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...


How Slow Will China Go?


China’s economic performance over the last few decades has been outstanding. Despite possessing very different institutions than those seen in the advanced economies, no doubt a result of its communist system, China ma...


Can Banking Competition Boost Somaliland’s Financial Inclusion?


The financial services sector in Somaliland is presently dominated by the remittance business, which offers such services as well as checking accounts. However, several banks have obtained licenses from the Somaliland Ce...


Somaliland: Mobile Banking Regulatory Gaps Must be Addressed


Somaliland is one of the leading markets of mobile banking platforms in Africa. It has been acknowledged by renowned individuals, such as Bill Gates of Microsoft, and international finance and development institutions, f...


Restoring the Economy’s Ability to Deliver Prosperity


Millions of people around the world have lost faith that the world economy can improve their lives. Instead of seeing value in open borders and the free exchange of information and ideas, they see only uncertainty about...


The Mobile Imperative for Africa


Africa is marching. More than anything else, the explosive mobile subscriber growth, which at its height was many times the world average, highly illustrates this phenomenon. Now, mobile coverage in most African nations...


Brexit’s Blow To Globalisation


The United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum has shaken equity and financial markets around the world. As in prior episodes of contagious financial turmoil, the victory of the “Leave” vote sent skittish global investors...


Brexit: Who Would Take the Hit?


Though the Brexit votes were driven more by concerns about immigration and unease about EU’s domination in Brussels, it has far reaching impacts that go beyond the UK’s borders. The decision to leave the EU has unlea...


Adding Value to Future of Art in Africa


The First Global Map of Cultural & Creative Industries (CCI) published by Ernst & Young in December 2015 states that CCI revenues surpassed telecoms services worldwide, placing CCI estimated revenues at 2,250 bil...


Functional Orientation Hinders Logistics Integration


For a landlocked country like Ethiopia, and a government engaged in a mega transformation plan targeted to achieve a middle-income economy and the sustainable development goals, building logistical competency is a matter...


Nitty-Gritty Affairs of Tabled Tax Bill


One important change observed in the Tax Bill currently tabled in Parliament is the tax appeal procedures to be followed to settle disagreements between taxpayers and the tax collector. In principle, the objective of the...


Can a Basic Income Help Poor Countries?


On the left, it is regarded as a simple and potentially comprehensive antidote to poverty. On the right, it is viewed as a means to demolish complex welfare bureaucracies while recognising the need for some social transf...


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Last week Diriba Kuma, mayor of Addis Abeba, was in attendance for the...


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Despite widespread concerns over foreign exchange crunch in the economy...


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There could perhaps be no political party in the wo...


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Though Ethiopia is the first African country to make modern laws, inclu...


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In the 16th Century, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus published a...


View From Arada

A mountain of garbage that had accumulated in "koshe" gave way to a lan...


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