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Five reasons why companies can't afford to keep driving deforestation

Katie McCoy | Posted 12.15.2016 | Green
Katie McCoy

For any company active in the global trade in timber products, soy, palm oil, or cattle products, deforestation is a critical business issue - whether...

3 Market Trends You Need to Know About Now

Zak Mustapha | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Zak Mustapha

It's always a good time to make money. The only problem is, you need to know what markets are doing well right now. When you know where a market is headed, you'll make much better trading decisions.

Bill Gates And Other Billionaires Backing A Nuclear Renaissance

James Stafford | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
James Stafford

Let's for a second imagine a world without nuclear energy. That's a tough one but let's try. No nuclear bombs, of course, no Chernobyl and Fukushima, ...

Potash Price Surge Could Lead To Higher Food Costs For Billions

James Stafford | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
James Stafford

We are on the precipice of a food fight among 7 billion people, and potash will be right at the center of it. If you can add 200,000 people every day...

Move Over Oil - Lithium Is The Future Of Transportation

James Stafford | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
James Stafford

Just a few years ago, we would have scoffed at the idea that electric vehicles could be mainstream anytime soon, or that the global appetite for lithi...

Suriname: Facing The Storm With A Correction Of Course

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Suriname is facing twin - external and fiscal - deficits that originated in the commodity price slump of recent years. In response, the Surinamese government started a four-pronged adjustment program in August 2015 to adapt to new circumstances.

Uranium Prices Set To Double By 2018

James Stafford | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
James Stafford

With prices set to double by 2018, we've seen the bottom of the uranium market, and the negative sentiment that has followed this resource around desp...

$1,000 Friday - Wednesday's Oil Prediction Pays Off!

Phil Davis | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

You are welcome! How many newsletters that you read give away free trading ideas that make $1,000 per contract in just 48 hours? I'd say none b...

Billionaire Investors Back A Gold Price Rally In 2016

James Stafford | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
James Stafford

It wasn't so long ago that some of the more famous investor gurus were shrugging off gold as nothing more than shiny trinkets with no investment value...

China's Spillovers On Latin America and the Caribbean

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

China's economic rise has entailed increasing repercussions of its development in the rest of the world, including Latin America and the Caribbean. No wonder there is so much attention and hope for smoothness in China's current economic rebalancing. After all, what happens in China does not stay in China.

Might U.K., U.S. Exhibit Leadership in Addressing State Capture and Legal (as Well as Illegal) Corruption?

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business

The leaked information in the Panama Papers from the law firm Mossack Fonseca have captured the headlines, placed Panama in the limelight, and provide...

TTIP and TPP -- A Threat to Latin America?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

For better or worse, TPP and TTIP could redefine global trade in the 21st century. At the moment, a Latin America perspective is largely lacking in the negotiation process; in TTIP, it is excluded by definition.

Latin America: Is There Hope for Prosperity After the Commodity Price Boom?

Jorge Thompson Araujo | Posted 03.10.2016 | World
Jorge Thompson Araujo

Talk about 'growth' in Latin America has become less upbeat today than a few years ago. That's no surprise. For over a decade, average growth meant at least double the economic activity that we are seeing today.

Amid Growing Risks, Will Leaders Protect the Poor?

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 02.24.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

We need global efforts to preserve and increase the gains we made in the fight against poverty. But we won't succeed without good leadership.

10 Sustainable Business Stories That Shaped 2015

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
Andrew Winston

The year 2015 was a pivotal time when humanity turned more decisively toward building a thriving and sustainable world.

The First Insider Trader in Commodities

Andrew Verstein | Posted 12.04.2016 | Business
Andrew Verstein

Those interested in insider trading should pay close attention to trading in non-securities. Especially in recent years, some of the most important enforcement events have far from public equity exchanges.

Sovereign Funds and New Trends in Commodities Markets

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

Sovereign wealth funds have expanded dramatically in recent years. High commodity prices and large foreign exchange reserves have contributed to their significant growth in global markets. Yet, recent trends in equity and commodities markets could seriously impact this growth story.

Lithium Market Set to Explode: All Eyes Are on Nevada

James Stafford | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
James Stafford

While other commodities are floundering or completely collapsing in this market, lithium--the critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory war...

Oil Prices and the Future of Petrocaribe

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 09.28.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The risks of an interruption of the financing mechanism continue to mount up. Consequently, countries should intensify their efforts in favor of energy diversification and, more importantly, seizing the opportunity to reduce their own indebtedness with Venezuela.

Commodity Prices Predicted to Decline

MoneyTips | Posted 09.24.2016 | Business

World currency factors have a huge impact on commodity prices, since a relatively strong dollar makes commodities more expensive for overseas purchasers. The recent currency adjustment by China has had a huge effect on prices because of the size of their market and the abruptness of the devaluation change.

Black Monday for the Markets: China Fails to Hold the Line

Phil Davis | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Chinese farmers don't understand that the leveraged investing products they bought have completely wiped out their money, even though the commodities they played are "only" down 20%.

How Commodity-Dependent Are Latin American Economies?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The end of the upswing phase of the commodity price super-cycle after its peak in 2011 has lowered economic growth prospects in most of Latin America. While that broad statement can hardly be disputed, chapter 3 of the latest IMF Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook called attention to underlying significant differences among countries in the region.

I On Exceptional Living: The Exceptional Lives of William Yates, Beverly Johnson and More

Irene Michaels | Posted 06.08.2015 | Style
Irene Michaels

From supermodel to suburban-supermom, the I On Exceptional Living series continues with more special individuals whose lives are leaving a mark on the world in a variety of ways.

Amidst Scandal and Crisis, a Way Forward For Resource Governance in Latin America

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 04.17.2015 | World

Countries like Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are among the resource-rich economies in Latin America that have made inroads their extractive sectors, particularly regarding transparency in revenues. Others are embroiled in major economic crises, like Venezuela.

JPMorgan Chases Profits

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

A U.S. Senate report released November 19, 2014, was highly critical of JPMorgan and other banks for, among other things, exceeding federal limits on commodity holdings.