Thursday , 20 February 2020


Economy

These 5 Currencies Closely Track Specific Commodities

For more than a year now, commodity prices have been under pressure from the strong U.S. dollar and slowing global demand. This has made a huge dent in the balance sheet of many net exporters of resources, in turn weakening their currencies. What most people don’t realize, however, is just how closely some currencies track certain commodities. Below are five world currencies that have been impacted by lower commodity prices.

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China Investing $Billions In Africa – Here’s a Look At Where

China has increasingly poured billions of dollars of foreign direct investment capital into Africa..and is now invested in 46 of 54 African countries, mainly with a focus on metals, energy, and infrastructure...Investments in 2015 up until June have totaled $17.8 billion, and are on pace to reach $42 billion by the end of this year. The infographic below will help you visualize China's investment in China.

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Corruption Perceptions Index: How Does Your Country Score?

Each year we score countries on how corrupt their public sectors are seen to be by capturing the informed views of analysts, business people and experts in countries around the world. The resultant Corruption Perceptions Index sends a powerful message and governments have been forced to take notice and act. How does your country score?

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Global Terrorism Index

The Institute for Economics and Peace, an Australian nonprofit think tank, calculates that the worldwide economic cost of terrorism was $52.9 billion in 2014, an all-time peak. After what happened last week in Paris and is currently ongoing in Brussels you can bet the cost will go much higher.

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Who Is Going to Pull Global Economy Out of Its Funk?

Who is going to pull the global economy out of its funk? No one knows, but it’s not going to be China – regardless of how many more times the central bank is going to tweak its policies and cut interest rates. That’s what China’s trade fiasco is saying.

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