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Belt and Road Initiative increases sovereign debt risks in Tajikistan

The BRI aims at dismantling foreign investment barriers and improving international logistics has provided much-needed infrastructure support to its recipient countries. But BRI-related project loans may cause a problematic increase in sovereign debt in certain host countries.

Economics Europe Finance

Erdogan’s lira problem

Turkey is facing one of the most serious monetary crises of its recent history. Are Erdoğan’s populist politics to blame?

Finance International

OZY+GRI: Can Emperor Yuan dethrone King Dollar as the world’s currency?

In 2018, China could seek to dethrone King Dollar by forcing yuan-denomination of specific commodities, marking a cataclysmic shift in the world financial order that’s been in place since World War II.

Finance North America

OZY+GRI: The bull market’s still built on borrowed money… What could cause the crash?

A nightmarish flashback to the previous economic meltdown may be warranted, especially when it comes to investors using their portfolios as collateral to buy more stocks and bonds on borrowed money.

Asia Pacific Finance

Blockchain goes East: opportunities in China

As Beijing ratchets up its pressure on bitcoin, this time targeting mining, Chinese investors are exploring the potential of the technology central to it all – blockchain.

Economics Europe Finance

Exclusive Interview: Alfa Bank’s Chief Economist on the outlook for Russia

Natalia Orlova, Chief Economist and Head of Macro Insights at Alfa Bank, offers her expert view on Russia’s economic outlook – and warns that the market may be incorrectly pricing sovereign risks.

Finance Middle East/North Africa

Tunisia’s new Finance Law and the roots of social unrest

Seven years ago, decentralised, non-hierarchical protests ousted former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. This time the protests are different.

Finance Latin America

Price-fixing can only worsen the crisis in Venezuela

The government, instead of forming an exit strategy from the humanitarian crisis, is forcing supermarkets and manufacturers to cut prices at severe losses.

Asia Pacific Finance

Money talks: China’s belt and road initiative in Cambodia

With the influx of Chinese capital, Cambodia will find itself drawn further into the sphere of China’s economic and strategic influence.

Europe Finance

European competition commission builds cases against tech firms

In a number of digital trade sectors, the preeminent forces are major U.S. firms—from “traditional” firms making consumer electronics to dedicated providers of digital services, including those involving internet search, entertainment, social media, and cloud computing.