indonesia richest 4 The four richest men in Indonesia own as much wealth as the country’s poorest 100 million citizens, despite the nation’s president repeatedly pledging to fighting “dangerous” levels of inequality.. Oxfam on Thursday highlighted Indonesia as one of the most unequal countries in the world, where the number of dollar billionaires has increased from one in 2002 to 20 in 2016. The development charity worked out that the four richest Indonesians – led by brothers Budi and Michael Hartono – control $25bn of assets, which is roughly equal to the wealth of the poorest 40% of Indonesia’s 250 million population. The charity said the Hartonos – who own a clove cigarette company – could earn enough interest on their fortune in a year to eradicate extreme poverty in Indonesia. “Since 2000, economic growth has taken off in Indonesia,” Oxfam said in its report. “However, the benefits of growth have not been shared equally, and millions have been left behind especially women.”
Scientists Prove Club Drug Ecstasy Kills Blood Type Cancers Now you can add to your checklist of reasons to go to Club Space this weekend: a modified super-version of the club drug ecstasy has been “100% proven” to kill all blood related cancer cells. Back in 2006 when they started these experiments, they determined that in huge doses, ecstasy and antidepressants proved to shut down the already cancerous cells and prevent them from continuing their toxic growth. But the downside was, the doses of both would have to be in such high amounts that it would be lethal to the patient. Scientists at The University Of Western Australia have chemically modified ecstasy so that some atoms were taken away and replaced with others. Lead researcher Professor John Gordon, from the University of Birmingham, told the BBC: “Particularly the leukemia, the lymphoma and the melanoma, where we’ve tested these new compounds we can wipe out 100% of the cancer cells in some cases.”
amazon empire Amazon has shipped more than 400 items per second at its peak. How did it grow from bookseller to retail giant? 954items shipped in the time you’ve been on this page Amazon now has domains in 15 countries, covering more than half of the world’s population The company’s steady migration across the world masks a more rapid growth of some of its services. amazon antitrust paradox abstract. Amazon is the titan of twenty-first century commerce. In addition to being a retailer, it is now a marketing platform, a delivery and logistics network, a payment service, a credit lender, an auction house, a major book publisher, a producer of television and films, a fashion designer, a hardware manufacturer, and a leading host of cloud server space. Although Amazon has clocked staggering growth, it generates meager profits, choosing to price below-cost and expand widely instead. Through this strategy, the company has positioned itself at the center of e-commerce and now serves as essential infrastructure for a host of other businesses that depend upon it. Elements of the firm’s structure and conduct pose anticompetitive concerns—yet it has escaped antitrust scrutiny.
angolan captured $2bn empire The complex financial schemes that helped Africa’s richest woman amass a fortune at vast cost to the Angolan state can be revealed for the first time after a huge leak of confidential documents from her business empire. Isabel dos Santos, who is known as “the princess” in Angola, the oil-rich nation her father ruled as president for almost four decades, has long denied that her estimated $2.2bn (£1.7bn) fortune is the result of nepotism or corruption. However, an investigation by the Guardian and journalists in 20 countries, led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), suggests Dos Santos benefited from extraordinary opportunities afforded to her by the government of her father, José Eduardo dos Santos, before he stood down as president in September 2017. The businesswoman, who spends much of her time in London, controls interests across Africa and Europe spanning banking, telecoms, TV, cement, diamonds, alcohol, supermarkets and real estate.
leila janah American businesswoman Leila Janah (October 9, 1982 – January 24, 2020) was an American businesswoman. She was the founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI, two companies which share a common social mission to end global poverty by giving work to people in need. Samasource's 11,000 employees have worked under contracts with companies including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Walmart, Getty Images, Glassdoor and Vulcan Capital. 
global 100 corporate knights Sustainability is increasingly a mainstream business concern, with mounting pressure to tackle the climate crisis coming from the top down and the bottom up. This past year saw the publication of two startling reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), warning of the worsening impacts of climate change threatening food supplies, infrastructure and already fragile global water supplies. At the same time, the United Nations reported that the “emissions gap” – the gap between the greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions that will limit temperature increases to the 1.5C that climate scientists say is safe and the GHGs that we are actually emitting – is growing. With nations failing to make progress at the COP25 climate talks in Madrid in December, corporate action on the climate has never been more important. The science tells us that bigger emissions cuts are needed as the impacts of the climate crisis become ever more apparent and alarming.
trump bans US transactions with Chinese-owned TikTok Donald Trump has issued a pair of executive orders that would ban any US transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat, saying the US must take “aggressive action” in the interest of national security. Executive orders issued late on Thursday would prohibit “any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States,” with the companies, beginning in 45 days. Hunter Walker (@hunterw)BREAKING: President Trump just issued an executive order "on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok." It takes effect in 45 days, prohibits "any transaction" with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, and will almost certainly face legal challenges. pic.twitter.com/Ma9XOfYgOBAugust 7, 2020 The video-sharing app has come under fire from US lawmakers and the Trump administration over national security concerns.