Latin America & Caribbean

Électricité de France (EDF): Thinking Big and Outside the Box

Determined to become the world’s largest supplier of renewable energy, Électricité de France (EDF) in July took an 80% stake in Hong Kong-based wind...

OECD: 21st Century Trade Agreements & Regulatory Coherence

In the past, services markets were largely local and countries mostly worked out their regulation without consideration for how other countries regulate. As a...

LATAM Airline Group: Wings Over Latin America

How a small carrier from an inward-looking, almost insular, country outcompeted the big guys and gobbled them up to become the largest airline in...

Joe Penna: Master of the Digital Video

The recent rise of video-sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo have allowed low budget independent filmmakers to reach millions of viewers. The MysteryGuitarMan...

Zaha Hadid (1950-2016): “I Don’t Design Nice Buildings”

Zaha Hadid orphaned this world on March 31 and left it waiting for great works that now will never be. Architects bloom late in...

Latin America: As Nations Mature Some Are Left Behind

Devoid of subtlety, headlines often fail to convey the real story. While the bumbling and stumbling governments of Brazil and Venezuela dominate the news...

Mohamed A El-Erian: Is the Perfect Storm Over for Markets?

Earlier this year, financial markets around the world were forced to navigate a perfect storm – a violent disruption fuelled by an unusual amalgamation...

Luke Alphey: Tinkering with Insect Genes

Mosquitoes are amongst the most pernicious and deadly creatures in the world. They are responsible for the spread of the dreaded dengue fever, a...

UNCTAD: A Policy Recipe to Get Investment Flowing Again

James Zhan suggests world leaders make a joint effort to harmonise and formulate appropriate investment policies to help build investment firepower to face 21st...

Navigating the maze of red tape

Legislation and bureaucracy have been sticking in the gizzard of commerce for decades. With one piece of frustrating paperwork after another getting in the...