CFC & Rwanda Finance Ltd agree to enhance cooperation ties

Casablanca Finance City (CFC) and Rwanda Finance Limited (RFL) have agreed to promote investment and cooperation between Morocco and Rwanda in financial services.

The agreement, signed on Wednesday via videoconference, seeks to promoting best practices, through which CFC will support the development of the International Financial Center of Kigali (KIFC).

Saïd Ibrahimi, CEO of CFC, said: “We are very pleased to sign this partnership between CFC and RFL. This agreement allows us to expand our network of partnerships and to share our expertise with other African financial centers in a logic of South-South cooperation”.

This partnership comes after the agreement sealed with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), which aims to facilitate the business of CFC companies operating in Rwanda, added Mr. Ibrahimi.

For his part, Nick Barigye, CEO of Rwanda Finance Limited said: “By capitalizing on the close relations between our two countries, this agreement emphasizes the improvement of the

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What Does Business Casual Attire Mean?

Business casual sounds like a breeze. After all, with this dress code, you won’t have to worry about what to wear to work, right? Not quite. 

In fact, this dress code guideline is a frequent source of confusion for workers. And it’s not their fault — there really isn’t a clear, standardized definition. Business casual may mean different things in different companies, cities, and industries. And on top of that, understanding the subtle differences between “business” and “business casual” isn’t easy.

One thing is clear: Dressing in shorts and a t-shirt or a sundress and sandals is too casual. But wearing a full suit is overly formal. 

When in doubt, it’s better to err on the side of dressing too formally, rather than too casually. But where’s the line? Get advice on appropriate business casual attire for men and women, along with tips on what to wear — and what

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Treasury to begin distributing virus relief money to tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department said Tuesday that it will begin doling out billions to help tribes respond and recover from the coronavirus more than a week after a congressional deadline and after being sued over who is eligible for the money.

The $2.2 trillion federal rescue package approved in late March set aside $8 billion for tribal governments. The money was supposed to be distributed by April 26, but the Treasury Department said it was grappling with how to do it.

Tribes sued the agency to keep the money from going to Alaska Native corporations, which own most Native lands in the state under a 1971 settlement but are not tribal governments. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C., gave the tribes a victory last week by limiting the funding to the country’s 574 federally recognized tribes while he settles the question of eligibility.

The

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How To Get A Personal Loan

A personal loan can be a great way to get the cash you need to consolidate debt, finance a home improvement project or make a large purchase. The average interest rate on a two-year personal loan is around 10.6 percent, according to the Federal Reserve, compared to the average credit card interest rate of about 17.7 percent.

Whether you’re interested in borrowing from a bank, credit union or an online lender, the process is mostly the same. But getting a loan the smart way requires a little extra research and care to make sure you get the best offer available.

How to get a personal loan in 8 steps

  1. Run the numbers
  2. Check your credit score
  3. Consider your options
  4. Choose your loan type
  5. Shop around for the best personal loan rates
  6. Pick a lender and apply
  7. Provide necessary documentation
  8. Accept the loan and start making payments

1. Run the numbers

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Personal loans can help in a crunch. But read this before you apply

While the stimulus checks have started dropping into bank accounts and many creditors are offering relief on payments, those options may not be available to everyone or they may not be enough. That’s why some people are turning to unsecured personal loans, often used for debt consolidation or home improvement projects, to cover emergency expenses.

While some lenders are offering low interest relief loans, others are tightening credit requirements for borrowers.

Here’s what you need to know about taking out a personal loan during this crisis and whether or not one makes sense for you.

An unsecured personal loan is money borrowed from a bank, credit union or online lender that can be used for anything. The money is paid back in installments over time, usually with a fixed interest rate.

While many experts would caution against personal loans, which often come with high interest rates and fees, they could

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BA International Trade and Finance, Izmir, Turkey 2020

The Department of International Trade and Finance prepares students for business life, training them as professionals, who can design strategies suitable for international trade, position Turkish goods, and services in an international environment, understand the structure of international trade establishments, and contribute to the national economy by analyzing various financial models.

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Program structure

Courses are offered in economics, management, information technology, international trade, foreign trade management, trade law, foreign languages (starting from the second year and continuing until graduation), finance management, marketing, international economy, international marketing, and import-exports. Students are also prepared with the distinctive skills of personal entrepreneurship and critical thinking. A second foreign language option is also offered to all students.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program find careers in companies dealing with Foreign Trade and Capital, SMEs(small and middle-sized companies) which are operating globally, internationally funded companies, commercial sections of Embassies, and in the trade/finance division of

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Setting Financial Goals Using a Personal Finance Guide to Help

 

 

Financial planning is all about goals. There are two islands: what you have and what you want. The bridge between the two is your personal finance budget. Getting to where you want to be requires vision, planning and discipline – the vision to know what you want, a plan to get there and the discipline to stick with your plan. Follow this guide to personal finance superstardom.

Setting goals and sticking to them is the key to personal finance success.

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The difference between achieving goals and just staggering along as you have been often comes down to the tools you use along the way. The best tool you have at your disposal is quality software, such as Mint.com. Easy, intuitive and free, Mint.com offers a clear, crisp interface that charts and graphs your progress toward any goal, no matter how lofty.

Be Realistic
I want to be

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Medical Bills Are the Biggest Cause of US Bankruptcies: Study

Bankruptcies resulting from unpaid medical bills will affect nearly 2 million people this year—making health care the No. 1 cause of such filings, and outpacing bankruptcies due to credit-card bills or unpaid mortgages, according to new data. And even having health insurance doesn’t buffer consumers against financial hardship.

The findings are from NerdWallet Health, a division of the price-comparison website. It analyzed data from the U.S. Census, Centers for Disease Control, the federal court system and the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that promotes access, quality and efficiency in the health-care system.

“A lot of Americans are struggling with medical bills,” said NerdWallet Health Vice President Christina LaMontagne.

NerdWallet estimates that households containing 1.7 million people will file for bankruptcy protection this year.

Even outside of bankruptcy, about 56 million adults—more than 20 percent of the population between the ages of 19 and 64—will still struggle with health-care-related bills this

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Creating a Portfolio in Google Finance

To use Google Finance, you’ll need to create a Google account. This is a simple process that’s free and takes less than a minute. Once you have an account, you can create a portfolio and participate in Google Finance discussion groups.

To create a portfolio, you simply click on the Portfolios link at top of the Google Finance home page. Then click Create a Portfolio. As soon as you have created and named your portfolio, you can start adding stocks and mutual funds.

If you already have any Google account — like a Gmail address — just go to Google Finance, log into your account and then click Portfolios. You’ll go to a page entitled My Portfolios. Follow the instructions on the page to add stocks or funds to your portfolio.

Once you’ve entered the stocks or mutual funds you want in your portfolio, you can view it in several

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The Ultimate Guide to Google My Business

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