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Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Italian Supermodel Bianca Balti Employs New Assistant from Georgia

07/04/2014 00:00 (12 Day 01:51 minutes ago)

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The FINANCIAL -- His life has changed drastically ever since George Papidze, 21, became a Social Media Assistant for Bianca Balti, Italian supermodel, stunner and face of Dolce & Gabbana.

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Georgia Becoming Leader in Coffee Consumption Globally

07/04/2014 00:00 (12 Day 01:51 minutes ago)

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The FINANCIAL -- Georgia, led by its capital Tbilisi , might soon be one of the world’s biggest consumers of coffee.

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7th Entrée on Leselidze Street to offer exquisite Italian delicacies

07/04/2014 00:00 (12 Day 01:51 minutes ago)

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The FINANCIAL -- Artisan bakery chain Entrée is opening its seventh branch, at #17 Leselidze St later this month, which is expected to increase the chain’s overall number of customers by 25 percent.

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GEL Bonds for Added Confidence in Georgia

07/04/2014 00:00 (12 Day 01:51 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) marked an historic milestone in Georgia with the first-ever bond issue by an international financial institution in Georgian Lari.

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Banks
BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Finds Continued Growth Optimism for 2014 Even With Higher Rates

16/04/2014 10:26 (2 Day 15:25 minutes ago)

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The FINANCIAL -- Investor confidence in global economic growth remains high even as expectations of higher short-term rates increase, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for April.

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Politics
Parliament issues strong call for EU lobby transparency register to become mandatory

16/04/2014 16:53 (2 Day 08:58 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The report approved by MEPs gives an important signal to the European Commission that a far more ambitious approach is needed to secure genuine lobby transparency in the EU, according to EUbusiness Ltd.

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TRAVEL BIZ
Early seat reservation for an extra charge with selected Economy fares

18/04/2014 17:42 (08:09 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Early seat reservation for passengers booked in selected booking classes (designated W, S, T, L, K) will incur a €25 per seat charge on long-haul flights in the future.

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World News
EBRD loans to boost energy efficiency and support competitiveness of Macedonian companies

16/04/2014 16:42 (2 Day 09:09 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The EBRD has teamed up with Macedonian bank, NLB Tutunska banka, to increase the competitiveness of the Macedonian private sector and to promote energy efficiency in the country with a €6 million financing package, according to EBRD.      

EBRD helps modernise Baltic freight handling

16/04/2014 16:29 (2 Day 09:22 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- A €32.5 million loan from the EBRD to Klaipedos Smelte, the company operating the container terminal at Klaipeda port in Lithuania, helped modernise its freight handling capacities and upgrade the whole Baltics region as a transit hub, according to EBRD.

EBRD to provide first loan to Tunisian leasing sector

16/04/2014 16:26 (2 Day 09:25 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a €15 million senior unsecured loan to the Compagnie Internationale de Leasing (CIL) for on-lending to local micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Tunisia. The loan is the EBRD’s first investment in the country’s leasing sector, according to EBRD.

CityLife
Successful cities of the future are agile to adapt to global trends

11/04/2014 18:29 (7 Day 07:22 minutes ago)

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The FINANCIAL -- Cities worldwide face the challenge of growing economically while balancing the social and environmental side of the city to remain sustainable in the future.

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Markets
Private Sector Driving U.S. Wind Market Forward

18/04/2014 16:46 (09:05 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The onshore wind energy sector is booming in the United States, where there's enough of the renewable resource on hand to meet the annual demands for 15 million homes. It may take one of the biggest retailers in the world, however, to usher in the necessary change in energy consumption, according to The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., exchange company.

Jobs
Philippines: Further reforms to strengthen growth, create more and better jobs

11/04/2014 12:00 (7 Day 13:51 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The Philippines is likely to remain as one of the fastest growing economies in the East Asia and Pacific region in the next two years.

Oil&Auto
Chevrolet Cruze Named Diesel Car of the Year

16/04/2014 17:40 (2 Day 08:11 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- Diesel enthusiasts around the world have determined the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is the top diesel car of the year and Chevrolet is the top diesel manufacturer of 2014, according to General Motors.

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INSURANCE
M&A insurance grows as confidence increases

18/04/2014 16:18 (09:33 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- As the green shoots of economic recovery have started to show in key markets like the UK and US, demand for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) insurance has been rising, according to Lloyd's, the world's specialist insurance market.

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