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Africa's Currency Crunch

How will the emerging market downturn play out in Africa? The region’s asset markets have been fairly robust – so far. Instead the pressure is being felt in African currencies.
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Emerging Markets

Team Four Foods (04-09-14)

The Bar: New Dining Hotspot

Across the country, more Americans are choosing to eat at the restaurant bar rather than the traditional dining room. Designers and chefs are taking notice, redoing bar space and offering premium food choices for patrons, reports The Wall Street Journal. 1,056 more words


The top overpriced products in Japan

Tokyo and its big city cousin to the south, Osaka, are consistently voted among the most expensive places in the world in international polls. Japan in general is notorious for its high prices, prompting many potential visitors to choose a different, more cost-effective destination. 510 more words


15 Mar 2014 (AFR) - Falling commodity prices rattle investors

(15 March 2014, AFR, p27, Karen Maley)

‘Investors in Australian resource stocks face an uncertain period as they wait to see whether prices of key commodities such as copper and iron ore fall even lower while Beijing continues its crackdown on “hot money” inflows.’ 91 more words

1.Market Observations

Why don’t economists care more about rising resource prices?

This post was first published on The Huffington Post.

Britain faces many economic challenges: the need to restore macroeconomic stability, improve competitiveness, protect living standards and address rising inequality. 824 more words

Resource Stewardship

Shock proofed supply chain?

Most Americans probably couldn’t locate Crimea without the help of Google Earth. (It’s the peninsula that juts south from the northern coast of the Black Sea.) Nevertheless, the actions of the Russian army in and around Crimea are sending shock waves through some key commodity markets, including oil. 109 more words

Supply Management

The crisis in Ukraine could hit you right in the cereal box

Ukraine is the world’s third largest exporter of corn and fifth largest exporter of wheat, which has caused some havoc in those markets lately. 

While political unrest… 204 more words