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Finance South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Mongolia’s banks threaten economic crash

Mongolia’s risk-laden and poorly managed banks are a major threat to national stability, as a bond repayment deadline threatens to trigger a default.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Will 2019 make or break Botswana?

Botswana’s opposition will run a single candidate in 2019 in order to unseat the long-ruling BDP: the country’s political and economic future are at stake.

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

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Foreign ministers discuss Europe. Duterte makes first state visit. Last presidential debate arrives. Brazil may lower interest rates.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: South African students pressure mining sector to fund free tuition

South Africa’s universities are in disarray as students protest a tuition hike, and pressure the mining sector to help fund free higher education.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Bolivia’s new mining laws and the future of private investment

New mining laws in Bolivia may give La Paz more control over mining, but rising expenditures and low oil may force it to open up new opportunities 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.

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 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