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...


Implications of Tax Bill for New Era in Taxation


The release of the draft tax laws to the public over the last weeks has dominated discussions and debates on the mainstream media. Such discussion for and against the proposed law is expected as tax represents the bigges...


A Renewable World on the Horizon


Plummeting fossil fuel prices, mainstream renewable energy sources and increased energy storage are some of the stunning developments adorning the pages of the Global Status Report: Renewables 2016. The report is an inte...


A Tale of Two Debt Write-Downs


With total public and private debt worldwide at 215pc of world GDP and rising, the tools on which Greece and Japan depend will almost certainly be applied elsewhere as well. Since 2010, official discussion of Greek de...


Energy Distribution Snag


In an effort to meet the rising local energy demand and aspiring to be a regional energy hub, Ethiopia has made a huge public investment to its power infrastructure, more so to power generation. Besides, it allowed priva...


Structural Limits to Emerging Market Growth


It is no secret that emerging economies are facing serious challenges, which have undermined their once-explosive growth and weakened their development prospects. Whether they return to the path of convergence with the a...


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


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


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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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