The impact of economic sanctions
Since the early 1990s, economic sanctions have emerged as a favoured foreign policy tool. With the US ramping up measures against North Korea and Russia, it seems sanctions are here to stay – despite their many flaws
How powerful is Donald Trump?
US President Donald Trump has peddled an economic plan predicated on ‘thinking big’ and putting America first. But how far will he be able to go?
Venezuelan economy runs dry as oil slumps
Wrapped in a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented proportions, what is left of Venezuela’s economy has descended into uncontrolled chaos
Trump to bolster ‘buy American, hire American’ pledge with new executive order
The US President is targeting guest worker visas in his latest executive order, promising further support for domestic employees and products
Australia to scrap visa programme for skilled foreign workers
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull adopts an ‘Australians first’ approach, announcing a sweeping reform of the country’s visa policy
Building defences against terrorism
Traditional cities and buildings are constructed in a way that makes them particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Now, architects and city planners are working towards a more resilient future
Mass effect: the employee shortage
Rising longevity and plunging birth rates have pushed the world into an unprecedented demographic trial with colossal implications
China opens long-awaited Myanmar oil pipeline
The link will go some way towards relieving China’s longstanding dependence on unstable shipping routes
The GCC has more to offer than just oil and gas
Government policies are creating opportunities for investment in Bahrain and Oman, according to Merza Al Marzooq, Founder and Managing Partner at Alatheer Business Gate
The economic importance of Ecuador’s presidential election
With the Ecuadoran left wing government revitalised, opportunities for economic reforms have been limited
EU announces the G20 will miss 2018 growth targets
EU finance ministers say G20 countries will miss their ‘2-in-5’ growth targets for 2018, but will continue to implement structural reforms
The politics of the IMF
The IMF frequently steps in to offer financial aid when countries need it most, but how often does politics play a part in the solutions it supplies?
Trump promises Dodd-Frank reform
The US President has promised to maintain “strong restrictions” on banking while reiterating his vow to overhaul the Dodd-Frank Act
South African credit drops amid Cabinet reshuffle
South Africa’s credit rating has fallen to “junk” status after President Zuma’s Cabinet purge sparked political uncertainty
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