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The 26 economic charts you shouldn't have missed in January

Oil and central bank action dominated economic headlines in January, but lots of other chart-able stuff happened this month. (We’ve got your back, Greece.)

Let’s start with oil, though—because it’s hard to overstate the impact of what’s happening there. 251 more words

US Company's Rice Plantation Pushes out Nigerian Communities

teleSUR | January 29, 2015

After years of working with the government to develop a sustainable community agriculture system, over 40,000 Nigerians will now have to fend for themselves after their land was given away to U.S.

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United States

Time to Put Up or Shut Up?

Talk is not cheap for the new Greek government. But it’s unclear when new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will dispense with market-rattling rhetoric and get down to negotiating the promises he made during his campaign. 810 more words

Economics

IMF Offers Free Access to Online Economic Data

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has launched a free data program that makes all its online economic data available to all and sundry free of charge. 347 more words

Ghana Financial Market

Bank Crackdown Threatens Remittances to Somalia

Somali-Americans could find it much harder to send money back home to friends and family after next week.

Merchants Bank of California, which handles 60 to 80 percent of the remittances sent to Somalia from the U.S., announced this week it is dropping the accounts of companies that transfer money on behalf of Somali immigrants in the U.S. 472 more words

Economics

What the Sharing Economy Takes | The Nation

via What the Sharing Economy Takes | The Nation.

Uber and Airbnb monetize the desperation of people in the post-crisis economy while sounding generous—and evoke a fantasy of community in an atomized population.

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Politics, World Affairs & Current Events

The oil bust is hitting business investment, but the US economy is doing just fine

The US economy expanded by 2.4% in 2014, as growth in the fourth quarter came in somewhat below analyst expectations.

The economy expanded by 2.6% in the fourth quarter, slowing down from a 5% rate in the third quarter. 98 more words