Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country.
Global economic policy excludes low-income countries from the spending options that developed nations use to buffer their economies in times of crisis, and the pandemic has inflamed that inequality.
In times of trouble people still turn to gold. What makes it a safe haven? Largely perceptions, based on its historical mystique.
The Nigerian ministry of agriculture and rural development needs to focus on the adoption of modern rice processing techniques.
The greenback has taken a pounding in 2020, but it's about to make a comeback.
Can a new government, perhaps by shoring up democracy and oversight, harness this commodity for peace and prosperity?
African economies could benefit more from backward linkages to the mining industry than from beneficiation.
Even if Asia buys most of the natural gas the U.S. will be exporting soon, America's growing role in that market could wind up reducing Russia's political influence in Europe.
There's a good reason China took aim at US soybean exports when it announced its latest list of retaliatory tariffs.
It is no accident that practices of meditation and mindfulness have become so ubiquitous in our neoliberal times.
While sovereign governments need to develop coherent frameworks to regulate cryptocurrency, permanent solutions will be found through international co-operation.
Futures trading is driving up the price of Bitcoin but institutional investors remain cautious.
An analysis of Bitcoin's fundamentals shows how much of a bubble its price has inflated to.
High streets are being taken over in a battle between specialty cafés and the
By 2100, more than 50 per cent of the land now used to grow coffee will no longer be arable. Climate change is changing the game to such an extent that Canada could one day become a coffee producer.
Politicians in Europe, the US and the UK have blamed steel industry woes on artificially cheap imports.
The South African Reserve Bank has come under spotlight due to the critical role it must play in enabling the country to navigate rough waters. Governor Lesetja Kganyago shares his views.
Scientists' success in producing synthetic vanilla flavouring means it is used 99% of the time. So why does the price of genuine beans keep rising?
The 'Africa Rising' narrative was disturbed in 2016 by a combination of factors. But the continent is still on firm economic development footing.
More than 95% of industrial diamonds are synthetic so why aren't more people using them in engagement rings?