The decision by the three countries could change the dynamics of Ecowas.
Ghana’s industries need fewer production constraints and more incentives to compete domestically.
Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea have disrupted trade between Asia and Europe – could ships cross the Arctic instead?
A smuggling crackdown has threatened the livelihoods of the people who are just scraping by in this South American arbitrage economy.
Several key events highlighted the growing ties between China and Africa.
The sealing industry has evolved but the EU’s ban on seal imports has contributed to the enduring cultural violence experienced by Canadian sealers.
Smart water management isn’t just good for the earth. It’s good for business.
Transboundary climate risks can cross borders, continents and oceans to affect communities on the other side of the world. Africa’s new roadmap seeks to address this.
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.