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This Is New: Governments Ramp Up Borrowing IN ANTICIPATION Of A Slowdown

January 22nd, 2019

The business cycle has its stages, and they’re usually both predictable and logical. For example, governments tend to generate a lot of tax revenue late in an expansion as more people get jobs and start paying income taxes and rising stock prices generate big capital gains. Meanwhile, less has to be spent on social safety […]

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Asia’s Landlocked

January 22nd, 2019

BANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 21 (IPS) – Andrzej Bolesta is Economic Affairs Officer, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)Structural economic transformation and the expansion of international trade are among the most pressing issues to be addressed, if Asia’s landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are to overcome the development challenges related to their geographical locations.

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Quenching Humanity’s Freshwater Thirst Creates a Salty Threat

January 20th, 2019

HAMILTON, Canada, Jan 18 (IPS) – Vladimir Smakhtin is Director, and Manzoor Qadir is Assistant Director, of the UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) in Canada, hosted by the Government of Canada and McMaster University. Edward Jones, who worked on the paper at UNU-INWEH, is now a researcher at Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Starting from a few, mostly Middle Eastern facilities in the 1960s, today almost 16,000 desalination plants are in operation in 177 countries, producing 95 million cubic meters of freshwater every day – equal to about half the flow over Niagara Falls.

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Is Love an Embarrassment?

January 14th, 2019

STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 14 (IPS) – I am no more. Once I was.
Away on yearning flames, I flew.
The delicate ash spun through the air
and sank – bright and slow
to your feet.
Do not tread too hard ‒ my heart is still alive.I do not understand a word of Persian and cannot determine whether these lines, taken from a German translation, are a correct interpretation of Muhammad Hāfez-e-Shīrāzī´s original poem. Nevertheless, Hāfez, who lived 1315-1390 CE, was apparently one of those great writers able to provide bemused couples with points of reference after being struck by the tumultuous sensation of passionate love.

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And The Verbal Part Of The Civil War Begins

January 12th, 2019

With the election of Donald Trump, the US right let its id off the leash. Now pretty much everything conservatives have thought but not said is finding its way to Facebook, Twitter, and the evening news. So it’s no surprise that the left, wildly envious of conservatives’ newfound rhetorical freedom, have decided that what’s good […]

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A Closer Look at the World Bank’s Sizable China Portfolio

January 10th, 2019

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Solar Energy Crowns Social Housing Programme in Brazil

January 6th, 2019

PALMEIRAS DE GOIÁS, Brazil, Jan 04 (IPS) – “Solar energy makes my happiness complete,” said Divina Cardoso dos Santos, owner of one of 740 houses with photovoltaic panels on the rooftops in a settlement on the outskirts of this central Brazilian city.

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The Adolescent Girl Holds the Key to Kenya’s Economic Transformation and Prosperity

December 31st, 2018

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 31 (IPS) – Teenage pregnancy in Kenya is a crisis of hope, education and opportunity.

The countdown to a New Year has begun. Can 2019 be a year of affirmative action to ensure hope and opportunity for Kenya’s adolescent girl?

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The Dark Shadows of Christmas

December 26th, 2018

Stockholm/Rome, Dec 24 (IPS) – Christmas is expected to be a peaceful celebration of the birth of Jesus. A time to express love and care for one another. Jesus preached love and compassion, but also told us to be suspicious of imposters: “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep´s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves”. Wolves are predators who disregard the suffering of their victims. A human wolf is an egomaniac ready to maim and murder, either to please himself or his master, often deluding himself by imagining he serves a higher purpose.

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Local Communities Question Benefits of Mayan Train in Southern Mexico

December 17th, 2018

FELIPE CARRILLO PUERTO, Mexico, Dec 17 (IPS) – “If thousands of people flock to this town, how will we be able to service them? I’m afraid of that growth,” ZendyEuán, spokeswoman for a community organisation,said in reference to the Mayan Train (TM) project, a railway network that will run through five states in southern Mexico.

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