Latest Insights

Back to homepage
Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa-bound: Nigeria’s attractive debt

Nigeria: The ever-sparkling gem of the African continent now boasts robust capital markets to its long list of attractive qualities for investors. The most recent financial crisis saw dramatic reductions

Europe Finance

The Netherlands approaches crisis

The Netherlands is facing the rough aftermath of a burst real estate bubble in a fashion only otherwise witnessed in the US and Spain. Most of us have been observing

Finance North America

Strategic foreign aid in the ‘Age of Sequestration’

The Age of Sequestration has seen rising public and governmental concern about the ineffectiveness of foreign aid. Articles like U.S. Move to Give Egypt $450 Million in Aid Meets Resistance

Economics South and Central Asia

Saving Afghanistan’s Economy: A daunting challenge

With NATO troops scheduled to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014, questions remain on whether the country can support itself economically.  The fledgling democracy will still receive large aid

Asia Pacific Economics

Reasons a currency war could still be on the horizon

In February, G20 finance ministers and central bankers announced they would avoid currency devaluations and similar beggar-thy-neighbor policies.  On the surface this might lead one to think that governments would

Economics North America

Why the U.S economy may surprise in the medium term

With interest rates at record lows and zero political appetite for more fiscal stimulus, it is difficult to find feasible steps the Obama Administration can pursue to inflate the American

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

Is the time right for high tech investment in Azerbaijan?

Primarily known for its oil and gas production, Azerbaijan has a high-tech sector on the rise and worth noticing. Its information and communications technology (ICT) has been booming, with the

Finance South and Central Asia

Kazakhstan showing signs of investment reform

Kazakhstan has made impressive progress towards attracting significant foreign investment since gaining independence in 1991. As of September 2011, foreign investors had invested a total of $159.3 billion in Kazakhstan,

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Egypt’s economic crisis may finally be coming to a head

Ever since the Arab Spring the Egyptian economy has been on shaky footing. However, it seems that things may now be coming to a head and a true economic crisis

Asia Pacific Economics

South Korea’s economy: Why the North won’t sink it

The South Korean economy has been sputtering of late.  Economic growth slowed to 2% in 2012, falling from a more robust 3.7% in the previous year.  Important sectors such as