Barriers Versus Smugglers: Algeria and Morocco’s Battle for Border Security

Terrorism, weapons smuggling, drug and human trafficking, and migration flows are driving many North African countries to bolster their border defenses. Current tactics include building miles of trenches, barriers, and fences, as well as employing sophisticated drones and surveillance technology. But will they be effective and at what cost? A close study to answer this […]

Global trade war impacting the MENA region

Michael Fahy, Business journalist in the UAE and editor of zawya.com with his motto of “My views are both infrequent and my own”, wrote about the global trade war impacting the MENA region. MENA region will not escape impact of global trade war, says economist Arab Bank’s Radwan Shaban said oil exporting nations provide 80 […]

Some countries are far more unequal than others

Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others Hyejin Kang / Shutterstock Sandy Brian Hager, City, University of London Why do the richest 1% of Americans take 20% of national income, but the richest 1% of Danes only 6%? Why have affluent British people seen their share of national income double since 1980, […]

Some countries are far more unequal than others

Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others By Sandy Brian Hager, City, University of London The picture above is of Hyejin Kang / Shutterstock Why do the richest 1% of Americans take 20% of national income, but the richest 1% of Danes only 6%? Why have affluent British people seen their share […]

IMF’s alarming report on Algeria’s economy outlook

The release of July 2018 report of the International Monetary Fund calls on the highest authorities to analyse the prospects of the Algerian economy with lucidity according to internal and external constraints and no longer to sail on sight. In July 2018, the IMF’s alarming report on Algeria’s economy outlook, contrary to the views of […]

A photograph of Algeria’s Economic and Financial situation

This is a summary note relating to the last report of the Bank of Algeria on the economic and financial situation of the country at the end of 2017. It is a photograph of Algeria’s economic and financial situation as it stands today. 1.- According to the Governor of the Bank of Algeria in his […]

Algeria’s economy move onto a more solid footing

Stronger energy earnings, efforts to curb imports and increased tax revenue saw Algeria’s economy move onto a more solid footing in 2017; however, the country’s ongoing reliance on hydrocarbons revenue continues to leave it exposed to external shocks. Algeria: Year in Review 2017 A positive return from the energy sector continued to drive growth this […]