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Colombia: 1500 ha avocado trees lost

maandag, juni 24, 2013 · Category Economy · comments 1

Colombia: 1500 ha avocado trees lost

In the Montes de María are about 3700 acres avocado trees destroyed by the fungus Phytophthora cinnamomi, the trees dry out completely. Another 1,800 acres is in danger.

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Coca Cola introduces new Frozen bottles in Colombia

maandag, juni 24, 2013 · Category Economy · comments 0

Coca Cola introduces new Frozen bottles in Colombia

Soft drinks manufacturer Coca-Cola in Colombia comes with a very cool innovation: bottles made of ice. The drink is fresh and melts the bottle afterwards so there is no waste remains. Handy for events.

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The real problem with Greece and Southern Europe

woensdag, juni 22, 2011 · Category Economy · comments 7

The real problem with Greece and Southern Europe

What are the problems really? What do we hear on TV every day and what is not being said? Is it a cultural problem? Is it just the simple fact that Greece has been living above their own standards? Do we have to throw Greece out of the EU? Or are we going to keep throwing money at a Greek Government that simply isn't capable of managing its economy? Is the EU really worth while or has it been a facade for other reasons such as exports.

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Belarus: 36% devaluation of ruble and heading for hyperinflation

woensdag, mei 25, 2011 · Category Economy · comments 0

Belarus: 36% devaluation of ruble and heading for hyperinflation

Belarus's central bank devalued the country's official currency rate by 36% Monday, as it published the new exchange rates on its website. The new exchange rate of 4,930 Belarussian rubles to the dollar became official on Tuesday 24 of May 2011, compared with 3,155 rubles to the dollar Monday the 23th of May

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Belarus: Watching the total collapse of one of the last Communist countries

zaterdag, mei 21, 2011 · Category Economy · comments 2

Belarus: Watching the total collapse of one of the last Communist countries

Yes it is true. Belarus is on the ferge of total collapse, much like the last days of the Soviet Union in 1991, Belarus is about to go bankrupt and nobody cares anymore. Belarus has been the Greece of the Slavic countries with one big difference: Nobody is about to step in anymore to help.

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Why are western banks leaving Russia?

woensdag, maart 16, 2011 · Category Economy · comments 0

Why are western banks leaving Russia?

Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said that a perception of political risk leading up to the 2012 presidential election was causing capital to flee the country, a factor which battered the ruble in the second half of last year. Russia saw over $30 billion in capital outflows last year, more than four times the amount forecast by the central bank. In January 2011 the capital outflow reached a stagering $ 13 billion.

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BRIC(S) | South-Africa as the port to the African Continent?

zaterdag, januari 8, 2011 · Category Economy · comments 0

BRIC(S) | South-Africa as the port to the African Continent?

With it's lagging economy and an official unemployment rate of 24,8% (unofficial rate close to 40%) adding South-Africa to Jim O'Neill's BRIC countries, seems a little bit odd. According to South-African media it is an important milestone, signifying South Africa is becoming a major emerging economy in the world. Being invited by China, it's largest trading partner, it seems more a political move than one based on facts and figures.

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