Oleh Havrylyshyn, former deputy minister of finance of Ukraine, looks back at the transition experience of post-communist countries from centrally planned to the market economy. The author…

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Privatizing your largest bank to foreigners certainly invites scrutiny if not criticism especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. A recent study asseses the sale of government-owned Uganda Commercial Bank…

The 1997 OECD anti-bribery convention, which follows in the footsteps of the 1977 U.S.

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Seven hundred and fifty million Chinese live in rural areas and most have a limited access to finance.

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What promises the excitement of gambling without the adverse social consequences? For a growing number of Kenyans it's the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE).

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The production of the low-cost computer, first announced in 2005, finally began. The product should reach the first group of children by October 2007.

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Mohammed Obaidullah, a senior economist at the Islamic Development Bank, argues for the compatibility of microfinance with Islam: Contemporary mainstream Islamic finance has expended considerable…

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Zonbu is a new $99 Linux-based computer with a monthly subscription fee. Interesting about it is the absence of a disk drive and a fan inside. The result is a 15-watt PC, rather than standard 200-…

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Despite their efforts, two out of three SMEs fail to turn meetings with potential clients into real business – says a new UK survey. The majority of the 200 SMEs questioned admitted spending less…

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