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Unit 4 Macro: Mozambique eyes commodities boom

Mozambique has discovered large amounts of natural gas – can the extraction of this act as a catalyst for economic growth and development or will Mozambique be added to the long list of countries who have experienced a natural resource curse?Manuel … 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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Unit 1 Micro: Factors of Production at Work in Mining

Here is a great example of factors of production at work in the mining industry. The BBC’s Linda Yueh has been on a tour of Mount Whaleback – an iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The … Continue reading

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