在世界经济论坛的《2016-2017 年全球竞争力报告》中,香港竞争力下跌了两位至全球第九,报告指香港面临的最大挑战,是怎样“将这个世界前列的金融中心发展成创新基地”。   有人认为这些忧虑无的放矢,毕竟香港人均 GDP 达 42, 000 美元,而且过去 5 年 GDP 增幅可人,每年平均为 3% ,羡煞不少发达经济体。 不过,如果大家深入研究数据,…

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The Ease of Doing Business Initiative (EDBI) is helping turn sub-Saharan Africa’s markets into attractive investment destinations.   Over the past 15 years, Sub-Saharan African countries have been…

Catherine Masinde, Frank A. Twagira |

Back in January, as I sat in the “Fundamentals of U.S. Foreign Trade Zones” (FTZs) class in Austin, Texas, I was looking for answers to two questions.    “What can I learn from the way the US runs…

Martin Norman |

Panelists at the conference included Maria Eugenia Davalos of the World Bank Group; Yasmin Bin-Humam of "Women, Business and the Law"; Nasim Novin of IFC's Gender Secretariat; Dzana…

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Imagine . . . .   Imagine a world where everyone could achieve his or her full economic potential. Now look at the world around you. Half the population — women — are prevented from doing so…

Sarah Iqbal, Yasmin Bin-Humam |