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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

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Markets respond to Turkey’s failed coup

After the failed coup, markets were quick to write off any short-term impact on oil prices. Yet, Turkey’s post-coup behavior increases risks for investors.

Asia Pacific Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Papua New Guinea gripped by nationwide civil disobedience

The government of Peter O’Neill is besieged by a wave of civil disobedience, as calls for his resignation have destabilized the country.

Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Instability in Zambia increases as election looms

Zambia is witnessing violence against opposition parties and foreigners n the run-up to elections in August. With the economy in trouble in the wake of low commodity prices, President Edgar Lungu is attempting to consolidate power, after what has been a tumultuous two years.

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Tanzania’s helium find risks greater instability over land

A new helium find will spur mining in Tanzania, yet this risks increasing tensions with indigenous communities over land rights, threatening investors.

Economics Latin America

What is next for Latin America’s middle class?

In the aftermath of leftist rule and a commodity boom, Latin American governments now face risks that threaten a still-fragile middle class.

Economics Power Brokers Sub-Saharan Africa

How Aliko Dangote became the builder of modern Africa

In a continent where few billionaires venture into manufacturing, Dangote, the continent’s richest man, has seized the mantle as Africa’s industrializer.

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Copper proves a rocky road for Zambia

Copper mining has fueled economic growth in Zambia over the last decade, but the country risk becoming dependent on a single commodity.

Economics South and Central Asia

Mongolia needs to diversify to avoid recession

Mongolia is suffering from an over-dependence on mining as global commodity prices and demand from China decrease: diversification is urgently needed. Having capitalized on the global commodity boom, and its

International Natural resources and energy

One man’s trash: The urban mining revolution

Global consumption is growing, and so is the amount of e-waste. Urban mining seeks to tap the billions of dollars worth of minerals sitting in landfills. As the global electronics