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A Year’s Extraction of Metal Shown Next to Landmarks and Cities

JEFF DESJARDINS “One death is a tragedy. One million is a statistic.” – Joseph Stalin For thousands of years of [...]

Tips to earn best money when your wine is ready to sell

Many people who choose to invest in fine do it because they enjoyed the most outstanding bottle while on holiday [...]

The Company That Turns Plastic Bottles Into Fabric—and Jobs

By John Tierney, The Atlantic, A startup in Pittsburgh shows what a social enterprise is capable of. Plastic bottles at [...]

Emerging Markets Planting the Seeds for Fertilizer Growth

By Jeffrey Stafford, CFA, Morningstar, As caloric needs increase around the world, potash companies are a good way to play the [...]

Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines That Run on Solar or Wind Power

Mining companies are often seen as dinosaurs when it comes to making changes that will benefit the environment, but that perception may [...]

China Creates New Trade Route Through Nicaragua Canal

Construction on the Nicaragua canal is set to start in December. The government has proclaimed it to be an economic panacea. [...]

Cheaper Oil – Winners and losers

From the Economist, IN EARLY October the IMF looked at what might happen to the world economy if conflict in [...]

Why One Acre Fund Puts Farmers First

By Rahim Kanani, Media Group,   A One Acre Fund client signs for her fertilizer delivery in Teso, Kenya. / [...]

Oil Prices Continue to Define Geopolitics

From Stratfor, Geopolitical diary, Editor’s Note: Oil prices dropped steeply Oct. 14, with crude oil futures falling 4.6 percent to [...]

Investment-grade wine market versus other asset classes – which is better

People have invested in fine wines for more than 150 years, but wine grew into a more standardized investment class [...]

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