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Plunging commodity prices reignite discussion of primary product dependency

As world commodity prices plunge, who gains and who loses? View full post on Economics

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Externalities of Waste – Do we throw too much stuff away?

This is a super report from BBC Newsnight on the issue of our throwaway society and the externalities of waste. How can the link between consumption and the discarding of unwanted and broken products be weakened? What role can innovation … 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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