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  • Global Cocoa Market Overview: Trends and Future Outlook

    The cocoa market has witnessed a drastic price increase, with recent figures reaching up to $12,000 per tonne. This rise is mainly attributed to significant production decreases in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, which account for more than half of the global supply. These countries are facing severe challenges such as adverse weather conditions and aging…

    Global Cocoa Market Overview: Trends and Future Outlook
  • The Growing Risk of Greenflation: A Focus on Critical Minerals

    The surging demand for critical minerals crucial to the development of renewable energy technologies is significantly heightening the risk of greenflation, according to the International Energy Agency’s “Energy Technology Perspectives 2023” report. This risk arises from an expected disparity between the demand for and supply of key minerals such as nickel and lithium, anticipated to…

    The Growing Risk of Greenflation: A Focus on Critical Minerals
  • Red Sea Crisis: Global Trade, Shipping, and Commodity Markets

    The Red Sea Crisis ignites a seismic shift in global trade as Houthi attacks on shipping routes have led to a drastic 82% reduction in container tonnage through the Suez Canal. Starting in November 2023, these disruptions have compelled a significant rerouting of maritime traffic around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, impacting the global supply…

    Red Sea Crisis: Global Trade, Shipping, and Commodity Markets
  • Oil Giant ExxonMobil expands Permian Basin footprint with Pioneer Natural Resources Acquisition

    ExxonMobil shakes up the energy game with its impressive $59.5 billion acquisition of Pioneer Natural Resources. Against a climate-conscious setting, the deal aims to redefine Exxon’s position in the Permian Basin, holding 40% of US oil production. Fueled by geopolitical events and soaring profits, the move is a strategic bet on operational efficiency, cost savings,…

    Oil Giant ExxonMobil expands Permian Basin footprint with Pioneer Natural Resources Acquisition
  • The EU Recovery Fund and Italy: An Update

    This piece delves into Italy’s economic challenges, the pivotal role of the EU Recovery Fund, and the implications for regional development and Eurozone integration. It discusses how the fund’s allocation impacts Italy’s struggle with regional disparities, economic stagnation, and the potential for future EU fiscal policies. A must-read for understanding the complexities of Italy’s economic…

    The EU Recovery Fund and Italy: An Update
  • AMD’s Game-Changing Move: $50bn Xilinx Acquisition is Shaping the Future of Computing

    Driven by the relentless expansion of digital transformation, the semiconductor industry has experienced remarkable growth, despite cyclical fluctuations. These technological advances have also increased the demand for powerful and efficient computing solutions, pushing manufacturers to enhance their product portfolios continuously. In this dynamic environment where consolidation has become a key driver of growth and competitiveness,…

    AMD’s Game-Changing Move: $50bn Xilinx Acquisition is Shaping the Future of Computing
  • Biopharma Breakthrough: Examining Pfizer’s Strategic Seagen Acquisition

    Pfizer Inc.’s acquisition of biotech firm Seagen Inc. at a staggering $43 billion highlights a pivotal shift in its oncology strategy, reflecting confidence in Seagen’s cutting-edge cancer therapies. This strategic move not only amplifies Pfizer’s presence in the pharmaceutical industry but also leverages Seagen’s innovative monoclonal antibody-based treatments. With regulatory approvals in place, Seagen is…

    Biopharma Breakthrough: Examining Pfizer’s Strategic Seagen Acquisition
  • Unraveling Argentina’s “Golden Age”: About Economic Realities and the Peronist Legacy

    Diving deeply into Argentina’s economic and political history, this article dissects the myth of its “Golden Age” and sheds light on the complex interplay of factors that led to Argentina’s early prosperity and subsequent economic decline. From a dominant agricultural oligarchy impeding the economy’s modernisation to a developmentalist import substitution industrialisation strategy under the leverage…

    Unraveling Argentina’s “Golden Age”: About Economic Realities and the Peronist Legacy
  • Give and Take: A Discussion on Money, Exchange, and Humanity

    This piece aims to refresh the standard economic discussion of money by synthesizing history, economics, and anthropology. We cover exchange before money, after money, and finally explore a wider definition of human exchange. A deeper look into humanity’s relationship with money and exchange produces newfound insights, ideas about the future of money, and hopefully, meaningful…

    Give and Take: A Discussion on Money, Exchange, and Humanity
  • A Brief History of Decision Theory

    From the birth of probability theory emerged decision theory, a field woven with pivotal historical contributions. Beginning with Pascal and Fermat’s groundbreaking forward-looking approach, it traces the disruptive St. Petersburg paradox and highlights Kahneman and Tversky’s cognitive insights. This succinct history unveils how the modern field of decision theory came to be.

    A Brief History of Decision Theory