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Economics North America

Op-Ed: Canada’s Shift to Northern ‘Development’

Investigate Canada’s shift towards ‘Northern Development’ under the Conservative government of Stephen Harper and what it means for the North. My July 13 GRI article, Effects of Liberal Economics on

Economics Europe

Chinese Solar Exports Pressure EU Producers

Over the past five years, solar panel production in China has more than quadrupled thanks to the country’s enormous state subsidies and various support schemes targeting national solar technology firms.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Rwanda now ripe for investment

Guest analyst Luca Winer profiles Rwanda’s current investment opportunities and looks at the ongoing challenges that could derail its economic growth prospects. Rwanda is landlocked, has few natural resources and

Asia Pacific Economics

In spite of challenges, Indonesia is booming

“Indonesia is the least-unattractive country in the world” -M. Chatib Basri, chairman of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board Things are going pretty well for Indonesia. Since surfacing virtually unscathed from

Asia Pacific Economics

G2 Summit Reveals Chinese Commitment to Economic Reform

An annual political show took place this July in Washington D.C. The phrase ‘G2’ has hardly any legitimate use today apart from describing this two-day summit between China and the

Economics Latin America Middle East/North Africa

Rising Trade and FDI Between Arab World and Latin America

The airspace between South America and the Arab world is getting a lot busier. A number of carriers have recently added routes between Middle Eastern hubs and cities on the

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Working Class Iranians Demand Labor Reforms

Last week, several hundred unemployed, underemployed, and underpaid steelworkers demonstrated in Tehran outside of the Iranian parliament. In the wake of the election of moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani many working

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Competitiveness Report Digest Part II: The Levant and North Africa

See Part I for an introduction to the Arab World Competitiveness Report 2013. Just as the Gulf countries exhibit similar strengths and weaknesses, countries of the Levant and North Africa

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Obama’s “Power Africa” Strategy Neglects Africans

In June 2013, US President Barack Obama visited Africa for the second time in his presidency. The first visit to Ghana, in 2008, lasted a mere 20 hours. This trip,

Asia Pacific Economics

New Data Points to Strong Philippine Economy

In recent months a trickle of news regarding a Chinese economic slowdown, continued weakness in Europe, and stalled growth in many emerging markets has raised fears of another global recession.