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Will Zambia resort to IMF deal?

September 2, 2019

Zambia is beset with problems stemming from the commodities price drop, the effects of a severe drought and rampant public spending. But is an IMF loan the solution? 

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Namibia’s economy feels the heat from all directions

August 1, 2019

Namibia’s commodity-dependent economy is contracting as environmental and geopolitical pressures increase. Can the authorities turn the situation around? 

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Mozambique pins hopes on gas transformation

August 1, 2019

Mozambique has endured a difficult few years, but major developments in its gas industry provide hope of better times to come.

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Sustainability must be banks' new priority

May 1, 2019

Climate risks are real and mounting, and it is crucial for the financial community to act together in backing a more sustainable, circular economy, says Emma Navarro of the European Investment Bank. 

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What are Latin America's prospects for 2019?

March 1, 2019

The Banker asked a group of economists to share their views on Latin America’s prospects in 2019, as new administrations promise change, Argentina deals with austerity and US-China trade tensions threaten to hit exporters. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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The circular economy: how it transforms finance

January 2, 2019

As countries continue to consume more resources than they replace, is moving to a circular economy the answer? Some companies are already shifting into service provision so they can control sustainability, rather than selling products that end up in landfill. Silvia Pavoni looks at the business argument.

The end of the line for wasteful economic models

January 2, 2019

The world's current patterns of consumption are globally acknowledged to be unsustainable, leading to calls for this linear economic model to be replaced with a 'circular' economy. 

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Rescuing Argentina: will the rope snap after IMF bailout?

November 1, 2018

Argentina’s currency crisis has triggered an IMF bailout, which the government believes will spark a recovery. Those who recall the IMF’s last intervention less favourably will be hoping the government is right. 

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What will US policy mean for emerging markets?

September 3, 2018

Changes in US monetary policy are likely to push emerging markets to look for other alliances. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Redefining GDP

August 31, 2018

Is it time to rethink gross domestic product as a measure of a country’s economic vitality? Joy Macknight investigates.

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