Africa / Middle East

ideas, thoughts, articles, news, tools, and information related to Africa, North Africa, and Middle East countries.

Does Chinese Civilization Come From Ancient Egypt?

A new study has energized a century-long debate at the heart of China’s national identity. On a cool Sunday evening […]

Tracking the Growth Catalysts in Emerging Markets

By Nick Niziolek, Calamos Investments, The majority of the improved outlook and positive returns we’ve seen year to date in […]

Here’s who holds the world’s $60 trillion in sovereign debt

By Business Insider, The world’s governments now have around $60 trillion in debt which is then sold to investors as bonds. So […]

Investing With Impact in Emerging-Market Equities

By Henry D’Auria, Ted Mann, AllianceBernstein, Emerging markets are beginning to attract attention after five tough years. Beyond the return […]

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand’s chilies and Italy’s tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local […]

Thoughts from the Frontline – Generational Chaos Ahead

By John Mauldin, Mauldin Economics, “This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt “Each generation […]

The Big Mac index 2016

By D.H. & R.L.W., The Economist, THE Big Mac index was invented by The Economist in 1986 as a lighthearted […]

What’s Saudi Arabia playing at over oil?

After Saudi Arabia’s sudden insistence that Iran be part of a meeting in Doha last weekend to discuss an oil […]

Turkey Is Playing a Dangerous Game With ISIS as It Seeks Islamic Glory

If you want to be a dictator, the first thing you do is control the press in the country you’re […]

Lonely Planet’s favourite final frontiers

By Joe Bindloss, Lonely Planet, Fifty years ago, the Starship Enterprise set out ‘to explore strange new worlds, to seek […]

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