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Aging Populations Create Global Burdens and Opportunities

by Adam Morehouse

April 20, 2016

elderly man walking with cane

Aging baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) will likely put pressure on global pension systems and challenge ...

Economic Challenges Ahead for Middle East and North Africa

by Warwick Knowles

April 13, 2016

domed building in Tehran, Iran

The economic outlook for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remains weak through 2020 as the region faces barriers ...

Suez and Panama Canals Face Off for Container Ships

by Isaac Leung

April 11, 2016

Panama Canal

Egypt celebrated the expansion, via a new bypass, of the Suez Canal with elaborate pomp that included sailing the ...

Dollarization: Causes and Consequences

by Jaspreet Sehmi

March 31, 2016

one dollar bill

Rising “dollarization” rates across many countries, including Turkey and Peru, are becoming a growing ...

Canadian Drugstores Mulling Sale of Medical Marijuana

by Alexandra Biesada

March 29, 2016

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With legalization looming in Canada, several drugstore chains there are making the case for selling legal medical ...

Lightsource Launches Europe’s Largest Floating Solar Array

by Stuart Hampton

March 24, 2016

floating solar panels, photo courtesy Lightsource

The UK has just built and powered up Europe’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in the Queen Elizabeth II ...

Latin America: The Political Tide Is Changing

by Michelle Campbell

March 23, 2016

Latin American leaders

In times of economic prosperity, politicians in certain regions may ignore deep-seated socioeconomic problems. The ...

Antiausterity Movements Grow in Ireland, Spain, and Portugal

by Daniele Fraietta

March 16, 2016

podemos 2

Recent elections in Ireland, Spain, and Portugal signal growing populist, antiausterity sentiments across Europe. The ...

South Africa Takes Steps to Reduce Budget Deficit as Outlook Dims

by Bodhi Ganguli

March 8, 2016

Johannesburg South Africa skyline

South Africa’s 2016 budget aims to deliver economic growth through greater public-private partnerships against a ...

Assessing the Business Impact of a Brexit

by Markus Kuger

March 3, 2016

UK Flags

A referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union is set for June 23. Although the “stay in” camp leads current ...

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