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Europe’s decision to ban meat imports from several Brazilian suppliers affects 30 to 35 percent of the country’s exports.

The European Union has suspended imports of Brazilian meat products, mostly poultry. This move has affected about 20 plants that have been authorised to export to the EU. Europe’s decision to ban imports from several Brazilian suppliers has affected about 30 to 35% of the country’s exports. Agriculture Minister, Blairo Maggi said this will force […]

The 4th Yalta International Economic Forum gets underway

The 4th Yalta International Economic Forum is currently underway in Russia, Crimea; with more than 3 000 delegates from 60 countries in attendance. The forum focuses on the search for ground-breaking approaches to solve the tasks of social and economic development and discussions around tried and tested world business practices. Speaking at the opening ceremony, […]

Mumbai hires retired citizens as interns

A virtual marketplace company called Truebil, that trades used cars in major Indian cities is now hiring retired senior citizens as interns to work on short-term stints for the firm. The firm has draw inspiration from ‘The Intern’ movie, where Robert De Niro played the character of Ben Whittaker – a 70-year-old intern working for […]

WCW: Remarkable African women in Politics & Economics

The last few years has seen a slow but steady shift of political and economic power. We’ve highlighted these five phenomenal African women who are making strides in their respective designations.  Trudi Makhaya (South Africa) – Economist, entrepreneur and writer who was recently appointed to be South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic advisor. Makhaya’s duties […]

Trudi Makhaya – President Ramaphosa’s new economic adviser

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced the appointment of economist, entrepreneur and writer, Trudi Makhaya as his economic advisor. Ramaphosa said Makhaya’s duties would include coordinating the work of investment envoys as they travel the world in the hope of attracting at least $100-billion (R1.2-trillion) in new foreign direct investment to the economy over the […]

Education system advancement to attracting young Brazilians.

Brazil is on a mission to advance the education system in a bid to improve learning for all students. Minister of Education, Rossieli Soares highlighted the role of the secondary school reform as a project to foster development and make school attractive for young Brazilians. “The proposal for a secondary education common core, now in […]

India tops Economic and Social Council elections

India has won an election to a vital non-governmental organisation committee in the United Nations, after gathering the highest number of votes beside getting elected by acclamation of subsidiary bodies in five separate polls. The UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected India and Kuwait (Asia-Pacific States) by acclamation to the Commission for Social Development, […]