Changing the Face of Banking
Dr. Mohammed Imady – The Birth and Growth of the Damascus Stock Exchange: A Labor of Love
Growing Pains: The Damascus Stock Exchange and its Second Year
Maluche – Exploring the Early Dynamic Routes of Trade: A Sail Along the Original Information Highway Par Excellance
In 1501, the Florentine explorer and navigator, Amerigo Vespucci (1454 –1512), mentions 'Maluche' in a letter he penned to the famed Lorenzo De Medici. "Maluche"or the Malaku Islands – also called the Moluccas, Melisa, Moluccas Islands or perhaps more commonly known as 'the Spice Islands' by the Europeans and Chinese – form an Indonesian archipelago and most importantly for our series, play a central role in the early exchange and dissemination of vast amounts of cultural information.
Migration, Remittances, and Latin America: A Conversation with Three Women Who are Making a Difference
In much of the developed world, we no longer need to travel beyond our front yards to see the impact of Latin America in our communities. Workers from Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Ecuador work on most American farms, in restaurants, hair salons, clothing shops, grocery and chain stores. The money those workers send home in the form of remittances has become crucial in raising the standard of living for their families.
Opening the Gates of Capitalism
Nobel Laureate, Muhammad Yunus, arrives in Quito, Ecuador, to a waiting throng of children, business people, aid workers, interpreters, journalists and photographers. Dressed in the traditional blue and white kurtah of his native Bangladesh, he smiles easily as children gather around him and camera shutters begin to click.He is embarking on a five-day, three-city speaking tour through Ecuador.