Plinio Danny Freire

14 Flips | 3 Magazines | 4 Likes | 2 Following | 2 Followers | @pliniofreire | Keep up with Plinio Danny Freire on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Plinio Danny Freire”

As China Lets Yuan Depreciate, Other Nations Take Note

Beijing’s exchange-rate strategies—against the U.S. dollar and a basket of 13 currencies—still a source of uncertainty<p>By<p>Lingling Wei<p>Lingling Wei<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Lingling.Wei@wsj.com<p>CHENGDU, China—Beijing has managed to let the yuan slide against the dollar without sparking strong …

Stock Markets

Advocating for international higher education: advice from Australia

It is a truism to say that international education today faces many challenges. At the heart of these challenges, however, is one key problem. We have a crisis of identity. Politicians and most civil servants do not understand who we are, what we do, or where we fit in, and consequently, this makes …

Clement accepts arbitration from foreign-service workers as universities warn of visa crunch

Ottawa has opened the door for arbitration with its striking foreign service workers as universities warn Canada's reputation with international students will suffer a long-term blow if visas are not issued in time for the fall semester.<p>Rotating strikes have targeted visa processing …

Canadian universities feel the squeeze of spending cuts

As Canada emerged from recession, many vote-conscious governments at first tried to shelter education funding from the worst of spending cuts as they manoeuvred to cut deficits. But several provinces are now signalling universities are fair game too, and anxiety is spreading around campuses.<p>On …

Paper résumés headed for extinction

Like generations of job seekers before him, Oscar Hazelaar printed his résumé and cover letter.<p>But the new grad quickly found the paper CV is passé.<p>"I don't actually have to physically present my résumé in a job application. Now potential employers just look up candidates online," explains Mr. …

Top Online Marketing News April 5, 2013

7 Step Framework Demonstrates Core Elements of Successful Content Marketing Strategies<p>There is no silver bullet in content marketing, yet there are …

Samoa Air boss defends charging passengers by weight

<b>The head of Samoa Air has defended the airline's decision to start charging passengers according to their weight.</b><p>Chris Langton told Australia's ABC Radio that it was "the fairest way of travelling".<p>Rather than pay for a seat, passengers pay a fixed price per kilogram, which varies depending on the …

Advocating for international higher education: advice from Australia

It is a truism to say that international education today faces many challenges. At the heart of these challenges, however, is one key problem. We …

Samoa Air to Charge Passengers by Weight

Here’s yet another reason to get in shape before you hit the beach: if you’re flying Samoa Air, you will now pay only for what you weigh, according …

Schools can measure themselves against Pisa tests

<b>Individual schools are going to be able to take international tests for the first time to see how they compare with the world's best school systems.</b><p>The OECD, which runs the influential Pisa tests, is to allow secondary schools to use the global tests.<p>This will initially be available in the United …