Return to Protectionism and new Global Economic Crisis

A trade war between the USA and China: could it be a return to protectionism and a prelude to yet a new global economic crisis horizon 2020/2022? Return to Protectionism and a new Global Economic Crisis ? The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, at the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017, said addressing the new […]

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 […]

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

An IMF blog’s article by Vitor Gaspar and Christine Lagarde dated September 24, 2018, on the United Nations that is to receive shortly a gathering of the World leaders to discuss “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Give Today’s Children a Chance The long road towards development World leaders […]

Sleepwalking towards the next financial crisis?

Sleepwalking towards the next financial crisis? Here are the five biggest risks Nafis Alam, University of Reading Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on September 15, 2008, triggering the most significant global financial crisis since the great depression. Lehman’s collapse was not triggered in a day but over a much longer period, with […]

Currency traffic: or to differentiate two parallel markets

  The purpose of this contribution is to try and pose the real problem of currency traffic: or how to differentiate two parallel markets . We see both the illegal outflows of hard currencies and the quotation of the Dinar (DZD) intimately linked to the difference between its official quotation and that of the informal […]

MENA region’s Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

The World Economic Forum latest views in The Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018 explores as it is noted, the MENA region’s trends, challenges and opportunities for its so called Arab countries. It explains how: The Arab World is at a critical juncture, and while it has ambitious economic and social reforms meant all to bring […]