One of the UK's biggest export industries depends heavily on cooperation with other EU member states.
The gains reported in 2016 went hand in hand with overall growth in Africa over the last two decades.
Bhutan and Nepal could change economic development in South Asia, thanks to their hydropower potential.
The 'Africa Rising' narrative was disturbed in 2016 by a combination of factors. But the continent is still on firm economic development footing.
Brazil should ask itself which is more important: having a roof over your head or owning the roof over your head?
Empty toy stores, bakeries without bread and families who can't travel to be together. This is the year that the government Grinch stole Christmas.
Do Mexico's lowest earners need a big raise?
A deal intended to help southern African countries develop could instead turn them into an EU dumping ground for cheap goods.
A stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership opens the way for China, which was excluded from the agreement, to assume leadership in regional economic integration efforts in the Asia-Pacific.
Fallout from the Volkswagen case shows how scandals can give virtuous organisations a competitive edge and help industries evolve.
A powerful diesel lobby and fragmented class action laws put EU consumers at a disadvantage.
Brazil's place within the BRICS bloc is becoming questionable. Since the new President Michel Temer took over, Brazil's foreign policy has shifted away from BRICS ideals to favour western interests.