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Economics North America

US Cities Series: Competitive clusters drive sustainable growth in Seattle

Seattle seeks to utilise its past reputation for innovation and frontier spirit to stay ahead competitively, while implementing welfare policies that buck the national trend. The city of Seattle has

Economics Europe

Political risk looms over Russian IT sector

Information technology is a rare example of a globally competitive, non-natural resources sector in the Russian economy. Yet, government attention to this industry has led to clumsy regulations and higher political

Economics Europe

Big Data analytics will transform London insurance market

Evolutionary and revolutionary changes are aligned to restructure the global insurance industry, including the London Market Group. Can LMG and the industry “read the writing on the wall”? In his

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Will Germany build the next Silicon Valley?

While Germany has the economic and human capital to rival Silicon Valley, it is hindered by its laws and staid investment culture – yet changes are afoot. German Silicon Valley

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

What will Sub-Saharan Africa look like in 2030?

According to the U.S National Security Council, Sub-Saharan Africa’s role within the global community will change dramatically in the mid-term future. A number of opportunities need to be fully embraced by

Economics South and Central Asia

Should enthusiasm for India’s e-commerce be curbed?

Recent investments in Indian e-commerce have excited the business community, and reports suggest that the industry will grow from $2 billion to $23 billion by 2018. But there are reasons

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

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

How politicians are hurting tech in India

India’s politicians are hurting growth in the tech sector by under-investing in technological infrastructure. Over the past two decades growth in India has been spectacular.  The license raj has been