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Economics South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Tourism in Sri Lanka at risk from military

Sri Lanka’s military is running tourism ventures and more, threatening local and foreign businesses, as its influence grows amid declining accountability.

Economics Europe

Three reasons why Belarus is on investors’ radar

After years of economic crisis and anaemic growth, Belarus is becoming an attractive destination to foreign investors.

Asia Pacific Power Brokers

Aung San Suu Kyi poised to implement difficult reforms

Aung San Suu Kyi will need to implement difficult reforms in order to fully bring Myanmar into the globalized economy.

Economics South and Central Asia

Why is Central Asia dumping Russia for China?

Central Asia has long been stuck between a rock and hard place in terms of its geopolitical environment. A faltering Russia is leaving China the only game in town, and Central Asia is hitching its wagon to Beijing.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Upgrading the Suez Canal: Egypt’s trade gamble

The continuing upgrades of Egypt’s Suez Canal may yield long-term benefits for Egypt in the form of increased trade. However, significant political and economic risks remain in the short-term that

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Lake Turkana: A land of opportunity?

Lake Turkana region in north-west Kenya is attracting significant foreign investment. However, political and security dynamics are sensitive, fragile and complex. Turkana County, an underdeveloped, remote and impoverished part of

Economics North America

Foreign capital remains starved for US commercial real estate

Despite the Fed’s upcoming rate hike and increased volatility in global markets, the US remains a top destination for commercial real estate investment. Well into the second half of 2015,

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Andean investors wary due to lack of standards

Across the Andean region, foreign companies interested in natural resource extraction are clashing with indigenous communities. The main problem is inadequate government legislation concerning appropriate consultation processes; which, in turn,

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

The Grand Inga Dam: Solution to Africa’s “energy apartheid?”

A look at one of the most ambitious megaprojects in the modern era which could unlock Africa’s potential and uplift millions out of energy poverty.  Megaprojects in emerging markets have

Asia Pacific Economics

Will new NGO law in Cambodia curtail foreign investment?

The Cambodian government recently announced plans to revive controversial nongovernmental organization (NGO) legislation that would seriously curtail the activities of NGO groups. Confronted by domestic and international backlash, the legislation