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General Electric (GE) Building $550 Million Brazilian Research Center

Filed in Brazil, General Electric, Gold Prices, Jeffrey Immelt, o by on February 17, 2011 0 Comments

With an eye toward expanding its presence in Brazil, General Electric (NYSE:GE) announced it will be building a $550 million research center in Brazil, focusing on IT, energy and health sectors. The center will be built in the state of Rio de Janeiro, according to Brazilian Science and Technology Minister Aloizio Mercadante, who attended a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and GE

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Corn Surges on Short Supply

Filed in AT T, Brazil, commodities, New Gold, o, South African Gold, ubs by on February 10, 2011 0 Comments
Corn Surges on Short Supply

Filed under: International Markets , China , Brazil , Market Matters , Economic Data , Commodities , Agriculture March corn futures jumped 24.25 cents a bushel on Wednesday to $6.98. Corn contracts have risen 97% since June. You may be wondering why all this activity in the corn market in the middle of winter. The answer lies in a USDA report that said corn supplies are dangerously low. In fact, they are near the record low set 15 years ago. What that means is that the corn stocks we have must last until our harvest starts in mid summer. Of the 12.4 billion bushels harvested last fall, we will have only 675 million bushels by Aug 31.To add more fuel to the problem, this new report is 9% lower than the USDA”s January projection, as reported in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required). Continue reading Corn Surges on Short Supply Corn Surges on Short Supply originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:50:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Brazil Approves Syngenta’s (NYSE:SYT) Triple Stack Corn

Filed in Brazil, Gold Bullion prices, o, silver, Syngenta, Triple Stack Corn by on February 4, 2011 0 Comments

Syngenta (NYSE:SYT) announced they’ve received approval from Brazil for the company’s triple stack corn. The National Biosafety Committee in Brazil told Syngenta they could now plant its triple stack corn: Bt11 x MIR162 x GA21 in the country. The triple stack corn of Syngenta is a combination of tolerance to herbicides and resistance to insects, specifically the fall army worm, which is the

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On South Africa’s wasted human capital

Filed in AIG, BP, Brazil, o, silver by on February 3, 2011 0 Comments

A post on Egypt’s population is coming up, I assure you all. The importance of the subject merits doing it right. For now Suffice it to say that Egypt’s key to the future of the regions of Nasser’s Three Circles, the Arab world, Africa, and wider Islam…

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