The controversial government funded Commonwealth Development Corporation, which invests taxpayer’s money into businesses in poverty-stricken emerging markets, saw a surge in the value of its stakes in the past year.
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Wednesday 14 November 2012
Millions of Hindus across India and Bangladesh celebrated Diwali or the "festival of lights" this week. The annual festival marks the triumph of good over evil, as well as the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after vanquishing the demon king Ravana.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Up to 130 people trying to escape ethnic violence in Burma are said to be missing after their boat sank off the coast of Bangladesh. Police and community groups said the boat containing families of Rohingya Muslims, sank while trying to make its way towards Malaysia.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
We know that America has some sway in the country. Surely they should exert pressure to help these people
Friday 26 October 2012
The global micro-finance phenomenon known as Grameen will arrive in Scotland early next year. Its aim is simple: to offer financial support for aspiring entrepreneurs in deprived areas.
Thursday 25 October 2012
A night-time curfew has been imposed in at least two towns in north-western Rakhine state after renewed unrest between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingyas.
Men accused of plotting a huge suicide bomb campaign in London also discussed fitting sharp blades on trucks and driving into crowds
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Three men accused of plotting a huge suicide bomb attack in Britain discussed fitting sharp blades on a truck before driving it into a crowd, a court heard today.
Friday 19 October 2012
It could, of course, just be a coincidence that an FBI sting against a New York terrorist suspect has come to fruition just weeks ahead of the US presidential election. Certainly Barack Obama can only benefit from the perception that, under his administration, law enforcement authorities are operating effectively to protect the homeland.
Friday 05 October 2012
HSBC Holdings is to scale back its global Islamic banking operations and stop offering products in the UK as part of a wider restructuring.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Authorities in Bangladesh have ordered security officials to remain alert around official camps of Rohingya Muslims following weekend attacks on minority Buddhists and their temples in the area.
Monday 01 October 2012
Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims set fire to at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 homes in anger over a Facebook photo of a burned Koran before authorities restored order.
Sunday 30 September 2012
A new buy-in-bulk deal to provide cheaper contraception for developing countries is set to be finalised by a coalition of governments and private donors headed by Bill Clinton and a leading drug company, potentially helping up to 27 million women.
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