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Drought, low prices shrink cotton crop - Brownsville Herald

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Drought, low prices shrink cotton crop
Brownsville Herald
WESLACO — Drought and deflated market prices are likely to have a negative effect on this year's Rio Grande Valley cotton crop, agriculture experts say.
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Chinese gold imports likely to grow even higher - Mineweb

Chinese gold imports likely to grow even higher - Mineweb | Economics | Scoop.it

Author: Lewa Pardomuan & Fayen Wong
Posted: Wednesday , 08 May 2013 

SINGAPORE/BEIJING (REUTERS) - 

Chinese gold imports are likely to swell further after more than doubling to an all time high in March as retail consumers pounced when prices plunged to a two-year low last month.

 

China is the world's second largest buyer after India, and in both countries the steep fall in international gold prices in April unleashed years of pent up demand for coins, bars and jewellery.

 

That will help bolster prices for the metal, which has been abandoned by funds in other parts of the world in the wake of its historic fall.

 

"Physical demand picked up significantly over the last couple of weeks. Consumers and industrial users tend to see price drops as buying opportunities," Zhang Bingnan, secretary-general of the China Gold Association, told Reuters. ...


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Agricultural Policy Produces Low Crop Yields, High Prices - AllAfrica.com

Agricultural Policy Produces Low Crop Yields, High Prices - AllAfrica.com | Economics | Scoop.it
Agricultural Policy Produces Low Crop Yields, High Prices
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Many parts of Zambia are faced with acute shortage of food this year following the poor management of the agriculture sector by the Patrotic Front (PF) government.
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Crisis for Canadian newspaper publishers

Crisis for Canadian newspaper publishers | Economics | Scoop.it
Revenues fall too fast for cost cuts to compensate (Crisis for Canadian newspaper publishers http://t.co/XAtXBQAzuu via @guardian)
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Nokia pushes $99 Internet phone in market share battle

Nokia pushes $99 Internet phone in market share battle | Economics | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nokia is betting low-priced phones with Internet capability will help it regain lost ground in crucial emerging markets after falling behind in the global smartphone race.On Thursday, (Nokia pushes $99 Internet phone in market...
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Pressed by Consumers, Retailers Are Revealing More

Pressed by Consumers, Retailers Are Revealing More | Economics | Scoop.it
With fair-trade coffee and organic fruit now prolific, consumers concerned with working conditions and environmental issues are demanding more disclosure about what they wear.
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How Fair Trade Coffee Works

How Fair Trade Coffee Works | Economics | Scoop.it

ASK YOURSELF how you think Fairtrade might work.

 

And question what you want when you buy coffee: the best quality coffee possible, or the coffee that gives its farmer the best price?

 

It’s less likely to get both than you might think.


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Adele buys bargain furniture - Celebrity Balla

Adele buys bargain furniture - Celebrity Balla | Economics | Scoop.it

Adele has been buying second-hand furniture for her home. The 'Skyfall' hitmaker may have a multi-million pound fortune, but she and partner Simon Konecki - who have seven-month-old son Angelo...
Read more at http://www.celebrityballa.com/2013/05/88243/adele-buys-bargain-furniture#Gd2X8FdpMABuoerD.99


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Clothing Is New Front in Movement for Fair Trade - New York Times (blog)

Clothing Is New Front in Movement for Fair Trade - New York Times (blog) | Economics | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) Clothing Is New Front in Movement for Fair Trade New York Times (blog) With fair-trade coffee and organic fruit now standard on grocery shelves, consumers concerned with working conditions, environmental issues and outsourcing...

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Blizzard loses 1.3 million World of Warcraft subscribers amid downturn - Stabley Times

Blizzard loses 1.3 million World of Warcraft subscribers amid downturn - Stabley Times | Economics | Scoop.it
World of Warcraft user base plummets amid PC downturn (Blizzard loses 1.3 million World of Warcraft subscribers amid downturn - Stabley Times http://t.co/eM2yuaShKC #Technology)...
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Buy Fair Trade Food and Products

Buy Fair Trade Food and Products | Economics | Scoop.it
Buying fair trade gives you assurance that the workers who produced your food and products work in safe conditions and get paid a fair wage.
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