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A possible upside to the US-China trade war
Southeast Asian countries may gain from shifting production linked to the tit-for-tat tariff dispute.
The seeds of Venezuela’s economic crisis
As conditions continue to deteriorate, Alaco explains how under-investment in and mismanagement of the country’s energy resources foreshadowed the country’s dire financial problems.
Seoul is testing US patience over North Korea sanctions
South Korea's Moon Jae-in risks breaching American and UN measures in wooing Pyongyang.
How lack of international cooperation may limit impact of US sanctions on Iran
America's unilateral withdrawal from the international nuclear deal may undermine enforcement of its snapback sanctions, aimed at wringing new concessions from Tehran.
As US sanctions against Tehran bite, Iranian hackers suspected of targeting Gulf businesses
Energy companies amongst organisations in the cross-hairs, raising concerns over retaliation for US restrictions on Iranian oil exports
Khashoggi affair raises questions over Saudi Crown Prince’s future
Calls for removal of heir to the throne likely to intensify following news of journalist's death.
Stability in Iraq undermined by US sanctions attack on Iran
Unless it can negotiate exemptions, Iraq is likely to suffer collateral damage.
Special report: Is Zimbabwe finally on the road to recovery?
A new administration prepares to tackle considerable economic problems as most investors and lenders watch and wait to see whether it is up to the challenge.
Could China scupper Trump’s bid to bring Iran to heel?
Beijing’s imports of Iranian oil may take the sting out of America’s re-imposition of sanctions.
UAE continues to drive the Arab World’s tech ambitions
Home to well over a third of the region’s startups, the Emiratis are keen to hone to their entrepreneurial credentials.
—Notes from the field