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https://thediplomat.com/2020/07/chinas-infrastructure-heavy-model-for-african-growth-is-failing/
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The Diplomat
In Ethiopia and Kenya, the attractive illusion of the “China model” has had grave financial consequences.
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https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2019/10/419_277528.html
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Korean Times
Gov't to boost hydrogen infrastructure
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-28/as-u-s-men-lag-in-job-market-their-canadian-peers-win-big
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Bloomberg
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https://www.excelsior.com.mx/comunidad/lopez-obrador-promete-inaugurar-el-tren-mexico-toluca-en-2022/1328683
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Excelsior
Programado para inaugurarse originalmente en 2017, el Tren Interurbano México-Toluca vuelve a prorrogar el inicio de operaciones porque ninguno de sus tres tramos está concluido
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https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/03/the-infrastructural-humiliation-of-america/
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Tech Crunch
I’m flying back to the USA today, and as an infrastructure aficionado, it’s nice to be going home, but I’m dreading the disappointment. I just spent two weeks in Singapore and Thailand; last year I spent time in Hong Kong and Shenzhen; and compared to modern Asia, so much American infrastructure is now so contemptible […]
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The Agenda with Steve Paikin
In March, NDP MPP Peter Tabuns reignited the perennial debate around rent control by introducing a private member's bill that would expand limits to all unit...
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117659615/first-phase-of-governments-ultrafast-broadband-scheme-complete
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Stuff
New Zealand has become one of the best connected countries in the OECD. 
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https://www.solarplaza.com/channels/markets/11772/-grid-solar-nigeria-two-years-after-ppas/
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Solar Plaza
In 2016, Nigeria caught the attention of the global solar industry, following serious efforts by the Nigerian government and the private sector to promote on-grid solar power development and to ameliorate the country’s severe and now worsening power
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https://www.livemint.com/Companies/jD73mHWleU8hnPlvc0WHeI/Govt-approves-100-electrification-of-railways-by-202122.html
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Mint
100% railway electrification will reduce Indian Railways' fuel bill by 13,510 crore/year and improve safety, capacity and speed
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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/09/50-of-us-homes-still-wont-have-fiber-broadband-by-2025-study-says/
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Arstechnica
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https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2019/08/28/pia-to-add-12-new-aircraft-to-its-fleet-by-2023/
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Pakistan Today
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https://reneweconomy.com.au/coal-to-be-kaput-in-australia-by-2050-as-renewables-batteries-take-over-79854/
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Renew Economy
Australia’s coal-fired generation capacity could be little more than a twinkle in Tony Abbott’s eye by as early as 2050, when renewables are forecast to provide 92 per cent of the country's electricity.
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/carlschramm/2013/05/14/its-time-for-city-planners-to-adapt-a-new-model/#40d603207b86
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Forbes
'Build It and They Will Come' is an impoverishing fallacy.
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https://renewablesnow.com/news/spains-solaria-goes-for-33-gw-of-installed-pv-by-2023-658801/
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Renewables Now
June 20 (Renewables Now) - Spanish renewable energy company Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente SA (BME:SLR) announced Thursday a strategic plan to reach
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https://qz.com/africa/1378556/cheap-batteries-may-allow-africa-to-abandon-the-grid/
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Quartz
What the future looks like when it's cheaper to power your own home—and not rely on electrical grid systems.
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https://warontherocks.com/2020/06/chinas-palace-diplomacy-in-africa/
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War on the rocks
Last year, the world’s fifth least-developed country, Burundi, inaugurated a $22 million presidential palace. In Zimbabwe, whose economy the World Bank
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RftqoygXXHk
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Vox
It’s mostly about economic development. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Starting in the late 20th century, modern streetcar proposals started ...
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2020/07/15/how-a-leading-construction-company-ensures-the-safety-and-well-being-of-its-workforce/?sh=1df994c27741
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Forbes
By leveraging SAP solutions, Cosapi is working to mitigate the risks of the pandemic and protect the health of its employees as well as the success of its business model.
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https://www.eleconomista.com.mx/empresas/Tren-Interubrano-Mexico-Toluca-estara-listo-en-2024-SCT-20191112-0067.html
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Eleconomista
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QOcR3_0cXM
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BigSpeak Speakers Bureau
https://www.bigspeak.com/speakers/parag-khanna/ Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a CNN Global Cont...
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https://news.abs-cbn.com/focus/01/30/19/philippines-to-expand-railway-network-as-key-economic-policy
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ABS CBN News
The Philippine government is pressing ahead with a plan, dismissed by critics as unrealistic, to expand the national railway network from just 77 kilometers to 1,900 km in three years as the core of its economic stimulus policy.