Will Europe be the world’s biggest loser?
The war in Ukraine has upset the delicate balance of international relations and with nations taking sides or remaining neutral, Europe could be left out in the cold amid increasing US–Sino tensions
Javier Milei’s radical shakeup: Storming Argentina’s 2023 primaries
In the annals of Argentine politics, the 2023 primaries are shaping up to be an epoch-defining juncture
The diminishing effectiveness of Western sanctions
Sanctions have long been employed as a tool by Western nations to achieve their foreign policy objectives. With the goal of influencing the behaviour of targeted countries, economic and diplomatic sanctions have been deployed with varying degrees of success
Is inflation here to stay?
World Finance spoke with a former Bank of England adviser about rising inflation, the looming demographic crisis, climate change and the increasingly challenging role of central banks
Egypt’s economic woes
Egypt is a troubled country. An over-reliance on commodity imports and tourism has decimated its financial outlook with the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war affecting both. The IMF and foreign direct investment are a possible light at the end of the tunnel
The price of pandemics
The COVID-19 crisis stopped economies across the globe in their tracks, but it’s far from being the only outbreak to have shaken the world in the past. From Spanish Influenza to SARS, we look into the costs of previous epidemics and pandemics, and how economies recovered in the aftermath
Merkel’s departure marks the end of an era in Germany
After 16 years in power, Angela Merkel did not run for chancellor in the latest German election. Natalie Keffler asks what the impact of this will be on the German economy, and what legacy has she left?
Africa’s 56 million missing homes: Shelter Afrique confronts the crisis
‘The biggest challenge in Africa is affordability,’ says Andrew Chimpondah. ‘We need to have products that the majority of Africans can afford’
The Swedish experiment: was it forward-thinking or not?
Sweden’s controversial COVID-19 strategy makes for an interesting case study. But will history remember the approach as a success story or a costly failure?
Davos: setting the world to rights
Despite being postponed and moved to Singapore the World Economic Forum will still take place in 2021 and COVID-19 has ensured the central themes for discussion are brought sharply into focus
Are Presidential campaigns worth the vast expense?
The US presidential election is as much about splashing the cash as it is about winning people over. But the winner isn’t necessarily the biggest spender
Investment in a small yet ambitious nation
Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme provides individuals with the ideal opportunity to support public and private sector projects in the country while gaining unfettered access to a unique and beautiful part of the world
What COVID-19 means for financial globalisation
The COVID-19 pandemic may reinforce segmentation in world markets, exacerbating a trend that has been gathering pace since the financial crisis
Majority of US firms in Hong Kong concerned about security laws, survey finds
A survey of US companies reveals widespread fears about the impact that Beijing’s planned national security legislation could have on business operations in Hong Kong