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2013 Advancing Global Food Security

A new report from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs urges the U.S. government to focus its global food security strategy on prioritizing science, increasing trade flows for agriculture and food, and incentivizing greater business activity in low-income countries. The report,Advancing Global Food Security: The Power of Science, Trade, and Business, makes four broad policy recommendations composed of 21 specific actions to define the next steps for U.S. global food security policy.

Key recommendations include:

 

Appoint the Vice President to lead the whole-of-government approach for food security, and, in this role, to chair a National Science Commission on Global Food Security. 

 

Double U.S. investments in agricultural and food research between now and 2023. Focus research dollars on priorities that will be most important to meeting future demand: equipping agriculture in the U.S. and in low-income countries to be resilient to water shortages, climate change and weather variability; aligning agricultural production and nutrition goals; and ensuring agricultural production builds, not harms, the natural resource base.

 

Pass authorizing legislation that formalizes a U.S. commitment to food security through agricultural development.   

 

Increase funding for global agricultural development to build research and extension capacity in low-income countries. 

 

Reform food aid by moving to a cash-based system and ending monetization. Leverage the Trans-Pacific Partnership and U.S.-EU Free Trade Agreement to remove barriers to agriculture and food trade.Create more incentives for business investment in low-income countries by reducing regulatory barriers and increasing lending for agricultural development.


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There are number of projects, to do with food production that need funding in many emerging economies: https://www.merar.com/investors/investment-projects/?country=&industry=Agriculture&price_range=&stage=&keywords=

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Fidelity Worldwide Investment In Australia Joins Calastone

Calastone, the global transaction network for the superannuation and managed fund industries, today announces that Fidelity Worldwide Investment (‘Fidelity’) has joined their Global Funds Transaction Network in Australia.


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Mining projects shelved in Mexico up 40%, $8bn at risk

Mining projects shelved in Mexico up 40%, $8bn at risk | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it

A total of 69 mining projects have been suspended so far this year in Mexico, 40% more than a year ago, due to falling commodity prices and increased local opposition.

 

According to El Financiero (in Spanish), an additional $8 billion in exploration and production investment expected for this year is at risk, as global conditions have failed to improve.

 

Among the suspended projects, there are the Pericones and Setago projects, by Canadian Kimber Resources that halted explorations despite obtaining results that demonstrate importance presence of gold and silver veins.

 

Another suspended project is Caballo Blanco, Goldgroup's (TSX:GGA) 100%-owned advanced stage flagship gold project, with an estimated investment of $400 million. ...


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Mining projects in Ghana offering great returns to investors willing to invest in the projects: https://www.merar.com/investors/investment-projects/energy-natural-resources-mining/ghana/hard-rock-small-scale-gold-mining-project-in-ghana-offers-50-per-cent-roi-and-is-looking-for-investors/

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The sharing economy: how it might develop, and what it means to big business | Forum for the Future

The sharing economy: how it might develop, and what it means to big business | Forum for the Future | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it
There’s lots of buzz about the sharing economy, and confusion too with similar-but-different ideas like collaborative consumption and circular economy.

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How to avoid the pitfalls of social media marketing

How to avoid the pitfalls of social media marketing | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it
Getting social media strategies right can be a great way for a business to engage with its target market, says Dasha Amrom

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You can keep us going by donating or visiting our store! http://www.dawnsomewhere.com/store/ Aurora is a parody of an original character imagined by an autho...
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Hilariously portrayed version of todays society and investment world. i enjoyed watching this!

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BP injects R105m into education

BP injects R105m into education | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it
Energy giant BP South Africa would invest R105-million over the next six years in a youth development programme aimed at bridging “the gap between high school and university”.

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Great cause! I'm sure there is a master plan behind it, but from a plain point of view, it is a very generous thing to do!

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Nigeria, still top investment destination in Africa —UNCTAD

Nigeria, still top investment destination in Africa —UNCTAD | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it
For the second time in two years, Nigeria has retained its position as Africa’s number one destination for Foreign Direct Investment, according to the global (RT @nesgnigeria: #Nigeria, still top investment destination in #Africa – @UNCTAD~ ...
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Nigeria has the chance to become one of the BRICS countries in the near future. With its immense investment opportunities, it shows the world that Africa is not just a pile of dirt. It has way more than that and Nigeria will bring it out to the world and the rest will follow soon after!

