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Humble tofu powering Indonesian homes with clean energy

Humble tofu powering Indonesian homes with clean energy

by Nick Perry   Kalisari, May 13: In a dark and steamy room in Indonesia’s tofu heartland three men sweat over bubbling cauldrons, churning creamy beancurd with wooden paddles before draining it by hand and slicing it into silky cubes.   Tofu has been cooked this way for generations but today, innovative villagers on Java […]

May 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

By Emile Kouton   Lome, May 11: Organic, fair trade chocolate has proved popular in recent years, especially with ethically minded Western consumers keen to give cocoa farmers around the world a better deal.   In Togo a small cooperative has embraced the idea but also stumbled upon a unique selling point in a tropical […]

May 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
India's rapidly growing healthcare technology start-up

India's rapidly growing healthcare technology start-up

  Hyderabad-based eKincare secures Rs. 2.2 million in Pre-series A Funding       Hyderabad, March 28: Hyderabad-based eKincare, one of India’s fastest growing healthcare technology start-ups that enables users to monitor their critical medical information and view it anywhere anytime, has secured US$33030.55 (Rs. 2.2 million) in pre-series A round of funding.     […]

March 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Global entrepreneurship survey reveals continued business confidence

Global entrepreneurship survey reveals continued business confidence

More than half of 7,000 entrepreneurs in 48 countries, and nearly 3,000 in the U.S., reported an increase in full-time jobs, business revenue and net profits   United States, March 28: The March 2016 Global Entrepreneur Indicator (GEI), a semi-annual survey conducted by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), revealed the latest short-term economic findings from 7,034 […]

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1000 young Nigerians to receive NGN500 million grant for start-ups

1000 young Nigerians to receive NGN500 million grant for start-ups

The YESGrant will provide business training for up to 600 aspiring young entrepreneurs   Nigeria, March 28: Over 1000 Nigerians will this year be beneficiaries of a US$2.51m (NGN500m) grant seed capital set aside for young Nigerian entrepreneurs and students.   This was disclosed recently during the launch of the YESGrant Scheme (YESGrant.com) by the […]

March 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Small Business Administration accused of fabricating small business contracting data

Small Business Administration accused of fabricating small business contracting data

American Small Business League uncovers 151 Fortune 500 firms received small business contracts   United States, Mar 7: Recently, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that small businesses received 25.8 percent of all federal contracts in fiscal year 2015, a total of US$90.7 billion.   The American Small Business League (ASBL) has challenged the accuracy […]

March 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Air cargo industry leaders gather for Kale’s Clear View Summit in Dubai – Call for 100% e-freight adoption

Air cargo industry leaders gather for Kale’s Clear View Summit in Dubai – Call for 100% e-freight adoption

Clear View, A Kale Thought Leadership Summit for Air Cargo, saw participation from twenty five air cargo industry leaders from global organisations including Celebi, Swissport, Vienna Airport, Lufthansa Airlines, TIACA, IATA, leading African Handlers and renowned industry consultants from Europe and Canada     Dubai, Mar 7 – A Kale Thought Leadership Summit for Air […]

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise leads transformation of cyber defence with "Build it In" and "Stop it Now" approach

Hewlett Packard Enterprise leads transformation of cyber defence with "Build it In" and "Stop it Now" approach

New reference architecture, offerings and partnerships enable enterprises to build security into the fabric of enterprise IT and stop attacks in their tracks   Karnataka, Mar 7: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recently announced new security offerings designed to help organisations build protection into the fabric of their enterprises and stop attacks through comprehensive detection and […]

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Dubai anchors reputation as global showcase for world's yacht and leisure boating industries

Dubai anchors reputation as global showcase for world's yacht and leisure boating industries

  –          Astounding 39 global and regional boat launches at 24th Dubai International Boat Show; –          Buoyant buying sentiment spurs small to medium boat market growth; –          Middle-East market for largest yachts grew 6% annually from 2009 to 2015; –        […]

March 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
A sad year for Vietnam’s coffee industry

A sad year for Vietnam’s coffee industry

Vietnam, Feb 29: The Robusta price in the past had climbed to as much as VND50 million per tonne, which helped many farmers get rich.   However, it has tumbled dramatically to below production cost. No organisation has forecast a bright future for the coffee industry in 2016.   Nguyen Van Phu, 40, a farmer […]

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