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FC Barcelona e EBC Financial Group Estabelecem Parceria Oficial de Câmbio para os Próximos 3,5 Anos

O EBC Financial Group de Londres tem por objetivo estabelecer liderança em finanças, tornando-se o parceiro oficial de câmbio do Clube em toda a Ásia, América Central e do Sul, Oriente Médio, África e Oceania.

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EBC Financial Group faz uma parceria oficial com o FC Barcelona para uma aliança cambial de 3,5 anos.

EBC Financial Group faz uma parceria oficial com o FC Barcelona para uma aliança cambial de 3,5 anos.

BARCELONA, April 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O FC Barcelona e o EBC Financial Group (EBC) têm o prazer de anunciar sua parceria no setor de câmbio em várias regiões para os próximos 3,5 anos a partir de hoje. Essa parceria designa o EBC como Parceiro oficial do FC Barcelona para Câmbios, com cobertura que se estende a regiões como APAC, LATAM, Oriente Médio e África.

Esta parceria é um marco significativo para o EBC, pois alinha a marca com o respeitado legado e alcance global do FC Barcelona. Sob este contrato exclusivo, o EBC recebe o privilégio exclusivo de se envolver em atividades comerciais especializadas dentro do domínio cambial. A parceria abrange uma gama de serviços, incluindo transações cambiais, negociações, corretagens (incluindo CFDs) e serviços de consultoria.

Por meio dessa aliança, o EBC deve inovar e inspirar, aproveitando a rica herança cultural do clube e a base de torcedores apaixonados para cultivar um engajamento significativo e estabelecer uma presença duradoura em regiões importantes com um público totalmente novo, promovendo conexões com uma comunidade global vibrante que transcende as fronteiras tradicionais do mercado. Também é uma oportunidade incomparável de aproximar o FC Barcelona dos seus parceiros, torcedores e Culers nessas regiões, juntamente com sua estratégia de expansão global para o crescimento e contínua liderança da indústria, explorando os parceiros certos em diferentes setores.

O EBC Financial Group, fundado no conceituado centro financeiro de Londres, é um grupo abrangente de serviços financeiros conhecido por sua experiência em negociações online, gestão de ativos e consultoria de investimentos. Com escritórios estrategicamente localizados em centros financeiros proeminentes, como Londres, Hong Kong, Tóquio, Sydney, Ilhas Cayman, Singapura, Bangkok, Limassol e muitos outros, o EBC atende a uma clientela diversificada de investidores de varejo, profissionais e institucionais em todo o mundo. Conhecido por seu ambiente de negociação de nível institucional, o grupo fornece corretagem financeira personalizada, serviços de negociações e uma ampla gama de soluções de investimento.

Um evento para comemorar este marco significativo da assinatura do contrato com o Clube e o EBC será realizado no renovado Spotify Camp Nou em uma data posterior.

Compromisso de Aliança Estratégica: EBC Financial Group une forças com FC Barcelona
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EBC Financial Group e FC Barcelona, ao lado do presidente Joan Laporta, celebram a união das finanças e do futebol com uma troca cerimonial de camisas.

Declaração de Samuel Hertz, Diretor de Operações da APAC do EBC Financial Group e David Barrett, CEO do EBC Financial Group (UK) Ltd:

“Embora o EBC tenha apenas quatro anos, só crescemos porque exigimos o melhor de nós mesmos e da indústria. Mergulhamos profundamente na história do FC Barcelona, aprendendo com sua cultura de mentoria, onde os mais experientes guiam os mais inexperientes e os mais inexperientes inspiram os mais jovens, criando um continuum de crescimento e excelência. Além de parceria, isso representa também uma jornada compartilhada em direção à grandeza, incorporando uma cultura em que o sucesso não significa somente vencer, mas também promover valores, nutrir talentos e contribuir positivamente para a sociedade. Somos inspirados na conduta do Barça, sua cultura onde os veteranos apoiam os recém-chegados, transmitindo sabedoria e paixão. Nossa escolha do FC Barcelona como parceiro é deliberada e muito bem pensada. Queremos aprender com os melhores e incorporar seu espírito de trabalho em equipe, respeito e ambição no nosso DNA”, disse Samuel Hertz, Diretor de Operações da APAC do EBC Financial Group.

David Barrett, CEO do EBC Financial Group (UK) Limited, a subsidiária britânica do EBC Financial Group, acrescentou: “Essa parceria com uma marca tão forte e respeitada como o FC Barcelona é um exemplo da ambição do grupo de sempre se esforçar para alcançar os mais altos níveis de realização possível. O EBC Financial Group tem empresas reguladas pela FCA no Reino Unido, pela ASIC na Austrália, e pela CIMA nas Ilhas Cayman, centros globais altamente respeitados nos mercados financeiros. Esta parceria com o FC Barcelona destaca nossos esforços para alinhar e fazer parceria com o melhor em todos os aspectos.”

