Economy

January, 2019

  • 17 January

    Why the Indian Ocean Region Might Soon Play a Lead Role in World Affairs

    Around 80% of the world's maritime oil trade passes through the Indian Ocean. And the economic and political might of the region is growing.

  • 14 January

    Trade War Bad news for South Asia

    South Asia runs the grave risk of becoming caught in the US-China turf war and being forced into non-inclusive and unbalanced trade relations.

  • 8 January

    Should Africa Back World Trade Organisation Reforms?

    Proposed changes could make an already unbalanced multilateral trading system even worse for developing countries.

  • 5 January

    India’s Stalled Economic Reforms

    Is it too much to expect that, after the national elections are settled next May, the Indian government will begin to act East and secure its strategic development interests in the region?

  • 4 January

    Oil Is At the Mercy of Financial Markets

    Oil traders are still awaiting more definitive clues about the supply/demand balance, but volatility is likely to stick around for a while. In the short run, oil prices will likely follow global stock markets up or down on any given day until the fundamentals reveal a more discernable pattern. 

December, 2018

  • 29 December

    Harnessing Africa’s Blue Economy

    Maintaining political commitment and public interest can help develop and sustain the continent’s maritime resources.

  • 27 December

    Increasing Remittances

    Remittances to South Asia are projected to increase by 13.5 % to US$ 132 billion in 2018, a stronger pace than the 5.7 % growth seen in 2017. The upsurge is not only due to robust economic conditions in advanced economies, but the increase in oil prices increasing outflows from some GCC countries.

  • 18 December

    Iran Oil Exports: 8 Waivers and The OPEC Meeting

    Iran’s oil exports are likely to remain limited in 2019, with a significant negative impact on Iran’s economy.

  • 8 December

    The Saudi Dilemma: To Cut Or Not To Cut

    Saudi Arabia has its problems but it could withstand lower oil prices without feeling too much of a pinch.

November, 2018

  • 20 November

    Can We Expect A Major Rebound In Oil Prices?

    A price increase from current levels hinges on action from OPEC+. Saudi Arabia has already signaled that it intends to lower exports by 500,000 bpd in December, and that further action might be forthcoming from OPEC+.