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The ladies in Union Potrera don’t just make colourful products, their traditional clothes are also extremely cheerful. The colours used and the flowers on the hat say something about the social background and marital status of the wearer.

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‘A challenging investment environment’

27 May 2014
Zimbabwe is facing difficult times. With a shrinking economy and an uncertain economic outlook, major banks are loath to lend money for investment. Small local businesses in particular are feeling the credit squeeze. The introduction of private equity could help to bridge the current gap between supply and demand for investment. read more
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Turning deadly methane gas into clean energy

23 May 2014
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - An Asian Development Bank supported project in the People's Republic of China is helping to convert deadly methane gas from coal mines into clean energy for thousands of people and hundreds of businesses. read more
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The different faces of sustainability

21 May 2014
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - A hidden, but revolutionary potential, is present among the Chinese population to achieve a breakthrough in environmental sustainability. This is the main conclusion of a survey by Motivaction about environmental sustainability in China, Europe and the US. The findings make clear that popular support for environmentalism is highest in China, followed by Europe and the US. read more