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International Outlook for 2017 Technology and infrastructure

2017 Preview: Cyber power presents new prospects and perils

Cyber power presents new risks to global politics, security, and commerce. Analyzing the cyber threat environment is crucial to contain risks in 2017.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Three reasons behind Algeria’s stagnant tourism industry

Despite the Algerian government’s claim to make the tourism sector a priority, the country’s tourism industry is still almost inexistent. According to the Travel and Tourism Council, in 2015 Algeria

Economics Europe Technology and infrastructure

Volkswagen’s DieselGate poses wider threat to German economy

The VW scandal discredits the European auto industry and could pose a threat to the wider transportation and logistics sector.  A tinkered algorithm in the central unit of an engine

Economics South and Central Asia

Bangladesh garment industry: Compliant? Yes. Competitive? Not so much.

While Bangladesh has set out an ambitious export strategy, a variety of factors and challenges will ultimately determine its execution. With a booming readymade garment manufacturing industry, Bangladesh follows China

Finance Latin America

Argentina’s choice in October elections will determine investor behavior

Taking into consideration the upcoming presidential election in Argentina, most investors are reluctant to increase their portfolio allocations in the South American country. Opportunities are lining up, though, and investors

Economics Latin America

With falling commodity prices, Colombia and Peru must focus on industry

Industrial policy remains a secondary issue for policymakers in Colombia and Peru, two Andean countries that strongly benefited from the 2000s commodity boom. They need to revise that prioritization. Academics