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Can Sudan overcome problems of war and increasing isolation?

Can Sudan overcome problems of war and increasing isolation?

THE ECONOMY of Sudan is going through a slow although steady transformation. But unrest and the defiance of its autocratic ruler against the [...]

Low oil price gives Arab nations chance to reform economies

Low oil price gives Arab nations chance to reform economies

THE WORLD -which saw the price of oil fall by around 50 per cent since 2014 - has seen prices plummet before. But for the time being, it is [...]

China’s military challenges in the face of a slowing economy

China’s military challenges in the face of a slowing economy

THE PRESENT-DAY image of China's military is one of a nation's armed forces undergoing rapidly growing capabilities. However, most analysts [...]

Plans for tax harmonisation across all EU countries

Plans for tax harmonisation across all EU countries

EUROPEAN authorities made headlines by announcing an all-out attack against multinational corporations which allegedly keep avoiding paying [...]

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Correa defiant despite tax hikes climbdown

Correa defiant despite tax hikes climbdown

PRESIDENT Rafael Correa declared victory on the economic front in a recent address to Ecuador’s national assembly. As the price for the [...]

Christians targeted by Islamic terror groups across the globe

Christians targeted by Islamic terror groups across the globe

THE MIDDLE East’s population of 12 million Christians will be halved by 2020, if current demographic trends continue, writs World Review [...]

Latin American countries strike out to establish identity

Latin American countries strike out to establish identity

LATIN American countries, collectively and severally, appear poised to exercise greater power in the world community, writes World Review [...]

More Economics
Foreign firms’ exit leaves China’s manufacturers struggling

Foreign firms’ exit leaves China’s manufacturers struggling

MANUFACTURING is crucial to the Chinese economy - which overtook the US in 2010 to become world number one in the sector - and now employs [...]

China remains Latin America’s top trading partner

China remains Latin America’s top trading partner

CHINESE Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, began a tour of South America by signing 36 agreements with Brazil’s government worth a potential US$53 [...]

France continues making excuses for its economic results

France continues making excuses for its economic results

A BREAKTHROUGH may have been achieved in the dark cloudy skies of the French economy - growth was up 0.6 per cent of GDP in the first [...]

More Energy
Germany’s climate lobby look to ban coal

Germany’s climate lobby look to ban coal

BANNING new coal-fired power plants and the export of coal technologies are the new focus for Germany’s environmental NGOs and the movement [...]

West could miss business opportunities in drive against coal

West could miss business opportunities in drive against coal

A GROWING worldwide movement - actively supported in the US and Europe - is demanding an end to all support for fossil fuel projects, more [...]

The bright side of low prices for oil and gas companies

The bright side of low prices for oil and gas companies

THE DETRIMENTAL effect the fall in the oil price has had on the oil industry has been highlighted by the world’s media. This is not [...]

More Defence & Security
US defence spending levels raise questions about global influence

US defence spending levels raise questions about global influence

AMERICA is spending nearly US$500 billion to sustain normal daily running costs for its defence department and the military services during [...]

Why Nato is a necessary force for the future

Why Nato is a necessary force for the future

SINCE 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) has played a direct role in keeping the North Atlantic region safe and secure. And [...]

Russia no match for Nato despite massive military upgrade

Russia no match for Nato despite massive military upgrade

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin doubled the number of troops taking part in snap military drills across Russia in March 2015 to 80,000. The [...]

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Will Nigerians miss President Jonathan?

Will Nigerians miss President Jonathan?

EVERY May 29, Nigeria celebrates Democracy Day - commemorating the day in 1999 when democracy was restored to the country, writes Oluwafemi [...]

Is Japan turning south?

Is Japan turning south?

IS THERE room for another major Asian security actor in the disputed South China Sea? Vice Admiral Robert Thomas, commander of the US Navy’s [...]

Poland to lead modernisation of Eastern Europe’s military

Poland to lead modernisation of Eastern Europe’s military

THE GOVERNMENT of Poland is endeavouring to restart the stalled military modernisation of Eastern Europe, writes freelance writer on [...]

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