Declaração de Juli Guiu, Vice-Presidente da Área de Marketing do FC Barcelona:

“Essa parceria coincide com o plano de expansão global do FC Barcelona nos últimos anos. Tenho certeza de que isso ajudará o Clube a criar uma ampla gama de oportunidades no setor financeiro ao longo desses 3,5 anos de parceria com o renomado EBC Financial Group. Com todos os potenciais inexplorados que observamos na região da Ásia-Pacífico, bem como as economias em crescimento na América do Sul e Central, México, África e Oriente Médio, estamos entusiasmados em poder estabelecer mais conexões com marcas, parceiros, apoiadores e Culers nessas regiões.”

Sobre o EBC Financial Group
Fundado no conceituado distrito financeiro de Londres, o EBC Financial Group (EBC) é conhecido pelo seu conjunto abrangente de serviços que incluem corretagem financeira, gestão de ativos e soluções de investimento abrangentes. Com escritórios estrategicamente localizados em centros financeiros proeminentes, como Londres, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tóquio, Singapura, Ilhas Cayman, Bangkok, Limassol e muitos outros, o EBC atende a uma clientela diversificada de investidores de varejo, profissionais e institucionais em todo o mundo.

Reconhecido com várias premiações, o EBC se orgulha de aderir aos mais altos níveis de padrões éticos e regulamentações internacionais. O EBC Financial Group (UK) Limited é regulado pela Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) do Reino Unido, o EBC Financial Group (Australia) Pty Ltd é regulada pela Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) da Austrália, e o EBC Financial Group (Cayman) Limited é regulado pela Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).

No centro do Grupo EBC estão profissionais experientes com mais de 30 anos de profunda experiência em grandes instituições financeiras, tendo navegado habilmente por ciclos econômicos significativos, desde o Plaza Accord até a crise do franco suíço em 2015. O EBC defende uma cultura na qual a integridade, o respeito e a segurança dos ativos dos clientes são fundamentais, garantindo que todo o envolvimento dos investidores seja tratado com a máxima seriedade que merece.

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Sobre o FC Barcelona
O FC Barcelona foi fundado em 1899 e atualmente é propriedade dos seus mais de 144.000 membros. Com mais 125 anos de história, ele considerado o melhor clube multiesportivo do mundo. Embora com origem na sua cidade e na Catalunha, a perspectiva do clube é global. O clube tem escritórios oficiais em cidades de três continentes diferentes: Barcelona, Hong Kong e Nova York.

O Barça busca mudar o mundo por meio da excelência esportiva. Isso inclui também o mundo do conhecimento e da inovação do Barça Innovation Hub (BIHUB). O clube também é reconhecido pelo seu compromisso com as causas sociais, canalizadas através da FC Barcelona Foundation, e pelo seu trabalho para educar as crianças nos valores positivos dos esportes. O crescimento do Barça nos últimos anos o levou a ter mais de 486 milhões de seguidores nas redes sociais.

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Unprecedented call for reform of global finance to fix debt & climate crises – Project Everyone letter

Stephen Fry, Annie Lennox, Christiana Figueres, Forest Whitaker, David Miliband, Graça Machel, Helen Clark and Paul Polman among 100+ signatories of letter to G20 leaders

LONDON, April 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eighty years on from the establishment of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, a coalition of leading actors, politicians, artists and economists have written to leaders of the world’s major economies, urging them to upgrade the global financial system to solve the debt and climate crises and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The letter is being published ahead of World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings and builds on calls for global public finance reform led by Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Kenyan President William Ruto, and French President Emmanuel Macron.

It urges rich countries to triple their investment in multilateral development banks, end crippling debt, and make polluters pay for the environmental damage they cause.

Signatories include economist Mariana Mazzucato, businessman Dr. Mo Ibrahim, actor Dia Mirza, former politicians Rory Stewart, Joyce Banda, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and filmmakers Richard Curtis, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and KondZilla.

“The institutions of world finance have lost their muscle,” the letter reads. “The world is rocked by conflict, food insecurity, biodiversity loss, and spiralling inflation. All of which are compounded by the devastation wrought by climate change. The Sustainable Development Goals are under threat. Too many feel scarcity, austerity, despair.”

Dr Joyce Banda, Former President of the Republic of Malawi: “As African leaders, we need to invest in resilience, education, health and nutrition but we’re being held back by unfair debt. Climate change has brought untold suffering to our people through loss of infrastructure and arable lands, leading to incessant hunger. We have no choice but to borrow more, perpetuating the vicious cycle. This has to stop. It’s time to transform global public finance to pave the way for a fairer, more stable future for all.”

