Is shipping industry Covid paralysis an opportunity for investors?

Lockdown restrictions have closed down ports in China and across the globe, stopping the shipping industry from business as usual. Deliveries for seasonal goods from developing nations aren't moving and as many as 1.6m seafarers on 50 thousand tankers...

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What will be the impact of Trump’s funding cuts to WHO?

US President Donald Trump has been condemned by world leaders for cutting off funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO).World leaders say that this will seriously affect the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Trump accused the WHO of “failing...

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How is the decrease in remittances impacting African economies?

Remittances to Africa are sharply declining as a result of COVID-19. Statistics from one payment company show that transfers from Britain to Africa have fallen by 80% and another show transfers from Italy have fallen by 90%. Many individuals...

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What will Covid-19’s impact be on the food industry, investors and the economy?

Netherland farmers are currently faced with an increasing stock-pile of unsold potatoes, on the back of the freeze in the hospitality sector. With over a million tons of potatoes left over from last season and farmers now selling their...

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Can the IMF bailout the global economy?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has 189 members, and among other functions, fosters global monetary cooperation, secures financial stability, facilitates international trade, promotes high employment and sustainable economic growth.Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Governments are desperate for cash, with...

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Is retail dead? 4,000 stores and up to 120,000 jobs lost in less than 30 months

While the apparent death of Debenhams this week and the demise of Primark and its 189 sweatshop fed stores a couple of weeks ago may not bring a tear to many – it is not the coronavirus crisis that...

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Renewable energy production: What’s the harm?

Part 2: In part 2 of our renewable energy overview: Biomass, Geothermal and an interesting new entrant.     Biomass Biomass is a clean and renewable energy source, where plant materials are burned, and the energy released is processed into several usable formats.  However,...

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Is this the death of the office?

The wider tech community has been arguing, for some time, that the physical corporate office is outdated and outmoded and that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis signals its final death knell. And yet the great tech giants of silicon-valley have...

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The rising demand for gold outstrips supply

The panic around the coronavirus has ignited the demand for gold and the disruption in the global supply chains is making gold harder to get to. Refineries and mines are being shut down, commercial flights are few and far...

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