Global News Journal

U.S. Economic Crisis a Hot Topic on Chinese Blogs

October 2, 2008

By Oiwan Lam

Thomson Reuters is not responsible for the content of this post – the views are the author’s alone.

China baby milk scandal highlights decline in breastfeeding

October 1, 2008

By Juhie Bhatia

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Does the West still matter for Africa?

August 1, 2008

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First on Zimbabwe, now on Darfur, Western countries have lost out at the U.N. Security Council to African states backed by China and Russia.

Enter the new farmers

June 25, 2008

Wheat field in RomaniaWhat’s with farming these days? The humble, even if slightly romantic vocation, is attracting a new breed of participants as investing in farmland and agriculture becomes the latest fad in the world of investments.
 
With financial markets in tumoil and commodity prices at record highs, traditional financial players such as investment banks and hedge funds, and even sovereign wealth funds of cash-rich emerging economies are increasingly looking at farm land as the next major investment avenue.

Trying to deconstruct Chinese oil policy

June 20, 2008

china-fuel.jpgChina’s surprise decision late on Thursday to slash subsidies on fuel prices has been welcomed as a sign that Beijing is intent on reducing the pace of oil demand growth in the world’s second biggest energy consumer.