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DC Finance’s CEO will be visiting NYC from June 17thto promote the East Coast Family Office & Wealth Management Conference and the firm’s institutional investment, corporate finance, going public and family office events in Israel. Available for meetings

 

DC Finance, the manager of one of the world’s largest Family Office events, ( www.israelwealth.com), is proud to present the East Coast’s top HNWI & SFOs wealth management event – The Annual East Coast Family Office & Wealth Management Conference, OCT 2nd, at the Union League Club, New York City ( www.nyc-wealth.com). read more

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IMF Mission Concludes the 2013 Article IV Mission to the Republic of Congo

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, May 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Mbuyamu Matungulu visited Brazzaville during April 29–May 13, 2013, to conduct discussions for the 2013 Article IV consultations. The mission met with the Honorable Obami Itou, President of the Senate; the Honorable Koumba, Speaker of Parliament; State and Finance Minister Ondongo, Special Presidential Advisor Gokana, National Director of the BEAC Ondaye Ebauh, and other senior officials. It held discussions with development partners and representatives of the private sector, including members of the banking profession.
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U.S. Ranks First In ‘KPMG Green Tax Index,’ Tops Countries Using Tax Code To Shape Sustainable Corporate Activity

About the KPMG Green Tax Index

The KPMG Green Tax Index focuses on 21 major economies around the world that KPMG International believes represent a major share of global corporate investment activity. A high ranking in the Index does not necessarily mean that a country is “greener” than others. It means that the government is more active than others in using the tax system as a tool to influence corporate behavior and achieve green policy goals. read more

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IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation Mission to Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana, April 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Christina Daseking, visited Accra during April 2-12, 2013, to conduct discussions for the 2013 Article IV consultations. The mission met with President Mahama, Vice-President Amissah-Arthur, Finance Minister Terkper, Bank of Ghana Governor Wampah, other senior officials, members of parliament, and representatives of the private sector, think tanks, trade unions, and civil society.
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On March 22, 2013, as thousands of Swedish citizens of Eritrean origin were demonstrating in Stockholm, Sweden to condemn the criminal and cowardly acts of terrorism that burned three of their community centers, Eritrean Americans across the United States visited the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC and Swedish Consular offices throughout the United States.

On March 22, 2013, as thousands of Swedish citizens of Eritrean origin were demonstrating in Stockholm, Sweden to condemn the criminal and cowardly acts of terrorism that burned three of their community centers, Eritrean Americans across the United States visited the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC and Swedish Consular offices throughout the United States. read more

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IMF Concludes Staff Visit to Guinea-Bissau

BISSAU, Guinea Bissau, February 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Mauricio Villafuerte visited Bissau during February 13-19, 2013. The mission met with the interim government’s authorities, including Prime Minister Rui Barros, Minister of Finance Abubacar Dahaba and Minister of Economy Jose Biai. The mission also met with National Director of the Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO) Joao Fadia and development partners. At the conclusion of the visit, the mission issued the following statement. read more

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Study: Americans Say Business –Not Government– Holds The Most Power To Create Change

Around 6 in 10 of Americans Say Businesses Are Better Run than Government. Two-Thirds Believe Businesses Bear as Much Responsibility as Government for Driving Positive Social Change. read more

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Ethiopia’s Tekeda Alemu Feigns Concern over Djibouti-Eritrea Relations

Sophia Tesfamariam

 

It is rather interesting that Tekeda Alemu would today feign concern and call on Eritrea to show a “pacific disposition” towards Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia[i].  As this author recalls, it was Tekeda Alemu that asked the US to break the otherwise amicable and neighborly Djibouti-Eritrea relations. How can Eritrea have a “pacific disposition” to Ethiopia when for over a decade Ethiopia has been occupying its sovereign territories in violation of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission’s (EEBC) final and binding delimitation and demarcation decisions, international law, the United Nations and African Union Charters? As for Somalia, no one tried harder to “isolate” Eritrea from playing any meaningful role in Somalia than did the regime in Ethiopia and its handlers. Now that they have managed to create an intractable desperate situation in a dismembered and weak Somalia, don’t expect Eritrea to burn in that self created quagmire. Allow me to remind the good Ambassador of a few facts about Djibouti-Eritrea relations. read more

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IMF and World Bank Announce US$176 million Debt Relief for the Union of the Comoros

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA*) have decided to support US$176 million in debt relief for the Comoros, representing a 59 percent reduction of its future external debt service over a period of 40 years.[1] read more

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U.S.: November Home Sales and Prices Higher than Expected

DENVER, Dec, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — November home sales saw the second-highest year-over-year increase in 2012, with a 15.7% rise from last November.  October had a 17.8% increase, making sales this fall season unusually high.  The November RE/MAX National Housing Report, a survey of MLS data in 52 metropolitan areas, also shows that home prices rose 6.9% higher than the prices seen in November 2011.  The Median Price for homes sold this November was $163,750.  Rising prices are due mostly to a dwindling inventory, which continued to drop across the country.  The average number of homes for sale is now 29.1% lower than last year.  Low inventory levels are having a negative impact on home sales in many markets, where there are more buyers than homes for sale. read more

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Ex-Im Backs Bonds Issued by Ethiopian Airlines for Export of U.S Aircraft

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is backing bonds issued by Ethiopian Airlines of Addis Ababa to finance the export of four of ten Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Ethiopia. read more

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The Systematic Emasculation of Africa’s Leadership-Part Four (Final)

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The Systematic Emasculation of Africa’s Leadership-Part 3

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The Systematic Emasculation of Africa’s Leadership-Part Two

By Sophia Tesfamariam

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