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The power of proximity: Localising supply chains in the Middle East

Three decades of globalisation brought about by the proliferation of free trade agreements, investment liberalisation, and enhanced logistics have facilitated the geographic diversification of supply chains away from domestic markets. From the 1980s to the financial crisis in 2008, supply chains fanned out across the world as companies sought lower-cost locations for the sourcing of inputs and production.

Boosting Circularity Across Saudi Arabia

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New EIU report looks at the intersection of technology, crime and illicit trade

La covid-19 et l’Offre de Services Financiers aux Populations Vulnérables en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC)

La covid-19 a durement frappé l’économie de la RDC. Les ménages à faible revenu et les exclus financièrement sont ceux ayant le plus souffert. À la suite de la première vague de la pandémie, les deux tiers des ménages ont déclaré que leur revenu mensuel avait diminué. Les perturbations économiques se sont poursuivies jusqu'à la fin de 2020 : en décembre, 55% des ménages ont déclaré devoir réduire leur consommation de nourriture et d'eau pour faire face aux difficultés économiques.

Human-centred design market scoping: how we can drive private finance to impactful projects in the Least Developed Countries

Unleashing the potential of frontier markets requires a profound shift away from old paradigms and towards a new mindset in which investors take a holistic view of investing, supported by ecosystem thinking and experience on the ground.

The cost of de-globalising world trade: Economic scenarios for the world’s turn inwards

After decades of propelling global economic growth through the international flow of goods, services, people and ideas, globalisation is in crisis. Already under pressure from geopolitical tensions and the rise of populist politics, the covid-19 pandemic has caused even the most free-marketoriented economies to question their reliance on global supply chains and trumpet the value of self-sufficiency.

More consumer education and collaboration needed, argues new Economist Intelligence Unit study on the impact of covid-19 on illicit trade

Does decoupling dampen or boost tech investment opportunity? Well it depends...

In the summer of 2019 The Economist Intelligence Unit asked global institutional investors and asset owners which sectors in China they found most attractive. Technology was cited by 58%,1 making it the top answer above financial or healthcare services. Although trade tensions had started ramping up at that time, a majority of survey respondents still expected to boost exposure to China’s economy.

G20 countries are not prepared for the needs of ageing populations, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit

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