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mula laka

Switzerland

Member since March 06, 2013


  • NEW DELHI, MAR 8:

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is on a three-day visit to India beginning March 11 to gather information on development challenges being faced by the country and look at opportunities for enhancing its role in reducing poverty at an accelerated pace. This will be Kim’s first visit to India after taking over as President of the World Bank Group last July. During his visit, Kim will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and representatives of the private sector and the civil society to discuss India’s major initiatives to foster equitable growth, said a World Bank release. Kim will also visit Lucknow and Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh to meet Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav and see development challenges in the state, which is home to the largest number of India’s poor. “India has vast and valuable development experience, and I am eager to learn about its success stories to see how they could provide lessons for other countries,” said the release quoting Kim. “I also look forward to the opportunity to find out what the World Bank Group can do to work with India in ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity throughout the country”, he added. The World Bank Group President visits India at a time when it is rapidly urbanising, with 10 million Indians moving every year into towns and cities from the rural hinterland. Kim will visit a village in Uttar Pradesh to gain insights into the realities of rural life that might compel migr...

  • The Government is seeking to hear from businesses that would be interested in submitting evidence to help form a new "organisational standard" for cyber security. The Cyber Security and Resilience Team within the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS) has asked businesses to detail initial interest in submitting views on such a standard by 8 April with a view to providing guidance to those companies about their submissions before the beginning of May. Respondents will then have until Monday 14 October 2013 to make those submissions. As part of its Cyber Security Strategy published in November 2011, the Government promised to develop industry-led cyber security standardsfor private sector companies. The Government said it was now acting on that pledge. "The government intends to select and endorse an organisational standard that best meets the requirements for effective cyber risk management," BIS said in a statement. "There are currently various relevant standards and guidance, which can be confusing for organisations, businesses and companies that want to improve their cyber security. We aim to offer clarity to the private sector, based on the standard that we select and choose to promote. We will shortly publish guidance to help organisations and groups prepare their evidence for submission," it added.

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  • http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2013/march/government-seeks-views-on-new-organisational-standard-for-private-sector-cyber-security/ The Government is seeking to hear from businesses that would be interested in submitting evidence to help form a new "organisational standard" for cyber security. The Cyber Security and Resilience Team within the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS) has asked businesses to detail initial interest in submitting views on such a standard by 8 April with a view to providing guidance to those companies about their submissions before the beginning of May. Respondents will then have until Monday 14 October 2013 to make those submissions. As part of its Cyber Security Strategy published in November 2011, the Government promised to develop industry-led cyber security standardsfor private sector companies. The Government said it was now acting on that pledge. "The government intends to select and endorse an organisational standard that best meets the requirements for effective cyber risk management," BIS said in a statement. "There are currently various relevant standards and guidance, which can be confusing for organisations, businesses and companies that want to improve their cyber security. We aim to offer clarity to the private sector, based on the standard that we select and choose to promote. We will shortly publish guidance to help organisations and groups prepare their evidence for submission," it a...

  • 5 Commodity Stocks Moving On News

    Communication, Communication Design

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/1243451-5-commodity-stocks-moving-on-news?source=google_news We pointed out in our other article this morning the strength in the US dollar versus other currencies and this could very well be playing a role in the weakness in gold and silver. After the US dollar levels out against the other currencies we could see an opportunity to move in and make a trade or two, but until then it is difficult to trade these names simply on a currency and/or inflation trade. The inflation trade is at least a year off and with the US dollar showing the strength it has it will be a while before all the money the Fed has injected into the economy can play a role in pushing up some of these names which have been taken down sharply. We would rather be bullish the equities than the underlying commodities at this point as a strong US dollar tends to attract capital to US bond, equity and other markets. Commodity prices this morning are as follows: • Gold: $1578.70/ounce, up by $6.40/ounce • Silver: $28.74/ounce, up by $0.25/ounce • Oil: $90.53/barrel, down by $0.15/barrel • RBOB Gas: $3.1239/gallon, down by $0.0047/gallon • Natural Gas: $3.426/MMbtu, down by $0.03/MMbtu Oil & Natural Gas SandRidge Energy (SD) beat estimates at the end of last week for their latest quarter but also guided down for their 2013 numbers. The stock once again was taken lower as shares fell $0.29, just over 5%, to close at $5.41/share on higher than normal volume of 29.7 million shares....