Are You an Investment Consultant? UK Antitrust Watchdog Is Coming After You?

    Are You an Investment Consultant? UK Antitrust Watchdog Is Coming After You?   The Financial Times (London) reports that the the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has handed a probe into the investment consultancy industry, whose biggest companies collectively oversee £1.6 trillion of assets, to its fellow regulator, the Competition Market Authority (CMA). This…

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Africa Is Still Running Elitist Universities and Widening Inequality

  Africa Is Still Running Elitist Universities and Widening Inequality   Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have failed to move their tertiary education systems from highly elitist to mass-based when compared with other regions in the world, according to a new World Bank study. According to the report Sharing Higher Education’s Promise Beyond the Few in Sub-Saharan Africa,…

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If You Haven’t Heard of Dubai’s Emaar Properties, Here’s Your Chance for a Big Pay Day

  Emaar Net Profit Up by 20 Percent in Nine Months to $1.184 Billion Emaar Properties PJSC (EMAAR:UH) recorded a net profit of $1.184 billion (Dh 4.347 billion) during the first nine months (January to September) 2017, an increase of 20 percent over the net profit of $ 986 million (Dh3.620 billion) during the same…

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‘Only Two Million Nigerians Have Insurance Policies’

‘Only Two Million Nigerians Have Insurance Policies’ NOVEMBER 8TH, 2017   Of Nigeria’s estimated two hundred million populations, and of ninety million adults, only two million people have one form of insurance cover or the other. This accounts for why insurance penetration ratio is still less than 0.5 percent and contribution to GDP still less than…

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Bigger Share of Oil Revenue Goes to Kenya’s Local Communities

  Bigger Share of Oil Revenue Goes to Kenya’s Local Communities In a season of chaos and conflict arising from contentious elections, the Government of Kenya has decided to avert the kind of “resource control” politics that has birthed insurgencies and secessionist movements in other African countries, such as Nigeria and Angola. Since oil was…

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