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Can Argentina Capitalize on its Vast Shale Reserves?

Argentina holds the world's second largest shale gas and fourth largest shale oil reserves. Yet unlike the production boom unleashed by the shale revolution in the US, its vast shale plays have remained comparatively idle. Politics and economics are largely to blame.

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Get Ready for Chinese Overseas Investment in Agriculture

The United States will remain the dominant supplier of China’s agricultural imports because it is such a large and efficient supplier. However, U.S. farmers and leaders in industries and governments should be aware of the potential opportunities and competition that may arise from Chinese investment.

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How Much Longer Can OPEC Hold Out?

With the huge reduction in its revenues and growing discomfort among its members such as Venezuela, Libya and Nigeria over its current production levels, is OPEC really getting weaker?

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Top 12 Media Myths On Oil Prices

One expert tries to remove 12 misconceptions about oil and gas industry which, he says, is not a black hole. There's no mystery wrapped in an enigma here.

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Dragon Power on Display

With even U.S. allies scrambling to get on board the AIIB, China looks set to lead the global economy.

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The Mixed Blessing of Asia’s Growing Middle Class

A growing middle class in Asia can mean more people lifted out of poverty and leading comfortable and productive lives. It can also mean more social inequality, more pollution, more congestion, and more loss of natural capital and public goods.

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Europe’s Vulnerability on Russian Gas

European Union member states have many differences in terms of their energy security and, in particular, in their degree of exposure to a possible disruption of gas supplies from Russia.

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Growing Food Trade, Shrinking Self-Sufficiency

Growing demand for food and fuel has put pressure on the world’s agricultural lands to produce more. Now, a trend in “land grabbing” has emerged, as wealthy countries lease or buy farms and agribusiness in poorer countries to ensure their own future supplies.

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Is Aid Money Benefiting Small Farmers in Africa

For a food system to work in the long-term and benefit all the people involved in the food chain – from the farmers to the consumers – as well as the environment, it needs to be democratically controlled and based on sustainable and equitable principles.

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Causes and Consequences of Plunge in Oil Prices

While volatility in oil markets will likely persist, prices are expected to remain soft over the next few years. The declining prices present a unique window of opportunity to reform inefficient fossil fuel subsidies everywhere, says a new World Bank estimate.

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