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The “Engine of Economic Growth”: An Overview of Private Investment Policies, Trends, and Projects in Cambodia (Global Capitalism)

By Mark Grimsditch. Edited by: Shalmali Guttal, Clarissa Militante, Julia Laki
Sunday 17 July 2016 by LRAN

Since the early 1990s, Cambodia has been heavily reliant on foreign aid. The Cambodian Government is seeking to reduce donor-dependence and increase self-reliance, aiming to lift the country to the status of higher middle-income country by 2030. This goal depends heavily on increasing private investment, and the Government has described the private sector as the “engine of economic growth” for Cambodia. It is therefore seeking to encourage both foreign and domestic investment in order to maintain current growth rates and facilitate continued development of the country.

Logs and Patronage: Systematic illegal logging and the destruction of state forests and protected areas in Rattanakiri and Stung Treng Provinces, Cambodia (Global Capitalism)

The NGO Forum on Cambodia
Thursday 11 February 2016 by LRAN

This report presents results of research into the destruction of forests and natural resources in Rattanakiri and Stung Treng Provinces, Cambodia. Over a number of months the researchers collected evidence and legal documentation, often working under dangerous and life-threatening conditions to record the activities of the luxury timber trade. The report has special relevance in light of recent pronouncements about preventing illegal logging in Cambodia.

Media Coverage on Foreign Pensions Funds and Land Grabbing in Brazil (Global Capitalism)

Saturday 14 November 2015 by LRAN

English, French and Swedish sources

NYT: TIAA-CREF, U.S. Investment Giant, Accused of Land Grabs in Brazil (Global Capitalism)

Saturday 14 November 2015 by LRAN

As an American investment giant that manages the retirement savings of millions of university administrators, public school teachers and others, TIAA-CREF prides itself on upholding socially responsible values, even celebrating its role in drafting United Nations principles for buying farmland that promote transparency, environmental sustainability and respect for land rights.

Revista Mural Internacional, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). V 5, June 2014.

Financial capital and land speculation in Brazil (Global Capitalism)

Fábio T. Pitta and Maria Luisa Mendonça
Saturday 8 November 2014 by LRAN

Keywords: Industrialization of agriculture, financial capital, international market,
debt crisis.

New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa raises concerns (Africa)

Saturday 17 May 2014 by LRAN

Land and Agrarian Reform in Zimbabwe : Beyond White-Settler Capitalism (Africa)

Edited by Sam Moyo Walter Chambati
Monday 12 May 2014 by LRAN

The Sugarcane Industry and the global economic crisis (Global Capitalism)

Maria Luisa Mendonça, Fabio T. Pitta and Carlos Vinicius Xavier
Wednesday 9 October 2013 by LRAN

Assumptions in the European Union biofuels policy: frictions with experiences in Germany, Brazil and Mozambique (Global Capitalism)

Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN

Strike Four in Climate Change: A “Climate Space” to rethink analysis and strategies (Global Capitalism)

by Pablo Solon
Wednesday 13 February 2013 by LRAN

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