According to a new global index of charitable giving, Iraqis are the world’s most generous people when it comes to helping strangers in need, Reuters reported. In a recent poll conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) 81 percent of Iraqis reported helping someone they didn’t know in the last month. The poll found that of the 140 countries surveyed, the most generous people were often found in countries torn apart by war or other crises. Although torn by civil war, Iraq is the world’s most generous country towards strangers in need, according to a new global index of charitable giving. Despite civil wars, Libya came in second this year, while Somalia ranked fourth.
Video streaming platform Starz Play Arabia has received a new round of multi-million dollar investment. The funding was led by existing investor SEQ Capital Partners and new investor Delta Partners Capital.
Conflicts related to land and resources are the main reason behind stalled industrial and development projects in India, affecting millions of people and putting billions of dollars of investment and the economy’s health at risk, two reports said. Land is increasingly sought in India for industrial use and development projects, as one of the world’s fastest growing major economies expands.
Malaysia’s central bank asked foreign banks to send written pledges to halt offshore ringgit trading to protect a weakening currency. Foreigners have fled the Malaysian market in a global bond rout.
Beijing best Asian city to make money, expats say. Forget quality of life, if it’s money you want, then the Chinese capital is where you should be. Singapore may be the expat’s favorite Asian city to live in, but when it comes to making money, Beijing takes the biscuit.
Indigenous Australians are experiencing increasing levels of imprisonment, self-harm and substance abuse, according to a damning new report. The Productivity Commission paper said many aspects of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians had ”stagnated or worsened” since 2014. But other key measures, such as education and health, had improved. The report is Australia’s most comprehensive study of Indigenous wellbeing.