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            The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders Who Barter the Earth's Resources

            The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders Who Barter the Earth's Resources (Hardback)

            By Blas, Javier; Farchy, Jack

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            When it comes to trading in raw materials, there are no rules. Commodity traders make a living by supplying the world with raw goods like oil, grain and metal - no matter how war-torn, famine-stricken or corrupt the country of origin. These are the men who bought oil from Libyan ...rebels in the midst of the Arab Spring; who took sugar from the Cuban government at the height of the Cold War; who helped Saddam Hussein illicitly sell his resources to the west. It is an industry that affects us all, but whose workings have been deliberately concealed from our view. Now, two Bloomberg journalists tell the full, inside story of how raw materials are bought and sold in the twenty-first century. They risk everything to meet the tribe of billionaires responsible for keeping the planet stocked with raw materials, uncovering a world of big egos and even bigger pay cheques. And they travel the globe - from the oil fields of Kazakhstan, to the copper mines of the Congo, to the gleaming skyscrapers of New York - to recount the most shocking tales from this hidden world of multi-million pound deals. If you have ever felt uneasy about how petrol gets from the Middle East to your tank, or wondered where the metal in your phone comes from, this book offers the answers. It reveals a ruthless underbelly to the world economy - one that no consumer can afford to ignore.
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            ISBN 9781847942654
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2021
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders Who Barter the Earth's Resources
             

            The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders Who Barter the Earth's Resources (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blas, Javier; Farchy, Jack

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            • Pub Date
              15 Apr 21

            When it comes to trading in raw materials, there are no rules. Commodity traders make a living by supplying the world with raw goods like oil, grain and metal - no matter how war-torn, famine-stricken or corrupt the country of origin. These are the men who bought oil from Libyan ...rebels in the midst of the Arab Spring; who took sugar from the Cuban government at the height of the Cold War; who helped Saddam Hussein illicitly sell his resources to the west. It is an industry that affects us all, but whose workings have been deliberately concealed from our view. Now, two Bloomberg journalists tell the full, inside story of how raw materials are bought and sold in the twenty-first century. They risk everything to meet the tribe of billionaires responsible for keeping the planet stocked with raw materials, uncovering a world of big egos and even bigger pay cheques. And they travel the globe - from the oil fields of Kazakhstan, to the copper mines of the Congo, to the gleaming skyscrapers of New York - to recount the most shocking tales from this hidden world of multi-million pound deals. If you have ever felt uneasy about how petrol gets from the Middle East to your tank, or wondered where the metal in your phone comes from, this book offers the answers. It reveals a ruthless underbelly to the world economy - one that no consumer can afford to ignore.
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            ISBN 9781847942661
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2021
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Them and Us: How immigrants and locals can thrive together
             

            Them and Us: How immigrants and locals can thrive together (Hardback)

            By Legrain, Philippe

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              1 Jun 21

            Immigration is good for society and here's the data that proves it.

            ISBN 9781786077905
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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            Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire: Shortlisted for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2020
             

            Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire: Shortlisted for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2020 (Paperback)

            By Henderson, Rebecca

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              14 Sep 21

            Free market capitalism is one of humanity's greatest inventions, and the greatest source of prosperity the world has ever seen. But it's also on the verge of destroying the planet and destabilizing society in its single-minded pursuit of maximizing shareholder value. Rebecca Hend...erson, McArthur University Professor at Harvard University, argues for a new framework; one that can simultaneously make a positive societal impact by confronting the realities of the environment and the need to address social and economic inequality, while also delivering sustained financial performance to ensure economic growth that brings prosperity and wellbeing to society as a whole. Drawing on the lessons of companies from around the world who are acting on this responsibility - who are not only surviving but are thriving, becoming leaders in their industries and beginning to drive the wheels of change - Professor Henderson proves that this is not only a moral imperative for business but also the only way to remain competitive in our changing world.
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            ISBN 9780241379684
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The China Strategy: Harnessing the Power of the World's Fastest-Growing Economy
             

