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“Africa’s Natural Resources and Underdevelopment: How Ghana’s Petroleum Can Create Sustainable Economic Prosperity” by Kwamina Panford is an important addition to critical thought on the continent. It tells how Ghana, under pressure from global capitalism, enacted mining laws that have empowered foreign companies to do whatever they wanted with the country’s gold resources without any […]

The Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing to more than double a tax on two-thirds of global cobalt supply, potentially increasing the cost of the critical battery metal just as the world begins to embrace electric vehicles.

The oil industry has asked the Chancellor to consider a tax break which they claimed could extend the life of mature oil and gas fields.

Farmers are turning up the pressure on Labour’s water tax proposal as debate heats up over how much it might cost the sector. The party’s plan to charge farmers one or two cents for every 1000 litres they use is being attacked as unfair and likely to take money out of local communities.

A proposal to slap farmers with a water tax has led one Mid Canterbury man to adopt a “No 8 wire” approach to the situation.

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