David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee: “Climate, conflict and poverty are closely linked – the world’s most fragile and conflict-affected states are often the most climate-vulnerable. To end extreme poverty and unlock sustainable development, G20 leaders should back financial architecture reform, deliver more concessional finance via the World Bank’s International Development Association, and work with civil society to ensure the money gets to where it’s needed most.”

The letter – also signed by Save The Children, ONE Campaign, Oxfam, Project Everyone and Christian Aid – urges the leaders of the world’s major economies to seize the opportunity of reform: “Change is already underway. The architects of the World Bank and the IMF earned their place in history. This is your chance to fulfil their promise: to transform these instruments for peace and prosperity and truly set them to work in our common interest.”

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Le FC Barcelone et EBC Financial Group scellent un partenariat officiel de change pour les 3,5 prochaines années

Initialement établi à Londres, EBC Financial Group a pour ambition d’assoir son leadership dans la finance en devenant le partenaire officiel du Club pour ses opérations de change en Asie, en Amérique centrale et du Sud, au Moyen-Orient, en Afrique et en Océanie.

EBC Financial Group : Fier partenaire officiel du FC Barcelone
EBC Financial Group s’associe officiellement au FC Barcelona pour une alliance de change sur les 3,5 prochaines années.

EBC Financial Group s’associe officiellement au FC Barcelona pour une alliance de change sur les 3,5 prochaines années.

BARCELONE, 15 avr. 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Le FC Barcelone et EBC Financial Group (« EBC ») ont le plaisir d’annoncer leur partenariat dans le secteur des changes dans plusieurs régions pour une durée de 3,5 ans, et ce, à compter d’aujourd’hui. Ce partenariat fait d’EBC le partenaire officiel du FC Barcelone pour ses opérations de change, avec une couverture s’étendant aux régions APAC, LATAM, Moyen-Orient et Afrique.

Ce partenariat marque une étape importante pour EBC, en alignant la marque sur l’héritage respecté et l’empreinte mondiale du FC Barcelone. En vertu de cet accord exclusif, EBC se voit accorder le privilège unique d’exercer des activités commerciales spécialisées dans le domaine des changes. Le partenariat englobe une gamme de services, notamment les opérations de change, la négociation, le courtage (y compris les CFD) et les services de conseil.

Grâce à cette alliance, EBC va innover et inspirer, en s’appuyant sur le riche héritage culturel du club et sa base de supporters passionnés pour cultiver un engagement significatif et établir une présence durable dans les régions clés avec un tout nouveau public, en favorisant les connexions avec une communauté mondiale dynamique qui transcende les frontières traditionnelles du marché. C’est aussi là une occasion unique de rapprocher le FC Barcelone de ses partenaires, de ses supporters et de ses clients dans ces régions, parallèlement à sa stratégie d’expansion mondiale visant à croître et à continuer d’étendre son leadership dans l’industrie en recherchant les bons partenaires dans différents secteurs.

EBC Financial Group, fondé dans le centre financier réputé de Londres, est un groupe de services financiers complet réputé pour son expertise dans le domaine du trading en ligne, de la gestion d’actifs et du consulting en matière d’investissement. Avec des bureaux stratégiquement situés dans des centres financiers de premier plan, tels que Londres, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney, les îles Caïmans, Singapour, Bangkok, Limassol, etc., EBC s’adresse à une clientèle diversifiée d’investisseurs particuliers, professionnels et institutionnels aux quatre coins du globe. Connu pour son environnement de négociation de niveau institutionnel, le groupe fournit des services de courtage financier et de négociation sur mesure, ainsi qu’un large éventail de solutions d’investissement.

Une séance de dédicaces pour commémorer cette étape importante entre le Club et EBC sera organisée à une date ultérieure sur le site rénové du Camp Nou Spotify.

Alliance stratégique scellée : EBC Financial Group s’associe au FC Barcelone
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EBC Financial Group et le FC Barcelone, les deux entités réunies aux côtés du président Joan Laporta, célèbrent l’union de la finance et du football avec un échange de maillots cérémonial.

Déclaration de Samuel Hertz, directeur des opérations APAC d’EBC Financial Group et de David Barrett, PDG d’EBC Financial Group (UK) Ltd :

« Même si EBC ne compte que quatre ans d’existence à son actif, notre croissance n’a été possible que parce que nous exigeons le meilleur de nous-mêmes et de l’industrie. Nous nous sommes plongés dans le récit historique du FC Barcelone, en nous inspirant de sa culture du mentorat, aux termes de laquelle les talents expérimentés guident les nouvelles recrues, et au sein de laquelle les nouveaux inspirent les plus jeunes, créant ainsi un continuum de croissance et d’excellence. Il ne s’agit pas seulement d’un partenariat, mais d’une épopée commune vers l’excellence, incarnant une culture où le succès n’est pas seulement une question de victoire, mais aussi de promotion des valeurs, d’épanouissement des talents et de contribution positive à la société. Nous sommes inspirés par la façon de faire du Barça, sa culture où les vétérans forment les nouveaux venus, leur transmettant sagesse et passion. Notre choix du FC Barcelone comme partenaire est délibéré et profond ; il s’agit d’apprendre des meilleurs et d’intégrer leur éthique de travail d’équipe, de respect et d’ambition dans notre ADN », a déclaré Samuel Hertz, directeur des opérations d’EBC Financial Group pour la région APAC.

