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Uganda's NSSF hits 2billion dollar ma...
Kampala
By Colllins Hinamundi
28 Jan 2015

Uganda's is Eastafrica's gateway into central africa, it is at the centre of trade between more than 7 countries in the region, it has also got Eastafrica's only dollar billionaire Sudhir Ruparelia, and with the country's National social security fund portfolio hittting the 2billion dollar mark,it now has the regions largest fund. The fund is run by the ugandan government as a way of forcing workers in the private sector to save for their future and is mandated by law to collect savings from these companies on behalf of workers NSSF then INVESTS this money and pays it back with interest when the workers reach retirement age, or to their next of kin incase of death. over the last one year, the funds total assets have grown from 1.2 billion dollars to 2 billion dollars, compare to Kenya's NSSF which has an asset portfolio of 1.7Billion dollars and Tanzania that stands at 1.3 billion dollars.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
30 Jun 2014

June 29, 2014
Shiraz, Iran

Mannequins in traditional Islamic dress are seen lined up in a local mall.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
29 Jun 2014

June 29, 2014
Shiraz, Iran

Locals in an electronics shop which is selling high-end flat screen television sets.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
29 Jun 2014

June 29, 2014
Shiraz, Iran

Children play at Iran Land, an amusement park built inside the Persian Gulf Complex, a large shopping mall located in the outskirts of Shiraz.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
29 Jun 2014

June 29, 2014 S
Shiraz, Iran

A woman shops at Hyperstar, Irans first international-style hypermarket, built inside the Persian Gulf Complex, a huge mall in the outskirts of Shiraz. Hyperstar plans to open 15 branches by 2015 in 5 different cities.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
28 Jun 2014

June 28, 2014
Shiraz, Iran

Women are seen withdrawing money at a local ATM machine. Due to sanctions against Iran, international bank cards are not recognized.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
26 Jun 2014

June 26, 2014
Shiraz, Iran

Customers inside a dress shop.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
25 Jun 2014

June 25, 2014
Shiraz, Iran

A man plays an video game in the arcade section of a mall.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
23 Jun 2014

June 23, 2014
Shiraz, Iran

Cars are seen in a parking lot of Shiraz. Due to the international sanctions, importation of foreign cars is expensive and many Iranians opt to buy locally produced cars.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
22 Jun 2014

June 22, 2014
Yazd, Iran

Local women shop at the local Grand Bazaar. Despite the increasing number of malls that have opened around the country, many Iranians still prefer to shop in traditional bazaars.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
21 Jun 2014

June 21, 2014
Yazd, Iran

A young girl walks in the streets of Yazd. Iranian women are increasingly reluctant to comply with government-imposed traditional dress codes and many have started to go around the prohibitions, wearing western-style hijabs made of fashionable fabrics.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
19 Jun 2014

June 19, 2014
Isfahan, Iran

A portrait of Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini is displayed on a wall of the Isfahan City Center Mall, one of the biggest in the country.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
19 Jun 2014

June 19, 2014
Isfahan, Iran

Customers at the "Kentucky House" one of the fast food restaurant built inside the Isfahan City Center Mall, one of the biggest in the country.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
19 Jun 2014

June 19, 2014
Isfahan, Iran

People shopping at the Isfahan City Center Mall, one of the biggest in the country.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
19 Jun 2014

June 19, 2014
Isfahan, Iran

Iranian youths walk in front of a recently opened unofficial Apple reseller.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
19 Jun 2014

June 19, 2014
Isfahan, Iran

A woman shops in an appliance center inside the Isfahan City Center Mall, one of the biggest in the country.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
18 Jun 2014

June 18, 2014
Isfahan, Iran

A young boy looks through a shop window.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
18 Jun 2014

June 18, 2014
Isfahan, Iran

Two girls check Facebook on a smartphone. Despite slow mobile internet connections, Iran has seen a considerable increase of consumers purchasing smartphones.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
18 Jun 2014

June 18, 2014
Isfahan, Iran

Traditional Islamic black chadors are sold at the local Bazaar. Iranian women are increasingly reluctant to comply with government-imposed traditional dress codes and many have started to go around the prohibitions, wearing western-style hijabs, made of fashionable fabrics.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
12 Jun 2014

June 12, 2014
Tehran, Iran

A young girl drinks lemonade during the birthday celebration for of Imam Mahdi in a neighborhood of Tehran.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
12 Jun 2014

June 12, 2014
Tehran, Iran

A car is sold in a small show room of the capital. Due to the international sanctions, importation of foreign cars is expensive and many Iranians opt to buy locally produced cars.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
12 Jun 2014

June 12, 2014
Tehran, Iran

Young women dress with traditional Islamic black chador in a street of the capital Tehran.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
12 Jun 2014

June 12, 2014
Tehran, Iran

Two young girls walk the streets of Tehran. Iranian women are increasingly reluctant to comply with government-imposed traditional dress codes. Many have started to go around the prohibitions, wearing western-style hijabs, made of fashionable fabrics.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
11 Jun 2014

