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The Financial Crisis - That's Sooo Over - Isn't It?

That depends on who you ask.

If we look at the major market indicators:

House Prices at all time highs in London. (Being chased up by Chinese buyers apparently) 3,249 more words


Rwanda’s Formula for Success: Murder Your Neighbors and Steal Their Wealth

Glen Ford writes for Black Agenda Report:

The New York Times touts Rwanda as a place of economic miracles, a country with almost no mineral resources that nevertheless plans to “leapfrog” straight to an information economy. 226 more words


The Looming Battle for Uganda's Gold

Hilary Heuler reports for Voice of America:

Having lost their traditional herds, the local people of Karamoja, Uganda, increasingly turned to small-scale gold mining as a meager but fairly steady source of income.  94 more words


Gold Fix Study Shows Signs of Decade of Bank Manipulation

Liam Vaughan writes for Bloomberg:

The London gold fix, the benchmark used by miners, jewelers and central banks to value the metal, may have been manipulated for a decade by the banks setting it, researchers say.  200 more words

Financial Crisis

War-scarred Ivory Coast reopens for business

Joe Bavier and Daniel Flynn report for Reuters:

Ivory Coast is re-emerging as the prime investment destination in French-speaking West Africa after a decade of political turmoil but President Alassane Ouattara must weed out corruption and promote reconciliation to keep cash flowing in.  374 more words

Food & Farming

Intel: We will no longer use conflict minerals in our processors

From Positive News:

‘Conflict minerals’ will no longer be used in Intel processors, the technology company announced in January.  The move comes as US regulators prepare to implement new rules requiring about 6,000 manufacturers to disclose information about their use of minerals such as gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten, which are essential in the manufacture of consumer electronics such as mobile phones and laptops. 202 more words