16 02, 2017

Vietnam and the Death of TPP: Better to Have Loved and Lost

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On the 23rd of January President Donald Trump signed the executive order pulling America out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, formally making the deal “meaningless” in the words of Japan’s Prime Minister […]

6 02, 2017

Politics, strife and oil: The Venezuelan crisis and PDVSA

By |February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Venezuelan bonds are riding a high as the PDVSA skirted default in late October. The state-owned oil company’s $3bn bond maturing in April 2017 is trading at a two-year high of 87 cents on the […]

30 01, 2017

Brazil and Argentina: The Star-crossed Economies?

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On August 31st 2016, Dilma Rousseff became the first President of Brazil to be impeached, perhaps the culminating point of the political instability in a country plagued with corruption and cronyism. Only a few months […]

23 01, 2017

Infrastructure construction in Nigeria – A real boom?

By |January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Since the end of the financial crisis, infrastructure construction is booming in Nigeria. Rapid population growth and urbanisation make infrastructure and real estate construction in the country a necessity. The construction industry is now the […]

16 01, 2017

Shooting for the clouds in the Rainbow Nation

By |January 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The emergence of the revolutionary cloud ICT services in mature markets has transformed the operations of technology providers as well as enterprises. Cloud services that originated in MEDCs – which combine novel content with innovative […]

9 01, 2017

The Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change

By |January 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

With increased political risk casting a pall over developed economies, continued weakness in the BRICS grouping of emerging markets, and a persistent slump in the value of African commodity exports, Latin America is an increasingly […]

15 12, 2016

Tackling SME Credit Risk in Emerging Markets

By |December 15th, 2016|Missus|0 Comments|

Credit constraints for SMEs particularly in the emerging markets is fast becoming a new norm. SMEs from Poland to Zimbabwe are facing liquidity gaps and remain mostly reliant on bank debt to run their business, […]

28 11, 2016

Reversing order? A nearly year end review

By |November 28th, 2016|Missus|1 Comment|

We now find ourselves in a world that is almost unrecognisable from the one we started off with in 2016 and for global investors looking for even an ounce of certainty and security there are […]

21 11, 2016

The impact of Duterte’s Chinese Pivot

By |November 21st, 2016|Missus|0 Comments|

The landslide election of Rodrigo Duterte on May 9th 2016, who garnered almost as much support as his next two rivals combined, has been in great part attributed to his tough stance on curbing criminality, […]