Category Archives: Global Finance

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Contributing to Hunger or Food Security – Capitalism & Wholesaling?

Food’s route to our tables goes through many middlemen who facilitate the logistics of efficient distribution with minimum waste and expense. Whether capitalism is contributing to global hunger or, in…

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Food Prices Drop Good News on Hunger or Danger of Deflation?

Rising food prices only a couple of years earlier were signaling hunger for many and spiking inflation for all. The trend has now switched in the opposite direction, at least…

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More Fertile E-Commerce Environment Urged by UN

The new economy is perhaps even more critical for emerging and developing markets, but the infrastructure and regulatory environment may be lagging. More needs to be done to move e-commerce…

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Does Microfinance Have a Future?

Microfinance is now matured into a tool to further financial engagement of all citizens and promote entrepreneurship in the developed as well as developing states. While it has been the…

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Winners & Losers of New Economic Environment in Latin America & Caribbean

The initial impact at least appears negative according to the IMF (International Monetary Fund), but does this have to continue to be the case is the next question. On the…

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Economic Warfare the Theme for 2015? Sends Russia Ruble into Financial Rubble?

Is the Russian Ruble becoming financial rubble as consequence of targeting by the US and its allies? The dramatic fall in oil prices and commensurate drop  in the Russian currency,…

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Has Putin Been Manipulating Energy Prices?

Will consumers in the West actually see petroleum prices drop rather than rise? The Ukraine crisis might have been expected to dramatically raise petroleum prices as the rift between Moscow…