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Canada’s first auction of wireless spectrum in six years had a surprise ending. It raised more than double the proceeds expected and cleared the way for a new national player the government hopes will be a white knight who rides to the rescue to make the market more competitive.
Pakistan's Ministry of Finance has set a mid–April timeline for the auction of 3G and 4G licences.
The president, Ernest Bai Koroma, has inaugurated two new maternity healthcare centres in the regional capitals Kenema and Bo, as part of his government's flagship policy, the Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI).
Brazilian cosmetics and other consumer brands are powering ahead
Luxury car sales are rising fast in Saudi Arabia, but so too are sales of low-cost cars, particularly those from China.
This has been a decade of extremes for the Middle East and North Africa – extreme wealth for the Gulf but extreme instability for the Arab Spring nations and their neighbours.
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Asia’s competitiveness is slipping. The region is losing market share in global trade and the impact on trade flows and current accounts has significant implications.