America's Widening Productivity Gap

America’s Widening Productivity Gap

Michael Spence and Belinda Azenui, MILAN/GRANVILLE, OHIO – The United States has a productivity problem, though one would never know it from looking only at the industries producing goods and services that are traded internationally. Because these goods and services account for only one-third of GDP and slightly over 20% of employment, as is typical […]

Fresh Del Monte and Talc Investment Announce Partnership in Somaliland
Africa Industry

Fresh Del Monte and Talc Investment Announce Partnership in Somaliland

Fresh Del Monte Produce one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, marketers, and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, and Moze Holding Limited, a Talc Investment  company based in Somaliland have signed a multi-year banana partnership located in the heart of the previously famed banana belt area. This partnership will not only […]


Reaching the Last Mile and Speak Up Africa launch initiative to mobilize youth leaders in support of efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDS) in Africa

Youth leadership initiative will provide funding, mentorship and resources to youth-led organizations working to end NTDs in their communities Participants will receive grants and training to strengthen their capacity to engage in policy and decision-making spaces, and to position them as leaders in the movement to eliminate NTDs The initiative will also cultivate a peer […]


China’s Savings Conundrum

Zhang Jun, SHANGHAI – Chinese bank deposits increased by CN¥26.3 trillion ($3.9 trillion) last year, according to recent data from China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). Spurred by China’s rigid COVID-19 containment strategy, which the government rolled back in December, household savings surged by CN¥17.8 trillion in 2022, growing by more than […]