According to the latest Oxfam report, the richest eight people in the world are as wealthy as the bottom 50% of the world's population. But let's scrutinise these numbers a bit more.
Expectations are high that China will take the reins of global leadership at Davos, but don't expect Xi Jinping to upset the apple cart.
The PM is overestimating Brexit Britain's place in the world as she boldly strides out of the single market.
Is this the beginning of a 'Mexican Spring'?
We could be witnessing the beginning of globalisation going in reverse.
Objects of almost any shape or geometry can be produced by 3D printing. The technology could seriously disrupt not just manufacturing but related national plans for economic development.
As Europe discusses the reasons behind and reaction to the Brexit thunderclap, some in the UK are already seeing business opportunities – through the free ports, a notion abandoned by the EU.
Ridiculed and ignored in 2016, what can the 'dismal science' offer us now?
M-PESA was launched nearly a decade ago in Kenya. New evidence suggests that the mobile money banking system has helped reduced poverty levels, particularly in households headed by women.
Venezuela and ExxonMobil have been spatting over oil for decades. How will that history impact relations under a Rex Tillerson-run State Department?
In Ethiopia, the US pushes the diffusion of individual freedoms and China jockeys for collective economic betterment. Both the US and China could lose out if chaos spreads in the Horn of Africa.