David Barrett, PDG d’EBC Financial Group (UK) Limited, la filiale britannique d’EBC Financial Group, a ajouté : « Le fait de pouvoir forger un partenariat avec une marque aussi forte et respectée que le FC Barcelone souligne l’ambition du groupe de toujours se surpasser pour atteindre les plus hauts niveaux d’accomplissement possibles. EBC Financial Group compte en son sein des sociétés réglementées au Royaume-Uni par la FCA, en Australie par l’ASIC et aux Caïmans par la CIMA – tous des centres mondiaux très respectés sur les marchés financiers – ce partenariat avec le FC Barcelone met en exergue nos efforts pour nous aligner et nous associer avec les meilleurs dans tous les aspects. »

Déclaration de Juli Guiu, Vice-président de la zone marketing du FC Barcelone :

« Ce partenariat coïncide avec le plan d’expansion mondiale du FC Barcelone ces dernières années. Je suis sûr que cela aidera le club à ouvrir de nombreuses opportunités dans le secteur financier grâce à ces trois ans et demi de partenariat avec le célèbre EBC Financial Group. Avec les potentiels inexploités que nous voyons dans la région Asie-Pacifique, ainsi que les économies en croissance en Amérique du Sud et centrale, au Mexique, en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient, nous sommes enthousiastes à l’idée d’établir davantage de liens avec les marques, les partenaires, les partisans et les « Culers » dans ces régions. »

À propos d’EBC Financial Group
Fondé dans le prestigieux quartier financier de Londres, EBC Financial Group (« EBC ») est réputé pour sa gamme complète de services qui comprend le courtage financier, la gestion d’actifs et des solutions d’investissement globales. Avec des bureaux stratégiquement situés dans des centres financiers de premier plan, tels que Londres, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapour, les îles Caïmans, Bangkok, Limassol, et bien d’autres villes encore, EBC s’adresse à une clientèle diversifiée d’investisseurs de détail, professionnels et institutionnels aux quatre coins du globe.

Reconnu par de multiples récompenses, EBC est fier d’adhérer aux niveaux les plus élevés de normes éthiques et de réglementation internationale. EBC Financial Group (UK) Limited est réglementé par la Financial Conduct Authority (« FCA ») du Royaume-Uni, EBC Financial Group (Australia) Pty Ltd est réglementé par la Securities and Investments Commission (« ASIC ») australienne, et EBC Financial Group (Cayman) Limited est réglementé par la Monetary Authority (« CIMA ») des îles Caïmans.

Au cœur d’EBC Group sont réunis des professionnels chevronnés qui témoignent de plus de 30 ans d’expérience approfondie dans des institutions financières majeures, ayant habilement navigué à travers des cycles économiques importants, des Accords du Plaza à la crise du franc suisse de 2015. EBC défend une culture où l’intégrité, le respect et la sécurité des actifs des clients sont primordiaux, en veillant à ce que chaque engagement d’investisseur soit traité avec le plus grand sérieux qu’il mérite.

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À propos du FC Barcelone
Le FC Barcelone a été fondé en 1899 et est actuellement détenu par plus de 144 000 membres. Il est considéré comme le meilleur club multisports au monde et s’enorgueillit de 125 ans d’histoire. Bien qu’enraciné dans sa ville et son pays, la Catalogne, ses perspectives sont planétaires. Le club a des bureaux officiels dans des villes de trois continents différents : Barcelone, Hong Kong et New York.

Le Barça cherche à changer le monde par l’excellence sportive. Cela inclut également le monde de la connaissance et de l’innovation grâce au Barça Innovation Hub (« BIHUB »). Le club est également reconnu pour son engagement dans des causes sociales, qu’il canalise par le biais de la FC Barcelona Foundation, sans compter son travail pédagogique auprès des enfants en leur inculquant les valeurs positives du sport. La croissance du Barça ces dernières années l’a amené à compter plus de 486 millions de followers à son compteur sur les réseaux sociaux.

