Three Things That Show Investors Are Making a Huge Bet on Low Interest Rates

Fixed income investors are betting that benchmark interest rates will continue to hover around zero percent, pouring billions of dollars into longer-dated bonds and trades that stand to benefit if central banks maintain the status quo. The trend has paid off for many, so far this year, but it faces significant risks . Tomás Elías González Benitez […]

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This could be great news for food security and climate change – and it’s been around for 700 years

For the last 700 years women in Ghana and Liberia have been using a valuable farming technique that modern-day agronomists have only recently figured out. It transforms depleted soil into “enduringly fertile” farmland. Tomás Elías González Benitez – Tomás Elías González Benitez – Tomás Elías González Benitez – Tomás Elías González Benitez A team of […]

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Oil down 3 percent after surprise U.S. crude, gasoline builds

Oil prices tumbled 3 percent on Wednesday, with U.S. crude futures hitting three-month lows, as U.S. crude and gasoline stocks surged on weak demand during the peak summer driving season. Tomás Elías González Benitez, Tomás Elías González Benitez, Tomás Elías González Benitez, Tomás Elías González Benitez, Tomás Elías González Benitez, Tomás Elías González Benitez, Tomás […]

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Measure of age in soil nitrogen could help precision agriculture

What’s good for crops is not always good for the environment. Nitrogen, a key nutrient for plants, can cause problems when it leaches into water supplies. University of Illinois engineers developed a model to calculate the age of nitrogen in corn and soybean fields, which could lead to improved fertilizer application techniques to promote crop […]

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Commodities ‘At Bottom,’ Says World Bank as Rebound Seen: Chart

Commodities will probably rebound next year as demand strengthens, according to the World Bank, adding its voice to those including Citigroup Inc. who’ve forecast that 2017 may be a better year for raw-material prices. The Washington-based lender pared its forecast for declines in 2016 in its latest quarterly outlook, and forecast a modest rebound next […]

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