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Economics South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Switching alphabets to SMEs, Kazakhstan’s plans for 2017 and beyond

A cross-the-board look at Kazakhstan’s economic turnaround in 2017 and beyond as the country powers ahead with its ambitious reform agenda.

Asia Pacific Economics

Is Thailand’s economy undergoing ‘juntification’?

Attempts to ‘juntify’ Thailand’s economy is proving difficult for a variety of reasons, and is distracting the junta from other economic opportunities..

Economics Europe Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Failure of largest lender only beginning of Azerbaijan’s worries

The failure of IBA highlights Azerbaijan’s exposure to interconnected risk in the financial and energy sectors as finances dwindle.

Economics North America

Can Puerto Rico escape disaster?

Puerto Rico’s debt saga now heads to federal court, where the struggle between Puerto Rico and its creditors will be decided.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How Mozambique increased national debt by 20% in three easy steps

Mozambique’s debt scandal highlights the risks in letting security services run businesses, as they undermine transparency and economic independence.

Economics Latin America

Will a teachers strike in Argentina impact the next elections?

The teachers’ strike in Argentina is the result of a stagnating economy and raises questions over Mauricio Macri’s popularity.

Brexit Economics

Getting realistic about Brexit UK’s Empire 2.0 vision for Africa

A deeper UK engagement with African trade is sensible and beneficial, however, negotiators will need to wake up to complexities of hashing out any deals on the continent. When The

Economics Europe

Belarus will not be the “next Ukraine”

The weak status of Belarus’ opposition and the economic interest found in maintaining Russian interests indicate the country will remain stable.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Africa is becoming traditional Chinese medicine’s best customer

Traditional Chinese medicine provides China a surprisingly robust soft power tool in Africa, as Beijing increasingly exports medical expertise while also increasingly sourcing ingredients from Africa to meet domestic demand.

Asia Pacific Economics

Special Report: Malaysia’s healthcare sector provides a catalyst for growth

Despite other problems facing the country, Malaysia is managing to consolidate its position at the forefront of global healthcare. What are the implications for investment?