Make America Invest Again
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Make America Invest Again

Michael Spence, FORT LAUDERDALE – From last November’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which promises upgraded American roads, bridges, and broadband, to the recently enacted CHIPS and Science Act, which will allocate more than $52 billion to boosting the American semiconductor industry, major economic legislation is the order of the day in America. And we may soon be […]

Uganda, Somali Business Summit Attracts Over 120 Businesses
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Uganda, Somali Business Summit Attracts Over 120 Businesses

The Somali – Uganda Business Summit inaugural event was held at Kampala, Uganda on 8th – 9th August under the theme “Promoting Uganda-Somalia Partnership through Investment, Trade, and Tourism”. The two-day business summit attracted over 120 corporate companies and businesses in the region to showcase their products and services. The Business Summit was sponsored by […]

Envisaging an African Green Economy
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Envisaging an African Green Economy

Raila Odinga, NAIROBI – As the global economy undergoes a fundamental transformation to decarbonize by 2050, the question for Africa is whether it can industrialize and rapidly develop without fossil fuels. The answer to that question is a resounding “yes,” provided that the international community can reach a new global compact on the emerging green […]

Coca-Cola to Take Lucky Ugandans to 2022 World Cup-Qatar
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Coca-Cola to Take Lucky Ugandans to 2022 World Cup-Qatar

Kampala, Uganda – Coca-Cola Beverage Uganda (CCBU) has today launched an exciting three-months Under the Crown (UTC) promotion dubbed ‘Believe and Win Ug’. This campaign presents a unique opportunity for Ugandan consumers to win exciting prizes worth millions of shillings by simply purchasing Coca-Cola products; Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Novida, Krest or Stoney 300ml glass bottle […]

Why Taiwan Matters
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Why Taiwan Matters

Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, CAMBRIDGE/CHICAGO – US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s headline-generating visit to Taipei has reminded the world how much Taiwan matters to China. But Taiwan also should matter to the democratic world. It is no secret that the Communist Party of China (CPC) is committed to unifying Taiwan (which it views […]

From Great Moderation to Great Stagflation
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From Great Moderation to Great Stagflation

Nouriel Roubini NEW YORK – The world economy is undergoing a radical regime shift. The decades-long Great Moderation is over. Coming after the stagflation (high inflation and severe recessions) of the 1970s and early 1980s, the Great Moderation was characterized by low inflation in advanced economies; relatively stable and robust economic growth, with short and […]

Getting Productivism Right
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Getting Productivism Right

Dani Rodrik, CAMBRIDGE – I wrote recently about the possible emergence, from both the left and right of the political spectrum, of a new economic-policy paradigm that could supersede neoliberalism. The new framework gives governments and community organizations greater responsibility to shape investment and production – in support of good jobs, the climate transition, and more secure, […]

The Anatomy of Kenya's 2022 Election
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The Anatomy of Kenya’s 2022 Election

Steven Gruzd, JOHANNESBURG – There was a time when Kenyan elections elicited only mild interest from the international community. For decades after Kenya gained its independence in 1963, the Kenya African National Union reliably dominated, owing to its use of questionable practices, some violence, and a persistently splintered opposition. But with the KANU’s defeat in 2002 and […]