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FSA Outlines How to Make EU’s AIFM Directive More Workable For Hedge Funds

Sally Dewar, Managing Director of the FSA’s Wholesale Markets Division, gave a speech on September 17th 2009 outlining four key areas which need to be addressed in order to ensure effective fund regulation and the regulatory approach which ought to be adopted.

Happenings In The Niger Delta Region

The Niger Delta crisis has continued to be an issue of national and international concerns, as the movement for the emancipation of Niger delta has threatened to blow up the National Assembly of Nigeria. This as led to the tight security that can be found within the Federal capital territory of Nigeria.

FSA and SEC Agreement on Data Sharing

UK and US regulators have agreed to scope out common reporting requirements for key market players, including hedge funds. While the data sharing is expected to cover reporting requirements it falls short of dual-supervision.

Rebranding The Nigerian Police Force – Challenges For Onovo

That the image of the Nigerian Police Force has been defected is no longer news, but that no success has been recorded in redeeming the image of the police, is really disheartening. One of Nigeria’s comedians sometime ago said that Nigerian Police Force and NEPA (now PHCN), are the only two natural disasters that we have in Nigeria. Well, while that is rib-cracking as sarcasm, it fails to provide a pragmatic approach for police transformation and social reconstruction in Nigeria. However, it gives one an insight into the level of decay (ad sum mum) in these institutions.

The Story of a Nobel Laureate!

When the news flashed stating that he was one of the Nobel Prize winners for Chemistry in the year, 2009, the whole Tamil Nadu was elated, because he was a Tamilian by birth. His school teacher also felt so proud and he was nostalgic about him: “During his school days, he was just above average, but he was very sincere and studious and these two qualities must have helped him to achieve such a great feet”. He was none other than Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, the Nobel Laureate, passionately called as Venki by his colleagues.

The Website Theory of Statehood

Although the definition of statehood under international law has not been definitively resolved, traditionally, per the Montevideo Convention, “The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: (a) a permanent population; (b) a defined territory; (c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.”

Where is Turkey Headed?

Turkey has the region seriously concerned in light of recent talks with Syria. The border between the two countries has recently been opened to all traffic, raising worries of extremist influence entering Turkey from its radical neighbor. The situation became even more worrisome when Syria announced a joint military drill, a move that has Israel in a complex situation as a supplier of military technology to Turkey.

Information Technology – Current Events in India

In a few brief decades of human history, information technology has permeated every corner of the world and every facet of the human experience. Nowhere is this phenomenon more marked than in India.

India – Beware of the Chinese Dragon

China’s demand for the removal of two Indian Army bunkers from its outpost at Batang La in Sikkim near the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction recently can be seen from two angles. First as a case of highhandedness of a few Chinese border officials who entered Indian Territory inadvertently and came face to face with these Indian bunkers.

Maya Calendar and Resurrection of 2012

And now the core of this article which mentions the end of Calendar 2012. Here’s the explanation that I can conclude that all of you understand.

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