on assignment, Sana'a

on assignment, Sana'a

Collective Intelligence

Alaco's writing on a range of subjects

25.01.2018

Russia’s east struggles to lure investors

Putin will have to do more to reduce business risks and other disincentives in order to draw hoped-for East Asian investment into Russia’s resource-rich Far East. more >
19.01.2018

Alaco Insight Report: Key players in Zimbabwe speak of economic hopes

Alaco canvasses the views of leading stakeholders on the likelihood of a recovery under the country’s new leader. more >
17.01.2018

Sri Lankans sceptical of China’s investment rush

Huge Chinese-funded infrastructure projects raise hopes and concerns in equal measure.more >
09.01.2018

Macri marches on as divided Peronists wait for him to slip up

An electoral boost gives new impetus to the Argentinian leader’s reform programme but it needs to start delivering soonmore >
28.12.2017

Why Iraq’s premier needs to win the war on graft before reconstruction begins

Corruption could prove to be a formidable foe, but it must be overcome if Iraq is to rebuild after its victory over IS.more >
13.12.2017

What Mnangagwa needs to deliver to resurrect Zimbabwe’s economy

One priority involves making effective use of the country’s abundant natural resources.more >
03.12.2017

Why Saudi detainees are paying for their freedom

Saudi Arabia's corruption crackdown looks like a plot to shore up the country’s depleted coffers — but it won't work.more >
23.11.2017

Passport-for-sale loophole in new global tax evasion crackdown

An international effort to bolster tax transparency may be blunted by offshore investors exploiting a significant shortcoming. more >
17.11.2017

Russia’s upcoming elections may derail Putin’s biggest critic

The outcome of Russia’s presidential ballot next March appears a forgone conclusion, yet the vote is not quite the irrelevance it might seem. more >
07.11.2017

Saudi Arabia: MbS tears up the rule book

The fourth of November 2017 will go down as a significant date in Saudi history. The purge by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (commonly referred to as MbS) of so many well-known members of the ruling class is completely unprecedented.more >

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