Posts by davepulis

Here’s How The Energy Crisis Turns Into Hunger And Then… War?

We have previously warned about a whopping food crisis and supply problems in the fertilizer market. Well, now is worse because that was BEFORE we had the natural gas crisis. Why is that important? Natural gas is THE critical input into making fertilizer. Urea is essentially ammonia in solid state, the process of which entails…

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Top US Fertilizer Producer Hit With Rail Delays To Midwest

A fertilizer supply shock is imminent for US farmers as CF Industries Holdings, Inc. warned Thursday that rail shipments of crop nutrients would be reduced to top agricultural states, which couldn’t come at the worst time as the Northern Hemisphere spring planting season is underway.  The world’s largest fertilizer company said Union Pacific had hit it with…

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The Commodity-Currency Revolution Begins…

We will look back at current events and realise that they marked the change from a dollar-based global economy underwritten by financial assets to commodity-backed currencies. We face a change from collateral being purely financial in nature to becoming commodity based. It is collateral that underwrites the whole financial system. The ending of the financially based…

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Blame the Bitcoin Bond? El Salvador’s Dollar-Denominated Debt Slides

El Salvador’s bitcoin bond is a contributing factor to a slide in its dollar-denominated debt, but not the sole reason. El Salvador’s dollar-denominated debt has taken a beating in recent weeks, with observers blaming President Bukele’s plan to issue bitcoin bonds for the sell-off. But there’s more to the decline than meets the eye. “Salvador’s…

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Dubai Free Zone Becomes First UAE Government Entity to Accept Bitcoin

The free zone accepts payments in bitcoin, ether and the tether stablecoin.Dubai(Rasto SK/Shutterstock)Tanzeel AkhtarFeb 17, 2021 at 1:09 p.m. Updated Feb 17, 2021 at 3:52 p.m. Cryptocurrencies are now accepted as a form of payment at the KIKLABB free trade zone in Mina Rashid, Dubai. With the news, KIKLABB has become the first United Arab Emirates…

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EuroMed Capital co-organising blockchain conference for G-Global

EuroMed Capital is honoured to co-organise the first ever blockchain conference taking place during the G-Global congress. G-Global is a platform for communication and a recognised partner of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Other prominent co-organisers include the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD),…

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Embedded Finance: What it is and What it Means for the Fintech Industry

The fintech industry is always evolving. But one development in particular is generating significant buzz and market-wide revenue predictions to the tune of over $7 trillion in just 10 years. That development is embedded finance, and every fintech enterprise or company needs to know what this is and how it may affect the industry at large sooner…

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Cloud and complexity in IT

Companies are moving to the cloud for speed and agility. But many find they are not moving fast enough to reap the promised benefits. It’s an old story by now—cloud is the computing of the future. What has become evident in recent years, however, is cloud has established itself as the computing of the present—and…

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Diversity programs at top investment banks, and how to access them

Diversity is a big deal to investment banks when it comes to graduate recruiting. As an industry that has a reputation for being largely male, predominantly white and the home of the economically privileged, a lot of energy is channelled into ensuring that the analyst pool is as diverse as possible. If you fall into…

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Goldman Sachs gives staff a big pay rise

It’s not easy to get pay right when you’re Goldman Sachs. Pay too much and you’ll be lambasted by ‘vampire squid’-type accusations, particularly at a time when many non-banking households are struggling. Pay too little and you risk losing traders who fancy their chances at hedge funds and electronic trading firms.  Faced with this choice, Goldman seems to have decided to brave…

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