Informal employment is significant in sub-Saharan Africa. The plight of informal workers needs to be highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Africans should not panic about the food system. But authorities will need to act swiftly and assertively to restore stability.
When big investors like Blackrock get worried about their returns, they have the power and incentive to make fossil fuel companies take action.
Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets.
Although COVID-19 measures have had a negative impact on food supply in Nigeria, there are other factors responsible for the dramatic rise in food prices.
After trying to remove street vendors from its cities for years, China is supporting them to help jump-start its economy. An urban scholar explains why other cities should do the same.
Collaboration is better than competition when it comes to making markets do what we want in an economic crisis.
Markets bring broad benefits to local communities – much more so than big supermarket chains.
As the pandemic drives more of our lives online, we move further into a world optimised by big tech to suit itself.
County governments and the health ministry should allow produce markets to operate in urban areas.
For decades nations have worked to curb international sales of endangered plants and animals. But in countries like China, with high demand and speculative investors, that strategy fuels bidding wars.
Research shows that hiding the popularity of posts can change what people consume, and even improve the overall quality of content.
Global forces affect corruption, too.
Stanford professor’s research has led to an increase in the number of kidney transplants in the United States.
A new kind of capitalism is emerging in which companies value communities, the environment and workers just as much as profits. Even the Business Roundtable agrees.
Presidents Xi and Trump agreed to restart trade talks at the G-20, but even if a major deal is reached, US companies would still have a very hard time doing business in China.
The Fed is in a tricky position as it signals it may soon cut interest rates to boost the economy, which also risks spurring runaway inflation and even an economic downturn.
American companies still face enormous uncertainty about how they’ll be doing business in the UK and EU in the coming years, particularly as the April 12 Brexit deadline draws closer.
Pet owners spend a lot more on dogs than cats, and new research suggests it has a lot to do with how differently canines and felines behave.
Tobacco companies are enlisting the help of social media influencers to promote traditional cigarettes and their brands to young people.