2011

Britain’s Big Gamble

FOCUS: UK RECOVERY STRATEGY   By Justin Keay   The UK government’s savage spending cuts and deep austerity measures have been touted as a model recovery strategy for stumbling Western economies. Faltering growth is raising questions over the strategy’s validity. ...

Regional Report: The Caucasus

  COMPETITION IN THE CAUCASUS: THREE'S COMPANY   By Justin Keay   Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are competing to attract foreign investment. With much of Central and Eastern Europe still mired in a post recession slump, the Caucasian trio may ...

Southern Sudan: World’s Newest Nation

NEWSMAKERS: SOUTHERN SUDAN   By Justin Keay   Sudan, the largest country in Africa and the Arab World—and the tenth largest in the world—is about to get a good deal smaller.   Bold move: Voters decide Southern Sudan's future Preliminary ...

Country Report: Libya

LIBYA: OPENING UP   By Justin Keay   As its economy slowly becomes more open, Libya is attracting the attention of a wider range of potential investors than just adventurous oil companies.   In the old days of the Soviet ...

2010

Azerbaijan: Investors Cheer Elections

MILESTONES: AZERBAIJAN   By Justin Keay   Baku: Enjoying the fruits of Azerbaijan's mineral wealth Azerbaijan's parliamentary elections in early November ended in controversy, with critics claiming the opposition parties were prevented from being able to properly challenge Yeni Azerbaijan, ...

Country Report— Lebanon

REFORM CANDIDATE By Justin Keay Sharply rising capital inflows and a stable banking sector have helped Lebanon achieve impressive economic growth. Maintaining it will require far-reaching reforms, though. Winston Churchill once famously described Russia as a riddle wrapped in a ...

Country Report: Lebanon

REFORM CANDIDATE   By Justin Keay   Sharply rising capital inflows and a stable banking sector have helped Lebanon achieve impressive economic growth. Maintaining it will require far-reaching reforms, though.   Winston Churchill once famously described Russia as a riddle ...

Pole Position

Country Report: Poland   By Justin Keay   Having weathered the recent global crisis better than almost any other European country, Poland is laying the foundation for a sustainable long-term recovery.     Poland's tumultuous history has made it no ...

2009

Newsmakers: UK Regulator Lashes Out At Bankers

United Kingdom   Justin Keay   Turner: City of London engages in “socially useless activity” A year has passed since the near implosion of the world’s financial system, and intelligent opinion in Britain remains divided between those wanting the City ...

Milestones : Britain Attempts To Solve Regulatory Puzzle

UNITED KINGDOM     Turner: Getting tough. Britain’s Financial Services Authority (FSA), much criticized for regulatory and supervisory failings that critics say have exacerbated the country’s financial crisis, is to abandon its much-vaunted light-touch approach to regulation. FSA chairman Adair ...

Features : Country Report: Cyprus

SURVIVAL INSTINCT CYPRUS Cyprus’ leaders are tackling head on the challenge of maintaining economic growth during the current global downturn.   Nicosia, Cyprus' capital, is gripping itself for an economic slowdown. Cyprus has experienced more than its fair share of ...

Features : Survival Instinct

CYPRUS Cyprus’ leaders are tackling head on the challenge of maintaining economic growth during the current global downturn.     Nicosia, Cyprus' capital, is gripping itself for an economic slowdown. Cyprus has experienced more than its fair share of ups ...

2008

Features : A Very British Meltdown

A VERY BRITISH MELTDOWN A SYSTEM IN PERIL The swiftness of Britain’s transition from the cutting edge of innovation in banking and finance to representing the epitome of the global crisis has left many heads spinning. But in its dramatic ...

Features : Delayed Reaction

REGIONAL REPORT / CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE They dodged the early fallout from the credit crunch, but Central and Eastern Europe’s economies are facing growing challenges.   All change: Central and Eastern Europes economies are in transition. Next year Europe’s ...