Global Growth Still Made in China



Despite all the hand-wringing over the vaunted China slowdown, the Chinese economy remains the single largest contributor to world GDP growth. For a global economy limping along at an idle speed – and most likely unabl...


Making Hunger History


For the first time in human history, the end of hunger is well within our reach. While courageous and passionate individuals have been working to end this scourge for decades, a recent confluence of political will, publi...


Leadership Icons of a Globalised World


In today’s global culture, where simple models help make sense of so much complexity, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin embody opposing archetypes of national leadership. Like others...


Universal Health Coverage Key to Africa’s Prosperity


Africa needs much more investment from the private sector to build its roads, energy and communications infrastructure. But for countries to make the most use of that infrastructure, they also need to invest more in peop...


From Singular Focus to Multifaceted Approach in Industrialization


A few weeks back, international newspapers were filled with headlines about Ethiopia’s rather impressive milestone in industrialisation – the Hawassa Industrial Park. The development, located at the entrance of the...


Why Ethiopian Banks Should Embrace Advanced Technologies


Technology will continue to evolve. Data centre infrastructure, operations and management is evolving along with the changing roles of IT professionals. In view of this, banks need to plan for emerging technologies in da...


Complex Playing Field of Sports Economics


Sport represents a large and fast-growing sector of the economy, making an important contribution to growth and jobs, with value added and employment effects exceeding average growth rates. Supporters of mega-sporting ev...


Meeting Africa’s Universal Health Challenge


The right to health is a basic human right; one that depends on access to timely and affordable healthcare of appropriate quality. Yet, we know that approximately 100 million people globally are needlessly pushed into po...


The False Economic Promise of Global Governance


Global governance is the mantra of our era’s elite. The surge in cross-border flows of goods, services, capital and information, produced by technological innovation and market liberalisation, has made the world’s co...


Drink Driving to an Early Grave


It was brought to my attention by our driving instructor back in 2010 that Ethiopia ranks at the top of the World’s Car Accidents index. It makes me wonder why we are getting a reputation for negative things, when we h...


Globalisation and its New Discontents


Fifteen years ago, I wrote a little book, entitled Globalization and its Discontents, describing growing opposition in the developing world to globalising reforms. It seemed a mystery: people in developing countries had...


Price War Leads to Bankruptcy


Prices are set for risks in a competitive market, where competitors may be driven by different motives. The rationale behind pricing insurance products is, among other things, for the purpose of setting a commensurate pr...


Is an Ethiopian Deposit Insurance Scheme Premature?


A discussion is underway to set up a deposit insurance scheme (DIS) in Ethiopia. Perhaps, it is politically unavoidable in many countries despite its questionable effectiveness. More than 110 countries across the globe h...


New Era of Displacement is Rising


Twenty-six million people are displaced every year by natural disasters. These words, part of a panel discussion entitled ‘Migration, Human Mobility, Climate Justice and Solidarity’, echoed through the halls of Me...


The Globalisation Disconnect


While seemingly elegant in theory, globalisation suffers in practice. That is the lesson of Brexit and of the rise of Donald Trump in the United States. And it also underpins the increasingly virulent anti-China backlash...


Credible Companies Can End Customs’ Quality Quandary


After reading the article in your newspaper - July 17, 2016 edition - under the title “Modjo Dry Port flicks switch to release solar products”, as an expert in this field and as a concerned citizen, I decided to writ...


Editorial

Last week saw a series of events where the political bigwigs from the f...


Agenda

The cement industry in Ethiopia, although still largely untapped, is se...


Fineline

It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged...


Commentary

Recently, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) had announced the mandato...


Viewpoint

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and...


Opinion

Until very recently, Turkey was a proudly democratic Middle Eastern cou...


View From Arada

We often underestimate the importance of time managiment. Especially in...


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