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Asia Pacific Economics

Can Russia ride China’s trade lead in Southeast Asia?

China immediately seized upon President-Elect Trump’s victory to offer its proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as an alternative to the TPP. Russia backing the proposal signals a call for a

Economics Latin America

The United States’ risky investment into Cuba

The United States’ rapprochement with its former Caribbean adversary has shined a new light on a more risky situation for American investors, who are lining up for access to the Hemisphere’s last remnant of the Cold War. America’s reversal on its decades-old isolationist policy…

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Aung San Suu Kyi conducts peace talks. U.S political incumbents have the edge. Canada releases 2nd quarter GDP figures. Central Bank of Brazil eyes status quo. Japan, South Korea and Russia discuss relations.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

President Magufuli: Tanzania’s Robin Hood

President Magufuli is combatting corruption but has also increased the risk of expropriation, creating uncertainty for foreign investors.

Asia Pacific Economics

Liberalization in Burma creates new investment opportunities

While not without risks, the recent opening of Burma to the outside world is creating a plethora of lucrative new opportunities for investors.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Rising instability in Ethiopia could impact markets

Ethiopia is experiencing increased levels of instability, calling into question the notion that Ethiopia is ‘rising’, but such issues are unlikely to have an adverse impact on the economy in

Asia Pacific Politics

India and China vie for the Maldives

China’s increased engagement with the Maldives has fed into New Delhi’s concerns over China’s rising profile in the Indian Ocean. They say that there are three sides to every story;

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Egypt reforms civil service to attract investment

With bloated government weighing the country down, Egypt attempts to reform the civil service in order to attract much needed foreign investment. The rampant fall of Egypt’s foreign reserves, which

Economics Europe

Kosovo signs on the dotted line – now what?

Kosovo gets closer to EU integration by signing the landmark Stabilisation and Association Agreement, but what does that mean for regional relations and the overall health of the Kosovan economy?

Economics South and Central Asia

Mongolia hit hard by China’s economic slowdown

Mongolia has been greatly affected by China’s economic slowdown. How have falling commodity prices and a devaluation of Mongolia’s currency affected the country? Surpassing the US as the world’s largest