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The Merkel-Schäuble brand of development has manifested in the private-sector led ‘Compact with Africa’. Developmental considerations aside, investors should continue to hold their breath.

Connor Vasey August 14, 2017

President Trump’s promises to roll back Obama’s attempt at normalizing US relations with Cuba is a poor use of Washington’s soft power. Rather, Trump should let dollars flow into the socialist state.

Tom Jones July 31, 2017
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Swathes of America are being ravaged by the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic, affecting the poorest areas of the country hardest, and costing the US economy some $80 billion every year. Bipartisan action is needed to solve the crisis, writes Anthony Tipping.

Anthony Tipping July 5, 2017
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The appointment of Muhammad bin Salman as the new Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia could presage the rise of a new, Saudi-led caliphate, writes Peter Ferrara.

Peter Ferrara June 29, 2017
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Why, in some of the poorest regions of the world, do imported goods cost so much? Xiaochen Su looks at the combination of factors that raise prices for the simplest of goods sky-high.

Xiaochen Su June 28, 2017
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Piracy is far from a thing of the past in South-East Asia. Neil Thompson investigates how states across the region are teaming up to fight the threat that modern-day pirates pose to some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

Neil Thompson June 23, 2017
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Coal used to be the future for rapidly developing countries in Asia and Africa. Now, it seems to be in terminal decline. What happened? Nithin Coca investigates.

Nithin Coca June 22, 2017