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September 17, 2013

Creating Access for Growth

On a recent trip abroad, I saw beautiful furniture pieces that stood out for the precision of their construction. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they were made in Cebu, Philippines. Cebu is a region full of skilled craftsmen whose works are now being appreciated in houses worldwide. 

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July 23, 2013

Quality Vs. Quantity: Why Emerging Markets Must Concentrate on Sustainable Growth

As Brazil prepares to host two premier sporting events, the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016, some predict that the country will invest more than $60 billion USD in public works projects ranging from road expansions to the improvement of telecommunications networks.  The infrastructure upgrades are not only necessary to accommodate the enormous amount of visitors these sporting events will bring to Brazil,  but al

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April 2, 2013

What you always wanted to know about Good Distribution Practices (GDP), but did not dare to ask.

On March 7th of this year, the European Union issued new guidelines on Good Distribution Practices (GDP) that will take effect in 6 months. An updated version of original guidelines from 1994 was released in 2011 for public consultation. The extensive input of numerous stakeholders led to the new publication focused on medicinal products for human use. Contents do not contain any surprises for professionals who followed developments at cold chain conferences in particular.

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