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Oil Prices Continue to Define Geopolitics

From Stratfor, Geopolitical diary, Editor’s Note: Oil prices dropped steeply Oct. 14, with crude oil futures falling 4.6 percent to [...]

2014 EMERGING AND FRONTIER MARKETS – Assessing risk and opportunity

Cushman & Wakefield has evaluated the risks of acquiring office space in the most sought after emerging and frontier  markets. [...]

These maps reveal how long you probably have to live

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, This series of maps shows how long you’ll probably live, depending on where you live. [...]

Iraq and Syria Follow Lebanon’s Precedent

By George Friedman, Stratfor, Lebanon was created out of the Sykes-Picot Agreement. This agreement between Britain and France reshaped the [...]

Most maps are lying to you about how big Africa really is (it’s really big)

By Baindu Kallon, Global Post, The True Size of Africa by Kai Krause Ever notice how huge Greenland looks on [...]

These are the most religious places in the world (and what they’re practicing)

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, This map shows the countries where more than half the population consider themselves practicing members [...]

Mid-Year Emerging Markets Update: ‘Recovery Phase’

By Mark Mobius, Franklin Templeton, As I’ve often said, investing in emerging markets requires patience, long-term perspective, and selective stock-picking. [...]

The Emerging Global Web – Slide Show

Link: The Emerging Global Web Terrific slide show presentation on the emerging markets global web development, including stats on mobile [...]

Centralization of the African Union Leadership Summits

Liesl Louw-Vaudran, a journalist and an analyst from South Africa with a solid experience in African affairs, summarizes the ways [...]

The Global Problem of Clean Drinking Water

Clean drinking water is the kind of water that is safe for drinking by human beings without causing health risks [...]

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