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   Pearson goes ex-dividend tomorrow (NYSE:PSO)  2020/08/12 16:57:38 Seeking Alpha
Pearson (NYSE:PSO) declares GBP 0.06/share interim dividend. Payable Sept. 21; for shareholders of record Aug. 14; ex-div Aug. 13. See PSO Dividend Scoreca
   Global Study Reveals There's No Unplugging from Online Learning  2020/08/11 16:25:06 AIThority
Pearson, the world's learning company, released the results of its second Global Learner Survey, an annual study capturing the voice
   'The time has come': Leading corporates call for acceleration of 'purpose-first economy'  2020/08/11 11:00:27 BusinessGreen
Bosses from L’Oréal, Danone, Mastercard and Phillips pledge to help build an economic system where planet and society can 'thrive for generations to come’ in open letter Economic recovery strategies should "catalyse the power" of so-called purpose-first businesses in order to grow this "critical" emerging sector and allow it to assume greater responsibility for tackling the climate emergency and other global challenges, an alliance of CEOs has said today. An open letter signed by a group of leading CEOs - including the bosses of L'Oréal, Danone, Mastercard, Pearson, and Philips - argues that boosting the "purpose-first economy" would mitigate some of the need for "top-down government interventions" as economies recover from the Covid-19 crisis. "This is essential, both for 'Building it Better' and for achieving the global 2030 agenda in the post Covid-19 world," the signatories argue. "The time has come to formalise this emerging fourth sector of the economy and take purpose-first business to scale." 'Purpose-first' or 'for-benefit' enterprises make up as much as one tenth of GDP in the US and Europe, according to the signatories, and as such already play a "significant role" in addressing global challenges.
   Global Study Reveals There's No Unplugging from Online Learning for Most Learners  2020/08/10 13:00:00 PR Newswire
LONDON, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson, the world's learning company, today released the results of its second Global Learner Survey, an annual study capturing the voice of learners worldwide. The findings show learners believe there is little likelihood of ever returning to the…
   Saudi defers to renew pact to supply oil to Pak  2020/08/08 11:55:42 Economic Times India
New Delhi: World’s biggest oil producer and exporter Saudi Arabia is yet to renew an agreement with Pakistan that allows oil supplies on deferred payments after that pact expired two months back. An agreement between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia for provision of $3.2 billion worth of oil on deferred payments per annum has expired two months ago and decision about its renewal remains pending with Riyadh, according to leading Pak daily The Express Tribune.The $3.2 billion Saudi oil facility was part of the $6.2-billion Saudi Arabian package announced in November 2018 to ease Pakistan’s external sector woes.“Pakistan has already prematurely returned $1 billion Saudi loan - four months ahead of its repayment period. Pakistan could also return $2 billion remaining Saudi cash loan, subject to availability of similar facility from China.The agreement over $3 billion cash support and $3.2 billion oil facility per annum had the provision of renewal for two more years…Saudi Arabia has not provided the oil on deferred payments since May this year,” according to The Express Tribune.The budget estimates suggested that the Pakistan government was hoping to receive minimum $1 billion worth of oil in fiscal year 2020-21, which started from July.A Pak oil ministry spokesman said that the response from Saudi Arabian government was awaited over Pakistan’s request to further extend the facility, in line with the provision of the agreement.In May last year, Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh had announced through his twitter handle that “from July 1, 2019 KSA is activating the deferred payment for petroleum products facility of $275 million per month amounting to $3.2 billion per year for three years”.“Saudi Arabia had rolled over its $3 billion loan from between November 2019 to January 2020, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) report.