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AIIB President Describes Launch by End of 2015 as Priority

TBILISI (Sputnik) — The first president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Jin Liqun, said Tuesday it would be his priority to ensure the bank is operational by the end of 2015.

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Japan’s finance minister warns China on yuan depreciation

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday lashed out at China by saying that if the recent yuan devaluation is the beginning of frequent currency manipulation then Tokyo is going to have to take action.

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CONSTRUCTION AND INDUSTRY AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES (CIAP) HOLDS SEMINAR ON WTO-GATS

According to WTO, one tenth of the world’s GDP and seven percent of employment are accounted to the construction industry.

With PH’s foreseen growth in this sector contributing to the GDP growth of the country, the Construction and Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP) conducted a one-day seminar on World Trade Organization-General Agreement on Trade in Services (WTO-GATS) and its Impact on the Construction Industry held last August 10, 2015 at Berjaya Hotel, Makati City. 244 more words

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Slavery Reparations Could Cost Up to $14 Trillion, According to New Calculation|Newsweek

Robert Westley, a professor at Tulane University who wasn’t involved in the paper, says that this and other examples can be used to refute arguments that slavery reparations would necessarily be too difficult to figure out. 93 more words

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Greenspan warns about bond-market bubble

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is sounding the alarm about a bubble that he believes is forming in the bond market.

The former Fed chairman says the current situation in the bond market is comparable to what happens in the stock market during an equity bubble.

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China stocks plunge over 3% by break on Wednesday

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index plunged 3.12% to close at 3,631.4 points.

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U.K. News & Research | LGBT

Report: 80% of largest U.K. companies lack trans-inclusive non-discrimination policies
  • LGBT network OUTstanding found that despite general statements of commitment to diversity, most FTSE 100 companies lack explicit policies on the books to protect trans employees from employment discrimination.
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