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…


The Internet of Things

Within the next five years, using mobile devices simply for communication will seem outdated. The Internet of Things (IoT) will allow consumers to interact with nearly every appliance and device…


Automated Restructuring

It seems obvious that if a business invests in automation, its workforce – though possibly reduced – will be more productive. So why do the statistics tell a different story?…


Oil’s New Equilibrum

Mohamed El-Erian is chief economic advisor at Allianz, a multinational financial institution, and a member of its International Executive Committee.


Editorial

Putting the enormous damage inflicted on the country aside, the ruling...


Agenda

Before the end of the current fiscal year, city officials are rushing t...


Fineline

The Ministry of Finance, one of the oldest institut...


Commentary

Rent-seeking behaviour is rational. Since the inherent rationality of i...


Viewpoint

A friend of mine who was recently hired as a general manager of a famil...


Opinion

The days seem to be changing. It is raining when it should not, and war...


View From Arada

The recurrent loss of the national football team concerns and embarrass...


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