Cocoa: A bittersweet supply chain

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From bean to bar, the cocoa supply chain is a bittersweet one. While the end product is something most of us enjoy, this also comes with a human cost. Based on how much cocoa comes from West Africa, it’s likely that most of the chocolates we eat have a little bit of Cote d’Ivoire and […]

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Silver bulls: Visualising the price of silver

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Silver has always shown its value throughout history. From ancient coins to its use as a global currency during the Age of Discovery, silver has circulated the world to become an important financial asset. Its value continues to shine in the era of the modern finance industry. Click here to see the full VisualCapitalist graphic. […]

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Mapped: Every coal power plant in the world

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If you live in a developed country, it’s been clear that the appetite for coal power is falling. Not only has coal been singled out as a primary source of carbon emissions and air pollution, but it’s also been getting phased out in favour of cheap natural gas in some regions around the world. See the animation […]

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Copper: Driving the green energy revolution

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Copper is known as “man’s first metal”, and for over 10,000 years, it’s been used in applications ranging from architecture to coinage. However, it was Michael Faraday’s discovery of electromagnetic induction in 1831 that turned demand on its head for the red metal. As the world used more and more electricity, copper became known as […]

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Why investors turn to copper as an inflation hedge

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Every year, a vast amount of copper is used by the global economy to manufacture a wide variety of goods. It’s a major ingredient in big-ticket consumer goods like autos, appliances, electronics, and new homes. Simultaneously, copper is also gobbled up for many industrial uses including telecommunications, utilities, construction, and industrial machinery. See infograph at […]

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