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Debt ‘vultures’ still hovering as Argentina prepares for polls

Debt ‘vultures’ still hovering as Argentina prepares for polls

AS THE summer holidays begin in Argentina, its economy drifts further into recession. Meanwhile the jockeying for position in the [...]

Blessing or curse as Uganda develops oil and gas finds

Blessing or curse as Uganda develops oil and gas finds

THE DISCOVERY, in Uganda, of 21 oil and gas fields have been described as Africa’s biggest onshore finds in two decades. With this treasure [...]

Putin’s Indian trade coup wrong-foots Obama

Putin’s Indian trade coup wrong-foots Obama

INDIA’S Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is wooing both the US and Russia as he seeks to transform his country into a global economic [...]

US defence chief’s biggest battles will be at home not abroad

US defence chief’s biggest battles will be at home not abroad

ASHTON CARTER is preparing for one of the world’s toughest jobs. He will face a Senate hearing in February 2015 hoping to be confirmed as US [...]

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Colombia could reach Farc peace deal in 2015

Colombia could reach Farc peace deal in 2015

THE NEXT 12 months could make 2015 go down in history as the year of peace for Colombia. The challenge will not be easy because of so many [...]

Middle East future could be shaped by rise of the Kurds

Middle East future could be shaped by rise of the Kurds

2015 could witness the birth of a globally recognised and economically independent Iraqi Kurdistan, writes Professor Dr Amatzia Baram. This [...]

Polish PM must manage party strife as elections approach

Polish PM must manage party strife as elections approach

POLAND is set for presidential and parliamentary elections in 2015, with voters choosing between two parties which have defined the [...]

More Economics
Weakness of euro currency could boost good business

Weakness of euro currency could boost good business

THE EURO is continuing to weaken and has dropped almost 18 per cent against the American dollar in less than a year. It seems that any news [...]

Purges and power struggles on China’s slow road to reform

Purges and power struggles on China’s slow road to reform

XI JINPING, China’s President, is best known for two things. One is his ‘tigers and flies’ campaign against government corruption - ‘tigers’ [...]

Greece is broke but questions over new bailout

Greece is broke but questions over new bailout

GREECE is making headlines again. Its latest political crisis means the country faces new elections on January 25, 2015, while politicians [...]

More Energy
Price crash is a short-term shock for Latin America’s oil producers

Price crash is a short-term shock for Latin America’s oil producers

THE RECENT precipitous decline in the price of oil has changed the energy panorama in Latin America. Broadly speaking, the crash is the [...]

Europe eyes countries in energy ellipse for Russia alternative

Europe eyes countries in energy ellipse for Russia alternative

EUROPE is looking at countries within the so-called oil and gas rich ‘strategic energy ellipse’ to replace its dependence on Russian energy, [...]

Russia’s key energy industry hit by West’s sanctions

Russia’s key energy industry hit by West’s sanctions

RUSSIA, the world’s second-largest oil producer after Saudi Arabia, provides more than 13 per cent of the world’s oil. Its oil production [...]

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Security the key in China’s Afghan treasure hunt

Security the key in China’s Afghan treasure hunt

CHINA has a strategic eye on Afghanistan. As Western forces prepare to leave the ‘Graveyard of Empires’, Beijing is increasingly interested [...]

Russia goes for broke in record military spending spree

Russia goes for broke in record military spending spree

RUSSIAN military spending is increasing significantly and may require the West to rethink its defence strategy, writes World Review expert [...]

Frozen conflict in east Ukraine stirs fears of repeating Georgia war

Frozen conflict in east Ukraine stirs fears of repeating Georgia war

NEWS FROM the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine is increasingly confused. The good news is that warnings by Ukraine that the pro-Russian [...]

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US amnesty for illegal immigrants becomes a blame game

US amnesty for illegal immigrants becomes a blame game

IN THE US, President Barack Obama’s amnesty strategy on illegal immigrants successfully sought to begin building a new Democrat voter base, [...]

America cannot ignore the changing face of Africa

America cannot ignore the changing face of Africa

BARRING national security crises, America no longer has an interest in Africa’s internal developments. But all that stands to change, writes [...]

Relationships between world powers: Can economics and politics be separated?

Relationships between world powers: Can economics and politics be separated?

IN HIS 1910 book The Great Illusion (1910), British economist Norman Angell discussed the futility of wars in a world of states which are [...]

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