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Appel historique à une réforme de la finance mondiale en faveur de la résolution des crises liées à la dette et au climat – Lettre de Project Everyone

Stephen Fry, Annie Lennox, Christiana Figueres, Forest Whitaker, David Miliband, Graça Machel, Helen Clark, Paul Polman et plus 100 autres signataires interpellent les dirigeants du G20

LONDRES, 15 avr. 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Quatre-vingts ans après la création du Fonds monétaire international et de la Banque mondiale, une coalition d’acteurs et d’actrices, de personnalités politiques, d’artistes et d’économistes de premier plan ont signé une lettre adressée aux dirigeants des principales économies mondiales, les exhortant à réformer le système financier international en vue de résoudre les crises liées à la dette et au climat et d’atteindre les Objectifs de développement durable.

La lettre est publiée en amont des réunions de printemps de la Banque mondiale et du FMI et fait écho aux appels à une réforme de la finance publique internationale lancés par la Première ministre de la Barbade Mia Mottley, le Président kényan William Ruto, et le Président français Emmanuel Macron.

Elle exhorte les pays riches à tripler leurs investissements auprès de banques multilatérales de développement, à mettre fin au poids écrasant de la dette et à responsabiliser les pollueurs pour les dommages environnementaux qu’ils causent.

Parmi les signataires figurent l’économiste Mariana Mazzucato, l’homme d’affaires Dr Mo Ibrahim, l’actrice Dia Mirza, les anciennes personnalités politiques Rory Stewart, Joyce Banda, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul et Helle Thorning-Schmidt, ainsi que les cinéastes Richard Curtis, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado et KondZilla.

« Les institutions de la finance mondiale ont perdu de leur vigueur » peut-on lire dans la lettre. « Le monde est secoué par les conflits, l’insécurité alimentaire, la perte de biodiversité et une inflation galopante. Tous ces problèmes sont aggravés par les effets dévastateurs du changement climatique. Les Objectifs de développement durable sont menacés. Trop de gens sont confrontés à la pénurie, à l’austérité et au désespoir. »

Dr Joyce Banda, ancienne Présidente de la République du Malawi observe : « En tant que dirigeants africains, nous devons investir dans la résilience, l’éducation, la santé et la nutrition, mais nous sommes freinés par une dette insoutenable. Le changement climatique a causé des souffrances inimaginables à nos peuples, détruit des infrastructures et des terres arables et entraîné une situation de famine permanente. Nous n’avons d’autre choix que d’emprunter davantage, nous inscrivant ainsi davantage au cœur du cercle vicieux. Ceci doit cesser. Il est temps de rénover les finances publiques mondiales et d’ouvrir la voie à un avenir plus juste et plus stable pour tous. »

David Miliband, Président-directeur général de l’International Rescue Committee ajoute : « Climat, conflits et pauvreté sont étroitement liés. Les États les plus fragiles et les plus touchés par les conflits sont souvent les plus vulnérables au climat. » Pour mettre fin à l’extrême pauvreté et favoriser le développement durable, les dirigeants du G20 doivent soutenir la réforme de l’architecture financière, fournir davantage de prêts concessionnels par le biais de l’Association internationale de développement, filiale de la Banque mondiale et collaborer avec la société civile pour veiller à ce que l’argent parvienne là où il est le plus nécessaire. »

La lettre, également signée par les ONG Save The Children, ONE Campaign, Oxfam, Project Everyone et Christian Aid, exhorte les dirigeants des principales économies du monde à entreprendre cette réforme : « Le changement est déjà en marche. Les architectes de la Banque mondiale et du FMI ont mérité leur place dans l’histoire. C’est l’occasion pour eux de tenir leur promesse : transformer ces instruments de paix et de prospérité pour les mettre véritablement au service de l’intérêt commun. »

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Apelo sem precedentes pela reforma das finanças globais como forma de solucionar as crises da dívida e do clima – Carta do Project Everyone

Stephen Fry, Annie Lennox, Christiana Figueres, Forest Whitaker, David Miliband, Graça Machel, Helen Clark e Paul Polman estão entre os mais de 100 signatários da carta aos líderes do G20

LONDRES, April 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Oitenta anos depois da criação do International Monetary Fund e do World Bank, uma coalizão de atores e atrizes, políticos, artistas e economistas importantes redigiu uma carta para os líderes das principais economias do mundo, pedindo que aprimorem o sistema financeiro mundial como forma de solucionar as crises da dívida e do clima, além de alcançar os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável.

A carta será publicada antes das reuniões de primavera do World Bank e do FMI e se baseia nos pedidos de reforma das finanças públicas mundiais apresentados pela primeira-ministra de Barbados, Mia Mottley, pelo presidente do Quênia, William Ruto, e pelo presidente da França, Emmanuel Macron.

