Posts Tagged ‘country’

Cattle die by the thousands in Swaziland

Lobamba, Swaziland (IRIN) – Cold and wet weather, coupled with overgrazing and poor animal husbandry, has been blamed for the deaths of about 10,000 cattle in Swaziland in the past month – and has increased fears of health risks as people scavenge carcasses for food. “This is the highest number of cattle deaths in the […]

Mayo Clinic Seeks To Extend Its Reach With Series Of Affiliations Around The Country

Then, he put in a request for an electronic consult with the Mayo Clinic, which has an affiliation agreement with his Grand Forks, N.D., hospital.  Within 24 hours, a Mayo obstetrician got back to him, telling him about a similar case he had consulted on in Duluth, Minn. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved […]

Population growth fuels conflict

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (IRIN) – Unchecked population growth is fast proving an additional source of conflict in Papua New Guinea (PNG), a country with a history of clan violence and clashes over land, experts say. “Without doubt, rapid population growth is adding to the risk of conflict,” Max Kep, director of the PNG’s […]

Bank fee hike gives credit unions a boost

Credit unions are benefiting from a hike on debit card fees imposed by Bank of America (BofA)on Sept. 29. They are taking advantage of the growing anti-bank sentiment across the country as evidenced by the Occupy Wall Street movements. View full post on Banking Stories

Asian Stocks Advance as Greece Makes Progress to Secure Aid

Asian stocks advanced for a second day, with the regional benchmark index heading for its biggest two-day gain since December 2009, after Greece made progress in meeting requirements for more international aid and Germany vowed continued support for the country. View full post on Finance Stories

Chinese government says prices are under control

The Chinese government says it will keep firm control of price rises in the country this year thanks to price capping regulations. Related Stories Osborne rejects calls for ‘Plan B’ Interest rates held at record low Costs rise more quickly for poor Retail sales slump by 1.4% Philips issues second quarter profit warning View full […]

Israel’s Emergency Regulations Get Lease on Life

The Media Line Staff Jerusalem, Israel (TML) – At a time when the Arab regimes are suspending state-of-emergency laws in the face of popular protests, Israeli lawmakers have quietly voted to extend them another year into their seventh decade. A joint meeting of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense committee and the Constitution, Law and […]

Investors Eye Egypt Even as Politics, Economy Remain Shaky

The Media Line Staff Cairo, Egypt (TML) – There’s bloody sectarian violence, privatization deals are being rescinded, businessmen are being jailed and the prospects of short term economic growth remain dim. But even as the country is gripped by political and economic distress, foreign investors are taking a surprisingly positive view on Egypt. Financial investors, […]

Jordan Hunkers Down as Egyptian Gas Supplies Are Disrupted

The Media Line Staff Amman, Jordan (TML) – Jordanians are being asked to shut off air conditioners and turn off lights when they don’t need them as the country’s main source of fuel for electric power – natural gas piped in from Egypt – has been shut off for the second time in three months. […]

Microfinance institutions pushed loans, admits major NGO

Lack of regulation and a surplus of donor funds in Bangladesh’s microcredit industry have led to NGOs pushing loans to over-indebted borrowers, says BRAC, the world’s largest development organization and heavily involved in the country’s microfinance industry. View full post on Banking Stories