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Daily Archives: November 28, 2017

WIPO Calculates Manufactured Goods Intangible Capital Value

Geneva (ABC Live): Manufactured Goods Intangible Capital Value : First-ever figures reveal that nearly one third of the value of manufactured products sold around the world comes from “intangible capital,” such as branding, design and technology, according to a WIPO study of the global value chains companies use to produce their goods. This amount, some USD 5.9 trillion in 2014, shows …

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Least Developed Countries Need New Energy Access

Geneva (ABC Live): Least Developed Countries :Expanding access to adequate, reliable and affordable sources of modern energy is essential if the world’s poorest nations are to escape the poverty trap, says The Least Developed Countries Report 2017: Transformational Energy Access of UNCTAD. According to the report, published today, the world’s 47 least developed countries1 (LDCs) are falling far behind the rest of the developing …

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India Hosts FIGI Digital Banking Access Symposium

Bangalore (ABC Live):FIGI Digital Banking Access Symposium : Innovation to expand digital financial inclusion in developing countries will be in focus at the first Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) Symposium in Bangalore, India, 29 November to 1 December 2017. Thought leaders in financial inclusion will convene in Bangalore to share insight into the latest developments in ‘mobile money’ market dynamics and …

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IMO Outlines New Era Challenges Climate Changes

London (ABC Live): IMO : Assembly, 30th session, 27 November to 6 December 2017: Climate change, digital disruption and sustainable development among key areas as IMO moves into new era. The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr. Kitack Lim, has urged Member States to seize the opportunity to set bold and ambitious goals, when they adopt an initial …

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Seven Questions on the Globalization of Farmland

Washington, D.C (ABC Live): Globalization of Farmland : A IMF working paper, entitled “The Globalization of Farmland: Theoretical and Empirical Evidence,” co-authored by Rabah Arezki, Christian Bogmans, and Harris Selod, analyzes the drivers behind the surge in transnational acquisitions of farmland in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The paper finds, for the first time, statistical evidence that land deals were …

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ILO Releases World Social Protection Report 2017–19

Geneva (ABC Live): World Social Protection Report 2017–19: International Labour Organization released its World Social Protection Report 2017–19 today in Geneva. Universal social protection is essential for realizing the human right to social security for all, advancing social justice and promoting inclusive growth, and accelerating progress towards achieving the globally agreed 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development …

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Nuclear Analytical Techniques to Solve Criminal Cases

Vienna (ABC Live): Nuclear Analytical Techniques : Helping to solve criminal cases, identify art forgery and catch food adulteration are the goals of a new research project using nuclear techniques. Experts from around the world, representing both practitioners of nuclear analytical techniques as well as forensic science stakeholder communities, met in Vienna last week to discuss the objectives of a …

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IAEA Internet Reactor Laboratory Expands to Asia,Pacific

Vienna (ABC Live): IAEA Internet Reactor Laboratory : An agreement signed today in Vienna will strengthen IAEA’s efforts to offer training on the use of research reactors to students in Asia and the Pacific who do not have access to a facility in their own country. Under the agreement, the Research and Education Center of the Kyung Hee University in …

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