20.03.2020

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 >
13.03.2020

Putin may struggle to keep his western neighbours close

Russian president’s attempts at consolidating his ‘near abroad’ might have the opposite effect.more >
06.03.2020

Zimbabwe and the sanctions myth

Alaco challenges Harare's claim that investor reluctance to engage with Zimbabwe is due to the international sanctions more >
18.02.2020

Bolsonaro controversies mask economic progress in Brazil

Investors welcome the Brazilian president’s ambitious reform programme but worry about his apparent disdain for the environment.more >
30.01.2020

Political and economic shock triggers interest in Bitcoin

The currency’s new-found low volatility strengthens its ‘digital gold‘ credentials.more >
29.01.2020

Can Putin deliver his constitutional reforms?

Vladimir Putin’s momentous constitutional reform proposals are seen as a means of enabling him to retain power and influence after he steps down from the presidency in 2024. The proposed changes are wide-ranging, overhauling Russia's system of governance. They will be put to a referendum but, even if they are approved, their sheer scale may make them difficult to implement. more >
28.01.2020

China’s Belt and Road ventures run into trouble in Kazakhstan

The Chinese and Kazakh governments insist all is well but there are signs of strain on the ground. more >
21.01.2020

What lies behind oligarch impunity in Ukraine

Efforts to investigate financial crimes have been largely unsuccessful due to endemic corruption within the judiciary.more >
09.01.2020

Soleimani killing puts spotlight on Iraqi militias

The US killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani has focused attention on Iran's involvement in Iraq, in particular its support for Shia militias, or Popular Mobilisation Forces.more >
09.01.2020

Questions raised over Mexican leader’s war on graft

Lopez Obrador looks to be fulfilling his pledge to tackle corruption but his attitude towards independent institutions does not bode well. more >

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