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Economics Europe

The byzantine fight for Dagestan’s strategic Makhachkala port

Ramazan Abdulatipov seems ready to close a sale of the state-owned port of Makhachkala to an Iranian-led group. The sale exposes the difficult balancing act elites are playing in the region.

Asia Pacific Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How Myanmar created a telco boom

In only three years Myanmar’s telco sector has become the largest driver of FDI in the country, with international companies scrambling to enter the market.

Economics Europe Outlook for 2017

2017 Preview: The lira and Turkey’s risky debt

The economic and political problems that Turkey faced over the past year are unlikely to disappear, and may become more acute.

Economics North America

Four things the US should learn about losing and creating jobs

The loss of manufacturing jobs in the United States is unlikely to be reversed unless workers acquire new skills and become employable in other sectors.

Economics International

The evolving role of maritime straits

A guest post by Aldo Premoli, co-founder of Mediterraneo, Sicilia, Europa, on the role of maritime shipping in the global economy.

Economics Europe

Is Britain coming for the tax havens?

While the Criminal Finance Bills lacks several provisions advocates had hoped for, it remains a major step forward in the UK’s ability to tackle tax evasion and fraud in the

Asia Pacific Economics

Can Russia ride China’s trade lead in Southeast Asia?

China immediately seized upon President-Elect Trump’s victory to offer its proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as an alternative to the TPP. Russia backing the proposal signals a call for a

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Should Zambia finance Eurobonds with marijuana?

Zambia is suffering a severe hangover from its decade long commodity boom, as mounting debt and energy shortages are crippling the once vibrant economy.

Economics International

New OPEC production limits yield winners — but will they last?

The core international group of oil exporters, OPEC, has imposed production limits that will bring many states economic gains — but are they likely last?

Economics International

The economic implications of global water scarcity

Water is vital to human existence — and a big concern for policymakers, business leaders, and economists is its heightened scarcity.