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The Arms Trade in The Horn of Africa

August 13, 2018/EXX AFRICA EXX Africa ( published a special report on the arms trade in the Horn of Africa. The trade of illegal weapons in the Horn of Africa remains… Read more »

Turkey Is Caught In A Currency Quagmire

Culled—-Proshare 11/8/2018/ARM Research    Over the past few months, Turkey’s economy has been laced with tapestry of macroeconomic woes. Despite strong Q1 GDP performance of 7.4% YoY (Q4 17: 7.3%… Read more »

Global Convergence Arrives To Spoil the ‘America First’ Party

Culled—Proshare 7/8/2018/FDC The Trump Administration may be looking to put “America First” in global markets, but the rest of the world appears poised to catch up in the second half…. Read more »

AfDB President Adesina Calls for Technology Transfer to Farmers

Africa should be the breadbasket of the world, has no reason spending US$ 35 billion a year importing food, Adesina tells Agriculture conference in U.S. August 7, 2018/AfDB The President… Read more »

OPEC Nears 100 Percent Compliance

August 3, 2018/ Oil prices fell on Friday as OPEC production increased, with the cartel nearing 100 percent compliance with the original production cut deal. A falling rig count and… Read more »

China Dethroned by Japan as World’s Second-Biggest Stock Market

2/8/2018/Bloomberg Nation surrenders No. 2 ranking taken from Japan in late 2014 Shanghai stock gauge one of world’s worst performers this year China just lost its ranking as the world’s… Read more »

London Court of International Arbitration finds the Djiboutian Government’s Seizure of Doraleh Terminal Illegal

August 2, 2018/APO Group An Arbitral Tribunal of the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) today confirmed the illegitimacy of the Government of Djibouti’s action of seizing control of the… Read more »

IMF Faces Strong Demand for Financing from Low-Income Countries-Report

August 2, 2018/IMF Executive Summary The Fund is facing strong demand for financing from low-income countries (LICs). Commodity price shocks and loose fiscal policies have contributed to rising debt levels… Read more »

Will Djibouti Become Latest Country to Fall Into China’s Debt Trap?

The African country houses a key U.S. military base, making it a particular concern for Washington August 1, 2018/Foreign Policy Djibouti lies more than 2,500 miles from Sri Lanka but… Read more »

Oil Prices Seesaw As Uncertainty Grips Markets

July 31, 2018/ –    U.S. energy expenditures fell for the fifth year in a row in 2016, falling by 9 percent to about $1 trillion.  –    Total expenditures on energy… Read more »