Ela pede que os países ricos tripliquem seus investimentos em bancos multilaterais de desenvolvimento, acabem com as dívidas excessivas e façam com que os poluidores paguem pelos danos ambientais que causarem.

Entre os signatários estão a economista Mariana Mazzucato, o empresário Dr. Mo Ibrahim, a atriz Dia Mirza, os ex-políticos Rory Stewart, Joyce Banda, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul e Helle Thorning-Schmidt, e os cineastas Richard Curtis, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado e KondZilla.

“As instituições do mundo financeiro perderam sua força”, afirma a carta. “O mundo está sendo abalado por conflitos, insegurança alimentar, perda da biodiversidade e inflação em alta. Além de tudo isso, existe a devastação provocada pela mudança climática. Os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável estão ameaçados. Muitos estão oprimidos pela escassez, austeridade e desespero”.

Dra. Joyce Banda, ex-presidente da República de Malawi: “Como líderes africanos, precisamos investir em resiliência, educação, saúde e nutrição, mas estamos sendo impedidos por dívidas injustas. A mudança climática trouxe sofrimento incalculável ao nosso povo por meio da perda de infraestrutura e de terras cultiváveis, levando à fome incessante. Não temos escolha a não ser obter mais empréstimos, o que perpetua o círculo vicioso. Isso precisa acabar. É hora de transformamos as finanças públicas globais e abrirmos o caminho para um futuro mais justo e estável para todos”.

David Miliband, presidente e CEO do International Rescue Commmittee: “Clima, conflito e pobreza estão intimamente ligados, pois os estados mais frágeis e afetados por conflitos do mundo são, em geral, os mais vulneráveis ao clima. Para acabar com a pobreza extrema e possibilitar o desenvolvimento sustentável, os líderes do G20 devem apoiar a reforma da arquitetura financeira, oferecer mais financiamento de concessão por meio da International Development Association do World Bank e trabalhar com a sociedade civil para garantir que o dinheiro chegue aonde ele é mais necessário”.

A carta, também assinada pela Save The Children, ONE Campaign, Oxfam, Project Everyone e Christian Aid, pede aos líderes das principais economias do mundo que aproveitem a oportunidade da reforma: “A mudança já começou. Os arquitetos do World Bank e do IMF já escreveram seus nomes na História. Essa é a sua chance de cumprir a promessa deles: a de transformar esses instrumentos para a paz e a prosperidade e colocá-los para trabalhar de verdade pelo nosso interesse comum”.

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Namibia goes down 10-3 to ruthless Egypt


WINDHOEK: Namibia’s Brave Five were on Sunday outperformed 10-3 by Egypt in a thrilling game at the 2024 Morocco TotalEnergies Confederation of African Football (CAF) Futsal African Cup of Nations.

Namibia squared up against three-time competition champions Egypt in their second Group B match at the championship and could not match the quality of their opponents.

As in their opening match of the competition, Namibia’s goalkeeper Cee-Jay Van Wyk was once again the star of the show, preventing the Egyptians from finding the back of the net in the opening minutes of the match.

Despite Van Wyk’s best efforts, the three-time champions broke the deadlock after five minutes through Alaa Eissa and they almost found the second goal, but Khaled Abbas smashed a shot straight into the stomach of Van Wyk as the Egyptians were pushing for their second goal.

The resilient Egyptian continued pushing for more goals, with Mohamed Abdelrazak Koki missing a great opportunity to extend their lead.

Despite being under pressur
e, Brave Five’s Nanguel Kamatuka almost found the back of the net, but his efforts were cleared off the line by an Egyptian defender.

The Brave Five levelled matters eight minutes before halftime, courtesy of Reginald Clive Willemse’s stunning finish. Willemse pounced on a loose ball just outside the area to rifle his effort into the roof of the Pharaohs’ net.

Namibia’s celebrations lasted only a minute as the Egyptians found the back of the net once again to take the lead through a goal by Khaled Abdelhalim, who curled a delightful shot past Van Wyk. Abdelhalim celebrations were also short-lived as Rowen Jager equalised for the spirited Namibians.

Brave Five’s captain Ken Salote almost took the lead for his team for the first time in the game but missed the target.

Namibia was then punished on the stroke of halftime for wasting their chances when Mohamed Abdelrazek Koki slotted in Egypt’s third to go into the break with a 3-2 advantage.

The second half saw a more transformed Egypt scoring from all angle
s as they opened the scoring in the first minute of the second half.

Essam Ramadan, Koki, Abdelrahman Moawad, Khaled Abdelhalim, and Mohamed all managed to find the back of the net, leading to a runaway victory for the Egyptians.

Meanwhile, Namibia’s third came through their replacement keeper Ryiena Riya who pulled a goal back in a losing effort.

