April 14, 2016
The restoration of the Cuba-US relationship in 2015 and the removal of some western economic sanctions on Iran in early 2016 will boost investment, trade and consumption in the two countries. However, businesses seeking to gain a foothold in these two potential markets still have to cope with significant hurdles including heavy state interference in […]
August 8, 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa is home to some of the world’s most corrupt economies: while Botswana is the highest ranked at 30th in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 out of 177 economies, many others such as Kenya rank over 100.  While some such as Nigeria are experiencing declines in their corruption levels, many others are improving: Rwanda […]
May 16, 2014
Accounting for 17.5% of the world’s total population in 2013 and a member of the BRICs alongside Brazil, Russia and China, India is a key market for investors. The victory of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) in the May 2014 elections will have a pervasive impact on India’s business environment. Its retailing sector is likely […]
May 5, 2014
As the world’s third largest economy (in PPP terms) and the “I” in BRIC, India ranks amongst the world’s most important consumer markets. Currently in the process of electing a new government, India’s new leaders face five crucial challenges, which must be overcome to ramp up growth in the medium and long term. 1. Attacking […]
April 14, 2016
The implementation of information and communications technology (ICT) services and platforms can lower growing corruption levels in emerging economies. By digitalising government apparatus and embracing citizen reporting, states can transform interactions between citizens and bureaucratic middlemen, and ultimately cut down the influence of a shadow economy. This process, which includes e-government and crowdsourcing, can help […]
April 14, 2016
At the height of the corruption trial of Chinese politician Bo Xilai, the Chinese government has identified the eyewear industry as an area of corruption and anti-pricing investigation efforts, following a spate of similar investigations across industries such as infant milk formula, pharmaceuticals and jewellery. In this article, we take a look at the anti-corruption […]

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