News tagged with international monetary fund

Study reveals economic impact of El Nino

( —El Niño has a significant impact on the world and local economies - and not always for the worst - and countries should plan ahead to mitigate its effects, according to a new Working Paper from the University ...

dateJul 14, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Delays hang over Pakistan 3G lifeline

Pakistan's cash-strapped government has promised to sell 3G mobile telephone licences to raise revenue, match regional rivals and drive prosperity, but the process has been beset by delays.

dateAug 07, 2013 in Telecom
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Anonymous hacks Argentina data agency

Hacker group Anonymous blocked the official website of Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census amid an international stand-off over claims the country has lied about its economy.

dateJan 17, 2013 in Internet
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US holiday season online spending climbs

Industry tracker comScore on Thursday reported that US shoppers spent a total of $42.3 billion online during the year-end holiday season—a 14 percent jump from the same period in 2011.

dateJan 03, 2013 in Business
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IMF chief says SMS tax could help Philippines

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde urged the Philippines on Friday to tax mobile phone messages to shore up state funds in a country sometimes called the world's text message capital.

dateNov 16, 2012 in Telecom
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Data breach put 1.5M numbers at risk

(AP) -- A company that processes credit card transactions said Monday that as many as 1.5 million card numbers were compromised in a data breach early last month.

dateApr 02, 2012 in Business
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