Discovering the age of discovery

SINGAPORE (Oct 22): In Lisbon, not far from where the Tagus River empties into the Atlantic Ocean, there is a large, rose-tinted mosaic floor map that details one of the most significant periods in the history of Portugal and the world. It had ramifications far beyond Europe, with the rumblings of change reverberating through the centuries.


Olam pays $3.1 mil for 29% stake in coffee & nuts JV in Spain

SINGAPORE (Apr 19): Olam International says it has paid 1.88 million euros ($3.05 million) for a 29% stake in a joint venture (JV) company with Guzman Global, the distributor of industrial raw materials as well as coffee & nuts.

Guzman Global holds the remaining 71% stake.

Based in Spain, the JV company is named Guzman Coffee & Nuts (GC&N), and is now an associated company of Olam.

It will import and distribute coffee & edible nuts in the Spanish and Portuguese markets.

3 investment tips that Euro 2016 taught us

SINGAPORE (July 12): Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal are champions of Europe after edging out France in extra time to win the 2016 UEFA European Championship.

But, sometimes, winning isn’t everything.

While champions Portugal has drawn criticism for drawing their way to the trophy, some unlikely heroes have emerged, including Player of the Tournament and top scorer Antoine Griezmann, and a spirited Iceland team that burned bright with a string of impressive performances.

Indeed, Euro 2016 will be talked about long after the final whistle is blown for the final time.

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