            The China Strategy: Harnessing the Power of the World's Fastest-Growing Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First trade paper ed)

            By Tse, Edward

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            The only business book on China that you will ever need

            ISBN 9780465029068
            Released NZ 7 Aug 2012
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Sabotage: The Business of Finance
             

            Sabotage: The Business of Finance (Paperback)

            By Nesvetailova, Anastasia; Palan, Ronen

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              13 Apr 21

            'If you're a progressive, in Britain or elsewhere, and if you think the movement needs fresh ideas, read this book, it's full of them. Then get to work' The Guardian 'It ought to be required reading for every civil servant, regulator and politician in the UK and elsewhere' Litera...ry Review Financial malpractice, we're told, is an aberration: the actions of a few bad apples deviating from the norms of a market-governed process and gaming the system. In Sabotage, political scientists Anastasia Nesvetailova and Ronen Palan blow this fiction apart, showing that sabotage is not an anomaly, but part of the business model of finance - and always has been. Abusive lending practices, misleading investors, manipulating prices, deliberately falsifying figures, cheating, obstruction and taking advantage of 'the dumbest person in the room' - they're actually the main source of profitability in finance, and the surest way to a bonus. If you want to make money in the industry, you need to find ways of sabotaging either your clients, your competitors or the government (or all three), and above all, the market itself. Talking to industry insiders, economists and high net worth customers, examining the history of finance and its workings today, the authors show us how the idea of sabotage not only makes sense of all past economic crises, but must also be at the heart of all future regulations.
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            ISBN 9780141986241
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Currencies After the Crash: The Uncertain Future of the Global Paper-Based Currency System
             

            Currencies After the Crash: The Uncertain Future of the Global Paper-Based Currency System (Hardback)

            By Eisen, Sara

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            Currency movement has become an increasingly important part of the state of todays economy and is vital in shaping both emerging economies and economic superpowers. As economies strive to recover from the worldwide financial crisis, the currency market has increasingly become the... focal point of policies designed to achieve prosperity.
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            ISBN 9780071784887
            Released NZ 2 Oct 2012
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series General Finance & Investing
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            Free Lunch Thinking: How Economics Ruins the Economy

            Free Lunch Thinking: How Economics Ruins the Economy (Hardback)

            By Bergin, Tom

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            Over the past few decades, certain economic theories have achieved the status of fundamental economic truths among many of the world's governments: that high spending is always dangerous, for example;

            ISBN 9781847942739
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2021
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Groundchange: The Story of Trade Aid
             

            Groundchange: The Story of Trade Aid (Paperback)

            By Blundell, Sally

            "The history of the founders of Trade Aid, New Zealand couple Vi and Richard Cottrell, who travelled to India to work with Tibetan refugees in the 1970s. It also covers the development of fair trade, the rise of political activism in this country and the establishment of a busine...ss model now respected across the globe ... Traces Trade Aid from its inception as a small idealistic enterprise that aimed to provide market access to the world's poor, to a group of 28 shops throughout New Zealand that has engaged thousands of New Zealanders as staff, volunteers and customers"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781877517488
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2013
            Publisher Potton & Burton
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            Is Capitalism Broken?
             

            Is Capitalism Broken? (Paperback)

            By Varoufakis, Yanis; Brooks, Arthur; Vanden Heuvel, Katrina; Brooks, David

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            'We need to organise politically to defend the weak, empower the many and prepare the ground for reversing the absurdities of capitalism.' - Yanis Varoufakis 'Capitalism over the past twenty-five years has been an incredible moral good.' - David Brooks The Munk debate on capitali...sm There is a growing belief that the capitalist system no longer works. Inequality is rampant. The environment is being destroyed for profits. In some western nations, life expectancy is even falling. Political power is wielded by wealthy elites and big business, not the people. But for proponents of capitalism, it is the engine of progress, not just making all of us materially better off, but helping to address everything from women's rights to political freedoms. We seem to stand at a crossroads: do we need to fix the system as a matter of urgency, or would it be better to hold our nerve?
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            ISBN 9781786079176
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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