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Really Bad Ideas, Part 4: Federal Flood Insurance

September 20th, 2017

As Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked their havoc over the past couple of weeks, several interconnected questions popped up, the answers to which make us look, to put it bluntly, like idiots. Why, for instance, are there suddenly so many Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes? Is this due to man-made climate change and is this […]

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World Hunger on the Rise Again

September 17th, 2017

ROME, Sep 15 (IPS) – Exacerbated by climate-related shocks, increasing conflicts have been a key driver of severe food crisis and recently re-emerged famines, a major United Nations joint report has just revealed.

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114 Nations Seek Support to Implement UN’s 2030 Development Agenda

September 10th, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 09 (IPS) – Two years have passed since the world came together to adopt a truly remarkable framework for common progress: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda is transformative and inspiring its own right. That it was agreed at a time of severe political divisions on so many other issues was especially encouraging. Since then there has been very promising momentum around the world.

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The Empire Strikes Back – At Bitcoin

September 6th, 2017

One of the uncertainties with cryptocurrencies has always been how governments would react once bitcoin and its kin got big enough to actually threaten the monopolies of national fiat currencies. That day seemed to be approaching as cryptocurrencies’ aggregate market cap blew through $100 billion and the pipeline of new bitcoin wannabes (initial coin offerings, […]

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More Than 18,000 Rohingya Flee as Violence Renews

September 3rd, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 01 (IPS) – A surge in deadly violence in Myanmar has forced over 18,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee in less than one week, a migration agency said.

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Geothermal – a Key Source of Clean Energy in Central America

August 27th, 2017

SAN SALVADOR, Aug 26 (IPS) – Energy from the depths of the earth – geothermal – is destined to fuel renewable power generation in Central America, a region with great potential in this field.

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Lightening-Fast COT Reversal: Now Fairly Bearish For Gold And Silver

August 22nd, 2017

That didn’t take long at all. Just a few weeks after the Commitment of Traders (COT) Reports for gold and silver turned positive – setting off a nice rally in both metals’ prices – this indicator has flipped back to strongly negative. In gold especially, speculators (always wrong at big turning points) have loaded up […]

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South Asia Faces Fury of Floods

August 20th, 2017

DHAKA, Aug 20 (IPS) – Aid agencies warn of a serious unfolding humanitarian crisis as floodwaters continue to inundate new areas of three South Asian countries, forcing millions of people to flee their homes for shelters.

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Civilians Increasingly Bearing Burden of Armed Conflicts in Arab Region

August 20th, 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug 18 (IPS) – The war in Syria has now entered its 6th year and is becoming the world’s worst man-made disaster.

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High-Profile Sectors Start To Roll Over

August 17th, 2017

Long credit cycles like the current one always end with a crash. But first they deteriorate. The headline numbers remain positive while under the surface a growing list of sectors start to falter. It’s only when the latter reach a critical mass that market psychology turns dark. How far along is this process today? Pretty […]

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