on assignment, Dubai

on assignment, Dubai

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Alaco's writing on a range of subjects

25.07.2017

Why Trump should be careful in sanctioning the Venezuelan regime

The administration weighs up its response to Maduro’s latest bid to consolidate his powers. more >
19.07.2017

Ethiopia’s economy rides out anti-government unrest

While the recent upheavals unnerved foreign investors, the economy continues to grow apace. more >
05.07.2017

Ukraine’s Naftogaz still stymied by gas market monopolies

The state-owned energy company’s progress is being frustrated by its inability to sell directly to consumers.more >
03.07.2017

Storm brewing over new US sanctions on Russia

Draft legislation toughening measures against Russia is proving divisive both at home and abroad. more >
23.06.2017

Russian pipeline dispute escalates as US enters the fray

American sanctions threat fuels tensions surrounding Russia’s plans to expand gas supplies to Europe. more >
22.06.2017

Saudi succession twist might deepen conflict with Iran

While the surprise elevation of the King’s son as crown prince could help boost the economy, it may be bad news for regional stability. more >
16.06.2017

India and Afghanistan attempt to bypass their obstructive neighbour

New transport links circumventing Pakistan could prove to be economic game-changers.more >
13.06.2017

Tunisia’s anti-corruption efforts threatened by controversial amnesty plans

A new wave of arrests comes as the authorities consider pardon for Ben Ali-era cronies.more >
08.06.2017

Australians fret over surging Chinese investment in property market

Housing bubble aside, some investors may be breaching foreign ownership regulations and laundering money.more >
07.06.2017

As strongholds fall ISIS is rushing to funnel money out of Syria and Iraq

The group is smuggling funds into neighbouring countries then laundering them through the financial system.more >

Notes from the field

Our work takes us all over the world. Here we share some of our more personal perspectives on some of the destinations we have visited, filed on location.

Angola at the crossroads

Spend any time in Luanda, Angola’s bustling capital, and the first thing that hits you is the sharp disparities in wealth.

Editor's Choice

A daily selection of news articles from around the world, chosen by our analysts:

05 Jul 2017
Jersey City is a case study in the perils of politics and real estate for the Kushners >
Until he stepped aside from his real estate business to become a senior White House aide, developer Jared Kushner was a major player in the gentrification of Jersey City, where former railroad yards...

Source: Lacanada Online News

05 Jul 2017
PMLA Court issues NBW against Vijay Mallya >
Mumbai, July 5 (UNI) A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Court today issued a Non-Bailable warrant against absconding business tycoon Vijay Mallya, as it took cognizance of the complaint filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED)....

Source: United News of India