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Switzerland promotes broad-based growth in Burkina Faso and Mozambique

BERN, Switzerland /African Press Organization (APO)/ On 8 May 2013 the Federal Council decided to grant Burkina Faso and Mozambique general budgetary assistance of CHF 32 million each for the years 2013 to 2016. This will support both countries in implementation of their poverty reduction strategies, which focus on broad-based and sustainable growth.
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5 Ways Drones Could Help In A Disaster Like The Boston Marathon Bombing Plus three robots that are already saving lives.

Yesterday, the President of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Michael Toscano told U.S. News: “Whether it is in response to a natural disaster or a tragedy like we saw in Boston, [unmanned aerial systems] can be quickly deployed to provide first responders with critical situational awareness in areas too dangerous or difficult for manned aircraft to reach.” read more

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Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea (Part 1)

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Google ignores demand

“Put Tibet on Google Maps”: guerilla campaign in Zurich read more

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Agricultural investment opportunities, best practices & innovations define CMT’s 3rd Commercial Farm Africa Summit

Centre for Management Technology today launches the 3rd Commercial Farm Africa Summit to take place on March 19-20 in Accra, Ghana. Endorsed by Ghanaian Ministry of Food & Agriculture (MOFA) and supported by Private Enterprise Foundation, the 2-day summit addresses rising agricultural investment opportunities in the region, spotlighting on funding, best practices, infrastructure and innovations challenges. read more

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Exclusive interview with Engineer. Andrew T. Barfour, Project Coordinator at the Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP) at the Ghana Ministry of Energy in Accra

“Despite the poverty in the rural areas, the commitment, drive, and acceptance of the SHEP programme certainly pleasantly surprised the managers of the programme.“ read more

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Ghana’s electrification success explained at African Utility Week in May

“Community involvement or participation is absolutely key “ read more

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New World Bank report offers policymakers roadmap for building resilient sustainable cities

 

New World Bank report offers policymakers roadmap for building resilient sustainable cities read more

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Counterpart, U.S. Labor Department to combat child labor in Burkina Faso

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Educational incentives for children and alternate livelihoods for their families are part of a new program to protect youth from the worst forms of underage labor in the impoverished West African nation of Burkina Faso, Counterpart International announced.  (www.Counterpart.org) read more

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B2C E-Commerce in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria Continuing to Rise

In its latest “Central Europe B2C E-Commerce Report 2012”, Hamburg-based secondary market research company yStats.com analyzes current trends, sales, shares, as well as leading product categories, Internet users, online shoppers, and leading competitors in the B2C E-Commerce markets in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

 

Hamburg, Germany, December 09, 2012 –(PR.com)– While B2C E-Commerce sales in Germany have grown at an increasing speed in the years up to 2012, the pace of growth in both Austria and Switzerland has slowed. The share of online shoppers on the population was also higher in Germany in 2011, than in its two neighboring countries.

The Share of Online Sales on total Retail Sales in Germany grows read more

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Slow But Steady Growth of B2C E-Commerce in Switzerland

In its recent “Switzerland B2C E-Commerce Report 2012”, Hamburg-based secondary market research company yStats.com highlights trends and developments in the Swiss B2C E-Commerce market. Besides Internet users, online shoppers, market shares and revenue figures, the report also covers successful product categories and leading players.

 

Hamburg, Germany, December 08, 2012 –(PR.com)– In 2011, more than three quarters of the Swiss population aged 14-59 used the Internet on a regular basis, more than half of whom also shopped online. The majority of online retailers were able to increase their revenue in 2011. More and more foreign players are entering the Swiss online market.

B2C E-Commerce and Mobile Shopping Continue to increase in Revenues
Between 2010 and 2011, B2C E-Commerce revenues grew by a low double digit percentage figure. In 2012, B2C E-Commerce is expected to account for 10% of all retail revenue, which is far more than in Italy, but less than in Great Britain. The total number of Internet users in Switzerland is increasing slowly but steadily as is their share on the entire population. However, the growth rate is not very high. The growing popularity of mobile shopping is helping to increase revenues in Switzerland. Mobile Internet websites are becoming increasingly popular compared to apps. In 2012, competition from foreign business increased in the Swiss online market. It is especially attractive to German B2C E-Commerce players, due to the low language barrier. Approximately four fifths of all Swiss online shops were able to increase their revenues in 2011. The most frequently purchased online products were from the categories “travel and hotels”, “books and magazines”, “fashion”, and “digital media”. Customer service has improved: more than two thirds of online retailers offer at least three payment methods. read more

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The 10th Forex Conference & Expo Kicks off this Thursday 15 November in Dubai

 

The show will open its doors in Dubai at 10:00 am on Thursday and will cover online trading currencies, commodities, gold, oil, stocks and derivatives, at Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai, and will continue until Friday November 16, 7:00 pm. read more

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Gold Fields Limited: KDC East Mine Resumes Production

JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ – Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce that employees this morning returned to work at its KDC East Mine (formerly Kloof) to resume production after a 23-day strike. All three of Gold Fields’ operating mines in South Africa are now back in production. read more

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New MyPrivateBanking Report: Wealth Managers’ Websites Still Don’t Win Clients

 

An independent benchmarking of the websites of 40 leading wealth managers and private banks found that the overall quality in respect to content and social media integration still disappoints. The best websites are offered by ABN AMRO, UBS and RBC. The analysts of MyPrivateBanking recommend stand-alone platform exclusively for wealth management clients and extensive disclosure of hard data to satisfy the client needs. read more

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