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Finance International

Risk management should span the company

Experience shows risk management can be pushed down from top levels to involve front-line staff. Because risk and uncertainty are often too complex for centralized systems to manage, it should

International Natural resources and energy

Is genetic engineering a Black Swan for humanity?

Farming made civilization possible. Does crop technology spell the end of human existence? Some believe doom is a certainty. Fortunately, science is never certain and empirical evidence says no. by

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Can Burkina Faso’s interim leader salvage investor confidence?

Just a few months ago, KPMG listed Ouagadougou as one of West Africa’s three up-and-coming investment cities. Burkina Faso was seen as a hot new frontier market. But with the

Economics Europe

Self-imposed food embargo hurts Russian consumers

The ban on European and American food imports to Russia may not be as beneficial for Russian companies as President Putin hopes. Many of them are dependent on imports of raw materials, and

Economics South and Central Asia

Bhutan rests hopes for economy on new PM

In the years following Bhutan’s political reform, the country’s economy and infrastructure still lag behind. Heavily dependent on India for aid, Bhutan must attract more foreign investment and strengthen its

Economics North America

Missed opportunity to make US food aid more effective

The United States Congress looks set to approve a farm bill in the coming weeks that would pass on a chance to improve the way the US distributes aid. The

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth impeded by obstacles to female traders in Africa, says report

A recent World Bank report finds that women make major, significant contributions to trade in most African countries, but face many obstacles when it comes to fully realizing the potential of

Asia Pacific Economics

4 reasons growth pains will replace growth gains in China

As China’s growth slows, investors need to be on the look-out for Beijing’s growth pains: GRI is here to help and looks at four areas of interest The recent trips

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Laos’ Mekong dam construction threatens food security

With a reported 60 million people dependent on the Mekong River’s ecological environment, the Lao government’s decision to build a new dam in the Don Sahong area is ringing alarm bells throughout

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Ethiopia’s economy grows with Chinese investment

Ethiopia’s growth rates surprise, as political and economic cooperation with China proves to be beneficial for both nations. However, some have voiced concerns about persistently high levels of Chinese investment