Economy

Panama’s Problem: The Melting of the Arctic Ice Caps

The arctic is currently losing sea ice at an estimated 10,000 tonnes per second. Whilst this frightening stat poses many challenges to the world,...

Economic Woes Ahead of China’s 20th Party Congress: What Can We Expect?

China faces internal economic challenges ahead of the 20th Party Congress, which will be held on Oct. 16. The economy of China is dwindling,...

Why is the Aid Community Optimistic About the Bangladesh Economy?

Bangladesh is a development success story in South Asia, and the World Bank is proud of being a partner in the country’s development journey...

Income Inequality in India

Over the years, India has experienced severe income/wealth inequality. The finding on inequality remained consistent regardless of the approach used to measure it. In...

The Pretense of Prowess at the G7 Summit

The Group of Seven (G7) is all set to place a price cap on Russian oil supplies as the war tilts toward Russia in...

Aid Needed in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) was announced on May 23, 2022 by the Biden administration in Tokyo, Japan as a means to...

Higher Out of Pocket Expenditure: A Concern in India?

Health spending drives over a hundred million people into poverty each year, and the impact of health spending on poverty is particularly large in...

Why are Cryptocurrencies Becoming Popular in Cuba?

A recent report by NBC News has revealed that more than 100,000 Cubans use cryptocurrencies for different purposes. Some use it for everyday activities,...

Padma Bridge: The Technological Sublime’s Impact on Local Economy and Regional Connectivity

After a decade of preparation, Bangladesh is finally opening its most anticipated infrastructure, the Padma Multipurpose Bridge. The 6.15 Kilometre Bridge will connect 21...

‘Dyed in the Wool’: Has America’s Rejuvenated Trade Union Movement Changed?

It was the T-shirt that first caught my attention: its wearer stood on the end of the line, beaming with the rest of the...

Beijing’s COVID Policies Are not Healthy

Difficult to gauge in a country without political polling, but there does seem to be an almost palpable sense of opportunity lost.  The Whac-A-Mole approach...

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Granules & Geopolitics: Conflicts over Sand

Sand, the most abundant of all minerals, is present...

Defence Exports Could Address the Gaps in India’s Foreign Engagements

India is set to export indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket...

UN Working Group on Disappearance Should Rethink Data Collection Method to Avoid Unwanted Mistakes

On Sept. 21, the United Nations Working Group on...

The Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria Kick Starts With a Swanky Ceremony in Sofia

This weekend’s opening ceremony in Sofia of a gas...

How Nord Stream Pipelines Helped Russia in Invading Ukraine

On the afternoon of Sept 26, the operators of...