Taking Stock 

Cash from chaos

Mark Robinson

Cash from chaos

You could be forgiven for thinking that the admission criteria for the London Stock Exchange now includes a protocol penned by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Following on from last week’s update on private micro-financing, we’ve been handed maiden interim figures for RA International (RAI), a provider of construction and facility management services for organisations engaged in humanitarian relief operations – the likes of Unicef and USAID. The Dubai-based group also provides services for the mining and oil & gas industries, neither of which are synonymous with human welfare. And though it’s a unique business model, it provides an interesting example of how the operational discipline of the private sector can be put to the greater good.

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