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Finance Latin America

Price-fixing can only worsen the crisis in Venezuela

The government, instead of forming an exit strategy from the humanitarian crisis, is forcing supermarkets and manufacturers to cut prices at severe losses.

Economics Natural resources and energy

2016 is the year of cheap renewables, not oil

While much attention is devoted to the fall of oil prices, 2016 has seen a significant expansion in the development of renewable energies

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Angola Enjoys Post-War FDI Boom

As Angola diversifies its economy, more countries – such as France – are reinforcing bilateral ties to exploit Luanda’s exceptional economic potential. But falling oil prices are undermining the Angolan

Europe Finance

Will Draghi’s QE work?

The ECB finally launched a larger-than-expected QE programme last week, despite German opposition and Greek elections. President Mario Draghi hopes that it will revive the eurozone and rebut deflation. Several

Economics Europe

Struggling European economies contend with brain drain

Fuelled by debt crises, a lack of job prospects in several European countries is causing the highly educated to seek work elsewhere. This brain drain only further hamstrings struggling economies and leads to influxes of

Economics Europe

Mixed prospects loom for Ireland’s economy

Ireland was the EU and IMF’s poster boy during the Euro crisis bailouts, but five years on, the Emerald Isle has not been rewarded for good economic behavior. When I moved to

Europe Finance

The Eurozone Isn’t Quite Bailed-out Yet

According to several recent statistics, the Eurozone’s future is looking brighter than it has in a long time. Not only has Eurozone unemployment fallen for the first time in two

Economics Europe

Portugal faces an impossible task, expect a second bailout

It is becoming an infamously familiar chain of events in the Eurozone; public debt mounts, markets react, volatility and uncertainty rule while negotiations take place, a bailout with strings attached