Covid-19 corruption risk spikes amid global procurement race

Graft risks heighten as governments forgo purchasing rules to stock up with vital equipment.more >

Could Saudi austerity hit foreign investment?

The pandemic has prompted measures that threaten to undermine the crown prince's ambitious economic transformation plans.more >

Renewables buck covid-driven energy investment downturn

Investors keep faith with green technologies as fossil fuel producers experience pandemic downturns.more >

US sanctions prompt China to cut most Iran oil supplies - officially at least

Declared imports have nosedived, but Beijing seems unwilling to shut off completely deliveries from its strategic partner. more >

Post-covid supply chains – reshoring vs resilience

Bringing Far East production closer to home may not be the most cost-effective or practical solution.more >

Russia’s hold on European gas market challenged

LNG imports and Azeri pipeline look set to lessen Europe’s dependence on Russian supplies, potentially limiting Moscow’s political and economic influence over the region.more >

Europe struggles to salvage Iran nuclear deal

American sanctions leave Europe unable to offer Iran the economic support it demands for compliance.more >

As Uzbekistan comes in from the cold, foreign investors eye opportunity

Once closed and restrictive, the Uzbek economy is opening up though political change seems a distant prospect.more >

Pademic redrawing global investment landscape

Covid-19 expected to trigger plunge in foreign direct investment and reinforce protectionist policies among leading recipients. more >

Russia’s ‘National Projects’ in need of a lift

Keynesian stimulus programme has been beset by delays and the private sector’s reluctance to get involved. more >

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