Critics have pointed out that the principle of fair exchange has already met with trouble, because European products are forcing their way onto African markets at prices that are far too low. And if farmers in Europe are hurt by low prices, they at least get compensation in the form of direct payments from the EU. For small-scale farmers in Africa, their entire livelihood may be jeopardized. … [Read more...] about EU investment in Africa: Europe racing to catch up
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Of inflation, Healey added: “However, despite these figures indicating a higher chance of a rate cut, it is likely the deciding factor will be the PMI [economic snapshot] release on 24 January. If no bounce is witnessed there, then the support for a rate cut will grow.” … [Read more...] about Interest rate cut ‘likely’ as inflation hits three year low
The book starts out critical of Trump but then takes a more nuanced position. Chiding Barack Obama as the one who “saved globalized neoliberalism” and “inadvertently laid the way for a powerful backlash”, he says Trump’s “detractors commit this categorial error. They confuse cause and effect. They charge him with dividing America.” Yet which other recent president attacked fellow citizens so harshly and took delight in smashing the norms of political debate? … [Read more...] about The Age of Illusions review: anti-anti-Trump but for … what, exactly?
And then there is the hidden Davos: the private, off-the-record events organized by the World Economic Forum. These secretive invite-only meetings are held under the Chatham House rule, a strict guideline that protects the anonymity of participants in order to facilitate frank discussion. These, along with the equally confidential bilateral meetings held between participants in corridors and hotel lobbies, is the Davos with the potential to usher in great social changes. … [Read more...] about I co-founded Occupy Wall Street. Now I’m headed to Davos. Why?
The Diba Parcham Khomeini factory produces flags to order and the owner said a lot of them are made for those who participate in Islamic Republic of Iran demonstrations. … [Read more...] about Inside the factory that makes flags for Iranians to BURN: Business enjoys a booming trade creating US, UK and Death to Israel banners to be set alight by protesters