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Construction of the Nicaragua Canal has begun and it could transform world trade. But it could also bring irreversible damage

What will the Nicaragua Canal mean for locals?

Construction of the Nicaragua Canal has begun and it could transform world trade. But it could also bring irreversible damage

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Business Large reserves of natural resources are not always the boon they appear to be; they can bring corruption and contraction if a country’s wider economy does not benefit

The resource curse: why countries that have so much, often have so little

Large reserves of natural resources are not always the boon they appear to be; they can bring corruption and contraction if a country’s wider economy does not benefit

Business Mattel has suffered a sixth consecutive quarter of losses, owing to the downfall of its struggling Barbie brand

Mattel and Barbie suffer another slump

Mattel has suffered a sixth consecutive quarter of losses, owing to the downfall of its struggling Barbie brand

Business The cities of America’s North East and Midwest have been hit hard by the decline of industry. University medical-centres have helped to give this region some economic relief

University medical-centres cushion America’s vulnerable cities

The cities of America’s North East and Midwest have been hit hard by the decline of industry. University medical-centres have helped to give this region some economic relief

Business Experts from AGCO, the world’s largest pure-play agricultural equipment company, explain how it is pioneering the open approach to sustainable, hi-tech farming

AGCO leads the way for precision farming

Experts from AGCO, the world’s largest pure-play agricultural equipment company, explain how it is pioneering the open approach to sustainable, hi-tech farming

Business There are about 50 million people of Chinese descent living outside the Middle Kingdom but now many are moving back to the homeland to take advantage of the country’s rising prosperity

Chinese go home: Returnee generation fuel growth

There are about 50 million people of Chinese descent living outside the Middle Kingdom but now many are moving back to the homeland to take advantage of the country’s rising prosperity

Business Amazon is suing companies that offer five-star reviews for products sold on its website. Such manipulation of the open platform of the internet is widespread

Amazon aims to abolish paid-for reviews

Amazon is suing companies that offer five-star reviews for products sold on its website. Such manipulation of the open platform of the internet is widespread

Business If the issues of the sharing economy can be overcome, it could transform the business models on which the economy has relied for years

Sharing economy shakes up traditional business models

If the issues of the sharing economy can be overcome, it could transform the business models on which the economy has relied for years

Business Educational targets must be achieved alongside waste management capacity improvements, says Khaled Al Huraimel

The challenge of reducing the UAE’s waste

Educational targets must be achieved alongside waste management capacity improvements, says Khaled Al Huraimel

Business A financial markets analyst argues greater transparency and the proven virility of the sector supersedes political chaos in the minds of African investors

Cheadle: Market stability, not armed conflicts, trumps African investor concerns

A financial markets analyst argues greater transparency and the proven virility of the sector supersedes political chaos in the minds of African investors

Business FedEx challenges European rivals with TNT deal worth €4.4bn

FedEx bids $4.8bn for TNT

FedEx challenges European rivals with TNT deal worth €4.4bn

Business While FDI remains high throughout Africa, illiquidity pressures are making some exchanges less desirable listing entry points

Cheadle: Illiquidity greatest obstacle for African exchanges

While FDI remains high throughout Africa, illiquidity pressures are making some exchanges less desirable listing entry points

Business The American fast food industry must take heed of changing consumer appetites, if only to keep pace with its fast casual competition

‘Fast casual’ industry bites into McDonald’s profits

The American fast food industry must take heed of changing consumer appetites, if only to keep pace with its fast casual competition

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