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Uganda and the consequences of boom-bust farming

“Uganda is a land of difficulties,” said Vicky Alobo. “Big and small.”

Alobo is a farmer in northern Uganda’s Ywaya village.

“There are caterpillars and aphids and other pests,” she said, counting on her fingers. 1,097 more words

Leadership

Is Africa The Next Driver Of Global Growth? - Atlas Mara Reaches For The Driving Seat

  • Africa has become the focus of significant investment from China in an attempt to extract and transport resources to fuel its continuing expansion. Including development of much needed infrastructure.
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Stocks

The Obesity Epidemic in Emerging Economies

We all read articles about the obesity epidemic in the ‘developed countries’ like the US for instance. Gastric bands surgeries offered to overweight patients on the NHS (the UK’s National Health system) caused polemic discussions and we also have seen various campaigns aiming to tackle obesity.  329 more words

Brazil

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The US produces more oil now than Saudi Arabia, and other tectonic shifts in the energy sector

BP just dropped its latest annual look at global energy markets, and though the plunge in oil prices might seem temporary, the company thinks there are larger effects at play. 204 more words

China is spearheading the developing world’s surge in foreign investment

Historically, foreign direct investment, or FDI, has flowed mostly in one direction, from developed economies to developing economies. A typical example would be a car manufacturer setting up a factory in China or Mexico, where it can benefit from lower labor costs and sell its products into the local market. 175 more words

How Social Security Could Boost India’s Economy

This weekend, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three social security schemes aimed at helping the people of West Bengal gain access to pensions and insurance. 624 more words