Business

Companies’ Self-regulation Doesn’t Have to be Bad for the Public

A Nobel Prize-winning political economist found a way to promote good governance and protect users without the need for heavy-handed government regulation.

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Saving Water in Pakistan and India by Feeding Thirsty Crops with Drops

How India and Pakistan can reduce wastage of water in the age of climate change and water scarcity. The two countries can conserve water and increase productivity which can lessen stress on their shared and contested water resources.

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Land Grabbing and Its Implications for Sudan – Views from a Scholar

The Nile basin is rich in natural tangible and intangible resources, which are witnessing massive processes of grabbing in the recent decades. Most of the land was allocated to companies from mainly Middle Eastern states – including Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudia Arabia, the UAE and Syria – acquiring huge areas of land to produce food crops, animal feed such as alfalfa, and biofuels.

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How to Build a Business That Lasts More Than 200 Years

Centuries-old shinise businesses have withstood Westernization, changing tastes and increasing competition.

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How Soybeans Became China’s Most Powerful Weapon in Trump’s Trade War

China has reportedly halted all purchases of US soybeans. Here's why that's going to be very painful for American farmers.

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Urban Agriculture Should be Taken Seriously

In the Philippines, urban agriculture is slowly gaining ground but still has a minuscule contribution to overall crop production.

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Trade LNG More, End the US–China Trade War

Increasing LNG trade could benefit many in the light of current US–China trade tensions. In an increasingly multipolar world, international cooperation through global trade must be strengthened and the LNG market offers unique opportunities to stabilize the system.

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China-US Trade War Heats up: 3 Reasons it Won’t Cool Down Anytime Soon

An economist explains why the US and Chinese governments are most likely to dig in their heels rather than find a compromise to end the costly trade conflict.

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The Marijuana Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

Investments in new tech, new methods and new approaches will allow cannabis cultivators to stay profitable despite narrowing margins and falling prices. And that means the green boom will keep going.

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Pakistan: Telecom License Fees

The cost of the spectrum must go up substantially since the last license 15 years ago. Pakistan's leading analyst Ikram Sehgal argues that the spectrum prices are generally higher when the economies are in high sovereign debt and limited access to financial markets.

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