June 11, 2014
Qom, Iran

Two young pilgrims walk in front of a mosque in Qom, the second holiest city in Iran. The girl on the left is seeing wearing a patch, after having plastic surgery on her nose. Iran has the world's highest nose surgery rate.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
11 Jun 2014

June 11, 2014
Qom, Iran

Young pilgrims eat ice cream in a cafe in Qom, the second holiest city in Iran.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
11 Jun 2014

June 19, 2014
Isfahan, Iran

A local sits in front of a recently opened unofficial Apple reseller.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
10 Jun 2014

June 12, 2014
Tehran, Iran

Customers walk through the Grand Bazaar of Tehran. Despite the increasing number of malls opened around the country, many Iranians still prefer to shop in traditional bazaars.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
10 Jun 2014

June 12, 2014
Tehran, Iran

A woman shops at the Grand Bazaar of Tehran.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
10 Jun 2014

June 10, 2014
Tehran, Iran

Pantyhose packages are seen with makeshift censorship markings on the models' arms and legs.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
09 Jun 2014

June 09, 2014
Tehran, Iran

People shop at Golestan Shopping Center, one of the first mall built in the country.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
09 Jun 2014

June 09, 2014
Tehran, Iran

People shop at Golestan Shopping Center, one of the first malls built in the country.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
08 Jun 2014

June 08, 2014
Tabriz, Iran

A view of the local Grand Baazar, the oldest in the Middle East. Despite the increasing number of malls opened around the country, many Iranians still prefer to shop in traditional bazaars.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
08 Jun 2014

June 08, 2014
Tabriz, Iran

Locals take photographs using their smartphones. Despite slow mobile internet connections, Iran has seen a considerable increase of consumers purchasing smartphones.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
07 Jun 2014

June 07, 2014
Tabriz, Iran

Women shoes are sold in a shop located inside the local Grand Baazar. Despite the increasing number of malls opened around the country, many Iranians still prefer to shop in traditional bazaars.

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Consumerism in Iran
Iran
By Ruom
07 Jun 2014

June 07, 2014
Tabriz, Iran

Iranian youths play backgammon on a tablet in a traditional cafe. Despite slow mobile internet connections, Iran has seen a considerable increase of consumers purchasing smartphones.

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São Paulo Protests Turn Violent (16 o...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
19 Jun 2013

Many Brazilians gathered to protest government investments made in preparation for the 2014 World Cup, rather than in areas such as healthcare and education. In early June, thousands of residents peacefully marched against an increase in the price of a single bus fare. Police officers were accused of firing bullets and tear gas at protesters and assaulting some participants and bystanders. The attacks that emerged angered the residents and shifted their focus from rising transport costs to wider issues. Sao Paulo, June, 2013.

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COMMEMORATING MASPERO; EGYPT'S FINANC...
Cairo, Egypt
By Editor's Picks
09 Oct 2012

Egyptians demonstrated in front of the state TV and radio building in Maspero, central Cairo Tuesday, October 9, to commemorate the first anniversary of the military's aggressive attempt to clear a predominantly christian protest that resulted in several deaths, including Egyptian revolutionary Mina Daniel.

Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil attended the Euromoney Conference Egypt 2012, Tuesday, October 9, where he discussed economic strategy and Egypt's financial goal to reach $28 billion in foreign investments.

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Lebanon President Suleiman Holds Talk...
Beirut, Lebanon
By U.S. Editor
10 Sep 2012

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman met on Tuesday, September 11, with US Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin in Beirut, where they discussed the measures taken by Lebanese banks to safeguard the banking sector from the impacts of the Syrian crisis.
The US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly attended the meeting.
Wolin expressed confidence in the ability of the Lebanese economic and financial systems to avoid negative impacts from the Syrian crisis, warning against attempts to exploit the Lebanese financial sector to avoid sanctions on Iran and Syria.
The US Treasury Deputy Secretary also met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati where they held talks over the economic situation in Lebanon as well as the possible effects of the Syrian crisis on the Lebanese banking sector and economy.
Wolin commended Lebanon's government for continuing to cooperate with the US banking sector, renewing the US commitment to maintain a stable, sovereign and independent Lebanon.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 11, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: September 11, 2012
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1- Various shots of the meeting of the Lebanese President Michel Suleiman with US Treasury Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin
2- Various shots of the meeting and the accompanying delegation in the presence of US Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly
3- Various shots of US Treasury Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati
4- Various shots of the meeting
5- Various shots of traffic downtown Beirut

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Editor's Picks 11 September 2012
Barcelona, Spain
By Editor's Picks
10 Sep 2012

According to the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police), a million and a half people from all corners of Catalonia gathered in the streets of Barcelona Tuesday, September 11, 2012, to demand independence of Catalonia and create a new sovereign state in Europe.

Thousands of wounded Syrians escape to Lebanon for medical treatment amid an increasingly bloody conflict in their homeland, living in overcrowded conditions, suffering psychological distress and unable to afford medical care.

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi held talks with British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday, September 11, in Cairo, where they discussed a number of regional issues, particularly the Syrian crisis.

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and US Deputy Secretary of Treasury Neal Wolin met on Tuesday, September 11 to discuss measures taken by Lebanese banks to safeguard the financial sector from the negative impacts of the Syrian crisis.