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Women Key to Corporate Success in Jordan, IFC Study Finds

A new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Jordan’s Institute of Directors (JIOD) finds that by elevating more women to senior management positions, local companies could dramatically improve their performance. Although women represent 16 percent of the labor force in Jordan, they hold only 6 percent of board positions, according to the report, Impact of ...

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Post-Microfinance Crisis, ‘Call Money’ Racket Triggers New Wave of Suicides in AP Now

In 2009-10, Andhra Pradesh was beset with series of suicides from unregulated microfinance institutions and finally the state government cracked the whip on them that only regulated RBI-registered microfinance institutions operate out of Andhra Pradesh now. In fact, major banks have refused to lend money to any microfinance institution for operations in Andhra Pradesh even now. While the 2010 crisis ...

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Karva Chauth: From Bond to Gold, Festival Priorities Change with Times

Karva Chauth to be observed by married Hindu women for the longevity, well-being and prosperity of their husbands, has been undergoing radical change of late with wives more attracted by market attractions for the occasion while jewelry firms are luring the Hindu wives with discounts like any other festival. While wives pray for their husbands’ long life, in turn they ...

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Women Change sexual Identity Easily Than Men: Study

Romantic opportunities appear to influence women’s sexual identities — but not men’s, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in Chicago. “This indicates that women’s sexuality may be more flexible and adaptive than men’s,” said study author Elizabeth Aura McClintock of the University of Notre Dame. McClintock’s study ...

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Why Blacks Hit Hardest by Government Job Cuts?

The public sector has long recruited Blacks as part of the government policy of positive discrimination and whenever there are cuts in government jobs, the impact was more on Blacks than other ethnic communities. The so-called Great Recession of 2008 wiped out many of those jobs, as tax revenues declined and anti-government sentiment added to a contraction that continued long ...

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Online Gambling Growing at Alarming 43%: Report

The revenue of the global mobile gambling market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 43.08% in terms of total annual wagers over the period 2014-2019 and by GGY, the global mobile gambling market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 18.36% during the forecast period, said the “Global Mobile Gambling Market 2015-2019” report. Mobile gambling includes betting, ...

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