For three decades, Indian rice farmer Lahu Bhiwa loaded his grain onto an ox cart and sold it to families in his village, earning about 2,000 rupees ($32) a month. His life changed in 2010, when bulldozers cleared a new road that has helped triple his income.
For India’s main opposition party, the mood in the world’s second-most populous country is similar to that in 1979 Britain, when Margaret Thatcher came to power on a message of strong leadership and effective governance.
Money managers cut bearish bets on robusta coffee in London by 21 percent in the latest week at a time of slow exports from leading grower Vietnam, according to data from NYSE Liffe, the derivatives arm of NYSE Euronext.
In global development, as in business, delivery can determine failure or success. The windswept steppes of Mongolia, among the world’s harshest environments, have become a testing ground for how best to deliver something increasingly important to Earth’s entire population: electricity.