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Insights into developing financial trends, economic restructuring, public-private partnerships and fist-fights, old Clubs and new Clubs, with a Glocal focus.

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Trade deal TTIP faces scrutiny after Greenpeace leak

Trade deal TTIP faces scrutiny after Greenpeace leak | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Environmental campaign group posts 248 pages of confidential documents online to "shine a light" on TTIP agreement.
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Saudi reform: not all about oil

Saudi reform: not all about oil | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Seen from the indebted rich world, Saudi Arabia’s problems look enviable. The kingdom has an enervating addiction to oil — but this has left it with minimal public debts and almost $700bn of foreign reserves to ease the shift to a new economic model.
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Can Saudi Arabia Trigger an American Debt Crisis?

Can Saudi Arabia Trigger an American Debt Crisis? | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Saudi finance minister Adel al-Jubeir threatened to sell of U.S. debt if the Senate passes a law enabling Saudis to be found liable for 9-11
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Saudi $10 Billion Financial District Is Missing One Thing: Banks

Saudi $10 Billion Financial District Is Missing One Thing: Banks | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
The King Abdullah Financial District is said to be plagued with delays, cost overruns and a failure to understand the needs of local banks.
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Arrests in US as hundreds protest big money in politics

Arrests in US as hundreds protest big money in politics | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Police arrest dozens as about 500 people held sit-in outside US Congress to highlight corporate influence in politics.
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Permanent residency for expats, a welcome move - Saudi Gazette

Permanent residency for expats, a welcome move - Saudi Gazette | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
  Shams Ahsan JEDDAH — Expatriates have overwhelmingly welcomed the announcement by Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, that Saudi Arabia was planning to give permanent residency to foreign workers similar to the US Green Card system. “The Green Card-like program and a plan to allow employers to
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How Wall Street's Favorite Solar Company Spent Itself to the Brink

How Wall Street's Favorite Solar Company Spent Itself to the Brink | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Just nine months ago, SunEdison Inc. was Wall Street’s favorite clean-energy company. It sopped up every dollar it could come by to finance a breathtaking buying binge of wind and solar farms, and in the process became the world’s largest renewable-energy company.
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Egyptian Pound Sinks to Record in Black Market Amid Crackdown

Egyptian Pound Sinks to Record in Black Market Amid Crackdown | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Egypt’s pound fell to a record in black-market trading on bets the currency has further to weaken amid a central bank crackdown on local money changers.
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Do international NGOs still have the right to exist?

Do international NGOs still have the right to exist? | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
After 60 years of development it’s time for INGOs to ask some difficult questions about what power they need to devolve
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Iron Ore Jumps Most on Record as Market Goes 'Berserk'

Iron Ore Jumps Most on Record as Market Goes 'Berserk' | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Iron ore soared the most ever after Chinese policy makers signaled their willingness to buttress economic growth, boosting the outlook for steel consumption in the top user and igniting speculation that some investors who’d bet against the market had been caught out.
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IMF warns global economy is 'highly vulnerable'

IMF warns global economy is 'highly vulnerable' | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Report says G20 nations should develop measures that could be implemented quickly if global growth keeps wilting.
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Puerto Rico Is Nearing the Brink Of Bankruptcy

Puerto Rico Is Nearing the Brink Of Bankruptcy | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Puerto Rico Is Nearing the Brink Of Bankruptcy « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Australia's Big Four Banks Have Good Reasons to Worry

Australia's Big Four Banks Have Good Reasons to Worry | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
A hunger for debt carries risks to their current health in this market.
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Construction firm Saudi Binladin sheds 77,000 jobs

Construction firm Saudi Binladin sheds 77,000 jobs | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Saudi Binladin, said to be heavily in debt, lays off foreign workers and aims to cut 12,000 jobs held by Saudi citizens.
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Saudi Arabia’s post-oil future

Saudi Arabia’s post-oil future | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Bold promises from a bold young prince. They will be hard to keep.
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Intel to Cut 12,000 Jobs, Forecast Misses Amid PC Blight

Intel to Cut 12,000 Jobs, Forecast Misses Amid PC Blight | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Intel Corp. will eliminate 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, embarking on the deepest cutbacks in a decade to gird for a fifth year of declines in the personal-computer market.
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Panama Papers: UK's Cameron fights back in parliament

Panama Papers: UK's Cameron fights back in parliament | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
David Cameron lashes out at 'deeply hurtful' allegations made against his father after the Panama Papers leak.
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Committee recommends impeaching Brazil's Dilma Rousseff

Committee recommends impeaching Brazil's Dilma Rousseff | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Congressional committee votes 38-27 to recommend impeaching President Dilma Rousseff as major political crisis deepens.
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Africa’s Petrostates Are Imploding

Africa’s Petrostates Are Imploding | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Africa’s Petrostates Are Imploding « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Brazil's Rousseff faces impeachment, coalition collapse

Brazil's Rousseff faces impeachment, coalition collapse | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Second impeachment case filed against President Rousseff for obstructing justice as PMDB prepares to leave coalition.
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Printer Error Triggered Bangladesh Race to Halt Cyber Heist

Printer Error Triggered Bangladesh Race to Halt Cyber Heist | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
A printer error first tipped off Bangladesh’s central bank to one of the biggest cyber heists in recent history, according to a complaint filed to police that provided new details on the attempted theft of nearly $1 billion.
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European Central Bank to Expand QE, Cuts Interest Rates Further

European Central Bank to Expand QE, Cuts Interest Rates Further | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
The European Central Bank cut all its interest rates and expanded its monthly bond purchases by a third as President Mario Draghi strives to fend off the threat of euro-area deflation. The euro sank and stocks rose.
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Brazil's ex-president Lula detained in corruption probe

Brazil's ex-president Lula detained in corruption probe | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
Lula da Silva held for questioning as home and offices searched by police amid probe centred on state-owned oil giant.
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Indian company launches smartphone for less than $4

Indian company launches smartphone for less than $4 | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
The launch of the Freedom 251, hailed as the "world's cheapest smartphone", caused company's website to briefly crash.
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Maersk Profit Plunges as Oil, Container Units Both Suffer

Maersk Profit Plunges as Oil, Container Units Both Suffer | Public-Private Duality, Economic Crisis, and New Financial Trends | Scoop.it
A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S reported an 84 percent plunge in 2015 profit after its oil unit was hit by lower energy prices and its container division got squeezed between sluggish trade growth and overcapacity. The shares fell the most in almost a year.
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