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Africa begins to make poverty history
By 2006 the African poverty rate was 30% lower than in 1995, and 28% lower than in 1990.
africa  economy  poverty 
march 2010 by andrewducker
The ghost fleet of the recession
Here, on a sleepy stretch of shoreline at the far end of Asia, is surely the biggest and most secretive gathering of ships in maritime history. Their numbers are equivalent to the entire British and American navies combined; their tonnage is far greater. Container ships, bulk carriers, oil tankers - all should be steaming fully laden between China, Britain, Europe and the US, stocking camera shops, PC Worlds and Argos depots ahead of the retail pandemonium of 2009. But their water has been stolen.
economy  economics  business  finance  shipping  recession  globalization 
september 2009 by andrewducker
The bar for success in the technology industry is too low
They want success to mean bringing in more money than you spend. Can't see _that_ catching on.
business  technology  economy 
september 2009 by andrewducker
A look back at the 21st century
Written in 2000 and already looking rather accurate...
economics  future  economy  culture  technology  krugman 
august 2009 by andrewducker
Look on this toaster, ye mighty, and despair!
How the humble toaster highlghts both the positive and negative sides of a modern globalised economy.
globalization  economy  technology 
august 2009 by andrewducker
Billions stolen in online robbery
That's billions of kredits in Eve Online, stolen from a bank, and then sold for £3000...
online  games  economics  EveOnline  finance  economy 
july 2009 by andrewducker
Buy-to-let landlords 'hit harder'
That'll be phase two of the housing market collapse about to kick in...
housing  mortgages  banking  economy 
june 2009 by andrewducker
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