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Dependence on commodities leaves countries ‘vulnerable to shocks’ and ‘weakened’

THE NUMBER of countries dependent on commodities has reached its highest level in 20 years, according to a recent UNCTAD report. UNCTAD (United Nations Conference...
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World Bank moves to ensure regulation and management of Guyana’s oil, gas reserves

THE WORLD Bank has approved a $20m credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for Guyana’s oil and gas sector. The bank says the money...

Consequences of trade tariffs can be far-reaching — and detrimental to all

A report launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos provides global policymakers with an evidence-based overview of the far-reaching economic and social consequences...

‘Non-standard’ financial information more closely tied to share prices

Want to look into the future of a company? Research by Australia’s UTS (University of Technology Sydney) provides some pointers. LEILAH SCHUBERT reports. MEASURES that...

International students flock to US university to unlock potential – and ‘invent the future’

MIT, with its reputation for academic rigor and innovation, attracts graduate students from around the world. It can be worthwhile, it can be fun,...