Economy

April, 2018

  • 26 April

    A New Lithium War Is About To Begin

    Demand for lithium is soaring, and producers are frantically searching for new sources of supply. Prices have doubled in the last two years, rising as high as $16,500 per ton.

  • 3 April

    An Oil Price Rally is Likely

    Because U.S. shale growth is already baked into the current oil market projections, the risk to oil prices is probably skewed more towards the upside due to the variety of geopolitical ticking time bombs.

March, 2018

  • 18 March

    FTC Shuts Down Promoters of Deceptive Cryptocurrency Schemes

    These schemes falsely promised that participants could earn large returns by paying cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Litecoin to enroll in the schemes.

  • 4 March

    Oil Market Fears: War, Default and Nuclear Weapons

    The U.S. is one of the few areas of the world in which there is an energy investment boom underway, a development that could smooth out the uncertainties of geopolitical events around the world. At the same time, outside of the U.S., there is a deterioration of stability in many oil-producing regions, aggravating risks for both oil companies and the …

February, 2018

  • 24 February

    The Next Oil Boom Will be Fueled by Blockchain?

    The oil majors are waking up to blockchain possibilities. From oil majors like BP and Shell to smaller innovators like Petroteq, the massive potential is set to be unlocked in the oil and gas industry through the innovative use of new technology.

  • 12 February

    Kazakhstan’s Water Efficiency to Ease Tensions with China

    Policymakers in Kazakhstan shift focus to domestic water saving measures to reduce reliance on river water flowing from China.

January, 2018

  • 27 January

    Stability Reigns But Sri Lanka Might Stay in Chains

    Sri Lanka will enter a critical phase of its economic reforms in 2018. In order to reap the full benefits of macroeconomic stability, the government should balance some quick policy fixes with deeper reforms.

  • 22 January

    Scientists Breeding Super-nutritious Crops to Help Solve Global Hunger

    Biofortification is a partial solution global hunger, which must go hand in hand with efforts to reduce poverty, food insecurity, disease, poor sanitation, social and gender inequality.

December, 2017

  • 31 December

    Creating A Sustainable Future: 5 Essential Reads

    Trump administration rollbacks dominated news about the environment in 2017 – but beyond Washington D.C., many researchers are developing innovative visions for a greener future.

  • 15 December

    Santa is Putting Christmas on the Blockchain and Saving Billions

    Blockchain cuts out the middlemen—like banks and copious cookie-eating data elves—allows transactions to update instantaneously, and stops any tampering with earlier records.