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  • A compelling analysis highlighting the simple economic logic of investing in clean energy.

  • Way too funny haha months ago people argued that Libra wasn't Facebook but a consortium. My answer was that such thinking was delusional. The consortium is just an excuse and here we have the first stress crack under pressure. If I had to bet I would say both Uber and Spotify are the ones having second thoughts.

  • The traditional development aid approach has not worked for Africa. It has in some ways even held up the Continent’s development process. Africa’s growth and development requires market solutions and trade, not aid. The 54 countries must work together, learn together, and trade together to reach the

    The traditional development aid approach has not worked for Africa. It has in some ways even held up the Continent’s development process. Africa’s growth and development requires market solutions and trade, not aid. The 54 countries must work together, learn together, and trade together to reach the scale needed to compete globally and thrive. That will make for a bright future in Africa!

  • Great article by a macro fund manager in the FT about the coming measures central banks will need to apply in the next downturn. In the past central banks set the price of money but in the future they might have to give it away! Measures include a) a 'people's quantitative easing' where the bank creates

    Great article by a macro fund manager in the FT about the coming measures central banks will need to apply in the next downturn. In the past central banks set the price of money but in the future they might have to give it away! Measures include a) a 'people's quantitative easing' where the bank creates digital money and sends to the public b) the central bank buys equities like the Bank of Japan has done or c) dual interest rates where the bank offers a low lending rate to banks if they actually lend to a target group AND they offer much higher deposit rates. This encourages lending with low rates but doesn't penalise savers. Believe me, everyone is now preparing for the next big one..

  • Potentially significant news, especially if others follow.

  • It's hard to out-bank the banks. They have a lower cost of capital, and they don't have to spend all their money on marketing to get customers. As the author of this article says, "A slick digital platform, as it turns out, is not enough."

  • I don't think established banks see any advantage in dealing with Facebook or any other digital banking platform.

    Banking is based on trust and that has to be earned Facebook has a problem.

  • A step in the right direction

  • What’s not to like about the convenience of cartons? The environmental costs, may be?

  • Let’s see how this goes. As long as the farmers get paid, I’m all in.

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