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The World’s Next Big Trading Block May Be India

A new Common Market is being formed. It has a bigger economy than the whole of sub-Saharan Africa, more states than the EU has members & twice the population of North America. It’s called India. Given the size of its 29 states & a predicted growth rate of at least 7.5%, potential benefits of integration are huge.

China Demands Gold As Collateral For Zimbabwe Loans

China is happy to provide the financing to turn Africa into Disneyland – Monorails & all – but there is one catch… the loans must be backed by gold as collateral, in accordance with rules & regulations when granting any loan. Great way for China to transform its excess USDs to Gold (Also get paid interest while it waits).

Is Africa - China And Japan's Next Battleground?

Africa is precisely where the smart money has refocused all attention in the past year precisely because it is the last and only bastion of untapped credit growth and capacity. So it is unsurprising that China and Japan, with apparently bottomless wells of printed money are taking aim also.

Africa: The Next Major Boom - Bust Cycle?

Only by increasing real savings through a voluntary lowering of societal time preference, can Africa ever progress and become a true diversified and sound continent economically

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