September 19, 2021
  • September 19, 2021

Always look on the bright side of life

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By Natalia Gurushina, Chief Economist, Emerging Markets, VanEck. Evergrande’s story in China is still unfolding, but it’s important to remember the strengths of MEs (especially on the external side) that create places to hide when the going gets tough. Problems, risks and disasters tend to get a lot of attention, both in the investment...

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India Becomes Destination Country for Healthy Foods Like Millet: Tomar at G-20 Agriculture Meeting

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India is emerging as the destination country for healthy foods like millet and the government is promoting biofortified varieties to fight malnutrition, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Sunday as he virtually participated at the G-20 meeting on agriculture. Tomar said the United Nations (UN) accepted India’s proposal and declared 2023 as the...

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Financial risks of COVID increasing for most Kansans

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Patrick R. Miller is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas.  Health insurance companies have been shielding many customers from out-of-pocket “cost-sharing” expenses like deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments for Covid-related medical care. But that safety cushion is disappearing, increasing your direct financial risk from the disease.  Now that vaccines have...

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Why I’m the next big name in sport

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By Thompson Clark, Mauldin Economics Few brands are as universally recognized as this one— Source: Tampabay.com Just a picture of a swoosh, and everybody knows we’re talking about Nike (NKE), the hugely successful sportswear company. Since the 1970s, Nike has grown from a small Oregon running shoe company to a $ 258 billion global...

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Biti declares proposed bank mergers illegal

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FORMER Finance Minister Tendai Biti, who is also a former chairman of the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee, said proposed mergers of financial institutions involving government entities do not pass the due diligence test. The main merger is CBZ Holdings, ZB Financial Holdings, First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL) and First Mutual Properties (FMP), in...

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How is Georgia managing Medicaid managed care?

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Just before Frank Berry left his job as head of Georgia’s Medicaid agency this summer, he said the state “will be looking for the best bang for the buck” in its upcoming contract with private insurers to cover the state’s most vulnerable. This story also appeared in Georgia Health News But whether the state...

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Sony cinema boss says he expects more game company buyouts

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Sony’s movie business boss said he believes the video game business will be the next focus of corporate mergers and acquisitions. Speaking at Bank Of America’s Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment conference this month (transcribed by VGC), Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra was asked to comment on whether the film industry...

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Asset rebuilding: tackling the post office mess: how does a bad bank work and does it involve risks?

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Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman. | Photo credit: PTI Highlights Simply put, a bad bank is a financial institution created for the sole purpose of taking over non-performing assets from lenders, allowing them to refresh their books, focus on lending, build confidence in the financial sector, and, ultimately, lenders. ultimately, stimulate economic activity. Banks,...

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International farmers warn of impact of climate change

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Ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, farmers attended an Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) event to highlight the harsh realities of climate change and its impact on the industry. Martin Lines from Cambridgeshire, Ellen Litchfield from South Australia and Tumaini Elibariki from Tanzania each spoke about the day-to-day realities of dealing with adverse weather conditions. Martin,...

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