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Norfund: Love and angst for Mauritius

 
The Norwegian aid-financed risk capital fund Norfund has routed one out of eight of its global investments through Mauritius, a highly secretive tax haven, according to tax campaigners.
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Definition of aid. Takeaways from OECD donor gathering in Paris

 
At a ministerial meeting in Paris 30 donors agreed on new common rules for reporting domestic refugee costs as Official Development Assistance (ODA) and paved the way for some Caribbean island states hit by Hurricane Irma to become aid eligible again.
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MSF drags Pfizer to court in India over patent on high-cost Gavi-funded vaccine

 
The medical humanitarian aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières has taken the Indian Patent Office to court over a patent it recently granted to Pfizer for the pneumonia vaccine, Prevenar 13. MSF argues that the patent will stifle competition, blocking the development of cheaper, generic versions of the vaccine.
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Norfund: Love and angst for Mauritius

 
The Norwegian aid-financed risk capital fund Norfund has routed one out of eight of its global investments through Mauritius, a highly secretive tax haven, according to tax campaigners.
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