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Cut Pesticide Use to Boost Yields? It's Worked for Millions of Farmers in Asia and Africa

May 3rd, 2015
in econ_news

Pesticides are intended to be harmful. They kill pests, diseases and weeds. But some also harm humans and wildlife. Pesticides are a huge global business, worth around US$45 billion. Each year, 3.5 billion kilogrammes of pesticides are applied to food crops and their use is growing. more »

Dispute Over the South China Sea could put East Asia at War Again

February 26th, 2015
in econ_news

Philippine authorities have released satellite pictures of six reefs in the Spratly archipelago that indicate that the Chinese are building artificial structures in the disputed territories of the South China Sea. According to some observers, these features could allow China to extend the more »

India and Netherlands Global Weather and Climate Reports

June 10th, 2014
in econ_news

Let's talk more about the impacts of the probably coming El Nino. Supposedly one is coming. Of course that is a probability situation but at this point quite likely this El Nino has already arrived. What will the impacts be especially in Asia? more »

Asia to Become Twitter's Most Important Market

May 29th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

by Felix Richter, Statista.com As Twitter's user growth is gradually slowing down, much of its future growth will occur in highly populated, developing regions such as Asia. eMarketer predicts the percentage of Twitter's active users coming from… more »

BOJ Holds Policy: Cites Stronger Investment, Industrial Output

March 15th, 2014
in econ_news

Japan's central bank maintained its goal of boosting the monetary base by an annual 60-70 trillion yen and voiced growing confidence about rising investment and industrial production though it also acknowledged that exports had "recently leveled of more or less. more »

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