ploumen also believes that a mixture of austerity and stimulation for the stagnant economy can be a remedy for the Ukrainian economy. At the same time, speaking about foreign investments, she named agriculture as one of the most promising sectors of the Ukrainian economy. Maxim Eristavi had a chat with Lilianne Ploumen during “Support Ukraine”, an international donors conference in Kyiv on April 27th, 2015. Get up to speed on Ukraine. Follow Hromadske! http://en.hromadske.tv Download our iOS app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hromadske-international/id939997814 Ukraine, Explained. https://medium.com/@Hromadske Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HromadskeInternational Twitter: https://twitter.com/hromadske YouTube: http://bit.ly/1xlJqL6
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Click "CC" for Scripts Subscribe to arirang! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=arirangnews 1분기 한국 경제성장률 1%대로 추락 전망...현오석 경기부양책 예고 Weighed down by economic uncertainties in the U.S. and Europe cracks have started to show in Korea's economic recovery. To keep the country on the right track, finance minister nominee Hyun Oh-seok has pledged to quickly introduce measures to help the flagging economy. Ji Myung-kil has more. Finance minister nominee Hyun Oh-seok has said the government will increase government spendings and seek other steps to boost the economy if his nomination is confirmed. On the second day of his confirmation hearing Thursday, Hyun, who will also be nominated as the deputy prime minister in charge of the economy, admitted that Korea may not achieve the government's earlier growth forecast for three percent this year. His remarks came as many of Korea's economic research institutes are projecting less than two percent growth for the country's economy in the first quarter of this year, citing weakening domestic demand and falling exports. That would be the lowest first quarter growth since 2009 when the economy was hit hard by the global financial crisis. Hyun said uncertainties in the U.S. and Europe, poor corporate investment and weak domestic consumer confidence all weighed on the economy. He promised to initiate new policies to stimulate the economy, including seeking a supplementary budget, expansionary monetary policy and easing of regulations on real estate transactions. The finance minister nominee says he would also try to increase welfare spendings with revenue generated by reducing tax breaks and cracking down on tax evasions.. Ji Myung-kil, Arirang News. Visit us on Homepage http://www.arirang.co.kr Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/arirangworld
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The project for the future construction of the Interoceanic Canal in Nicaragua have caused reactions among several sectors in this country. It will take 10 years to build it and it will require an investment of 40 billion dollars. It will also create 500,000 jobs according to government's statistics. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/media/telesur.video.web/telesur-web/#!en/video/impacto-economico-positivo-tendria-construccion-de-canal-interoceanico
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Friday his country has raised $20 billion in investment commitments made by several companies. Local and international companies made pledges on Friday at an investment summit held in Johannesburg. “Today marks an important milestone along our journey of establishing South Africa as an investment destination of choice,” he said. South Africa gets $20 billion of investment pledges at conference – Pres. Ramaphosa https://t.co/kFHNJBBNXE&a… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2018/10/27/south-africa-raises-20-billion-in-new-investment-pledges Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans. Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision. Subscribe on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews and receive all the latest news from the continent. Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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On Tuesday 9 February, President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by Cabinet ministers, had talks with more than 150 CEOs of major companies and captains of industry in South Africa at the Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town. The meeting aimed to find ways to improve investor confidence and stimulate economic growth in the country. During the luncheon, President Zuma announced the launch of the Department of Trade and Industry's Investment Division, which will offer investors a one-stop shop service and actively promote and facilitate investment in key high-yield growth sectors.
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Gulf nations need to diversify their economies and move away from oil dependency, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This warning comes as Saudi Arabia continues to work out how to sell around five percent of its state-run oil producer, Aramco - a deal that could raise more than $100bn. The plan is at the heart of an ambitious economic reform programme, which includes a new $500bn megacity near the Red Sea. It's hoped the extra money from the sale will make Saudi Arabia less reliant on the black gold in the long term. The kingdom is experiencing a recession after shrinking in two consecutive quarters for the first time since 2009. Growth this year is expected to be close to zero. Saudi Arabia's budget deficit currently stands at 9.3 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), it has suffered due to recent low oil prices. And unemployment edged up in the second quarter to nearly 13 percent - although that number is far higher for under 29-year-olds. Examining Saudi's 2030 vision, Ayham Kamel, head of Middle East and North Africa research at the Eurasia Group, explains, "it's a vision, it's aspirational more than anything. They're trying to implement key parts of it. It's fundamentally changing the kingdom's political and social structure in a movement that's much more viable - fiscally and regionally." Kamel says Saudi Arabia's "short-term challenges are very linked to oil prices." But in the long-term, the kingdom "needs to have an economy that is not oil or energy based" in order to curb unemployment and deal with other structural issues. This explains why they're trying to "get the private sector to play a bigger part in the economy. This is practically the end of the Saudi-state dictating all economic activity." While the country is open to