With the win, Egypt sits at the top of Group B with six points, while Mauritania is in second with three points. Libya Namibia anchor the group, both without a point.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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OTA encourages community to dig traditional wells


The Ondonga Traditional Authority spokesperson, Enkali Frans is urging the public to dig traditional wells and earth dams to alleviate water scarcity during the dry season.

Frans said in an interview with Nampa on Thursday they do not receive funds from the government to construct boreholes so they can only urge the community to dig traditional wells.

‘We do not receive any budget from the government so that we can construct boreholes for our people, we only receive a little from people when they register their houses,’ said Frans.

He said last year, people from the Nehale LyaMpingana, Eengodi and Okankolo constituencies suffered terrible water challenges, so they should be proactive to avoid a repeat of the situation in future.

‘Our people should come together and use traditional forms of survival by digging wells and earth dams that can take them through the hard times,’ Frans said.

Oshikoto regional councillor for the Eengodi Constituency, Protasius Neshuku, said they are facing challenges with water
scarcity in all villages in the constituency again this year.

‘We did not receive good rain this year, so all 69 villages in the area are in need of water,’ Neshuku said.

He added that they however cannot dig wells and earth dams because there is no water in the ground.

Neshuku also said the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform is taking too long to drill boreholes, which exacerbates water shortages.

Contacted for comment, the ministry’s head of rural water supply, Stevenson Tuukondjele said people should be patient as the government is trying its best to install their boreholes.

‘We have learned that this year will be tough, but our people should really appreciate the efforts of the government in drilling boreholes in their areas,’ said Tuukondjele.

He added that 40 boreholes have already been drilled in the Oshikoto Region and contractors are busy with their installation.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Stakeholder training on trade agreements crucial: MIT


SWAKOPMUND: There is a need for different stakeholders to participate in various regional and international trade agreements when actively seeking new investment opportunities and enhanced foreign market access.

This is according to the Executive Director in the Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade (MIT), Sikongo Haihambo, who said in order to ensure maximised benefits from these engagements, stakeholders need to enhance their capacity and skills in trade policy and competitiveness analysis, trade statistics and negotiations skills, among others.

Haihambo was speaking on Monday at the opening of the five-day MIT training on trade policy and competitiveness analysis, trade statistics, trade negotiations skills, investment and trade promotion strategies, as well as Economic Partnership agreements (EPA) monitoring and evaluation at Swakopmund.

The training, which is being attended by officials from MIT, Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board and line ministries working on trade and investment r
elated issues, will accord participants a privilege of delving into critical areas of focus, including trade policy and competitive analysis.

‘Accordingly, the expected outcome after this training is for us to use acquired knowledge and skills to enhance Namibia’s export and investment competitiveness and maximise benefits from trade agreements that we are party to,’ he said.

The ED highlighted that the training is one of the ministry’s deliverables under its Strategic Objective 3 of the Financing Agreement, namely; ‘Enhanced use of EPA opportunities by private sector operators.’

‘The training also underscores our commitment to nurturing Namibia’s skills development, economic growth, contributing to the promotion of sustainable development and advancing regional integration.’

The participants will be equipped with information on statistical methods used in policy and investment analysis such as the Harvard Atlas of Economic Complexity, ABRAMS world trade wiki, as well as presentation by the Namibia Statis
tics Agency on local sources/databases on Namibia Trade Statistics.

Additionally, the topics are said to be essential pillars upon which collective efforts to navigate the complexities of the global marketplace and also lie at the very heart of Namibia’s mission to create an enabling environment for trade and investment, thereby catalysing economic prosperity and improving the livelihoods for the country’s citizens.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Two nabbed for killing rhinos at Etosha


The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshikoto Region has opened a case of illegal hunting against two men aged 44 and 31 for allegedly killing two black rhinos worth N.dollars 1 million without a permit.

The region’s Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Titus Ekandjo, said the incident occurred on Sunday at an unknown time at Kameeldoring waterhole in Etosha National Park, close to Oshivelo in the Omuthiya constituency.

The suspects reside at Kotengua village near Opuwo and Omatando village near Ongwediva. A case of illegal hunting read with hunting of special protected game without a permit has been opened against them.

‘It is alleged that the suspects unlawfully and intentionally entered Etosha National Park, shot and killed two black rhinos (one adult female black rhino and one medium-sized male calf black rhino) without permit and consent,’ reported Ekandjo.

NamPol reported that firearms, ammunition and unknown sharp objects were used to kill the rhinos.

NamPol recovered the two
carcasses and four rhino horns, while the firearms were seized from the suspects.

The suspects were arrested and will appear in the Tsumeb Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Brown water safe for consumption: CoW


WINDHOEK: The City of Windhoek (CoW) has confirmed the change in tap water to a brown shade in some areas of the capital, saying it is safe for consumption and is a result of the utilisation of boreholes to supplement supply.

