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Thousands of poor Timorese to benefit from UN-backed small business loans
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Thousands of poor Timorese to benefit from UN-backed small business loans
A new initiative launched today by the United Nations and the Government of Timor-Leste aims to provide small business loans to thousands of low-income people in the tiny nation, which is grappling with a number of challenges including widespread poverty and unemployment.Read Full Article ...
 
UN labour agency chief calls for new consensus to avert global recession
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN labour agency chief calls for new consensus to avert global recession
A new multilateral consensus on issues ranging from widening income gaps to climate change is needed to help head off a global economic slowdown and recession,...
 
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