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, […]

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 […]

JMMC meeting will be held in Algiers on September 23

The Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee of the OPEC and non-OPEC oil production reduction Agreement, i.e. the JMMC meeting will be held in Algiers on September 23, 2018, and the Iranian minister said he would not participate in the event. Iran promised, on Thursday, to veto any decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) […]

Opportunity of Kuwait’s high demand for housing

An article by Sebastian Shehadi dated August 16, 2018 and published on fDi Intelligence is about the interview of this Kuwaiti construction company’s VIP.  It notably shows that business is as usual as it can be despite the on-going grid locking of the GCC interstates exchange of goods and services. Taking opportunity of Kuwait’s high demand […]

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 […]

The Iranian economy facing American sanctions

The U.S. president twitted a new warning on August 7, 2018, to all still trading countries with Iran, after the reinstatement of sanctions against Tehran, threatening that these will not be able to do so with the United States. The purpose of this contribution is to analyse the situation of the Iranian economy facing American […]