South Africa's new administration, under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, can make some quick wins by focusing on fixing a few key areas.
Politicians assume that voters cannot face the financial truth. To democracy experts this is just wrong. Involving voters results in better budgets as shows history from ancient Greece.
Venezuela's Petro cryptocurrency is a clever way to raise money by getting around international sanctions against the country.
Refugee policy may well be a humanitarian issue. But it is also a development issue.
Māori business is booming thanks to entrepreneurs with a strong sense of cultural identity and a willingness to take risks.
Large companies have a big role to play in ensuring women’s rights are protected in industries such as horticulture.
Bitcoin is being compared to tulips, but I researched tulip mania for years and found no evidence of mass bankruptcies or economic meltdown.
The governor of South Africa's Reserve Bank has been appointed to chair an important IMF committee. Countries in sub-Saharan Africa stand to benefit.
Gaps in the two tier board structure which is favoured in Europe may be partly responsible for the Steinhoff corporate scandal.
Sporting extravaganzas are a way for globalising cities in emerging market economies to try and play the "modernity game". But they don't make the rules, and so they can never "win".
The Chinese government will use its consolidated power to try to reign in some of the biggest problems facing its economy in 2018.
Small loans from governments and philanthropists are often held up as a route out of poverty. But proper research into whether they work is thin on the ground.
It seems there is a gap between what companies publicly assume or state they are doing with the sustainable development goals and what they are actually doing.
Research shows paintings aren't always good investments. Sky-high prices paid for high-end art are likely due to other factors.
While the fashion industry may want to address worker exploitation in their supply chains, it would open them up to tremendous legal liability. This needs to change.
The unresolved compensation of Zimbabwe's evicted white farmers needs to be settled quickly, as it stands in the way of economic recovery.