Momentum maintained on solidifying Singaporean assistance to Jamaica on special economic zone development

It is always gratifying to see one’s work in contributing to Jamaica’s national development take positive steps forward. Met Jamaican PM @andrewholnessjm, who is visiting Singapore for the first time today. We discussed possible cooperation in trade, infrastructure and urban planning. Jamaica is famous for its celebrities (sprinter Usain Bolt and musician Bob Marley), music, and beautiful beaches. But the

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The 2017 G20 YEA Communiqué — Recommendations for Strengthening International Youth Entrepreneurship (And Fighting Unemployment)

The world needs a more innovative approach for global growth and employment. Growth is slowing down and unemployment, especially among youth, is rising or remaining at a high level. Demographic changes, technological advances and increased mobility are profoundly changing the world of work and are expected to do so even more in the future. A concrete solution emerges now more

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The German Federal Constitutional Court and the European Stability Mechanism

By: Carsten Lexa The German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe dismissed motions on Wednesday that sought to block the Euro Zone’s permanent bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism, or ESM. The ESM is designed to handle bailouts and work in tandem with the European Central Bank to buy the bonds of countries, such as Italy and Spain, that are straining

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Battle for Africa Continues

By Charles Wanguhu A proposed toll road in Nairobi has fallen through after the World Bank withheld funding after claims that the project did not adhere to the Banks social and environmental safeguards, and Kenyan laws, including land acquisition. Kenya was to work with Austrian construction firm Strabag AG which has previous experience of road construction especially interior of Kenya.

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White Zimbabwean Farmers To Get Justice In South Africa

By: Ainsley Brown Four white farmers who had their farms unlawfully seized under the regime of President Robert Mugabe are to seek by all accounts gain compensation in South Africa. A South African court has ruled recently that the farmers have the right to seek out and seize Zimbabwean government property in South Africa. The North Gauteng High Court ruled

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The UK Supreme Court Rules Government’s Terrorist Asset Freezing Powers Illegal

By: Ainsley Brown While terrorism, terror financing and constitutional principles such as the rule of law and Parliamentary supremacy are not the usual subjects covered here at Commercial Law International, this seeming break from tradition is in fact not such a stretch. As our moniker indicates Commercial Awareness is Global – it is important to note and as will soon

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Indefeasibility of title? Not that indefeasible in Kenya?

By Charles Wanguhu The caveat emptor rule dictates that an individual seeking to purchase land should ensure that he is dealing with the rightful owner. Therefore upon inspection of the register kept at the ministry of lands, an individual seeking to ensure the ownership of land would request the registrar for an official confirmation of search, the advantage of the

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