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  • Horticulture Gets Website, by Dorothy Nakaweesi

    Horticultural exporters in Uganda will have no little hustle in making business transactions because they now have a website; horticultureuganda.com . The website was launched on April 8 by the Minister of State for Trade, Mr Nathan Igeme Nabeta at Fairway Hotel. E-commerce is the most efficient way to communicate with the rest of the world to expand your services. I urge you to make use of the website those companies ...

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    The Monitor (Kampala)
  • Globalisation with a third-world face

    Developing countries are attracting increasing amounts of foreign direct investment?from each other Third-world multinationals often do rather better in poor countries than their first-world rivals. As Messrs Aykut and Ratha note, their pockets are not as deep, but their overheads are lower. Their technology may be less advanced, but better suited to the countries in which they invest. They are often closer to the host country, both geographically and culturally, and they tend to be ...

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    The Economist
  • East Asia Can’t Get Goods To Market

    An Asian Development Bank, World Bank and Japan Bank for International Cooperation report, Connecting East Asia: A New Framework for Infrastructure, indicates that the public sector will be the main provider of infrastructure, while the role of the private sector will remain limited in the short to medium term. East Asia is in danger of losing the logistical advantages that have driven its dynamic growth in recent decades, as the region’s infrastructure networks, especially...

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    Oxford Analytica
  • VC on the Roof of the World

    An NGO helps to acquaint Tibetan entrepreneurs with the fast-moving world of venture capital. Mr. Tselhun is the chief of the economic bureau for the Tibet Autonomous Region Federation of Commerce and Industry, and head of a delegation of 10 Tibetans who came from ancient, fabled Lhasa to Shenzhen?the postmodern poster city for China?s economic miracle?to learn about venture capital and what it might do for them. ?We are very interested in venture...

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    Red Herring
  • Motorola Opens Indian R&D Lab:

    As the handset market looks to emerging markets, Motorola raises its bet on India. Emerging markets like India and China are seen as the fastest-growing mobile markets in the world. Reliance Infocomm launched a commercial wireless service in India in May 2003 and signed up 1 million customers within the first 10 days. The company has since signed up over 10 million customers. ...

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    Red Herring
  • Micro-Hydro Project Funds Training Center in Thailand

    Hydro-power is doing more than bringing electricity to Cinta Mekar in Thailand. Dignitaries and government officials helped to lay the foundation stone for the first Pro-Poor Public Private Partnership (5P) Resource and Training Center in Cinta Mekar, which was made possible partly because of electricity sales from the micro-hydro project. Co-financed by a private company, Hidropiranti Inti Bakti Swadaya (HIBS), and local rural cooperative Cinta Mekar, with support from the Ministry of Ene...

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    RenewableEnergyAccess.com
  • EU supports VN?s poorest villages

    The initiative will enable local people to upgrade their skill base, and therefore revenue earning capacity, across a range of fields, such as crop and animal husbandry, marketing of agricultural products, and small business development. Construction of basic infrastructure, especially in remote areas, will complement these activities. Special attention will be given to empowering the most disadvantaged, such as poor women. They will receive special support to apply for financial support an...

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    VietNam News
  • Canada builds capacity of private sector in poor countries

    The Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, today outlined Canada’s plans to encourage the growth of the private sector in developing countries and announced a series of new initiatives, valued at $25 million, in Africa, Asia and the Americas. It is important that the poor have a say and a stake in the way that private sector development evolves in their countries, and that its benefits are shared equally, Minister Carroll said. The needs and...

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    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)