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September 27, 2020

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Price Hike: Will Labour Still Go ahead with the Strike?

While the organised labour has proposed tomorrow, Monday, September 28, as the date for protest against the increase in the fuel price and electricity tariff, Onyebuchi Ezigbo wonders if the strike will hold as planned, especially with level of discussion between the federal government and labour.

The die is cast as the leadership of the organised labour mobilises their members and civil society allies for a national protest against recent rise in fuel"...

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September 27, 2020

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FMDQ Turnover Sheds N4.5tn in August

Investments at the Fixed Income and Currency (FIC) markets suffered a setback in the month of August as investors reduced their stakes to the tune of N4.46trillion, representing a 23.8 percent decline compared to the turnover recorded in July. Bamidele Famoofo reports

According to FMDQ, the platform, where investors trade on short-term yield instruments, turnover in July was N18.72trillion compared to N14.26trillion recorded in August.

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September 27, 2020

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Foreign trade: Return of licensing system ruled out

ALGIERS – Minister of Commerce Kamel Rezig affirmed, Thursday, that the return of the foreign trade management by the licensing system “is ruled out for now.”

The return to the licensing system is not at all on the agenda. We plan to support exporters by lifting all the administrative constraints encountered and the elimination of the customs duty exemption certificate is the evidence,” the minister told APS.

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September 27, 2020

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Algeria purchases up to 117,000 tonnes feed barley in tender

Algerian state agency OAIC purchased about 117,000 tonnes of animal feed barley to be sourced from optional origins in a tender on Wednesday, European traders said in initial assessments.

One trading house sold about 57,000 tonnes at $221.25 a tonne c&f, another seller sold some 30,000 tonnes also at $221.25 a tonne c&f and a third trading house sold around 30,000 tonnes at $220.50 a tonne c&f, according to early trader estimates.

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September 27, 2020

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“Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team” Dream Championship 2020 Online Qualifiers Kick Off Today!

KLab Inc., a leader in online mobile games, announced that its head-to-head football simulation game Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team will hold the worldwide Dream Championship 2020 tournament and will kick off its online qualifiers starting today.

Additionally, special in-game campaigns will be held to commemorate the start of the Dream Championship 2020.

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September 27, 2020

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Why it matters to be local to Saudi listeners

Marking the occasion of Saudi Arabia’s National Day, Choueiri Group’s Data team presents greater insights into the world of music streaming in the Kingdom, focused on the success of their exclusive media partners “Anghami”. Just like music lovers across the MENA region, Saudi listeners have an infinite appetite for music, with the music industry on the rise in the Kingdom over the past couple of years. With the market eager and open to more and more global content, all while producing local content for"...

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September 27, 2020

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ASPIRING ARAB INNOVATORS PITCH IDEAS TO QATAR FOUNDATION’S STARS OF SCIENCE JURY

Stars of Science officially kicked off the search for this year’s Top Arab Innovator by choosing 22 applicants to advance to the selection episode, where eight innovators will get the chance to transform their ideas into reality.

Focusing on collaboration and encouraging open dialogue amongst fellow innovators, the show’s alumni took center stage during the casting episodes to help candidates prepare for the jury’s questions and act"...

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September 27, 2020

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Raysut Cement in Corporate Revamp: Brings on Board Young Leaders in Top Management Roles

Oman’s largest cement manufacturer, Raysut Cement Company (RCC), today announced a significant corporate revamp bringing on board young leaders from within the organization to new roles at key positions of the top management.

In a statement, the Muscat Securities Market (MSM)-listed company said bringing new leaders to steer the company has been done at a time of crucial regional and global expansion of Raysut into new and diverse markets of Eastern"...

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September 26, 2020

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Best Buy, McKinstry, Real Betis, Schneider Electric, and Siemens Sign The Climate Pledge

The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism, calls on signatories to take urgent action to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early

Signatories are implementing real, science-based, high-impact changes to their businesses, including deploying renewable energy, investing in sustainable buildings, and mobilizing supply chains to reach net zero by 2040

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September 26, 2020

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Esri and AfroChampions Launch Partnership to Promote GIS in Africa

Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced a joint initiative with AfroChampions, a Pan-African nonprofit that aims to promote policies that foster private-public collaboration for Africa's economic transformation. The goal of the initiative is to engage leaders in business, governments, the African Union, and other regional economic communities through dialogue and potential partnership building in applying geospatial technology and solutions. This new partnership with AfroChampions seeks to contribute to sustainable economic development in Africa and promote the benefits of a shared geospatial infrastructure throughout the continent. As a majority of Africans still live in rural areas, geographic information system (GIS) technology can create new opportunities for growth, especially in critical fields such as health and telemedicine, land management, agriculture, and mobility. The powerful mapping and data analytics that GIS provides forms a foundation for some of the most successful economic strategies that nations pursue today. This initiative......

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