The Economics of Dominance: A New World Order

Just when it seemed a comprise had been reached between China and the US on trade; there was the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Arrested in Canada for extradition on December 1, Meng faces charges levied by the US Justice Department. The unusual case has come under scrutiny and garnered nervous murmurs from sectors…

Australia Focuses On Northern Region for Growth

In April, Australia held its second Ministerial Forum on Northern Development to continue firming plans to create new commercial and private opportunities in Northern Australia.  Since it’s inception in 2016, the initiative has accomplished 34 of its 51 commitments outlined in the “Developing Northern Australia White Paper.” “Our $700 million Northern Australia Roads Program and…

EdTech to Bolster Educational Achievement in Guatemala, Developing Economies

Guatemala recently rolled out a new education program launched by its Ministry of Education which allows Guatemalans from ages 13 to adult, both at home and abroad to continue their education.  The program, Programa Nacional de Educación Alternativa –Pronea, allows students to participate in distance learning and earn formal certifications. Education like all other sectors…

Is NAFTA a Roadmap for Africa’s Continental Free Trade Agreement?

The deadline to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is set for the end of March; but it is currently under renegotiation, with the U.S. and Canada making some of the biggest changes. The current administration has been skeptical of NAFTA’s economic benefit; with experts also disagreeing over how effective the agreement has…

Panama’s Multinational Future

The Panama Trade and Investment Agency (PROVINEX) hails itself as the “Ultimate Destination for Multinationals investing in Latin America.”  For many developing economies, attracting foreign investment has been the primary goal.  According to figures released by PROVINEX, more than 140 multinationals have invested in the Latin American nation since 2007.  It’s top three investors being…

UK Refocusing on Farming and Agriculture

While the push toward agricultural development in recent times has been thought to be the domain of developing economies, the United Kingdom has begun its own investment in the sector.  According to a UK government press release in February, a £60 million grant scheme has been introduced to bolster and support dairy farming in the…

Women Entrepreneurship Key to Continued Growth in Sri Lanka

Sir Lanka initiated a major women’s initiative September 26, 2016 to address the need to grow and support women entrepreneurship.  The scheme recognizes that women entrepreneurship is an area that could use major support in Asia.  The scheme acknowledges that while the region has seen explosive growth in the areas of ICT, business and trade,…