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March 17, 2014

Last year the so-called commodities “supercycle” was widely declared dead, but with price drops – and investors more optimistic about the global economy on the whole – it may be worth rethinking shunning this sector. 

Last year the so-called commodities “supercycle” was widely declared dead, but with price drops – and investors more optimistic about the global economy on the whole – it may be worth rethinking shunning this sector.

From the late 1990s to the 2008 crisis, the price of oil rose 1,062%, while copper shot up 487%, according to investment house Pimco. Behind this meteoric rise were emerging markets where wealth was growing quickly, causing increased demand for food, energy and the inputs of industrialisation and urbanisation.

September 29, 2011

The family behind India’s Aditya Birla Group plans to invest $17 billion globally, as it looks to double its revenues over the next four years.

The family behind India’s Aditya Birla Group plans to invest $17 billion globally, as it looks to double its revenues over the next four years.

Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the family business whose operations include metals, retail and producing insulators, is looking to achieve $65 billion (€47.7 billion) in sales by 2015, up from its current $35 billion, said a company spokeswoman.

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