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Airplane full of South African rands

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The Herald 15 February 2016The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe yesterday impounded a chartered MD11 trijet cargo plane owned by Western Global Airlines stashed with millions of South African rands and a dead body after it lost signal and requested an unscheduled landing at Harare International Airport during a flight from Germany to South Africa. An initial request to land…

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The Manipulation of LIBOR

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Council on Foreign Relations Beginning in 2012, an international investigation into the London Interbank Offered Rate, or Libor, revealed a widespread plot by multiple banks-most notably Deutsche Bank, Barclays, UBS, Rabobank, and the Royal Bank of Scotland-to manipulate these interest rates for profit starting as far back as 2003. In 2015, investigations continued to implicate major institutions, exposing them to…

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China’s Zombie Companies

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A motorbike approaching the Huatai Cement Clinker Company, a state-owned enterprise near Changzhi, China. Photo: Adam Dean for The New York Times The New York Times Miao Leijie loses money on each ton of cement his company produces. But stopping production is not an option. When the plant opened in 2011 to supply the real estate and infrastructure industries in…

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Time is ripe for anxious savers – Billions

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Financial Times Anxious Savers. One reason for the enduring appeal of cold, hard cash is the global economic downturn. Giesecke & Devrient expects banknote production to rise by 5 per cent a year for the “foreseeable future”, despite projections of double digit increases in the use of cards and other forms of electronic payments. “Cash is 100 per cent reliable…

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Dynasty Trusts Enable the Dead to Keep Their Assets Tax-Free Forever

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Article excerpt from THE NATION Dynasty Trusts enable the wealthy to control their assests even beyond the grave and keep their homes, businesses, artwork and wealth tax-free—forever. Forbes regularly releases a list of the top-earning dead celebrities, ranging from James Dean to Michael Jackson, and they make significantly more than most living, working Americans. As the tax expert Ray D….

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Pendo users install AntiVirus software after Swiss Franc collapsed

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Knowledge transfer is the key Maastricht University choose to unlock its strength and resources with a wider public. This Wednesday, three groups of Bachelor students present their findings to the Business Developer and the Founder of Pendo. During a period of six weeks they conducted online marketing research based on our proposal. The marketing research project was organised by Liz.  Tree selected companies (the other…

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Monopolie conventionele exchange systeem brokkelt af – Limburg Onderneemt

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A wonderful piece about Pendo from Jacqueline Munnichs from ZAAKENTAAL.NL got published in Limburg Onderneemt, editie Noord- en Midden-Limburg, last week.    Maastricht | Vertrouwen is de heilige graal van de handel- en valutasystemen. Dat erkent Bernd Kapeller, web content coördina- tor van Maastricht University. Hij ontwikkelde samen met PREMI- UM studenten Pendo, een alter- natief exchange platform met een gepatenteerd coördinatiemecha-…

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Accenture Innovation Award 2014 – Pendo

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  Pendo creëert additionele werkgelegenheid voor mensen die geen of onvoldoende werk hebben of kunnen vinden. Het stelt hen in de gelegenheid om beter in hun levensonderhoud te kunnen voorzien, een sterk netwerk op te bouwen en hun levenskwaliteit te verbeteren terwijl ze de kosten van levensonderhoud verminderen. De doelgroep bestaat uit werklozen, zzp’ers, parttimers, kunstenaars en studenten. Pendo creëert…

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