Caribbean Fighting A Losing Battle Against High Food Imports

For much of late October, Caribbean ministers of agriculture, journalists, farmers and academics gathered in this tiny but picturesque south Caribbean island Read more of this post

Obama Fires Back After China Slates Fed’s QE2

US President Barack Obama defended the Federal Reserve’s policy of printing dollars on Monday during a trip to India, after Chinese officials stepped up criticism ahead of this week’s Group of 20 meeting. Read more of this post

Emerging Economies Ready To Counter The Federal Reserve Latest Liquidity Injection

Emerging economies expressed their disappointment with the Fed which makes even more difficult a significant agreement on global misbalances and exchange rates in the coming G-20 summit next week in Seoul, Korea. Read more of this post

Petroleum Prices On The Rise For Bajans

Anonymous email sent from a remailer to us indicates Bajans will see an increase in petroleum prices at the pump effective Sunday midnight November 7. Read more of this post

Gold Rises To Record $1400/oz On Renewed Inflation Worries

Gold prices rose to an all-time high within a few dollars of $1,400 an ounce on Friday as the U.S. Federal Reserve’s program to resume buying government bonds stoked inflation worries. Read more of this post

12 Ominous Signs For World Financial Markets

Can anyone explain the very strange behavior that we are seeing in world financial markets right now? Read more of this post

Gold Closing In On US$1300/oz

Gold prices – both in the spot and futures market – touched a new record high in the international market on Wednesday as investors continued to seek refuge in the precious metal after Read more of this post

US Corn Refiners Association Wants To Change Name Of High Fructose Corn Syrup To “corn sugar”

Consumers have largely ignored every marketing effort by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) to “health-wash” high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as being the same as all other forms of sugar. Read more of this post

DLP Seeks IDB Help In Shaking Up Ministry Of Agriculture

Coming on the heels of a previous digital article where it was stated the Minister of Agriculture Haynesley Benn “is operating in an environment in which people had a particular way of carrying out operations, and are not perpared to change” Read more of this post

Sold! IMF 10 Tonne Gold To Bangladesh

After India and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh has bought 10 tonnes of gold for $403 million from the International Monetary Fund. Read more of this post

Obama To Help Rescue Sudan Peace Deal

A senior Sudanese official on Thursday said Sudan was continuing to work to achieve unity of the country’s north and south and did not believe that southern succession was “inevitable” as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated on Wednesday. Read more of this post

18 Signs That America Is Rotting Right In Front Our Eyes

Sometimes it isn’t necessary to quote facts and figures about government debt, unemployment and the trade deficit in order to convey how badly America is decaying. Read more of this post

Top Economists: The Second Great Depresson Has Arrived

The worst nightmare forecast by economic specialists over the previous years has come true: new research by economic gurus in the United States of America has revealed a bleak scenario: the United States’ economy is in a state of depression. Read more of this post

IMF Warns Countries Of Debt Risks

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that many wealthy countries are amassing risky debt burdens, which could spark a market-wide panic. Read more of this post

Pakistan Flood Assessments Reveal ‘Bleak’ Picture, Huge Needs

The picture that Christian relief groups have been painting of southern Pakistan following the region’s massive flooding has been bleak with at least one describing the needs there as “huge.” Read more of this post

Ecopetrol To Buyout BP Colombian Business

BP has agreed to sell its oil and gas exploration business in Colombia. Read more of this post

The Blind Leading The Blind? Who is Leading The Ministry Of Finance?

A dagger of immense proportions was driven through the heart of our Constitutional arrangements last Thursday night, when for close on 90 minutes of prime time television, Senator Darcy Boyce, and as such, an unelected member of Parliament, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, lead spoke to the country on matters of finance! Read more of this post

Mottley: Why IMF Terms Secrecy?

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley wants to know why the fact that Barbados will not earn a loan from the World Bank unless it enters into an International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreement was hidden from the entire population until Thursday night. Read more of this post

Barbados Economy On Right Path

No stimulus package. No budget. Read more of this post

BP To Drill Off Coast Of Libya

The oil giant BP will start drilling off the Libyan coast soon, amid intense pressure over the company’s involvement with the Lockerbie case. Read more of this post

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