Economy

Madagascar: The World’s First Climate-Induced Famine?

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Shifts in long-established weather patterns are contributing to a brewing humanitarian crisis in southern Madagascar.

Euro Zone Inflation Hits 30-Year High

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As prices surge across the bloc, will the ECB budge on its dovish projections?

EU’s Global Gateway Takes Aim at Belt and Road

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Weighing in at over 300 billion euros, Global Gateway is no slouch. However, key questions remain surrounding Europe’s answer to Belt and Road.

Global Forecast (11-29-2021)

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Another civilian-military compromise in Sudan, the civil war spills its borders in Ethiopia, omicron roils global markets, and Turkey careens toward a currency crisis.

Ukraine Flashes another Warning Sign

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President Zelenskiy’s revelation of a foiled coup plot adds to a growing body of evidence that an invasion of Ukraine could be imminent.

Germany Enters the Post-Merkel Era

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The SDP-Greens-FDP coalition has laid out a policy framework that envisions significant changes in Germany’s domestic and foreign policies.

COP26: A Setback for Climate Justice in Africa

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COP26 laid bare the lack of commitment to Africa when dealing with the climate crisis.

Extremes Face Off in Second Round of Chile Election

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Chileans will choose between two starkly different economic visions on December 19 – a contest that will be watched closely by global mining giants.

Kazakhstan Turns to Foreign Investment for Post-COVID Growth

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Manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, and green tech are the focus as Kazakhstan looks to move up the value chain.

The Limits of Hydropower in Laos

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Laos has reduced its reliance on fossil fuels by building dams on a mass scale, and aims to export the electricity generated to its neighbours. Yet the plan comes with economic and environmental risks.

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