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Why Economists Should Pay Attention to Translation in Africa

Why Economists Should Pay Attention to Translation in Africa | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it

According to a recent UN economic report, 10 of the world’s 15 fastest-growing economies were based in Africa. Foreign direct investment in Africa reached US$62 billion in 2009, up almost 700% from a decade earlier. The report also found that the number of middle-class households will increase by half from 2010 to 2020. And, by 2030, the top 18 African cities will have a combined spending power of US$1.3 trillion. So what does any of this have to do with translation?

Companies seeking to reach upper and middle class Africans do so using the colonial languages of English, French, and Portuguese.  While this is certainly an important way to reach government agencies and professional markets, companies with information services and consumer products seek a broader set of audiences. These companies now translate into a growing number of local languages as well. Africa is rich in cultural and linguistic diversity, which means that companies seeking to benefit from the rising economic tide require access to translation and interpreting services in many tongues from very different regions.

When economic opportunities begin to surface anywhere in the world, language service providers (LSPs) arise to bridge these language gaps, enabling cross-border business to happen. For buyers of translation, the challenge of addressing new markets in Africa stems from the sheer size of the continent, the number of countries, the still-lagging infrastructure for travel and communications, and the variability of legal-financial norms for transacting business. Recently, we have noticed a crop of Africa-focused translation and technology vendors springing up in four regions of Africa. The biggest cluster is in Egypt, where many of the top providers in Africa are located. North Africa’s historical connections with European countries and ready access to markets in the Middle East have helped Egypt’s companies gather momentum.


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I have read a similar article elsewhere, along with a document, confirming the great opportunity Africa is, for investment lately. The future of investors lies within the rich lands of this beautiful, but tortured continent. 

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Shazam receives $40m investment from Mexican telecoms billionaire

Shazam receives $40m investment from Mexican telecoms billionaire | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it
The mobile app company is believed to be now valued at £260m

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It looks like this app is going viral. With an investment this big, it could easily turn into the next global music search engine!

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Cleantech VCs Count Profit and Loss From Investments : Greentech Media

Cleantech VCs Count Profit and Loss From Investments : Greentech Media | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it
Underperformance drives a decline in global cleantech investment from $257 billion in 2011 to an estimated $219 billion in 2012.

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Safe ways to invest money in overseas property

Safe ways to invest money in overseas property | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it

Tips on making successful property investments abroad - Investment experts nowadays advise investors to go global with their choice of the financial markets. In this case, the overseas real estate industry is one of the most dynamic as well as lucrative markets in which investors can play with their money.

So, if you’re determined to invest in foreign property, then you’ll have to adjust your investment strategy accordingly.

Study the country – You can’t base your investment decisions simply on the basis of information provided by the local government website.

Get a selling plan – When investing in property abroad, you’ll have to be ready to sell off your properties in the event of an emergency.

Opt for suitable properties – Invest only in those properties that you believe to be the most profitable ones.

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:08 PM

Do you like the property in the photo above? Want more infos? Then click here

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Scotland’s entrepreneurs urged to ‘think global’ at Edinburgh technology conference

Scotland’s entrepreneurs urged to ‘think global’ at Edinburgh technology conference | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it

 The Scotsman: Ahead of her appearance at ScotSoft 2013 in Edinburgh on Thursday, industry veteran and expert Heidi Roizen, has urged Scottish entrepreneurs to realise they are competing on a “global scale”, if they want to attract venture capital investment.


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Global investments, mostly from the emerging markets, should be considered. Here you can find business projects from anywhere in the world, but mostly from the BRICS and MIST economies: https://www.merar.com/investors/investment-projects/

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Marketing Edinburgh's curator insight, August 27, 2013 1:26 PM

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ScotSoft is an annual event hosted by ScotlandIS which champions technology led growth in software, telecomms, digital and IT business. 

 

This year's event will host an outstanding line-up of speakers, including Vint Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the internet.

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Steps On How to Acquire Customers For Your Startup [INFOGRAPHIC] |

Steps On How to Acquire Customers For Your Startup [INFOGRAPHIC] | | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it

Step by step guidelines for startups on how to acquire customers.

