August 29, 2016 ICC publishes policy recommendations to G20 leaders ahead of Summit The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on 29 August 2016 published the ‘ICC policy recommendations to G20 leaders - a supplement to B20 China Policy recommendations’ to complement the 20 principle B20 China 2016 policy recommendations developed over the last year. The recommendations address a number of key business priorities to supplement the B20's focus on SME Development, Trade and Investment, Infrastructure, Financing, Employment and Anti-corruption.
August 29, 2016 China shuts down factories, orders workers on holiday ahead of G-20 summit in Hangzhou The Chinese authorities have shut down scores of factories and ordered a mandatory holiday for workers ahead of a summit of leaders of the Group of 20 economic powers, the authorities said. The Hangzhou city government ordered a holiday for businesses in the downtown area from Sept 1 to Sept 7, according to an official social media account. The G-20 meeting will be held on Sept 4 and Sept 5. City officials have also encouraged citizens to take their holiday out of town, in the hopes of reducing congestion. The city has already spent months preparing for the meeting and has undergone a major overhaul in an attempt to make traffic more efficient. *CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE
August 29, 2016 UNCTAD launches Megagrouping Investment Facts and Figures On the eve of the G20 Leaders' Summit and forthcoming summits of Megagroupings, UNCTAD is launching a new product: Megagrouping Investment Facts and Figures. The G20, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the BRICS each account for a significant share of global FDI. *CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT _____ July 11, 2016 UNCTAD facilitates G20 consensus on Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking
Monday, August 29, 2016 Balsamic Moon Phase: release, dream Moon in Leo Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Bhairavi, Goddess Who Fortifies the Heart Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will): Kathe, God of the South Skill: ascertain what is truly important and valuable True Alignments: applying talent or skill, unveiling, aiming or setting a goal, completing, freed from past restrictions or mindsets, well-placed trust, clearing up, task oriented, true to self and one's path, overcoming, like attracts like (resonance), things coming to light Catalysts for Change: missing an opportunity, devaluing self or others, chaotic, drawn off course or tempted, attention deficit, falling, playing games (especially political games including "office politics"), issues of faith and commitment, jealousy, retaliation, self-worth based on acceptance by others *CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE
Mercury reaches 29 Virgo on August 30th and begins to pause This week, August 28th through September 3rd, begins with Mercury connecting to Venus at 28 Virgo, emphasizing the connections each have had with Jupiter last week, and now come together with the empowered focus of Virgo. Mercury brings information and Venus brings in the focus of well-being and the ease of love and money. This connection sets the pace for the week, bringing in the importance of the choices for right-action as the focus for the key aspects coming up this week.
Beloved Ones, This discourse is in response to a question that was put to Master Hilarion in regards to the idea that there is a Golden Money Belt surrounding the Earth. Is that in fact, true? We ask that Hilarion give complete details on the Golden Money Belt that surrounds the planet Earth… In response to this question I say that such a belt does not exist. This is disinformation that has been presented to the Lightworkers of the world to distract and confuse them. It behooves each Lightworker to be discerning and not allow implants into their consciousness that they know inherently within them is not true. We understand that the majority of Lightworkers are not imbued with money wealth, mainly for the reason that their focus is always on the spiritual path and not on the material aspect of living on a physical planet. This then, does not bring forth a response from the universe to bring in money wealth but, it can be done if there is a consistent and persistent effort to bring to oneself greater abundance, greater wealth, including that of money wealth.
Snip " The state-owned China Development Bank is gearing up to issue its own SDR bonds in September or later. These were initially to hit the market before the World Bank's, though Chinese authorities ultimately "prioritized the better-known" instruments, a financial-sector source said. The government in Beijing is encouraging a variety of banks and international bodies to put out SDR bonds. Friday, August 26, 2016 World Bank to issue SDR bonds in China for first time SHANGHAI -- The World Bank will issue bonds denominated in Special Drawing Rights in Shanghai at the end of August -- marking a status boost for the Chinese yuan. The float is seen comprising three-year bonds totaling 500 million SDR units. This comes to around $700 million, though the value of the International Monetary Fund's reserve asset varies based on the dollar, euro, yen and pound. Details will be announced as soon as Friday.
August 23, 2016 Japan development agency to issue social impact bonds in September TOKYO - Some 20 billion yen ($199 million) in social impact bonds will be issued by the government-affiliated Japan International Cooperation Agency as early as September, a move that could give momentum in the country to socially conscious investment.