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Rare earth prices soar as China stocks up

July 14th, 2011  |  Source: FT.com

A recent crackdown by Beijing on rare earth mines and restrictions on exports have caused chaos in some of these markets.

Japan and the US, the world’s biggest importers of rare earths, have repeatedly voiced concerns to China, while complaints from industrial users of rare earths have been growing.

Last year, China cut their exports by 40 per cent and temporarily banned exports to Japan during a political dispute.

Lobbying groups spend big when lawmakers are honored

July 12th, 2011  |  Source: Sunlight Foundation


Honorary fees top $50 million over past two years

The Future of Africa | A Multi Book Project

July 11th, 2011  |  Source: Africa Unchained

Co-Founded by Diaby Mohamed of Kamos Limited, the The Future of Africa Project states the following:

Desperate efforts by governments to widen the socio-economic factors in Africa are likely to become a fiasco if adequate attention is not given to creative successful entrepreneurs.

Let’s do away with CSR

July 10th, 2011  |  Source: marcgunther.com


Maybe it’s time to do away with corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Not merely the words and the idea but the infrastructure: CSR departments, CSR reports, CSR conferences and CSR executives.

Life after Capitalism

July 8th, 2011  |  Source: Project Syndicate.Org

In 1995, I published a book called The World After Communism. Today, I wonder whether there will be a world after capitalism.

Nemesis chases Murdoch’s hubris

July 7th, 2011  |  Source: FT.com

The game is up for Rupert Murdoch. The head of News Corp has held sway over Britain’s media industry for a generation. Prime ministers have feared and feted him. He has outwitted regulators and outgunned rivals. Now, suddenly, it is all unraveling. The media mogul has lost his touch. These things happen.


Murdoch investors take fright

July 7th, 2011  |  Source: FT.com

Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp, has strongly backed Rebekah Brooks, the executive at the centre of a phone-hacking scandal, even as he denounced the “deplorable and unacceptable” behaviour at the News of the World.

Can Anyone Create a Hacker-proof Cyberspace?

July 6th, 2011  |  Source: K@W

Over the July 4 holiday in the U.S., the Fox News Twitter account was attacked by hackers who left six tweets saying that President Obama had been shot to death in Iowa. Apple was also attacked over the weekend with a tweet directing readers to a list of user names and encrypted passwords from the Apple Business Intelligence web site. Citibank, Sony and even the CIA have also suffered data breaches in recent months, drawing renewed attention to cyber security and accelerating policy debate on how to protect critical information from hackers.

Top 10 Reasons Social Media Marketing is Exploding

June 30th, 2011  |  Source: The Real Kait

Guest blogger Kait Vinson writes:

There has been a lot of buzz recently about the future of marketing and social media.  The emergence of social media networks and social media managers has been in astounding numbers.  I did a little research as to why this was happening at such as rapid rate and this is what I found.

Capital is Fuel in the Social Capital Market

June 29th, 2011  |  Source: socialcapitalmarkets.net


Capital is fuel for changing the world in the social capital market. Do-gooders often look upon capitalism with horror as a wild force of nature.  But capital is not untamable: it is a tool that we created, and that can be put back under our control. To paraphrase the proverb: the past decade has shown us that those who seek money without meaning are dangerous, but those who seek meaning without capital are limited in their ability to scale.

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