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Latin America Technology and infrastructure

Startups in Latin America: A new engine for growth?

Can entrepreneurship and startups provide the solution to much-needed growth in Latin America? And, if so, how will this solution be achieved?

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

Hacking the Kazakh way, top-down

The ferocity of the Kazakh government’s cyber campaign against dissent in Kazakhstan inspires comparisons to China’s Great Firewall.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Protests threaten China’s nuclear energy plans

NIMBYism is on the rise in China, and without better dialogue between stakeholders, threatens to undermine Beijing’s efforts to meet its COP21 goals.

Middle East/North Africa Technology and infrastructure

Why Pokemon Go scares Middle Eastern governments

Pokemon Go is creating headaches for Middle Eastern governments, as concerns over security and subversion prompt calls for intervention.

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Belarus’ IT sector sparks new growth

The recent development of the IT sector in Belarus has had major positive effects on the local economy and led to the creation of a new social dynamic among young high-skilled workers. It also occurred at a time when the country is trying to improve its ties with regional actors.

Latin America Technology and infrastructure

3 Risks facing the expanded Panama Canal

The newly expanded Panama Canal faces serious risks from competitors, climate change, and changes in the shipping industry, which could result in instability.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Baidu in China: Crisis from beyond the grave

Major Chinese firm Baidu is under scrutiny after being accused of promoting misleading medical information—how will markets and politicians respond?

Middle East/North Africa Technology and infrastructure

The rise of Iran’s e-commerce industry

The internet is often a boon for business, which is especially true in Iran, where the online market has expanded significantly over the last three years.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Want a flying car? China’s drone industry can oblige

China is the leading centre for civilian and recreational drone production, with Chinese companies dominating the global market.

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Three African tech start-ups driving change

As Africa’s community of start-ups grows, it is increasingly addressing the continent’s problems in transportation, education and connectivity.