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The economy has made considerable progress in shaking off the
legacy of the 2001 economic crisis and is on a path of growth and
increased trade integration, underpinned by improved macro-
economic stability and structural reforms. During the last five years
real GDP growth has been impressive, with an annual average
growth rate of 6.9%; inflation fell from an average of 77.
In Germany, works councils constitute the second important pillar of the in-
dustrial relations system and provide workers with the opportunity of employee
representation at the establishment level.
The participation rights are laid down
under the German Works Constitution Act (Betriebsverfassungsgesetz) and include
consultation, co-determination and information rights, which generally increase in
scope the larger the establishment becomes.
In the implementation of our strategy we focus on
the following ESG factors:
Environmental: For us this means that we focus
on climate change. We believe that climate change
issues are very important and that climate change
(related) policy will lead to more focus on, for
instance, energy efficiency and urban regeneration
and that it will lead to shifting tenant and investor
Social: For us this means that we focus on human
rights and work conditions.
Regarding the results of the three studies, we shall consider only the contrasts
performed between the conditions of positively and negatively valued stimuli.
Kawabata and Zeki (2004) and Vartanian and Goel (2004) obtained interesting
results when comparing brain activity before different categories of stimuli, such as
abstract vs representational, but such issues will not be commented on here, given
that this review is primarily concerned with the neural basis of general aesthetic
Conditions experienced early in life or in utero have been shown to have persistent and long-
term effects on health, education, and socioeconomic outcomes (see seminal work by Stein et al.
(1975) and more recent papers by Maccini and Yang (2009) and Maluccio et al. (2009)). Barker
(1998) argues that health shocks suffered in utero can cause irreversible adaptations to the local
food environment and that children cannot catch up even if they later have good nutrition and
Low birth weight, malnourished and non-breastfed children and those living in overcrowded conditions
are at higher risk of acquiring pneumonia. These children are also at a higher risk of death from
Prevention is key, including early recognition and detection, immunization (measles, HIB and
pneumococcal conjugate vaccines), adequate nutrition and exclusive breastfeeding. Infants of less than six
months of age, who are not breastfed, have a risk of dying from pneumonia five times greater than infants
who are exclusively breastfed for the first six months.
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Most of the attention in the literature has been focused on the initial
decentralization. Tsui and Wang (2004) call fiscal decentralization a “handmaiden” to
China’s growth. Chen (2004) argues that regional and local governments have better
information, and so more control over expenditures, leading to improved efficiency in
government spending, and thus led to more growth.
The efficiency of light harvesting in higher plant photosynthesis is regulated
in response to external environmental conditions. Under conditions of
excess light, the normally highly efficient light-harvesting system of photo-system II is switched into a state in which unwanted, potentially harmful,
energy is dissipated as heat.
If used in a way that acknowledges that humans are
an intrinsic part of ecosystems, the phrase “healthy
ecosystem” can be justified: humans are implicated
in activities that degrade ecosystems, yet humans
can also be agents for the maintenance or restora-
tion of ecosystems. And the health of humans is in
some way a measure of the health of the ecosystem in
which they live and depend, and vice versa. ‘Health’
is also powerful metaphor for the condition of an eco-
system, and ecosystem approaches to human health
make critical contributions to public health.
A vast literature focuses on the predictability of U.S. and international stock returns using macroe-
conomic variables, such as the short government interest rate or the yield spread between defaultable
and government bonds. For instance, Ferson and Harvey (1993) nd that returns on international
stock indexes are predictable using macroeconomic indicators as conditioning variables. More
strikingly, Ferson and Harvey (1999) nd that broad economic variables explain the cross-sectional
variation in U.S. individual stock returns better than the Fama and French (1993) empirical factors.
Microfinance institutions have been affected by the adverse macro-economic conditions during
the global financial and economic crisis, generally through significantly higher bad debt rates
among their clients and in some cases through increased difficulties in accessing external sources
So far, economic ﬂuctuations have been predicted almost exclusively through the aggregate infor-
mation conveyed either by i) macro variables (labor market conditions, money, credit, lagged growth),
ii) ﬁnancial indicators (aggregate stock market returns and variances, slope of the yield curve, credit
spreads) or iii) conﬁdence (households or business) indicators.
Chapter 3 - Evaluating a company’s external environment. The goals of this chapter are: Become aware of factors in a company’s broad macro-environment that may have strategic significance, gain command of the basic concepts and analytical tools widely used to diagnose the competitive conditions in a company’s industry, become adept at mapping the market positions of key groups of industry rivals.
The role of banks is integral to any economy. They provide financing for
commercial enterprises, access to payment systems, and a variety of retail financial
services for the economy at large. Some banks have a broader impact on the macro
sector of the economy, facilitating the transmission of monetary policy by making
credit and liquidity available in difficult market conditions.
C1q-mediated removal of immune complexes and apoptotic cells plays an
important role in tissue homeostasis and the prevention of autoimmune
conditions. It has been suggested that C1q mediates phagocytosis of apop-totic cells through a receptor complex assembled from CD91 (a-2- macro-globulin receptor, or low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein) and
calreticulin, with CD91 being the transmembrane part and calreticulin act-ing as the C1q-binding molecule.
Chapter 3: Evaluating a company's external environment. The goals of this chapter are: Become aware of factors in a company’s broad macro-environment that may have strategic significance, gain command of the basic concepts and analytical tools widely used to diagnose the competitive conditions in a company’s industry, become adept at mapping the market positions of key groups of industry rivals.