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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 14.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_api_filter_handler::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/date/includes/date_api_filter_handler.inc on line 578.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of uc_product_handler_field_price::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/ubercart/uc_product/views/uc_product_handler_field_price.inc on line 94.
  • strict warning: Declaration of uc_product_handler_field_weight::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/ubercart/uc_product/views/uc_product_handler_field_weight.inc on line 61.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 48.
  • strict warning: Declaration of semanticviews_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/semanticviews/semanticviews_plugin_style_default.inc on line 232.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/includes/handlers.inc on line 653.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
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(October 2013) Nearly 20 years on from the end of white minority rule and a programme of black economic empowerment, South Africa continues to suffer widespread inequality, poverty and unemployment.
(October 2013) It may be tempting to view recent declines in commodity prices as the end of the resource “supercycle” - - the period of sharp price rises and heightened volatility since the turn of the 21st century. Yet rumours of the supercycle’s death are greatly exaggerated. Despite recent falls, commodity prices are still near their levels of early to mid-2008, just before the global financial crisis hit. At a time when the world economy remains below full power, this phenomenon is striking, and a sign that the supercycle is alive and well according to recent research.
(October 2013) The Economist publishes a special report on the world economy each October in connection with the IMF/WB annual meetings. This year's theme is the development of globalization after the global financial crisis. In the survey, Greg Ip, US economics editor, argues that since 2008 unfettered globalization has given way to "gated globalization" -- countries and policymakers increasingly want to manage how they interact with the global economy, whether through selective capital controls, regional trade agreements, or murky forms of protectionism.
(October 2013) The Royal Swedish Academy says: There is no way to predict the price of stocks and bonds over the next few days or weeks. But it is quite possible to foresee the broad course of these prices over longer periods, such as the next three to five years. These findings, which might seem both surprising and contradictory, were made and analyzed by this year’s Laureates, Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller.
(October 2013) Global trade growth has stopped. Gavyn Davies, Fulcrum Asset Management principal, argues that this undermines global GDP growth, but The New York Times's Paul Krugman disagrees. Mr Davies replies to Mr Krugman's points in an interview with John Authers of the FT.
(October 2013) Despite a focus on developing alternative energy sources, fossil fuels are expected to provide the bulk of energy in 2050. The next generation is expected to produce and consume between 30 and 60% more energy, with the biggest challenge being producing enough cheap and sustainable energy, according to recent research.
(October 2013) Ethiopia: Growth in Africa’s most populous country after Nigeria, is expected to remain strong in the tiger economy of Africa in coming years. It is driven by services (above 40% of GDP) and agriculture and supported by rising public and foreign investment. Construction of infrastructure and improved energy supply are also helping to boost growth, as Ethiopia is undergoing huge infrastructure developments aimed at transforming the economy and address the low level of human development. The country has untapped reserves of coal, gold, oil and gas.
(October 2013) The Washington Post said on Tuesday that Carl Richard Hagen put his cellphone by the bed before he retired Monday night, just in case. The call from Stockholm, if it came, would come before dawn Tuesday. But he wasn’t optimistic. Two other people seemed much more likely to win the Nobel Prize in physics. He knew why, too: the Rule of Three.
(October 2013) The global economy is going through “transitions on an epic scale”, the International Monetary Fund managing director said on Thursday, warning that turbulence in emerging markets could chop 0.5 to 1 percentage point off their growth.
(October 2013) Global food prices dipped for a fifth straight month in September and the outlook for global cereal supply in the 2013/14 marketing season remains generally favourable despite downward adjustments to forecasts for world cereal production and closing stocks.