From the war in Ukraine and China’s role in the Pacific, to multi-billion-dollar military decisions, New Zealand will face huge challenges during the next term of government.
It is not mere expansion, but the character of the expansion which will guide the five Brics countries on whether they admit new members.
The Productivity Commission seems to be against manufacturing, even the making of batteries using local materials. The new team at the top might help it think more broadly.
Without warning, at 7pm on July 18 1973, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam slashed every single import tariff at once – starting at midnight. It’s the kind of bold political leadership we rarely see today.
Talk of a joint BRICS currency feeds into ‘decline of the dollar’ rhetoric. But it is the economic bloc’s focus on innovation that will reshape the international system.
The UK leader’s visit to the US comes amid trouble at home, with low ratings for his Conservative Party. But don’t expect much joy for Sunak on trade or Northern Ireland.
Despite China’s economic power, the yuan lags as a major global currency. Here’s why current US interest rates and sanctions on Russia may change that.
Infrastructure that links mines to ports isn’t enough – it needs to be accompanied by policies that encourage productive investment in factories.
As US influence in Latin America has waned, Beijing has been able to expand business interests in the region on the back of shady practices.
The US’s negative attitude towards BRICS reflects its own weakening global power, especially its inability to isolate Russia in Europe and to contain China’s growing influence.
Older imported cars pose risks to motorists and spew pollution. Some countries, including Ghana, are taking steps to limit the harms of this piece of the vehicle life cycle.
Ten years after the collapse at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, the garment industry’s deadliest disaster, reforms are incomplete. The opaqueness of today’s complex supply chain is part of the problem.
Hunter-gatherers were an important part of the development of the Mapungubwe Kingdom in southern Africa – a fact that history has tended to neglect.
The demand for donkey hides to produce ejiao has led to a shortage of donkeys in China and increasingly worldwide.
Now that diplomatic relations are out of the deep freeze, business and cultural ties between China and Australia are set for a major rebound.
Manufacturing firms exposed to increased Chinese competition employed fewer female production workers than men.
Just like how tax evasion brought down Al Capone, denying Russian ships protection and indemnity insurance could deliver a crushing economic blow to Vladimir Putin.
Africa should push for extension of AGOA rather than bilateral trade deals with the US.
Smuggling in Uganda’s West Nile region is seen as an act of defiance – a way to make ends meet in the face of perceived state neglect.
Africa must focus on building strong alliances with advanced economies to mitigate the steps being taken by the European Union and US.