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Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Africa going off the grid

Despite President Obama’s Power Africa strategy falling short of its goal of 30,000 megawatts of new and clean power generation, African alternative energy initiatives are lighting up the continent.

International Natural resources and energy Outlook for 2017

2017 Preview: Russia takes aim at China

Russia and China have appeared to edge closer together of late, yet Kremlin-backed deals from Rosneft are countering China. This trend will accelerate as Trump comes into office and the

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Tougher times ahead for Africa’s oil and gas

The drop in oil prices has a profound impact on economic development and growth prospects in Africa.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Green dreams: Duterte and the Philippine mining industry

Throughout its history, the Philippine mining industry has been defined by its diverse set of political risks relating to governance, inequality, elitism, foreign export and absent contribution towards the country’s

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

India-Pakistan tensions: Would India really abrogate the Indus Waters Treaty?

New Delhi has not ruled out the possibility of abrogating Indus Waters Treaty: what would be the consequences of such a move, and how likely is it?

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Siberian Tigers: Rosneft expands in India

A Rosneft-led group of buyers just closed a deal for 98% of the Indian firm Essar Oil’s Vadinar refinery and oil terminal facility. In conjunction with the Dutch oil firm Trafigura and Russian fund United Capital Partners (UCP), the Russian state oil firm Rosneft along…

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Leading with Lukoil: Russia’s economic diplomacy in Iran

The approval of the Iranian Petroleum Contract is the culmination of a summer of economic diplomacy between Moscow and Tehran — with Lukoil at the center.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

India’s systemic water crisis: Political and economic risks loom large

An ongoing Indian dispute over the Cauvery river is indicative of the broad and growing water crisis facing India.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Will India move to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement?

China and the US have already moved to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, with long-term implications for global business. Will India follow suit?

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Bolivia’s new mining laws and the future of private investment

New mining laws in Bolivia may give La Paz more control over mining, but rising expenditures and low oil may force it to open up new opportunities for investors.