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George Soros delivers public lecture on Euro crisis

In a lecture co-sponsored by Central European University and the Institute for New Economic Thinking, George Soros delivered broad remarks about the current financial crisis, the Euro, and the pitfalls of inaction in the face of economic turmoil. The public lecture, "Reflexivity at Work in the European Union," can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lI3mdtSeRA

6 2011 | Viewed: 1 079 | Trainings | Read full
Could Shale Gas Reignite the U.S. Economy?

Unlocking vast reserves of shale gas could solve the energy crisis, the jobs crisis, and the deficit. Now, about fracking's safety ...

6 2011 | Viewed: 555 | Analytics | Read full
ENRC forced to postpone Shubarkole vote

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation has postponed a vote on a $600 m related-party transaction to acquire outstanding share of a Kazakh coalminer, after pressure from independent shareholders in light of volatile market conditions.

6 2011 | Viewed: 498 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Diamonds are not forever, decides S African dynasty

When South Africa's Oppenheimers finally decided to sell their stake in De Beers to Anglo American for $5.1bn after difficult and emotional discussions, it marked the end of an era for one family's dynastic dominance of the diamond industry.

6 2011 | Viewed: 431 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
G-20 Wraps Up With Little to Show

Europe Fails to Get Any Outside Bites on Its Pitch to Boost Bailout Fund; Leaders to Continue Exploring IMF's Role.

6 2011 | Viewed: 510 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Exclusive: Swiss offer U.S. tax deal for all Swiss banks

The government of Switzerland has proposed a multibillion-dollar settlement with U.S. authorities over allegations that it helped wealthy Americans avoid billions of dollars in U.S. taxes, according to sources briefed on the matter.

5 2011 | Viewed: 501 | Foreign experience | Read full
Banged about

In the 25 years since Big Bang, the mood in the City has changed from optimism to anxiety. Can it recover?

5 2011 | Viewed: 561 | Foreign experience | Read full
Dialing Up 20 Years of Gadget Reviews

I began writing these Personal Technology columns 20 years ago, in October 1991, with the aim of reviewing computers and other digital products for average, mainstream users.

5 2011 | Viewed: 454 | Analytics | Read full
Russian Firms Fare Worst in Bribery Index

Russian businesses, which collectively put in billions of dollars in foreign investment last year, are most likely to offer bribes and kickbacks in commercial deals abroad, according to Transparency International's latest Bribe-Payers Index.

5 2011 | Viewed: 477 | Analytics | Read full
Cant pay, wont pay

Companies' cash is drying up, with dire consequences for their workers.

5 2011 | Viewed: 536 | Analytics | Read full
Poor Economics takes business book prize

Poor Economics, which champions radical new ways of tackling global poverty, is the 2011 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year.

5 2011 | Viewed: 513 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
What Is A Tobin Tax, And Why Does Bill Gates Back It?

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has lent his weight in support for a Tobin tax, ahead of his presentation at the G20 meeting in Cannes.

5 2011 | Viewed: 495 | News / Theme of day | Read full
G20: Bill Gates Advocates Greater Transparency to Aid Developing Nations

NEW YORK, 3 November 2011 -- Bill Gates today greatly advanced efforts to aid developing nations by urging the G20 to require greater transparency by oil, gas and mineral companies, the Revenue Watch Institute said. "I believe the G20 countries should endorse legally binding transparency requirements," Mr. Gates said in a formal report to the G20, which met in Cannes, France. "The United States recently passed such legislation, and the European Union is considering it, but all G20 countries should require the mining and oil companies listed on their stock exchanges to disclose payments to governments." "Mr. Gates is very wisely helping the G20 to think beyond traditional foreign aid and to consider how countries can finance their own development," said Karin Lissakers, director of Revenue Watch. "The greatest potential is in countries that are rich in natural resources.

5 2011 | Viewed: 621 | News / Theme of day | Read full
China Makes Giant Leap With Space Docking

BEIJING-China achieved its first space docking early Thursday, a breakthrough that paves the way for a planned space station in the next decade.

3 2011 | Viewed: 482 | Foreign experience | Read full
Business Leaders Urge Bigger Role for Yuan

CANNES, France-Business leaders meeting alongside the Group of 20 industrial and developing nations summit in France on Wednesday endorsed a move toward a "multipolar" global currency system, with a greater role for the Chinese yuan.

3 2011 | Viewed: 490 | News / Theme of day | Read full
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Interview with Sholpan Kozhamkulova

Sholpan Kozhamkulova
Sholpan Kozhamkulova, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, KIMEP, Almaty

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