A country is a region that is identified as a distinct entity in political geography. A country may be an independent sovereign state or one that is occupied by another state, as a non-sovereign or formerly sovereign political division, or a geographic region associated with sets of previously independent or differently associated people with distinct political characteristics. Regardless of the physical geography, in the modern internationally accepted legal definition as defined by the League of Nations in 1937 and reaffirmed by the United Nations in 1945, a resident of a country is subject to the independent exercise of legal jurisdiction.
Sometimes the word countries is used to refer both to sovereign states and to other political entities, while other times it refers only to states. For example, the CIA World Factbook uses the word in its "Country name" field to refer to "a wide variety of dependencies, areas of special sovereignty, uninhabited islands, and other entities in addition to the traditional countries or independent states".[Note 1]
Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from the southeastern genre of American folk music and Western music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, dobros and fiddles as well as harmonicas. The term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music; it came to encompass Western music, which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the mid-20th century. The term country music is used today to describe many styles and subgenres. The origins of country music are the folk music of mostly white, working-class Americans, who blended popular songs, Irish and Celtic fiddle tunes, traditional ballads, and cowboy songs, and various musical traditions from European immigrant communities. In 2009 country music was the most listened to rush hour radio genre during the evening commute, and second most popular in the morning commute in the United States.
Finance is a field that deals with the study of investments. It includes the dynamics of assets and liabilities over time under conditions of different degrees of uncertainty and risk. Finance can also be defined as the science of money management. A key point in finance is the time value of money, which states that purchasing power of one unit of currency can vary over time. Finance aims to price assets based on their risk level and their expected rate of return. Finance can be broken into three different sub-categories: public finance, corporate finance and personal finance.
The FINANCIAL has a weekly official circulation of 10,000 printed newspapers. They have a daily page viewing of 100,000.
In addition the company publishes the monthly magazine WEALTH, which is exclusively delivered to all premium hotel rooms of Georgia.
The FINANCIAL together with Global Idea llc is the official organizer of the annual award ceremony Golden Brand.
The FINANCIAL publishes the following annual editions: Best Georgian Banks, Green Business - Oil & Environment, Travel Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, and US Business in Georgia.
The FINANCIAL is the general media partner for all major international business events in Tbilisi. In 2010 and 2011 it was the general media sponsor of international banking conferences in Baku and Batumi.
In 2010 The FINANCIAL was named country media sponsor for the HSBC-sponsored European Business Awards.
The fact that Malta is the only European UnionMember State on both the FATF and UK grey lists also reflects very badly on a country whose economy relies so strongly on financial services ... Several countries have long been jealous of our once-thriving financial services and ...
The country’s financial regulator, Superfinanciera, recently authorized a 12-month pilot program that will allow Colombians to operate cash-in and cash-out actions via Movvi and Bitpoint ... of three million people, which amounts to roughly 6% of the country’s total population.
Anchoring the plan is a number of key financial market indices reflecting foreign investor confidence in the country's overall economy and credit status, underpinned by continued COVID-19 containment measures and robust exports that led to limited economic contraction over the past year despite concerns surrounding the spread of Delta variants.
A growing number of institutional investors, as well as medium and long-term funds, began to use financial derivatives such as stock index futures to hedge against risks and get returns. ... Considering that financial assets only accounted for 20 percent of urban household ...
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon signed a deal Saturday to broker Iraqi fuel sales in hopes of alleviating a crippling financial and energy crisis in the small Mediterranean country, Lebanese and Iraqi media reported ... Blackouts have been a fixture in Lebanon since the end of its 15-year civil war in 1990, and the small country relies on imported fuel.
... and adaptation initiatives in developing countries ... GCF provides financial support through a combination of grants, concessional debt, guarantees or equity instruments to leverage blended finance and crowd-in private investment for climate action in developing countries.
The primary debate concerning Bitcoin is whether it will be just another financial option for the people or whether it will act as a replacement for the current system ...Nations that face serious impediments with financial constraints receive remittances and loans from other countries and world organizations in the form of Bitcoins.
It encourages countries to institute a “whole of government approach to eye care.” And it calls on international financial institutions and donors to provide targeted financing, especially for developing countries, to address the increasing impact of vision loss on economic and social development.
"The online shopping giant is pushing landlords around the country — sometimes with financial incentives — to give its drivers the ability to unlock apartment-building doors themselves with a mobile device.".