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IMF: Turbulence and the Lessons of History

Opportunities are born of crisis, but the lines that connect them are far from direct Events of recent years, and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, have forced all of us to confront some of the

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Interview with Alexis Lecanuet, Accenture Middle East: Creating Value Through Continuous Transformation

How has your professional journey qualified and prepared you for being the Middle East Region MD for Accenture? As a true veteran at Accenture, starting my journey with the company back in 1996 – I am proud to champion large-scale

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Global Imbalances and the Pandemic

The International Monetary Fund’s tenth annual External Sector Report (ESR, August 2021) shows how current account deficits in the global economy widened in 2020 during the pandemic. On the other hand, the ESR also argues that overall, the misalignment between

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Wealth on the Move: HNWIs Continually Searching for their Own Little Piece of Paradise

There is continuous movement of wealth around the world. And the wealthy migrate both away from — and towards. Last year, high net worth individuals (a HNWI has personal net assets exceeding $1 million) in the emerging and frontier economies

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Interest Rate Hike Key to Turkey’s Economic Fortune

Amidst the cacophony produced by Messrs Trump and Jinping, the drumbeat of a small war was almost drowned out. Last month, a flotilla of eighteen Turkish warships converged on Kastellorizo, an idyllic island of the Dodecanese, to ‘protect’ a research

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EBRD: Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure Helps Advance the UN’s SDG Agenda

At the beginning of this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) created the Sustainable Infrastructure Group (SIG). The bank merged its energy and infrastructure businesses to capitalise on synergies between these sectors. It delivers investments that ensure

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Didier Drogba: Just Do It

At a time when transfer sums seldom exceeded seven digits, Didier Drogba’s £24m move to Chelsea in 2004 both broke the record and caused a global buzz. Drogba did not disappoint his London club and went on to help Chelsea

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AMAC Aerospace: VIP / VVIP Aircraft Completion and Maintenance

AMAC Aerospace is offering narrow and wide-body VIP completion and maintenance for the corporate/private aviation market. The company was founded in 2007 in Basel, Switzerland. Today, the company is the largest privately-owned facility in the world and led by Kadri

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Kenneth Rogoff: Are Emerging Markets the Canary in the Financial Coal Mine?

Are brewing exchange-rate and debt crises in Argentina and Turkey localised events without broader implications? Or are they early warning signs of deeper fragilities in bloated global debt markets that are being exposed as the US Federal Reserve continues to

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Border Trouble

Post-Brexit, the UK will remain part of the EU customs union and quite possibly of its single market as well. That is the gist of the tentative agreement reached on December 08 in Brussels between both parties. The UK’s continued

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