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.
FinTech – the buzzword for financial technology – has made transactions easier ... Some companies in the financial sector tend to rent out a chunk of their facilities to other tech companies. This enables a distribution experience that includes relevant financial functions ... Financial infrastructure is growing at a rapid pace.
Third, China has the financial resources to sustain the long-term investments needed to eliminate malaria in high-burden countries ... Tripartite cooperation between China, the Global Fund and high-burden countries in Africa could leverage China's financial contributions to the ...
The Omicron coronavirus variant spread around the world on Sunday, with new cases found in the Netherlands, Denmark and Australia even as more countries imposed travel restriction to try to seal themselves off ... Many countries have imposed travel bans or curbs on Southern Africa to try to stem the spread.
financial services, technology and entrepreneurs ... “Given Chennai services more than 250 of the top 500 financial institutions across 50 countries, it can create highvalue jobs at scale,” says Ramkumar Ramamoorthy, pro vice-chancellor, Krea University and former president of MCCI.
He also highlighted the need for immediate provision of humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan and de-freezing of its financial assets to avert an economic collapse in the country ... The de-freezing of Afghanistan’s financial assets was crucial in preventing economic collapse in ...
'If the Islamic Emirate [of Afghanistan] doesn't provide job opportunities for these educatied people, they will not only be unemployed here, but also they will go to other countries and will have to leave Afghanistan,' said graduate Nasratullah Omari ... The financial crunch was ...
... climate finance by the developed countries, ending the billions in illicit financial flows from the developing countries and the return of their stolen assets, and the creation of an equitable and open trading system and a fair international tax regime,” he told the ECO leaders.
The Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday, with 13 cases found in the Netherlands and two each in Denmark and Australia even as more countries imposed travel restriction to try to seal themselves off ... Many countries have imposed travel bans or curbs on southern Africa to try to stem the spread.
Even more countries imposed travel restrictions trying to seal themselves off as the Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday, with 13 cases found in the Netherlands and two each in Denmark and Australia ... Many countries have imposed travel bans or curbs on southern Africa to try to stem the spread.
The country’s oldest stock exchange – BSE – has created a separate listing trading platform for small & medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups to encourage firms in this segment to access equity funds ... During that period the financial literacy was low in the country especially on equity funding or capital market.
News of the variant triggered alarm and a sell-off last week in financial markets, as countries clamped on new curbs for fear it could resist vaccinations and upend a nascent economic re-opening after a two-year global pandemic ... Countries from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia have imposed travel curbs for visitors from southern Africa to limit the spread.
By Nichola Saminather ... The dividend increases, which would be the first since the country's financial regulator imposed a moratorium in March 2020 that was lifted earlier this month, could range from 10% for Scotiabank at the lower end to 34% at National Bank, Gabriel Dechaine, an analyst at National Bank Financial, wrote in a Nov ... .