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US Farm Bill Controversies

The US Congress remains unable to reach a decision on renewing America’s mammoth Farm Bill, a US$500bn federal programme outlining agricultural spending in the world’s largest food...

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Chinese Investment In African Oil

Africa is now China’s second largest source of oil, surpassed only by the Middle East. This week we will look at how growing Chinese demand for energy is affecting African economies. Is Chinese...

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Rising Bond Yields In Emerging Markets

Since the end of the global recession in 2009, yields on emerging market bonds have headed ever lower, with historical lows recorded earlier this year in Poland, Mexico, Turkey and South Africa.  In...

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The Rise Of Generic Pharmaceuticals

The rise of generic pharmaceutical firms is transforming the global healthcare industry.  Providing insight on the dynamics within the pharmaceutical sector, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare analyst...

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The Future Of Beer In Emerging Markets

Facing weak growth in traditional markets, the world’s largest beer companies are expanding their presence in fast growing emerging economies, where rising incomes are boosting alcohol...

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