Global Trade’s Costly Dilemma


Given the end of the Doha Round as we have known it, a major rethink of the WTO’s tariff-cutting approach is in order. What might tariff liberalisation negotiations for emerging…


Ethics of Corporate Social Responsibility

Traditionally, corporations were responsible only to their owners; and their primary and only objective was profit maximization. Corporations’ responsibility towards the community and the environment in which they operate was…


A Search for Productive Equilibrium

With the introduction of new technologies such as fertiliser and hybrid seeds, agricultural productivity has experienced an unprecedented rise in the past decades in almost all parts of the world.…


Importing Exports

Exports have nothing to do with satisfying people’s basic needs, such as education, health care, housing, power, water, telecoms, security, the rule of law, and recreation. But why should countries…


Commodity Conundrum

The global commodity super-cycle is hardly a new phenomenon. Though the details vary, primary commodity exporters tend to act out the same story, and economic outcomes tend to follow recognizable…


The End of Low Interest Rates

The past two decades have witnessed an extraordinary decline in both short- and long-term interest rates in the leading advanced economies, from levels of around four to six per cent…


Powers of Agent Banking

In October 2015, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) came up with a new regulation to make the financial industry sound. In the eyes of private banks, the regulation is…


Banking – A Fight for the Cream

Sewagegnehu Dagne is a banking professional. He can be contacted at sewagegnehu22@gmail.com.


The Climate Crossroads

Gordon Conway (Prof.) is director of Agriculture for Impact, an independent advocacy, and chair of the Montpellier Panel.


The African Breadbasket

On the first World Food Day in 1945, people around the world celebrated the creation of the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the launch of the first…


Redrawing the World Bank

  Last week, finance ministers, central bankers and development economists gathered in Lima, Peru, for the World Bank’s annual meetings, where the debate focused on how the institution’s agenda fits…


Unlearning Green Revolution

William Moseley is a professor of Geography and African Studies at Macalester College in Saint Paul, United States. This commentary first appeared on African Arguments. He can be followed on twitter at @WilliamGMoseley.


The Art of Sharing

When Amazon was founded in 1994 and eBay the following year, they harnessed the connectivity of the Internet to create new, more efficient markets. In the beginning, that meant new…


Banking Better Through POS

A Point of Sale (POS) terminal is a device that provides customers of banks with access to financial transactions in public places. This machine solves the problem of carrying cash…


Bottled Risk

Over the last 15 years, the bottled-water industry has experienced explosive growth, which shows no sign of slowing. In fact, bottled water – including everything from “purified spring water” to…


A New Road to Growth

There is no bigger policy challenge preoccupying leaders around the world than meeting the need to expand participation in the benefits of economic growth and globalisation. Indeed, a geographically and…


Editorial

The honeymoon appears to have come to an end. Members of the public are...


Agenda

The rapprochement between Ethiopia and  Eritrea has led to the signing...


Fineline

The Revolutionary Democrats concluded their council...


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The National Bank of Ethiopia needs to take measures to improve the red...


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I love and respect Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD). I want him to succ...


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Back in the middle of June, when all the jubilation and hope was in ful...


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The rallies of the past weeks are healthy manifestations of citizens’...






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