foreign investment, "it's domestic investment that's important for Saudi Arabia right now - finding ways to stimulate the economy... and shift it towards something less based on energy. That diversification drive is why the state needs to sell a piece of Aramco," says Kamel. Also on this episode of Counting the Cost: Britain's central bank raises interest rates: The Bank of England has raised its key interest rate for the first time in a decade. The 0.25 percent hike was widely expected. British policymakers are trying to dampen inflation which has been ticking steadily higher. But with concerns over the country's Brexit-dented economy, which dilemmas in the current landscape might now be worrying the bank's governor the most? Jeremy Cook, chief economist and head of currency strategy of World First in the United Kingdom offers his take. Turkey's economy: Turkey's economic growth is one of the fastest among the world's 20 largest economies. Its gross domestic product recently topped 5 percent, something only bettered by China and India. But it's also dealing with high inflation and a falling lira. Sinem Koseoglu reports from Istanbul. Murat Yulek, professor of economics at Istanbul Commerce University, discusses challenges ahead. Nigeria oil clean-up: The clean up of a contaminated fishing community in Nigeria has finally begun, almost 10 years after two oil spills. Shell pipelines had corroded and the result saw millions of litres of crude oil pour into creeks and swamps around the Niger Delta. Ahmed Idris reports from Bodo. Qatar's water reservoirs: The construction of five water reservoirs in Qatar are almost complete. Once finished, they will be among the world’s largest reservoirs, with a capacity of some 100 million gallons of water each, as Laura Burdon-Manley reports from Doha. More from Counting the Cost on: YouTube - http://aje.io/countingthecostYT Website - http://aljazeera.com/countingthecost/
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(8 Dec 2015) LEAD-IN: After more than four years of political and social turmoil, Egypt is looking to get its economy back on track. With billions of dollars of investment needed to create jobs and address housing shortages, a major conference in Cairo this week looks at how to support business and stimulate growth. STORY-LINE: Egyptian government ministers launch the Mega Projects Conference, an event that aims to help create a roadmap to rebuild the economy. This forum, organised in Cairo by Middle East business intelligence firm MEED, is focused on stimulating much-needed growth in the Egyptian economy. The country's Minister for Social Solidarity, Ghada Waly, addresses forum participants, stressing the importance of bringing together public and private sector players "The investment projects in the transport sector that the government and the private sector are working on aim to integrate with other investment projects in infrastructure and housing to achieve a better investment investment climate," Waly explains. Egypt's President, former general Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, has pledged to stabilise the country and revive the economy. But the country has been characterised by tumult since the overthrow of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak in 2011. An Islamic insurgency has been escalating since 2013 when the army ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, who had been elected after Mubarak's overthrow. The government is driving efforts to stimulate investment. Billions of US dollars-worth of investment projects are needed to solve Egypt's electricity and housing shortages and generate jobs for the country's growing population, according to MEED. Nine government ministries are represented at the Mega Projects Conference. "We have no choice but to expand existing cities and build new ones to accommodate the rising population in Egypt. The existing new cities have played an important role in this and we will propose several new projects to the private sector," says Egyptian Housing Minister, Mostafa Madbouli. Attracting investment from abroad is also a key goal. Hisham Fahmy, Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, says investors all over the world "are looking at opportunities in Egypt" despite the security challenges. "We have to highlight that Egypt is stable and has many investment opportunities," Fahmy says. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/11fdc8bc9dffa8041f633e8f7d2af120 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Canada has reached its 150th anniversary as one of the richest countries in the world, with a top-notch quality of life, as well as being one of the most admired countries on Earth. Not bad, right? So now you might be wondering… What is the cause of all of this? What are the main achievements that Canada is celebrating after 150 years? And importantly, Is there any dark side to Canada? Well, we are going to answer all of these questions in this video, but first let’s get some perspective... And don't forget to visit our friend’s podcast, Reconsider Media: http://www.reconsidermedia.com/
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Spurred by a weak rand, government has ambitious plans to stimulate the economy. It wants to cut red tape...particularly in mining. Foreign investors have been derisive when confronted with over-regulated sectors. It's led to many seeking to do business elsewhere.
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http://www.russia-cisconference.com/ Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference, 27-28 October 2015 Azimut Moscow Olypic Hotel Scott Antel Hospitality and Leisure Partner - Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP In conversation with: Jerad Bachar Executive Director – Tourism and Leisure - Bahrain Economic Development Board Imad Barrakad Chairman & CEO - Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT) Sergey Orekhanov CEO of JWG Portal Group - VP of All-Russian public organization "Investment Russia" Oleg Safonov Head - Federal Agency for Tourism
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Pension funds are the core of the institutional investment that could support greater financial integration and stimulate long term investment in the EU. The low interest environment and disillusionment with the performance of pension funds has led to a widespread retrenchment of funded schemes, and possibly a move back into the redistributive state systems. In this context the EU Commission in 2017 proposed a new personal pension product that will be portable across the EU.
