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Under the Radar: Why China’s war on pollution is good for the metals industry

China announced and implemented aluminium production cuts this year as a result of anti-pollution measures, resulting in a worldwide spike in the metal’s price. Are producers from other countries ready to take advantage of this win-win situation created by China?

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Protests threaten China’s nuclear energy plans

NIMBYism is on the rise in China, and without better dialogue between stakeholders, threatens to undermine Beijing’s efforts to meet its COP21 goals.

Latin America Security

An olympic challenge in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s economic problems could overshadow its Rio Summer Olympics, thereby increasing its political risk.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy Under The Radar

Under The Radar: Why China’s energy deregulation overshadows the Aramco IPO

Fighting pollution and overcapacity, China is deregulating its energy sector, opening up one of the country’s last unexploited markets.

International Natural resources and energy

One man’s trash: The urban mining revolution

Global consumption is growing, and so is the amount of e-waste. Urban mining seeks to tap the billions of dollars worth of minerals sitting in landfills. As the global electronics

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

China’s growing deserts a major political risk

As desertification in China increases and government efforts to stop the sand’s advance falter, serious political risks are emerging from hub to hinterland. When most people think of China’s landscape,

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Is this the next logistics revolution?

Switzerland’s private sector is upending the logistics scene, as it plans a nation-wide underground autonomous cargo delivery network. The consequences of increased transport traffic are well known; however, in Switzerland

Asia Pacific Economics

Meet the companies cashing in on China’s pollution crisis

From pollution tracking apps, ‘escape the smog’ travel deals, and even premium bottled air, discover the companies behind China’s anti-pollution business boom. Much has been written about China’s pollution crisis.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

The impact of Nepal’s fuel crisis on women and children

The fuel crisis in Nepal is adding more to a Nepali woman’s load, both physically and mentally. Richa Pokhrel, co-founder and editor of the blog Nepali Chhori, provides this guest analysis.  It’s

Asia Pacific Economics

Shared challenges key to Indonesia-Malaysia cooperation

Indonesia and Malaysia’s post-decolonization relations have been consistently afflicted by political disputes and tension, despite their close proximity and similar historical and linguistic features. As the political and economic dynamics