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Economics North America

Global imbalances put pressure on the Dollar

Trade imbalances put the Dollar at risk, at state of affairs that is overdue for a correction, as China matures and the U.S reins in consumption. Perhaps the most fundamental

Economics North America

Mexico at emerging markets’ frontier

Mexico is undergoing dramatic changes with long term benefits for its citizens and the global community; placing Mexico as a leader among emerging markets. Kidnappings. Heinous torture and brutal beheadings.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Qatar invests for political influence

With this outstanding economic performance, Qatar has decided to use its petroleum-generated resources and wealth to diversify its economy by investing abroad, both financially and politically. In a world filled

Asia Pacific Economics

Sri Lanka rising from the ashes

Still emerging from a brutal 26-year civil war that ended in May 2009, Sri Lanka’s economy has experienced unprecedented growth and stability. The protracted conflict subjected the population to extreme

Economics South and Central Asia

Withering roses? Georgia’s hopes and flaws

While Georgia’s economy develops, and the country receives international accolades, systemic problems remain and deserve greater attention. While many European countries struggle to rebuild and reform their failing economies, Georgia

Economics Europe

Spain’s Paradise Lost

A political system so corrupt many believe it can’t be fixed, perhaps the weakest credit system in the world and the some of the worst macroeconomic indicators in the developed

Economics South and Central Asia

Limits to Mongolia’s ‘Promising’ Investment Law

As Mongolia witnesses rapid economic growth. it remains to be seen whether recent investment laws will be able to adequately welcome foreign investment. Sitting on a vast amount of mineral

Economics Europe

Austerity Unravelled?

Austerity proponent have been dealt a blow as research has shown glaring errors in the Reinhart-Rogoff “Growth in a Time of Debt” paper. Since the start of the economic crisis,

Economics South and Central Asia

Afghanistan drowning in export regulation

If the Afghan economy is going to succeed in the coming years it will be due to its exports. The country is too poor to engage in consumption led growth

Asia Pacific Economics

Myanmar foreign investment law should inspire U.S. policy

Myanmar has signed the New York Convention,  which essentially means that international business contracts in the country can now be predictably enforced. On March 6, the Myanmar Parliament agreed to