Daily Archives: March 13, 2016

Ralph Nader Goes to Cayman Island Offshore Tax Haven


The Laura Flanders Show

Published on Mar 12, 2016

In 2015, Laura Flanders and Ralph Nader found themselves on Grand Cayman Island, at once a tropical tourist paradise and the home of one of the biggest tax havens in the world, Ugland House.

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Counting the Cost – Why are people paying banks to hold their money?


Al Jazeera English

Published on Mar 12, 2016

Imagine a world where you have to pay to deposit money into your bank account. As crazy as it sounds, if you live in the Eurozone or even in Japan, then you’re already living in a region where this very scenario exists.

That’s because a growing number of central banks have cut key interest rates below zero and depositors are now having to pay to keep their money in the central bank.

Called ‘negative interest rates’ they’re just what they sound like: people have to pay to have money deposited in a bank.

While it mainly affects commercial banks who have traditionally earnt interest on their money when they park it with the central bank, it now means banks are going to be charged more for leaving cash unused in the electronic vaults, rather than lending it to customers.

Megan Greene, the chief economist at Manulife Asset Management, joins Counting the Cost to discuss whether the unorthodox choice will help reinvigorate the global economy.

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Talk Africa: China’s Political Season


CCTV Africa

Published on Mar 12, 2016

The new normal – a transition from a manufacturing-led to a consumer-driven economy topped China’s economic transformation agenda, during this year’s political season. With China also having firmly cemented its role as Africa’s largest trading partner, what does this economic transformation, mean for Africa? Beatrice Marshall and her panel of experts explore this topic on this episode of Talk Africa.

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The Buying And Selling Of Teenagers: Advertising, Promotion, Marketing, Money (2003)

University of California Television (UCTV)

Published on Mar 13, 2016

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Part 1. UC San Francisco hosted a symposium about the preparedness for the Zika virus on March 7, 2016. The event brought together researchers from UCSF, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Stanford University as well as public health officials. Topics include epidemiology and prevention, basic science of the Zika virus, vector biology and control, clinical management, and policy. Recorded on 03/07/2016. [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 30677]

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Preparedness for the Zika Virus: A Public Health Emergency – Part 1

University of California Television (UCTV)

Published on Mar 13, 2016

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Part 1. UC San Francisco hosted a symposium about the preparedness for the Zika virus on March 7, 2016. The event brought together researchers from UCSF, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Stanford University as well as public health officials. Topics include epidemiology and prevention, basic science of the Zika virus, vector biology and control, clinical management, and policy. Recorded on 03/07/2016. [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 30677]

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Be the heart of festivals all this summer with Oxfam


Oxfam GB

Published on Mar 13, 2016

Oxfam has been taking volunteers to festivals for over 20 years and it’s a fantastic way to give your time and have a great time doing it. http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get-involved/…
Whether you steward, campaign or volunteer in a festival shop, you will be joining a team of thousands, united by a love of live music, desire to have fun and to help others break free from poverty.

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OXFAM: Richest 1% own more than rest of the world

PressTV News Videos

Published on Jan 18, 2016

Inequality across the globe has reached shocking extremes. A new report shows the combined wealth of the richest ONE percent now overtakes the rest of the world’s population.

According to international aid group, Oxfam, 62 rich people own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world. The figure has fallen from 388 in just over five years. The anti-poverty agency has published its findings on the eve of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos. The report entitled “AN ECONOMY FOR THE ONE PERCENT” says the gap between the richest and the rest has widened dramatically in the past 12 months. It also points to gender inequality, saying women are disproportionately affected by the current trend. More than 40 heads of state and government representatives are expected at the Davos meeting beginning on Tuesday. Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanima says world leaders have failed to tackle inequality despite repeated pledges.

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