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Politics South and Central Asia

Sri Lanka: economic and political fragility

The Sri Lankan democracy has recently been burdened by a presidential coup. President Sirisena has overstepped his constitutional limits to sack the sitting Prime Minister and unilaterally appoint a new one. Instead of seeking parliament’s approval, he dissolved the House and announced snap elections for January 2019.

Asia Pacific Economics

Death of a salesman – China attacks private debt

As China’s transitions from prioritizing economic growth to maintaining economic stability, the government has begun levying steep penalties on high-debt private companies for “economic crimes.” Kiana Mendoza looks at several recent examples of these trials, and examines what this could mean for the future.

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.

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.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Paraguay’s agricultural sector: how much is at risk?

Despite the political and economical instability facing South America, the small nation of Paraguay is experiencing growth.

Asia Pacific Economics

China’s debt situation: The next possible financial crisis?

China’s debt situation is not only growing in size, but also at a rate that economists and policy analysts feel is difficult to sustain.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How Mozambique increased national debt by 20% in three easy steps

Mozambique’s debt scandal highlights the risks in letting security services run businesses, as they undermine transparency and economic independence.

Europe Finance

Decisions delayed once again over Greece’s bailout

Greece is in the spotlight as debates regarding its bailout continue. Its fate is in the hands of the IMF, the EU and upcoming elections in Europe.

Asia Pacific Economics

Three things to consider about Trump’s plan to brand China as a ‘currency manipulator’

The US dollar rallied after Trump’s victory, forcing the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to lower the yuan’s reference rate for 11 consecutive trading days.

Asia Pacific Economics

Chinese debt risks financial collapse

Chinese debt poses great risks, require an overhaul of the financial sector, and demonstrate the need for a new growth model. The quarterly report of the Bank for International Settlements paints