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Melting stages urge climate change action

Melting stages urge climate change action

At the 2022 Sydney Festival, a massive 2.7-tonne iceberg was seen over Sydney Harbour, as a part of a climate change performance piece called “Thaw”. The thawing ice here represents the dangers of melting glaciers around the world and global warming. Director Joshua Thomson said the work is “an artful statement on climate change and our shared sense of urgency for action”.

Read the original article here: https://www.dairynewsaustralia.com.au/aap-entertainment/melting-stages-urge-climate-change-action/

Malaysia’s central bank studies need for a digital currency

Malaysia’s central bank studies need for a digital currency

Malaysia is looking for ways to adopt digital currency, the nation’s central bank said. Last year, Australia, Singapore and South Africa joined forces to test the use of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) for cross border settlements. Several countries are accessing ways to make everything from interbank transactions to consumer purchases cheaper and more efficient.

Read the original article here: https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/malaysias-central-bank-studies-need-for-a-digital-currency

Thaipusam

Thaipusam

Thaipusam is a temple festival celebrated by Hindus of Tamil descent. It is one of the single most important public holidays observed by the community every year between January 14 and February 14.

Global Wealth Management: How does the Muslim world do it?

Global Wealth Management: How does the Muslim world do it?

“Global Attitudes to Islamic Wealth Management” is an enlightening and unprecedented report compiled by Jersey Finance, a not-for-profit organisation representing Jersey as an international finance centre (IFC), in partnership with Gateway Global, a team of Shari’a...

Islamic Banking Overview

Islamic Banking Overview

This newsletter and presentation is an overview of Islamic Banking which is particularly relevant to the 730 million or so members in the Commonwealth, and a guide for non-Muslims to Islamic banking practices.

Guardians of the forests

Guardians of the forests

Earlier this month, over 120 world leaders gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, to attend the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) which Prince Charles described as “the last chance saloon” to save the world from runaway climate change.

Advancing gender equality in Africa

Advancing gender equality in Africa

Gender equality has been thoroughly misconstrued in Africa. However, it should be clarified that gender equality does not undermine one gender and make the other weaker. Rather, it denotes that there should be equal opportunities for men and women and sex should not be a prerequisite for who should qualify for opportunities.

The Commonwealth: Trade and Unity

The Commonwealth: Trade and Unity

The modern Commonwealth is an association of nations which’s shared values unite 2.5 billion people in 54 countries. Through its branches all over the world, the Royal Commonwealth Society tries to harness this soft power.