World Bank revises growth forecast – Khmer Times – 05/10/2017

In its latest report, the World Bank has revised its forecast of the kingdom’s real economic growth for 2017, lowering it by 0.1 percentage points to 6.8 percent. In April this year, the World Bank reported that Cambodia’s outlook for growth remains favourable in the medium term, with growth projected to reach 6.9 percent in [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Fertilizer consumption by region – 5 key markets (million tons nutrient consumption)

“Fertilizer demand is mostly influenced by the evolution of the planted area and yields, the crop mix, crop prices and fertilizer-to-crop price ratios, fertilizer subsidy regimes, nutrient management regulations, nutrient recycling practices, and innovation. Nitrogen is by far the largest nutrient accounting for 60% of total consumption. Phosphorus (phosphate) and Potassium fertilizers are primarily applied [...]

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , |

Weighted average cost of capital of onshore wind energy across EU (in percent)

“In general, projects in southern and eastern Europe have higher financing costs than those in western and northern Europe. But financing costs also vary between countries with similar macroeconomic conditions. For example, wind power in Sweden report weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for equity and debt of 7.4 to 9.0 percent, significantly more than the [...]

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , |

Global economy at risk a decade on from financial crisis, says WEF – The Guardian – 26/09/2017

The 10th anniversary of the worst downturn since the Great Depression finds the global economy at risk of a fresh crisis and ill-prepared for the disruption likely from the robot age, the World Economic Forum has warned.

Source:  The Guardian, 26/09/2017

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Climate change made Lucifer heatwave far more likely, scientists find – The Guardian – 27/09/2017

The scorching temperatures across Europe’s Mediterranean nations this summer were made at least 10 times more likely by climate change, according to scientists. Furthermore, without action to tackle global warming, such summer heatwaves with temperatures soaring over 40C will become normal by 2050.

Source:  The Guardian, 27/09/2017

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Do more to help poor nations cope with climate change, IMF tells rich countries – The Guardian – 28/09/2017

The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries they must do more to help poor nations cope with climate change or suffer from the weaker global growth and higher migration flows that will inevitably result.

Source:  The Guardian, 28/09/2017

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Access to modern energy services in high-impact countries

“Total finance commitments for residential clean cooking were estimated to average $32 million over 2013-14 for the 20 high-impact countries. International public funding was the largest source representing 80 percent of the overall flows in the two-year period. While public finance accounted for much of the finance for clean cooking, commercial lending to small enterprises [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , |

Countries affected by conflict have lower socio-economic status

This study that analysed socio-economic conditions prior to the outbreak of conflict found that in countries with low socioeconomic indicators – such as higher rates of child mortality, poverty, food insecurity and undernutrition – there is a higher risk of conflict.

“In contrast, the same study found that levels of per capita income, GDP growth, and having access [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , |

Why is climate change’s 2 degrees Celsius of warming limit so important? – The Conversation – 23/08/2017

If you read or listen to almost any article about climate change, it’s likely the story refers in some way to the “2 degrees Celsius limit.” The story often mentions greatly increased risks if the climate exceeds 2°C and even “catastrophic” impacts to our world if we warm more than the target.

Source:  The Conversation, 2017/08/23

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Hurricane Irma tests the catastrophe bond market – Financial Times – 15/09/2017

Pension funds and asset managers braced for losses from powerful natural disaster

Source:  Financial Times, 2017/09/15

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