Trouble in paradise: Bermuda is at the centre of the Paradise Papers leak.
Unlike the Panama Papers, the latest leak shines a light on the elites of the offshore world.
Guyana, a former British colony on the north shore of South America, may soon supplant Trinidad and Tobago as the Caribbean region’s biggest oil producer.
Reuters/Andrea De Silva
Guyana is on the verge of an oil bonanza that could bring in US$1 million a day. But if it's not careful, this poor nation – population 750,000 – could fall prey to the dreaded 'resource curse.'
The Oluwole Urban Market near Marina in Lagos. Being middle class is more than just being a consumer.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
Workers at the Dangote cement mine in central Nigeria. Africa’s industrial policy favours big companies, not small.
The problem with Africa's model of industrial growth is that it privileges the formal at the expense of the informal and big corporations at the expense of small businesses.
An illegal money changer holds bond notes outside a bank in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.
Years of political instability and economic mismanagement under the rule of ZANU-PF have left Zimbabwe’s financial system in chaos. The country is living on borrowed time and borrowed money.
Most Puerto Ricans are still in the dark, as is the mainland about the recent hurricanes’ economic impact.
Although Puerto Ricans are American citizens, what happens on the island tends to stay there, at least in terms of economic data.
The community of L'Atelier Paysan is building a wheat thresher.
Chris Giotitsas/University of Leicester
Globally designed products which are then locally manufactured could lead to sustainable and inclusive forms of production and consumption.
Behavioural economics is turning traditional notions of risk on their head.
People aren't the perfectly rational, number-crunching risk-takers that traditional theory suggests. Research shows a whole variety of factors feed into risk-taking.
It is difficult to find two G20 neighbours which trade and invest in each other as little as Australia and Indonesia do.
Trade and investment between Indonesia and Australia is very little despite their proximity. But there are signs of change in the way Australia thinks about Indonesia.
The football club has long been central to Catalan identity and is central to the region's independence vote.
Crunching the numbers on 14 years of trading shows one of the assumptions about global markets is looking fragile.
Twitter is trialing 280-character tweet limits - but will it help its flawed business model?
An illustration photo of Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins
The recent crackdown on cryptocurrencies in China is a prelude to the assertion of control over this area by the Chinese authorities.
How the ride-sharing company responds to a licence refusal in the UK capital will show if its culture has genuinely changed.
Regulation and oversight could be the saviour or the death of a Bitcoin and others.
The Virgin Mary may not be able to pull Brazil out of a deep recession, but her church-sponsored house calls do wonders to ease economic malaise among participating Catholic families.
For a century, Brazil's Catholic Church has sent holy statues out to parishioners' homes. A new study finds that these visits create a local subeconomy, benefitting families and the church.
Inequality was the hot button issue at the triennial meeting of the world's top economists.
Cutting off the Maduro regime’s cash flow won’t help the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, where hunger, poverty and sickness are deepening the nation’s plunge into chaos.
AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos
New US sanctions against Venezuela deliver a clear condemnation of the Maduro regime's authoritarian maneuvering but overlook two key problems: Russian meddling and the humanitarian crisis.
NATO forces board a suspected pirate vessel.
UK Ministry of Defence
As NATO meets in Wales, the public’s attention is bound to be on how the organisation will handle the conflict in Ukraine. But the meeting is also an important window of opportunity to develop a long term…
Suspected pirates surrender to a multinational naval force in 2009.
Reuters/Jason R. Zalasky/U.S. Navy
Any relapse of piracy is likely to foster an even more dangerous brand of hijackings on Somali waters. It's therefore an opportune time to address piracy once and for all.