Finance & economy

July 15, 2020

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The Rainforest Alliance announces its enhanced certification program and standard

The Rainforest Alliance’s sustainability certification is evolving, with the publication of a new program with more robust criteria, measurement, and impact featuring several key innovations. The new program will replace existing Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certification programs from mid-2021.

The international non-profit organization expects at least two million farmers around the world to use the new certification program to produce better"...

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July 15, 2020

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Finland supports digitalisation of higher education in developing countries

The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has granted €11.2 million to 4-year higher education partnerships to develop the capacity of distance learning at higher education institutions and to support students' wider access to higher education in global south.

One of the priorities of the HEI ICI programme (Higher Education Institutions Institutional Cooperation Instrument) is to develop distance learning. This is particularly topical in"...

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July 15, 2020

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Strengthening cooperation between cultural sectors, micro-enterprise examined

ALGIERS – Minister of Culture and Arts, Malika Bendouda held, on Monday in Algiers, a meeting with the Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister responsible for micro-enterprises, Nassim Diafat, during which both sides examined ways and means capable of strengthening cooperation between the two sectors, according to a press release from the Ministry of Culture.

The two parties agreed, during this meeting, as part of the “government consultation”"...

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July 14, 2020

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IFC invests €25 million in NSIA, helps finance businesses in Côte d’Ivoire

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a €25 million, one-year senior loan to NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire (NSIA), allowing the bank to extend new trade-related or working capital loans to companies whose cash flows have been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The loan is IFC’s first investment in Côte d’Ivoire as part of its global COVID-19 fast-track financing support package, designed to help client"...

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July 14, 2020

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Did Pt Tebboune Give Green Light To Proceed With “Augusta” Refinery Project In Italy?

The plan of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, for the economic and social recovery included a kind of green light to proceed with the project of the “Augusta” refinery in Sicily (Italy), which was acquired by Sonatrach at the end of 2018, after the President’s economic roadmap ordered a total halt of fuel imports by the first quarter of next year.

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July 14, 2020

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CRC Credit Bureau Appoints Alebiosu, Odulaja Chairman, Vice

The Board of Directors of CRC Credit Bureau Limited are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Olusegun Alebiosu as the new Chairman and Mrs. Olajumoke Odulaja as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the organization. CRC Credit Bureau will undoubtedly benefit from their combined over 50-year experience in senior executive positions in the banking and financial services industry. Mr. Alebiosu replaces Dr. Greg Jobome who has served out his two-term tenure. He joined the Board of CRC in 2016, representing First Bank.

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July 14, 2020

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All-Share Index Falls 0.44% as Market Opens Week Bearish

Trading activities at the stock market started the week bearish as the benchmark, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All-Share Index (ASI) fell 0.44 per cent to close at 24,200.60.

Also, market capitalisation shed N55.2 billion to close lower at N12.6 trillion following the losses by bellwethers. The depreciation brought the year-to-date(YTD) decline to 9.8 per cent.

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July 14, 2020

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CMA CGM to launch 'Round the Africa' service

Container transportation and shipping company CMA CGM will launch its new product 'Round the Africa' (RTA), in complement of the current existing 31 services to Sub Saharan Africa, come July 25, 2020 in Shanghai, China.

Round The Africa is the unique product available on the market direct from Asia to Senegal and Sierra Leone with best transit time. Dakar is reached weekly from Ningbo in 35 days, from Nansha in 32 days. Freetown is reached"...

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July 14, 2020

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Project Management Institute Announces List of 50 Next Generation Leaders to Watch

Project Management Institute (PMI) today announced its first annual Future 50 list, which features the 50 next generation leaders that are creating, building, and transforming the world through notable projects. The 50 young standout project leaders highlighted in the specially dedicated July/August issue of PM"...

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July 14, 2020

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Rimini Street Appoints Gerard Brossard as COO

Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced the appointment of Gerard Brossard to the newly created role of executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO). Brossard is responsible for Rimini Street’s global field operations and the global sales and success of the Company’s Support and Application Management Services for Oracle and SAP products. Brossard reports directly to Rimini Street CEO, Seth A. Ravin. New COO Brings Proven Capabilities to Support Accelerating Company Growth Prior to joining Rimini Street, Brossard served as executive vice president and general manager of Rackspace’s Global Solutions and Services group, where he had P&L responsibility for all products, solutions......

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