Vietnam Emerges as Coffee Giant

Interesting read about a country whose whole economy has been shaped by the fortunes of the humble coffee bean.

Vietnam Emerges as Coffee Giant
GLOBALEDGE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BLOG | THU 30 JAN
http://tinyurl.com/q4po4ru

When one strolls into their favorite coffee shop on a typical arctic-conditions day like the ones we’ve been enjoying in … Read more

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Quartz: Surprisingly bad UK retail sales are alarming for everyone but online retailers

http://qz.com/54387

Well, that’s disappointing. British retail sales in January fell by 0.6%, shocking economists, who had predicted an increase of 0.5%, on average. Food sales, down 1.6%, were the main driver. The drop has raised fears that the United Kingdom is indeed headed for its third recession in four years―a “triple-dip” recession, as many call it. Just after […]