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  UN Declares 2005 The International Year of Microcredit

  The United Nations has declared 2005 the “International Year of Microcredit.” The essential goal of the UN International Year of Microcredit is “to strengthen and spread the availability of good financial services, which offer the possibility and the hope …

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  U.S. Lawmakers Approve CAFTA

Credibility for Bush trade negotiators seeking global trade liberalization in the World Trade Organization (WTO) DOHA Round received an important boost July 27th 2005, when the House of Representatives, by a very narrow 217-215 vote, joined the Senate in approving …

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  Massively Multiplayer Online Games and the Video Game Revolution

Over the past 10 years, software developers in the United States, Asia, and Europe have become increasingly interested in tapping into the global video game market. To pursue this objective, developers have been focusing on online games, while localizing their …

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  International Oil Markets and the Global Economy

Starting with the industrial revolution and the introduction of the internal-combustion engine, oil has been an essential factor in the economic expansion of the twentieth century. Its importance has become more pronounced with the spread of transportation and manufacturing. Not …

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  Transparency in Extractive Industries

The most recent international effort to fight corruption in natural resource extraction, such as payment of bribes to government officials in developing countries, is the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The initiative was first proposed by UK Prime Minister Tony …

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  U.S. Current Account Deficit Causes Concern Around the Globe

The imbalances in the U.S. current account and the decline of the dollar have become a major challenge for the global economy and a matter of concern for foreign leaders. The current account is a broad measure of the trade …

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  China:The Number One Target for Foreign Direct Investment in 2003

China overtook the U.S. as the biggest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI), receiving $53 billion in 2003, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)1. Overall, investment from OECD countries to emerging economies rose from $31.7 billion …

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  Pessimism and Uncertainty Dominate Meeting of the World Economic Forum

  At the 2003 meeting of the World Economic Forum, held in Davos, Switzerland from January 23-25th, the world’s corporate and government leaders seemed pessimistic and uncertain in the face of lingering economic malaise and the crisis in the Middle …

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  OECD Reports Drop in Foreign Direct Investment Affecting Developed and Developing Nations

  Published on :11-15-2011 The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, (OECD) a Paris based group representing 30 industrialized nations, released figures showing a 56 percent decline in foreign direct investment (FDI) during 2001, the sharpest decline since records began. …

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  Long-Running Trade Dispute over U.S. Tax Break May Be Ending

  The United States has proposed revisions to its tax code—for the second time—in response to rulings from the World Trade Organization (WTO) invalidating a provision that gives U.S. companies, including major corporations such as Boeing, Microsoft, and Kodak, a …

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