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Inflation has peaked in Emerging Europe, Central Asia and North Africa, but rising gas prices in the coming winter will keep pressure on household finances, the European Bank for Reconstruction and ...
Amid a downgrade to the IMF’s global growth forecast, EM sovereigns should remain resilient with areas of relative growth outperformance, easing pressure on commodity importers and fiscal reform momentum.
Russia's oil product exports have slumped by 20% in February, marking the lowest level since May 2022, according to tanker tracking data reported S&P on March 2 in a note. Shipborne exports of crude, however, have held up well and remain robust.
Invasion of Ukraine "accompanied by all-out repression and censorship at home", says EIU, presenting latest Democracy Index.
African nations boosted the import of Russian oil products, including the all-important diesel exports, in January ahead of the imposition of the latest round of sanctions on Russian oil products.
Italian PM Giorgia Meloni completed a two-day visit to Algeria on January 24. The visit’s main goal was to consolidate diplomatic and commercial ties and secure a deal for increased gas exports through the TransMed pipeline.
Never pass up an opportunity to use foreign policy as a prop in domestic theatre. This is the mantra apparently taken to heart by the Austrian government, which is vetoing the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the Schengen area.
The Italian PM Giorgia Meloni revealed her government’s new policy towards Africa, speaking at a conference in Rome. The plan will be named after and inspired by historical oil entrepreneur Enrico Mattei, who promoted fair policies for Africa.
The polycrisis has eased off and the US Fed signalled that it will slow rate hikes as inflation appears to be peaking. That is good news for EM markets and investors have been buying high yielding debt as default fears abate.
PCCW Global has reached an agreement with Ooredoo Tunisia to launch a high-speed subsea cable system that connects Tunisia to Marseille. The deal was signed on October 19 during the Capacity Europe ...
Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has begun geothermal drilling in neighbouring Djibouti less than a year since the Nairobi-listed hydroelectric power company started research ...
Soaring inflation, rate hikes and a stronger dollar are reminiscent of the early 1980s – a decade that brought a wave of EM sovereign debt crises. This year has already seen Sri Lanka default, hit by an external liquidity crisis.
Soaring inflation, a strong dollar and a complete overhaul of global energy markets are playing hell with Emerging Market debt. The world is now teetering on the edge of a global debt crisis, warns Oxford Economics.
We are looking at a very uncomfortable winter. The West has underestimated the size of the challenge that is fighting an economic war with Russia and the pain that he can inflict on our economies.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appealed to the African Union for support on June 20, but Kyiv is struggling to find allies on the continent.
The war in Ukraine has interrupted grain exports from the country and could create a global food crisis as vulnerable wheat importing countries in Africa and the Middle East face shortages and rising prices.
OEMs have asked manufacturers of cable harnesses to move to safer locations, such as Morocco and Tunisia.
The war in Ukraine has sent prices for food soaring, and they were already high due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even if peace returns tomorrow, prices for grain are likely to remain elevated for the foreseeable future.
Grain has not been included in the sanctions the West has imposed on Russia, and is very unlikely to be, as so many countries rely on the commodity. But Russia is threatening to restrict exports of grain and fertiliser for exactly this reason.