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Global Financial Centres Index

New York topped the 32nd edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 32) as the most favoured financial centre in the world. Key findings The top three most favored financial centres in the world are New York, London and Singapore. New York has retained the top position for the past four years. Singapore has ..

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ADB releases updated Asian Development Outlook

The updated Asian Development Outlook predicts that developing economies will faster than China. Key findings For the first time in 30 years, rest of developing Asia will grow at faster pace than China. Previously, when China’s growth fell to 3.9 per cent in 1990, the GDP of the rest of Asia witnessed a 6.9 per ..

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IDMC-ADB report: southwest monsoon lasting longer, displacing millions in South Asia

The recently released joint report of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) raised concerns regarding long southwest monsoon causing large-scale displacement of masses in South Asia. Key findings The report found that southwest monsoon is lasting longer than its season and overlapping with the northeast monsoon, causing more severe ..

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Congo Basin Forests – State of the Forests 2021

The report titled “Congo Basin Forests – State of the Forests 2021” was released recently by the Central African Forests Commission. Key findings Increased investment and research is required for the protection of peatlands in central Congo basin, which are currently under threat because of hydrocarbon exploration, logging, palm oil plantation, hydroelectric dams and climate ..

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India Discrimination Report 2022

The non-profit Oxfam India recently released the India Discrimination Report, 2022 Key highlights Labour force participation rate (LFPR) of women in India is just 25 per cent in 2021 – lesser than the figure of 42.7 per cent in 2004-05 and the lowest among the BRICS countries. Gender discrimination is the main reason behind the ..

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Kantar BrandZ India 2022

Kantar BrandZ India 2022 was released recently to broadly assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indian brands, with the focus on FMCG, non-FMCG and technology brands. Key Highlights According to the report, India’s top 75 brands together are worth USD 393 billion, equal to 11 per cent of India’s national GDP. The growth ..

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