Asia Pacific: China – Beijing Leaves Washington in the Dust with New Multilateral Bank

Washington missed the boat on the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Both the United States and Japan declined to join the new multilateral...

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...

Troy Wiseman: Bamboo – A Sustainable Source of Fibre

Over the last ten years, REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and REDD+ developments have proved that the price attributed to, and...

Asia Pacific: Economic Integration Gaining Ground

Some of the world’s most promising economic partnerships straddle the Asia-Pacific Region. That vast spread of economies offers a contrasting landscape of competitiveness. While...

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...

From Russia, with very little love

For all its new-found wealth, has the Russian bear suddenly become cornered by a volatile oil market and a damaged economy? RUSSIAN business is fighting...

Nouriel Roubini: Emerging Markets after the Fed Hikes Rates

The prospect that the US Federal Reserve will start exiting zero policy rates later this year has fuelled growing fear of renewed volatility in...

Financing the Future: Leveraging the Power of Investment

Projected growth rates for emerging economies are slowing down. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects their convergence with more advanced economies to take place...

Deep Oil: Unlocking the Poles

The arrival of peak oil — the point in time when global oil production peaks and begins to forever decline — has loomed for...

A Butterfly without Excuses: Progress Stalled

The ways of the world are quite often more straightforward than they at first glance appear to be. Whatever happens has a cause that...