21 Aug 2017

Young entrepreneurs suggest more Public Private Partnerships to Niti Aayog

India’s young entrepreneurs called for the greater involvement of the private sector and more public-private partnerships (PPP) as part of suggestions to prepare a new policy template for the country. More than 200 of them pitched for leveraging the strength of non-state entities to develop India’s soft power, improve education

17 Aug 2017

Partnerships are paving a new path for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is rapidly becoming the most competitive jurisdiction within the United States. The island is undergoing a steady transformation that involves government right-sizing, reductions in public spending, a trimming of the number of political appointees, and a reformation of permitting processes. The government, led by new Governor Ricardo Rosselló,

17 Aug 2017

Ferrocarril Central PPP project launched

President Tabaré Vázquez joined Minister of Transport & Public Works Victor Rossi on August 15 to officially launch the Ferrocarril Central project, a public-private partnership to upgrade the 273 km Montevideo — Paso de los Toros route. To be tendered in September, the contract will also include maintenance over a

09 Aug 2017

NSDC, Google tie-up to introduce Mobile Skill Development

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a public-private partnership enterprise under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), took a giant step towards scaling up the mobile developer ecosystem in India along with Google India by creating an Android Skill Development Program. The two entities will work together to

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02 Aug 2017

Public-private funding initiatives proposed to support long term investment in innovative UK businesses

The UK government is considering setting up a new institution to channel long term investment into innovative UK businesses. The plans, which are open to consultation, envisage a new public-private partnership arrangement whereby both public funds and money from institutional investors is used to help UK businesses achieve their growth

02 Aug 2017

New $1bn government-backed investment fund hopes to create unicorns post-Brexit

The National Investment Fund will seek to replicate funding UK businesses currently receive from the EU-backed European Investment Fund A new $1bn government-backed investment fund that hopes to create UK unicorns post-Brexit has been announced. The National Investment Fund will seek to bridge a “a £4bn funding gap between American

02 Aug 2017

Sri Lanka cabinet approves issuing e-passports under PPP scheme

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a proposal to introduce a chip enabled e-Passport where personal particulars of passport holders would be digitally signed and stored in a chip. The cabinet approval for the joint proposal made by Digital Infrastructure Minister and Internal Affairs Minister has been granted to implement the

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01 Aug 2017

UK Proposes Post-Brexit Fund to Close Technology Gap With U.S.

“Vital that we make sure our cutting-edge firms have the funding they need” Britain’s finance ministry proposed a new fund on Tuesday to help promising start-up companies that risk losing access to European Union finance after Brexit. Last year British companies received around £800 million (Dh3.88 billion) of equity finance

31 Jul 2017

Dubai Investment Forum preparations set to start

Preparations for the ‘Dubai Investment Forum’, a consolidated platform whose aim is to entice investors and commensurate region’s development with the trends of globalisation, is set to begin later this year in Dubai, UAE. This follows an instruction from HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince

28 Jul 2017

BDA CEO meets with new Economic Development Minister, affirms positive partnership, “Bermuda open for business”

Following a meeting with the Minister of Economic Development & Tourism today, the Bermuda Business Development Agency affirmed a positive partnership in its work to support Bermuda-based companies and attract new business for economic growth. BDA CEO Ross Webber sat down with Minister Jamahl Simmons and his Permanent Secretary Randy