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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 [...]

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 [...]

2014 EMERGING AND FRONTIER MARKETS – Assessing risk and opportunity

Cushman & Wakefield has evaluated the risks of acquiring office space in the most sought after emerging and frontier  markets. [...]

These maps reveal how long you probably have to live

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, This series of maps shows how long you’ll probably live, depending on where you live. [...]

Iraq and Syria Follow Lebanon’s Precedent

By George Friedman, Stratfor, Lebanon was created out of the Sykes-Picot Agreement. This agreement between Britain and France reshaped the [...]

Most maps are lying to you about how big Africa really is (it’s really big)

By Baindu Kallon, Global Post, The True Size of Africa by Kai Krause Ever notice how huge Greenland looks on [...]

These are the most religious places in the world (and what they’re practicing)

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, This map shows the countries where more than half the population consider themselves practicing members [...]

Mid-Year Emerging Markets Update: ‘Recovery Phase’

By Mark Mobius, Franklin Templeton, As I’ve often said, investing in emerging markets requires patience, long-term perspective, and selective stock-picking. [...]

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