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Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Burundi’s neglected economy

A climate of fear has swept over Bujumbura, with at least 100 people killed in Burundi’s capital city since last Friday, following a string of brutal clashes between opposition groups

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Cracking Côte d’Ivoire’s cashew market

Already the world’s top cocoa exporter and one of the top coffee producers, Côte d’Ivoire is cashing in on the cashew nut boom, racing to outperform India as the world’s leading grower

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

The economic impact of climate change in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is expected to face the worst effects of global warming in the next 30 to 50 years. This will have a significant impact on regional economies and livelihoods.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Fixation on oil kills economic potential in Nigeria

Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria relies on sale of crude for about 90% of its foreign exchange earnings. The economy has been hit hard by the fall in global oil prices over

Economics Europe

What does the TPP mean for Europe?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been called the ‘biggest trade agreement in history’ and is a big step for the participating member states – but how will it affect Europe? On

Asia Pacific Economics

Five Risks to ASEAN Growth

Last week, the Asian Development Bank downgraded the 2015/2016 growth rate forecasts for most ASEAN countries, and the region as a whole. The latest revised figures revel some of the

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

How water is critical to a lasting Middle East peace

While agricultural output in Palestinian territories is a key driver of the domestic economy, uncertainties revolving around water supply and allocations by Israel continue to weaken economic prospects.  With the recent

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Will the African Growth and Opportunity Act be renewed?

For many textile workers it is already well past midnight on the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) renewal. Apparel buyers plan nine months to two years ahead so uncertainty

Natural resources and energy North America

End of commodity supercycle puts pressure on US agriculture

With profit margins shrinking, American agriculture faces risk management challenges. One approach would be to make a priority of managing margin risk. The boom of the commodity supercycle is over,

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Economic woes fuel the conflict in Yemen

Conflict in Yemen continues this week as Houthi rebels seek to overthrow President Hadi’s Western-aligned government, threatening an already fragile security environment. Economic woes play a major role in shaping