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Uncertainty in the Soybean Markets by Bhawesh Vasnani

The top 5 soybean produces in the world are Brazil, The United States of America, Argentina, Paraguay, and Canada. The top three producers of soybean are all going through several domestic issues which will inevitably have a knock-on effect upon soybean futures. A demand surge in soybean can also be predicted using data and analysing…
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A Major Year for the Water Industry – 2019 by Durrat Adnan

The reviewed business plans for 2020 to 2025 promise dynamic and passionate strategies delivering real benefits to customers, the environment and the country as a whole. “The next decade will see profound changes in customers’ expectations and we are pushing the water sector to be at the forefront of that” announced Ofwat (Office of Water…
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Antibiotic resistance as a Global Threat by Aram Andreasyan

For the past decade, antibiotic resistance (ABR) has become an increasingly threatful and potentially disastrous global issue. The high use of antibiotics world-wide, emergence and rapid spreading of multidrug-resistant bacteria and lack of innovative and effective antibiotics resulted in a fast-impending menace for health systems and global development. ABR is currently responsible for 700,000 deaths…
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Shale Band Theory: Fact or Fiction? By William Hawthorne

Prior to the U.S. shale oil revolution – which caused total U.S. oil production to increase from 5.1 MMbd in 2011 to 8.3 MMbd in 2014 – there was only one stabilizing force: OPEC. Before this, most non-OPEC oil production fell into one of two categories: major offshore projects and mature onshore wells. These supply…
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Emerging Market Debt Opens Year Outperforming Expectations by Kusum Sull

Emerging Market (EM) governments have raised a total of $19 billion through bond sales since the beginning of the year, exceeding market expectations given Q4 of 2018’s sharp EM selloff. During the second week of 2019 Saudi Arabia issued bonds with a total value of $7.5 billion, as well as Columbia selling more of their…
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The Future of African Integration by Ethan Bradshaw

With the U.S. president launching a trade war with China and the UK voting to leave a single market of over 500 million people, the apparent eagerness of African leaders to embrace free trade is certainly discernible. With 49 countries being prospective members of an African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA), the prospect that Africa…
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Venezuela – The Collapse of an Emerging Giant by Eduardo Zardo

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro secured another six-year term last May in an election widely perceived as fraudulent. Only two weeks after the presidential election, a young opposition leader called Juan Guiadó declared himself Venezuela’s interim president on a day of massive anti-government protest. The country that was once the strongest economy in Latin America with…
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Tesla on the Up? By Shawn Lim

Despite the recent equity sell-off in October (due to rising interest rates and trade tensions between the US and China), it seems that Tesla overcame the odds by surprising investors with a record quarter. Short sellers took a huge hit as the Tesla Inc stock rose sharply over the past few weeks, from $260.00 to…
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Sky- Comcast Deal – Biggest deal of 2018? By Devansh Sachdeva

The Comcast – Sky deal has held us all in rapt attention and awe with its huge bids, counter-bids and a blowout offer. Comcast, a parent company to CNBC, E! and several other big names in broadcasting, recently won the bid for the majority control of Sky, one of Britain’s biggest broadcaster. After years of…
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Blockchain: How it works by Mattia Tino

Over the past two years, everyone has heard about the rise and fall of currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. Experts call them “Cryptocurrencies” and behind their operations, is an extremely complex engineering structure.  The software, blockchain, may rewrite the way which we manage transactions. Blockchain is a ledger, a register, which records transactions which…
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