Monthly Archives: April 2014

An interview with Peter Munk: You’ve got to hedge your bets

Peter Munk is stepping down on April 30th from his position as chairman of Barrick Gold, a company he founded three decades ago. In an interview on March 24th in his Toronto office, he talked about his career, the mining business and … Continue reading

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Banks and commodity trading: Sell signals

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  A billion shades of grey Fly Title:  Banks and commodity trading Rubric:  Banks are scrambling to ditch their commodity-trading businesses Main image:  A high-wire business A high-wire business THIN margins, tough regulations and worries … Continue reading

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Unit 3 Micro: Tanzania’s cola wars

Tanzanian cola producers are taking on Coca Cola and making headway in the battle for market share. Despite economic growth, there is a fragile middle class vulnerable to changes in world commodity prices and unstable employment and wages. This opens … Continue reading

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Unit 4 Macro: Africa Rising – RES Panel Event

Paul Collier on Africa RisingAs result of China’s growth we have seen a big rise in commodity pricesConsequence for Africa has been a decade of stronger terms of tradeAverage sq mile of OECD – $300,000 of known sub soil natural … Continue reading

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