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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.

Finance Latin America

Brazil’s oil industry is back in business

Regulatory changes have been well received by the market and foreign firms are once again willing to invest in Brazil’s energy sector.

Finance Latin America

Delaying the inevitable: What’s preventing Venezuela’s default?

Venezuela’s default is a question of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ – so why doesn’t it happen? A court in Delaware may hold the answer.

Asia Pacific Finance

The impact of Chinese investments in Malaysia

For countries like Malaysia, chinese investments in infrastructure offer clear benefits but also come with costs, both economic and strategic.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Why savvy investors should take a look at Côte d’Ivoire

Despite its recent history, Côte d’Ivoire is certainly emerging as a powerful economic player in West Africa and is worth paying attention to.

Asia Pacific Finance

Money talks: China’s purse strings direct Pakistan’s war on terror

China is being lauded as Pakistan’s new partner, in the fight against regional terrorism, by offering soft loans in the interests of securing the China-Pakistan corridor.

Finance North America

Activist investors: More harm than good

The role of activist investors in American boardrooms has grown in recent years. But the dilemma is whether they make a positive impact on a company or do more harm than good.