on assignment, Dubai

on assignment, Dubai

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Alaco's writing on a range of subjects

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 >
07.06.2017

Making sense of the Qatar crisis

The Saudi-led Gulf alliance’s move against the tiny state has been dramatic, but it is the culmination of tensions that have been brewing for many years.more >
07.06.2017

Labour offers new thinking on addressing supply chain risks

If, as expected, the Conservatives triumph in Thursday’s general election, they would do well to consider adopting some of their rivals’ ideas around corporate accountability, a growing concern among the general public.more >
06.06.2017

Middle East challenges to dispute resolution professionals

Despite new arbitration and enforcement laws in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States – and even Dubai – remain challenging jurisdictions for the enforcement of international arbitral awards and judgments. more >
26.05.2017

Re-empowered Rouhani still faces struggle to woo investors

Iran’s investment prospects remain bleak, despite its reformist leader’s emphatic re-election victory.more >
19.05.2017

India and China’s tug of war over Sri Lanka

India sets out to exert greater economic influence to check China’s efforts to turn the island into a maritime hub along its planned ‘One Belt, One Road’ trading route.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

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07 Jun 2017
Leaked emails alleging corruption damage ANC – Mantashe >

Source: Global Advisors

07 Jun 2017
Whistleblower Policy: FG pays 20 'snitches' N375.8 million >
Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun revealed that the payments are the first under the country's Whistleblower Policy. It has come to light that in President Muhammadu Buharis war against corruption,...

Source: Pulse.ng