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IOC announces emergency two million dollar fund to help refugees

source: IOC The International Olympic Committee today announced a two million dollar fund that will be made available to National Olympic Committees for programmes focused on refugees. Friday 04 September 2015 – We have all been touched by the terrible … Continue reading

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With Launch of ASEAN Economic Community, Region Must Make Integration a Reality

Jakarta, Indonesia, 21 April 2015 – With the milestone launching of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), South-East Asian nations have the opportunity to take the region to the next level of development, though there are significant challenges ahead, the Co-Chairs … Continue reading

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World Economic Forum Shortlists 6 East Asian Companies as Global Growth Companies

Jakarta, Indonesia, 20 April 2015 – The World Economic Forum today announced its selection of Global Growth Companies (GGCs) regional finalists for East Asia. As regional finalists, the six companies have been given the opportunity to join the larger GGC … Continue reading

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IMF Executive Board Reviews the Role of Trade in the Fund’s Work

On February 27, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed the five-yearly Review of the Role of Trade in the Work of the Fund [to be hyperlinked to the paper]. This review follows the Board-endorsed recommendations … Continue reading

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Speech of the Week: China and the Global Economy: Creating New Ingredients for Growth

China and the Global Economy: Creating New Ingredients for Growth Christine Lagarde Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Fudan University, Shanghai, March 20, 2015 Introduction Good afternoon – Xia Wu hao! I would like to thank Professor XU Ningsheng, President of … Continue reading

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The Future of Infrastructure Investing in Asian Megacities

The Future of Infrastructure Investing in Asian Megacities Tokyo is Asia’s foremost megacity. It has been in a slumber while Japan was restructuring, but now shifts into a higher gear of advanced physical and digital infrastructure development. The latest agenda … Continue reading

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Nine centres worldwide recognised as IOC Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health

Protecting athletes’ health and preventing injuries and illnesses in sport are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its Medical Commission. Nine research centres from across the world have thus been named as IOC Research Centres for Prevention … Continue reading

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