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Georgian government not to take IMF loan

The Georgian government does not intend to take a loan from the International Monetary Fund, Georgian Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri told reporters Feb. 23. He said that the matter rests in attracting additional funds from other donors. “An IMF mission is in Georgia,” he said. “The mission representatives will meet …

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​Russia ratifies $100bn BRICS New Development Bank

The Russian State Duma has ratified the $100 billion BRICS bank that’ll serve as a pool of money for infrastructure projects in Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa, and challenge the dominance of the Western-led World Bank and the IMF. The New Development Bank is expected to start fully …

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10 signs you have a toxic boss

The new boss proved an able negotiator, winning himself an outsize compensation and benefits package. They even bought him a mansion. But at his first and only party for employees, he roped off most of the interior and installed backyard porta-potties. He located his office in a separate building. And …

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Apple is worth more than Switzerland

At $733 billion, Apple is worth more than Switzerland, and And only $15 billion shy of Saudi Arabia’s GNP. Apple’s market capitalization (share price times number of shares) didn’t stop at $700 billion. At Thursday’s opening bell, the company was valued by investors at $733 billion. That’s more than… The gross …

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Get an early start when hunting for Georgian wines

Get an early start when hunting for Georgian wines

Waltz, a tiny standing bar that specializes in natural wines, is nearly impossible to find the first time you try looking for it. On a recent Saturday evening, the bar’s obscure location — on a dimly lit backstreet between Tokyo’s Ebisu and Shirokane neighborhoods — confounded me and two of …

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What Your Favorite Wine Says About You

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Find out what your favorite wine says about your personality. Although, to be fair, as long as you’re drinking wine, there is already something very correct about you. If you love Malbec… You have a box full of adult toys and you like to dip your pizza crust in ranch. …

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New pictures of the Galaxy S6

New pictures of the upcoming Galaxy S6 have been unveiled, confirming rumours of a screen that covered three sides of the phone and showing off a new look for Samsung’s flagship handset. The pictures were revealed by T-Mobile CEO John Legere, who tweeted that the network will be carrying the …

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The Guardian on traveling to Tbilisi where east meets west

Take me there: Tbilisi, Georgia Why go? Neither Asian nor fully European, Georgia mixes an intoxicating cocktail of eastern and western influences, spiked with a generous shot of Soviet-style strangeness. The enigmatic capital is in the throes of a renaissance. Ambitious new landmarks, such as the Bridge of Peace and …

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Scientists invent “anti-ageing” chocolate

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In good news for gluttons, scientists have developed a chocolate bar which slows the signs of ageing. By using the antioxidant which keeps flamingos pink, a Cambridge University affiliated lab behind ‘Esthechoc’ claims the chocolate improves the skin’s physiology, and brought skin biomarkers of a 50 to 60-year-old back to …

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