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Food Loss and Waste a Barrier to Poverty Reduction
28 February 2014 11:46
The world loses or wastes one-quarter to one-third of all food produced for human consumption, according to the latest issue of the World Bank’s quarterly Food Price Watch citing FAO and World Resources Institute estimates.
World fish trade to set new records
21 February 2014 17:10
The booming world fish trade is generating more wealth than ever before, but countries must help small-scale fishers and fish farmers benefit too, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today.
Facebook to acquire WhatsApp for USUS$19bn
20 February 2014 13:28
Facebook has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company, for a total of approximately US$16 billion, including US$4 billion in cash and approximately US$12 billion worth of Facebook shares.
FAO rules out human-to-animal transmission of influenza A(H7N9)
20 February 2014 03:23
FAO says there is no evidence that human patients infected with influenza A(H7N9), a low pathogenic virus in poultry, can transmit the virus to animals, including birds.
Tackling water, sanitation, energy nexus key to sustainable future – UN officials
19 February 2014 12:06
The water, sanitation and sustainable energy crises are the among the world’s pre-eminent development challenges, senior United Nations officials warned on 18 February, urging Member States to adopt coherent integrated policies and innovative strategies to tackle these issues, which take a tragic toll on the lives of millions of poor people, especially women and young girls.
Fitch: Devaluation to Pressure Kazakh Utilities
17 February 2014 19:22
The recent 19% tenge devaluation will significantly knock the credit metrics of rated Kazakh utilities and transport companies Fitch Ratings says. This is because of the currency mismatch between their debts and revenues and because most Kazakh companies do not use hedging to reduce their exchange-rate risk exposure.
Global imports of information technology goods approach US$2 trillion
13 February 2014 12:09
World imports of information and communication technology (ICT) goods stood at almost US$2 trillion in 2012, according to the latest data released by UNCTAD, up from US$1.8 trillion in 2011.
Marking Safer Internet Day, UN champions global efforts for child online protection
13 February 2014 11:37
The United Nations and its partners are celebrating Safer Internet Day today with a special focus on education strategies to promote greater online safety for children and young people.
Kazakhstan announces about devaluation of tenge by 20%
11 February 2014 19:55
National Bank of Kazakhstan announced about devaluation of national currency – tenge – by 20% on Tuesday, 11 February 2013.
Satya Nadella
05 February 2014 10:19
On 4 February, Microsoft Corp. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed SatyaNadella as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directorseffective immediately. Nadella previously held the position of Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.


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