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  • November 29, 2017

    Africans no longer require visas to enter Kenya

    Kenya is the latest African country to boost freedom of movement by allowing visitors from the continent to enter the country without a visa.
     
    Kenya is the latest African country to boost freedom of movement by allowing visitors from the continent to enter the country without a visa.
     
  • November 24, 2017

    Hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico is world’s slowest-growing economy

    Puerto Rico’s economy will shrink by about 8% in 2018, positioning it at the top of the list of the slowest-growing economies in the world.
    Puerto Rico’s economy will shrink by about 8% in 2018, positioning it at the top of the list of the slowest-growing economies in the world.
  • November 22, 2017

    In India, charity begins in the boardroom

    Large Indian firms are obliged to donate 2% of their profits to corporate social responsibility. Some donate money to local infrastructure and others use philanthropy to benefit the business. However some funds are going to projects closely connected to politicians.  
     
    Large Indian firms are obliged to donate 2% of their profits to corporate social responsibility. Some donate money to local infrastructure and others use philanthropy to benefit the business. However some funds are going to projects closely connected to politicians.  
     
  • Diplomats flee Delhi as India’s pollution crisis continues

    As a thick smog stifles New Delhi, some diplomats have called for it to be made a “hardship” posting—a category usually reserved for conflict zones—due to the health risks posed by working in the Indian capital.
    As a thick smog stifles New Delhi, some diplomats have called for it to be made a “hardship” posting—a category usually reserved for conflict zones—due to the health risks posed by working in the Indian capital.
  • November 17, 2017

    UK graduate employment gap: Is university worth it?

    The growth of the higher education sector in recent decades means that the UK population is proportionally the fifth most educated in the world. However, productivity and high-skilled job availability are not keeping pace and tuition fees are rising.
    The growth of the higher education sector in recent decades means that the UK population is proportionally the fifth most educated in the world. However, productivity and high-skilled job availability are not keeping pace and tuition fees are rising.
  • November 15, 2017

    Future jobseekers may need to impress robots

    An Indian recruitment start-up is using artificial intelligence to create a “Google for people” to improve hiring efficiency and match companies with suitable candidates.
     
    An Indian recruitment start-up is using artificial intelligence to create a “Google for people” to improve hiring efficiency and match companies with suitable candidates.
     
  • November 13, 2017

    UK court rules that Uber is an employer, not just a mobile matchmaker

    The technology company Uber has lost the latest round in a battle over its operating model on Friday, in a UK court ruling that could have far-reaching consequences for other companies operating in the so-called gig economy.
    The technology company Uber has lost the latest round in a battle over its operating model on Friday, in a UK court ruling that could have far-reaching consequences for other companies operating in the so-called gig economy.
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