Strengthening Business Ties Between Italy and Africa

September 23, 2016

In the last of a three-part series, Fasil Amdetsion looks at the evolution of Italy’s relationship with its former colonies in the Horn of Africa. Read part 1 and part 2.  Closer Italy-Africa relations can pave the way for mutually advantageous business deal-making and investments....

Foreign Investment Potential in India

July 15, 2015

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Russell Stamets, a Delhi-based lawyer, author and business advisor. Many foreign and domestic investors were jubilant when Narendra Modi became the new Indian prime minister in 2014. The upbeat market sentiment in India was expressed...

Boko Haram and its Economic Consequences

September 25, 2013

Boko Haram could have a disastrous impact on Nigeria’s economy. In May, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan suspended the constitution and declared a state of emergency in three states at the northeastern tip of Nigeria. On August 10-11, an attack on a mosque in the state of Maiduguri left 56...

Managing Your Business Through a Chinese Banking Crisis

August 03, 2013

In times of uncertainty, financial prudence is the best route. By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  There has been much talk recently of a potential crisis in China’s banking system, and several financial ratings agencies and analysts have suggested all is not well. However, the Chinese system is...

Repairing the Neglect of Workforce Development in the MENA Region

April 29, 2013

Jean AbiNader analyzes the newest World Bank report on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The World Bank has issued its fourth volume in the series Jobs for Shared Prosperity – Time for Action in the Middle East and North Africa. Well over 300 pages, the study provides...