Business

Should Africa Back World Trade Organisation Reforms?

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

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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?

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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. 

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Harnessing Africa’s Blue Economy

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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+.

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U.S. Shale Has A Glaring Problem

If the US shale oil industry is still not profitable – after a decade of drilling, after major efficiency improvements since 2014, and after a sharp rebound in oil prices – when will it ever be profitable?

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Climate Change and Poverty in Africa

To withstand the inevitable natural disasters climate change will bring, better disaster risk management must start now.

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