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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) South Africa faces low growth, widespread unemployment, and a high reliance on foreign capital inflows.
(October 2013) With the US government shutting down today because of political gridlock in Washington DC, ahead of another drama cliff in two weeks time on lifting the federal debt ceiling, saying that the prospects for the world economy are brighter must be tagged with caveats.
(September 2013) The volume of world trade increased by 2.2% in July 2013, following a 0.5% decline in June (initial estimate: -0.5%). World industrial production rose 0.5% in July.
(September 2013) Western banks reported rising lending to emerging markets at a record pace in the first quarter earlier this year, triggered by the global search for yield but the US Federal Reserve's announcement in the second quarter that it would begin reducing its bond-buying coupled with China's cut in bank liquidity damaged sentiment.
(September 2013) The world has large potential technical recoverable resources of so-called 'tight oil' possibly several times those of North America. However, the costs of extracting tight oil reserves, from shale rock is likely to be much higher than in North America, requiring the need for a higher oil price to be commercially viable.
(September 2013) Trading in global foreign exchange (Fx) markets averages US$5.3tn per day in April 2013, up from $4tn in 2010 -- a rise of 32%. The euro accounts for a third of trading while the Mexican peso and the Chinese renminbi rose to the top 10 most traded currencies.
(September 2013) The waste of some 1.3bn tons of food each year is causing economic losses of $750bn and significant damage to the environment. Rice accounts for up over half of wasted cereals in Japan, China and South Korea, and 72% of lost or discarded cereals in South and Southeast Asia—a total of 149.7m tonnes and the wasted rice emits greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 610.5m tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.
(September 2013) August's JPMorgan Global All-Industry Output Index came in at 55.2, up from 54.0 in July and its highest level since February 2011. New order growth also hit a 30-month high, stimulating one of the steepest gains in payroll numbers for over two years.
(September 2013) Global food prices fell in August for the fourth straight month boosted by record grain production.
(September 2013) Global prices of crude oil, hydrocarbon products, and minerals have surged over the past decade. Metals are up 66%, crude oil 159%. Major deposits of natural resources have been discovered in developing countries: gold in Burkina Faso; offshore petroleum in Ghana; and copper, gold, and coal in Mongolia. Many expect growth to follow. If institutions in these countries are sound and the resources are invested at home in infrastructure and health and education, the assumption is that growth will happen. However, a new study says that while some resource-rich countries do fare well, many others struggle to convert their resource wealth into growth engines that will benefit future generations.