 

Full image at: http://ijustdid.org/2013/08/customer-acquisition-guide-for-startups/

 

Source: http://onboardly.com/customer-acquisition/the-step-by-step-guide-to-startup-customer-acquisition-infographic/#.UiIpSdJHKo0


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As a start-up if you aren't sure how to get started acquiring customers, here is a visual to get you going.

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We are going to py this to the test using e-cigarrettes which solves the cancer or anti tpbaccp health agenda 

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Etapes à suivre pour attirer sa clientèle potentielle 

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When Wi-Fi watches your every move - The Boston Globe

When Wi-Fi watches your every move - The Boston Globe | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it
The same Wi-Fi technology that allows us to connect to the Internet without wires may soon let us see through walls or turn up the air conditioning with a wave of the hand.
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And our privacy will slip away more and more in the near future... It will be impossible to keep something personal, let alone have a normal life.

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Meeting Place for Investors and Entrepreneurs

Meeting Place for Investors and Entrepreneurs | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it
Merar is a meeting place for companies or individuals trying to sell their company or business idea to investors and get finance.
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Another website that has opened its eyes to entrepreneurship in South Africa ( https://www.merar.com ). Although, Merar may be offering projects to investors ( https://www.merar.com/investors/ ;), they seem to make sure of the content of those projects, before approving any of them. I like it!

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Valerie Jarrett: America Must Invest In Africa's Business Economy

Valerie Jarrett: America Must Invest In Africa's Business Economy | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it
After President Barack Obama delivered his historic Africa address at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, NewsOne got the opportunity to speak with Senior Advisor to the President Valerie ...

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Headed on the right track with this one. America is always trying to expand its sphere of influence, hopefully it will do it peacefully, when it reaches Africa! 

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Zambia records over $40m investment from Japan

Zambia records over $40m investment from Japan | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it

Zambia Daily Mail by Kalonde Nyati -- ZAMBIA recorded over US$40 million (approximately K200billion) worth of investments from Japan between 2005 and 2011 with Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia alone investing about US$15million.Deputy Minister...


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The japanese sure know where to invest. One of the most sophisticated and intelligent races, once again will strike gold, at the heart of Africa!

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A Chinese investment view on mining in Africa | Independent Online

A Chinese investment view on mining in Africa | Independent Online | Investment opportunities worldwide | Scoop.it

As the AU marks its 50-year anniversary this month, it stimulates a certain amount of strategic reflection on the economic growth of the African continent across that timeframe, and encourages thoughts on the next phase of development and its contribution to the global economy.

 

A number of key industry sectors are pivotal to that growth and development, mining being one of them.

 

The mining sector globally is experiencing unprecedented changes, stimulated by the continuing volatility of commodity prices combined with rising exploration costs.

 

Notwithstanding such challenges, Africa remains a market with huge potential with respect to mineral reserves exploration and production.

In this context, the African mining industry continues to offer unparalleled opportunities for both local and international investors.

 

The African continent is home to around 30 percent of the world’s total mineral reserves. It holds 42 percent of the world’s bauxite, 38 percent of uranium, 42 percent of gold, 88 percent of diamonds, 44 percent of chromite, 82 percent of manganese, 95 percent of vanadium, 55 percent of cobalt and 73 percent of platinum.

 

While Africa is endowed with a substantial deposit of the world’s most sought after mineral resources, as a continent it consumes very little of these resources. Instead it exports them as raw materials with little or no value addition or beneficiation. It stands to reason, therefore, that in order to unlock its full mining potential, Africa needs to find the necessary solutions to overcome the obstacles that hamper the development of the industry.

 

African economies have the potential to strengthen their comparative advantage and achieve greater economic diversification, if they ensure that mineral resource wealth genuinely serves as an engine of growth and development.

 

When the Heads of State representing the AU adopted “The Africa Mining Vision” back in 2009, it was seen as Africa’s practical and strategic response to tackling the paradox of great mineral wealth, existing side by side with the pervasive poverty on the continent and, as a result, a way to meet the Millennium Development Goals.

 

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With the Chinese economy crumbling, they are looking for every opportunity to get back into the high economic growth boundaries. 

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