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Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace January 24, 2017 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte outlined several priorities as the country chairs this year’s 30th and 31st Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summits during his message in the ceremonial launching and unveiling of the ASEAN 2017 Business and Investment Program (ABIP) at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace. In his speech, President Duterte said he wants to make micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) active and competitive towards integration into the national and regional value chains; invest in the areas of technology, innovation and creativity that would spur growth in existing industries, as well as stimulate new ones, including start-ups; and empower women to achieve full economic potential and to bridge gender gap that would yield US$9-billion additional output to East and Southeast Asian economies in 2025. “I urge you all—our business leaders and enterprises—to take an active part in vital programs developed to support initiatives under the Philippines’ ASEAN Chairmanship,” the President said. Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez also revealed the yearlong plans of the Department of Trade and Industry as it chairs the ASEAN’s Committee on Business and Investment Promotion (CBIP). Among the lined-up activities are the ASEAN MSMEs-Mentor Conference in April that coincides with the Leaders’ Summit; the ASEAN Creative Cities Forum and Exhibit that would showcase 10 ASEAN member states including the hosting of the International Food Exposition (IFEX) in May; the ASEAN Women’s Business Conference in August; the 2nd ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival in September; the Slingshot event in October, which is spearheaded by DTI, to create a regional network of ASEAN ecosystem players composed of start-ups, investors, mentors, academe, and industry experts; and an MSME Summit that will be held towards the end of the year. “We shall work hand-in-hand in creating paths that will lead our people and our communities towards a truly inclusive, innovation-led shared prosperity,” Secretary Lopez said. Also joining the President on stage during the event were former President and now 2nd District Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea, and ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Chairman Jose Maria Concepcion III. *** Connect with RTVM Website: http://rtvm.gov.ph Facebook: www.facebook.com/presidentialcom Twitter: @RTVMalacanang Google+: google.com/+RTVMalacanang Instagram: @RTVMalacanang
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Chairman of the National Privatization Commission Sulaiman Kabba Koroma has said government is committed to transforming the Queen Elizabeth the 2nd Quay into a hub in the sub-region. According to Kabba Koroma, the commissioning of the Nectar Port Terminal Expansion and the proposed construction of the Tran-shipment Terminal by the National Ports Development Company is a show of President Koroma’s transformational agenda and supporting private sector investment to stimulate growth,address unemployment and strengthen the country’s economic development. He furthered that both investment that amounts to million of united states dollars that have been at the core of activities supervised by the National Commission for privatization also indicates the level of confidence investors have in the government and believes in the leadership of President Ernest Bai Koroma.
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Cabinet met on Wednesday, 6 June 2018, at the Union Buildings, Pretoria. A. Issues in the environment 1.Economy Cabinet has noted the decline of 2,2% in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2018. Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) released the figures this week. The agriculture, mining and manufacturing industries contributed to the decline in this first quarter. Cabinet has mandated the Economic Cluster Ministers to urgently meet to discuss the way forward with regard to these figures. The GDP results bring into sharp focus the need for all sectors of the country to work together to support South Africa’s local economy. Business and labour need to continue to work with government in support of initiatives such as the Nine-Point Plan to stimulate economic growth and create much-needed jobs. One of its key pillars is the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP), which focuses on increasing manufacturing, employment creation and exports. Cabinet is confident that the IPAP will help grow our industrial sector and economy. Later this year, government will host an International Investment Summit to profile South Africa as an investment destination. The aim of the event is to work towards generating R1,2 trillion in new investments over the next five years, which will have a significant impact on economic growth and employment creation. Read more: https://www.gov.za/speeches/statement-cabinet-meeting-6-june-2018-8-jun-2018-0000
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Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/1jLm9tt. Recently, I profiled the SOURCE partnership among Village Capital, the Hitachi Foundation and Investor's Circle. SOURCE, Solutions from Our Country's Entrepreneurs seeks to stimulate social entrepreneurship through a competitive process that provides seed capital to curated and cultivated mission-driven ventures. The first cohort is focused on financial services for low wealth populations and two winning companies have been chosen. The winners are WiseBanyan, a service to help people begin investing with no fee and as little as $10, and eMoneyPool, a platform to facilitate pooling money to foster savings as an alternative to payday loans. More about Village Capital: Village Capital builds enterprises that solve the world's most pressing problems through a unique peer investment model. Village Capital recruits enterprises worldwide addressing major problems in energy, agriculture, health, education, and financial services; operates three-month accelerator programs, and invests in companies at the end picked by their peers. Over the past four years, Village Capital has operated 27 accelerator programs, recruited over 400 companies, and invested in over 40 companies. Alumni--91% of which are still in business--have created 6,000 jobs, served 6 million customers. More about WiseBanyan: WiseBanyan is the world's first free online financial advisor. WiseBanyan recommends, invests, and manages fully-diversified portfolios for clients for free and with no minimums to start. Built on the belief that investing should be a right and not just a privilege, WiseBanyan minimizes fees and helps people start as early as possible. By providing access to high-quality investment expertise to individuals of all levels, WiseBanyan has allowed thousands of clients -- many of whom are Millennials -- to call themselves investors for the first time. You can sign up for an account in less than 10 minutes starting with just $10, and WiseBanyan takes care of the rest.
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In a rare interview, great value investor Tom Russo explains why the ability to say no and the capacity to suffer are key to investment success. WEALTHTRACK #1404 broadcast on July 14, 2017.
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