Category Archives: Finance Services

Overseas and International NGO’s Being Handicapped by US-Imposed Restrictions

{The issues discussed in this article about obstacles faced by non-profits working in humanitarian fields in war zones is actually only one aspect of US-inspired and -enforced regulations that affect all manner of non-profit and non-governmental organizations, especially in developing countries, … Continue reading

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A Favorite Theme: They’re Killing the Non-Profits

from the Stanford Social Innovation Review <http://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_nonprofit_starvation_cycle&gt; Philanthropy The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle A vicious cycle is leaving nonprofits so hungry for decent infrastructure that they can barely function as organizations—let alone serve their beneficiaries. The cycle starts with funders’ unrealistic expectations … Continue reading

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Financial Times on Financial Shenanigans Using the Cayman Islands

[After spending a couple of hours watching the movie The Big Short, this all seems pretty normal banking practice, but involving a small island sort of elevates it to a higher plane. Pun intended.  bp] FT Alphaville Why this subprime … Continue reading

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De-Risking Is De-Linking Small States From Global Finance

Working in sustainable development of small islands, it’s not hard to get blind-sided by bad (or sometimes good!) news from unexpected sources. This article from NASDAQ may spell tough times for many islands — not only financial services specialists. from … Continue reading

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The US Bloom is off the Rose of Globalization

from the Sunday Business section of the Washington Post: <http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/reconsidering-the-value-of-globalization/2015/04/24/7b5425c2-e82e-11e4-aae1-d642717d8afa_story.html&gt; This analysis, however, does not hold for developing countries, especially small islands, who remain very dependent on overseas trade issues like natural resources (fish, alumina), tourism, and offshore financial processing … Continue reading

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