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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Global economic activity continues to firm up – IMF

Global growth for 2017 is now estimated at 3.7 percent, 0.1 percentage point higher than projected in the fall, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a latest report on the world economy. Shekhar GhoshShekhar Ghosh is consulting editor, Indoasiancommodities.com. He has edited and written for publications like Business India, Business Standard, Business Today, Outlook and […]

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What is an exchange-traded fund?

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In the most basic sense, an ETF is a type of fund that owns assets – like stocks, commodities, or futures – but has its ownership divided into shares that trade on stock exchanges. In other words, investors can buy and sell ETFs whenever they want during trading hours. Like a stock, each ETF has […]

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Bitcoin’s journey to $10,000

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It has been a breakthrough year for the world’s original cryptocurrency – and on November 28th, 2017, the bitcoin price blew past the psychological barrier of $10,000 with unprecedented pace. After all, it was only two days prior that the cryptocurrency was trading at $9,000. See the infographic detailing its journey at VisualCapitalist. admin

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Do good, save food

Food is wasted because we put too much food on our plates, we buy food and don‘t eat it before it goes off, restaurants or and school cafeterias serve portions that are too big, etc. See some key messages and tips from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to consumers – to reduce food waste. […]

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