In an interview with Nampa on Monday, CoW Spokesperson Harold Akwenye said the change experienced by some residents, particularly in areas like Windhoek West and Eros, is due to the natural mineral composition of the water from boreholes, which can differ from the usual water supply.

‘Despite the change in colour, it’s essential to assure residents that the water remains safe for consumption,’ he said.

Akwenye explained that CoW adheres to strict quality control measures to ensure that the water supplied to residents meets national drinking water standards, noting that while the brownish tint may be aesthetically unappealing, it does not compromise the safety or quality of the water.

He added that it is important for residents to understand that the current drought conditions have ne
cessitated the activation of alternative water sources, such as boreholes, to mitigate the impact of water shortages.

‘The City of Windhoek is actively working to address the issue and is continuously monitoring water quality to ensure the well-being of its residents. Residents are encouraged to report any concerns about water quality to the relevant authorities for prompt investigation and resolution,’ he noted.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Service held in honour of the late Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros


Residents of the ||Kharas Region on Sunday gathered at the farm of the late liberation struggle veteran, Ida Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros, to honour her legacy and celebrate her life.

Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros died on 03 April at the age of 79 after a long illness.

Speaking during the opening service that took place at Farm Snipriver in the Bethanie district, Chief of the !Aman Traditional Authority, Johannes Frederick, said the late Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros was among the few women that were determined to ensure that Namibia was liberated at whatever cost.

‘She said she would not hide as she wanted to be part of the fight and she achieved that. Even though she was a liberation struggle veteran, she never acted like she was entitled to benefits from government. She never asked what government could do for her, she always asked what she could do for the government and that was remarkable,’ he said.

Pastor Abel Vries said the late Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros’ footprints will never be forgotten or erased from the ground she walked on, going through dif
ficult situations that included being detained, all for her country.

‘She fought and stood up for injustice for the Namibian people and not only did she play a role in the liberation of this country, but up until her passing she took care of those who were helpless. Her footprints will be forever be seen,’ he said.

Among those in attendance were ||Kharas Governor Aletha Frederick and Minister of Justice, Yvonne Dausab.

Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros was born in Keetmanshoop in the year 1945. She served, among other roles, as Keetmanshoop urban constituency councillor, Swapo regional coordinator for ||Kharas between 1992 and 1998, member of the Swapo politburo and central committee and Swapo head of elections and district coordinator for Lderitz.

Last week, President Nangolo Mbumba conferred the honour of national heroine and state funeral on the late Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros.

Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros was laid to rest on Saturday at Farm Snipriver.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Namibia local content conference taking place at Lderitz this week


KEETMANSHOOP: The Namibia Local Content Conference is scheduled to take place in Lderitz in the ||Kharas Region from Tuesday to Thursday this week.

The conference is organised by Antila Consultancy Oil and Gas in conjunction with the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), and it is being held under the theme ‘Empowering Namibia’s Energy Ambitions by Connecting Industries and Indigenous Talent’.

In a statement issued to Nampa on Monday, NCCI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Charity Mwiya, described the conference as a distinctive platform for private sector players and government to interact, share experiences and identify investment and collaboration opportunities.

‘The conference will address key themes such as local content, capacity building, knowledge, and skills transfer, all of which have the potential to unlock growth and development in the oil and gas sector. It is an ideal platform for meaningful dialogue to foster and share information and encourage cooperation, identify local content oppo
rtunities, and create a sustainable energy sector in Namibia,’ she said.

Mwiya highlighted that the energy sector is not only a driver of economic prosperity, but also a catalyst for local development and empowerment, adding that local content is important in the energy sector as it can contribute not only to the growth of the industry, but also to the well-being of the communities in which businesses operate.

‘With recent oil and gas discoveries that suggest Namibia is on the verge of a historic oil boom, there is much work to be done to prepare local businesses, particularly MSMEs, for opportunities presented by this industry,’ said Mwiya.

Maria Mbudhi, CEO of Antila Oil and Gas, is quoted in the statement as saying, ‘This conference is testament to our collective belief that, by working together, we can overcome challenges, capitalise on opportunities, and chart a course towards a more sustainable, locally driven oil and gas sector, and the development of respective auxiliary industries.’

Mbudhi noted
that the conference is not merely about addressing challenges, but also about harnessing collective intelligence to co-create solutions that will stand the test of time, and finding ways to curb corruption.

‘We understand that true industry growth and resilience can only be achieved by cultivating a thriving ecosystem of local businesses, each contributing its unique strengths to the collective advancement of our sector,’ said Mbudhi.

Industry leaders, international oil companies, international service companies, and internationally registered delegates from countries such as Nigeria, Angola, India, Dubai and South Africa are expected to be in attendance

Source: The Namibia Press Agency