Negative interest rate policies are backfiring: new research

Negative interest rate policies—where nominal rates are set below zero percent—have been introduced in Europe and Japan to stimulate flagging economies but research from the University of Bath shows the unconventional ...

Empowering African farmers with data

With a couple billion more people estimated to join the global population in the next few decades, world food production could use an upgrade. Africa has a key role to play: Agriculture is Africa's biggest industry, but much ...

Report finds discrimination driving disparities in food insecurity

Lifetime experiences of racial and ethnic discrimination are strongly linked to food insecurity in Philadelphia, says a new series of reports released today from researchers at Drexel University's Center for Hunger Free Communities ...

After financial setback, $305M Miami science museum rises

A new $305 million science museum in Miami that officials say will be one of the nation's most sophisticated is on target to open in the spring, after surviving a financial setback that had threatened to derail the project.

Bailed-out banks issued riskier loans

(Phys.org) —Banks that received federal bailout money approved riskier loans and shifted capital toward risky investments, according to a University of Michigan researcher.

Researchers analyze growth potential in African bank loans

In Africa, small women-owned business owners find it easier to obtain loans than their male counterparts. The reason for this distortion is that politicians and foreign aid organisations with their focus on bank loans for ...

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