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Circular economy teaser

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. 

Rescuing Argentina teaser

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. 

US policy EM teaser

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.

Redefining GDP teaser

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.

China steel teaser

Can anything derail China's economic growth?

July 4, 2018

A downturn in China's economic growth has been 'imminent' for much of the past decade, according to many experts. However, the country keeps on posting impressive figures. Peter McGill looks at the possible impact of its current challenges, including US tariffs, ballooning debt and shadow banking.

Thailand teaser

Thailand looks to new frontier of neighbouring CLMV markets

July 4, 2018

The economic growth in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam has not escaped the attention of Thai politicians and finance professionals. They are now working to make the most of the opportunities for Thai banks, companies and the stock exchange in the CLMV region. Peter Janssen reports.

Jordan reform teaser

Will protests derail Jordan's reform agenda?

July 4, 2018

The protests over tax reforms that have hit Jordan in recent months and brought about the resignation of its prime minister set alarm bells ringing in the West as well as the wider Middle East. Adrienne Klasa examines how one of the region's most stable countries can now move forward.

Port Costa teaser

Portugal's coalition shows alternative to austerity

May 1, 2018

Portugal’s left-wing government has not only surprised observers with its stability and popularity, the coalition some called a geringonça, or contraption, has overseen the country’s move from bailout recipient to credit rating star. But, as Peter Wise reports, there is still work to be done.

Laos on track teaser

Laos seeks to unlock its potential with Chinese rail project

April 3, 2018

Languishing down the development table, land-locked Laos is investing heavily in a joint venture to build a rail link between its capital and the Chinese border. Peter Janssen reports.

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