on assignment, Sana'a

on assignment, Sana'a

Collective Intelligence

Alaco's writing on a range of subjects

06.10.2017

US conflict mineral rule under threat

A regulation credited with promoting greater supply chain transparency appears to have been weakened, and may eventually be repealed.more >
03.10.2017

Trouble brewing for Saudi heir

As Mohammed bin Salman prepares for his ascent, he is facing growing discontent among members of the royal family and ordinary Saudis.more >
26.09.2017

Turkey risks blowback with mooted Kurdistan sanctions

Cutting a Kurdish oil pipeline could undermine Turkish economic and security interestsmore >
20.09.2017

Modi’s bumpy anti-corruption drive

The Indian premier’s attempt to tackle ‘black money’ and financial crime is proving controversial.more >
12.09.2017

Brazil’s corruption scandals undercut promising privatisation, pension reform

With his reform programme under strain, President Temer is embarking on a big privatisation programme to promote growth. more >
09.08.2017

Egypt’s economic recovery overshadowed by political turbulence

Investors are showing renewed interest in Egypt as economic reforms take effect, but the stability that underpins the turnaround is under strain.more >
04.08.2017

Can the Philippines afford Duterte’s infrastructure spending spree?

Some fear huge construction programme aimed to boost employment and foreign investment could rack up unsustainable debts.more >
27.07.2017

UK companies face export perils

Those who unwittingly flout anti-bribery laws and trade restrictions risk heavy fines and reputational damage.more >
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 >

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