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The Economist (July 14)

2018/ 07/ 16 by jd in Global News

“Throughout rural parts of South Asia and Africa…mini-grids are increasingly seen as one of the most promising ways of connecting the 1.1bn people in the world who still lack access to electricity.” According to the World Bank, this will also require “microfinance and vocational training” to help users make the best use of electrification.

 

Institutional Investor (June 18)

2018/ 06/ 21 by jd in Global News

“Morgan Stanley remains undefeated in its ability to grant investors access to Asian companies—but perhaps not for much longer.” The firm has bagged Institutional Investor’s top spot since 2013, but this year “the New York-based bank tied for first with rival UBS Group, which has been gradually moving up the roster from its fourth-place debut five years ago.”

 

Financial Times (March 8)

2018/ 03/ 10 by jd in Global News

“The best trade agreement for the City of London with Europe is the one it has now. EU membership gives the UK unfettered access to a huge market and a voice in making its rules. The results of the Brexit referendum makes this happy situation unlikely to continue. Britain must therefore decide how to protect one of its vital industries.”

 

New York Times (March 9)

2014/ 03/ 10 by jd in Global News

“American press freedoms rank among the broadest in the world,” but the government can still crimp this freedom by “prosecuting those suspected of leaking classified documents, and even seizing reporters’ records. Uninhibited and robust criticism can go only so far without meaningful access to information.”

 

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