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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.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Competitiveness Report Digest Part I of II: Gulf Countries

On the occasion of its meeting at the Dead Sea in May 2013, the World Economic Forum (WEF) collaborated with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to author the

Economics Europe

Will Snowden Affair Derail EU-US Free Trade Talks?

The latest revelations made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that US security agencies are actively involved in electronic surveillance of European phone and internet traffic cast another shadow on the

Economics North America

Op-Ed: Liberal economics & Canada’s Aboriginals

Aboriginal issues continue to shape the national debate in Canada. Like many other states with an aboriginal community, Canada’s relationship continues to be rife with mistrust, lack of direction, and

Economics Latin America

Interview: Professor Marcelo Simon on Argentina’s Economic Future

A decade after Argentina’s historical financial collapse, foreign investors are returning to the once 5th wealthiest economy in the world. Lured by its resource abundant land, highly literate population and

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Tourism is Booming in Rwanda

A landlocked country that is home to 11 million people and one of the world’s most infamous genocides may not be an obvious choice for your next dream vacation. But

Economics North America

ULA Woes Increase Competition in U.S. Launch Industry

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched an investigation into unfair trade practices on the part of United Launch Alliance (ULA)—a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing that

Economics International

Globalisation of the Halal Industry

The market for halal products is a fast-growing, interconnected industry of global proportions. There are over 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, making for a sizable consumer base. Meanwhile, the halal market,

Asia Pacific Economics

Big Questions Loom with China’s Trade Liberalisation

Trade negotiators are working long hours these days. The United States’ initiatives in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have attracted broad attention, especially as the