For the past 16 years Walmart has been among the top three companies in the Fortune Global 500 list. Globally it employs 2.3 million people and posted $482.1 billion in revenue for 2015. Reportedly Walmart’s biggest concern is its...
In 1764 the world was introduced to the spinning jenny, the first mechanised process to produce yarn. With its invention James Hargreaves had started the process of mechanization that would shape the world as we know it. Yes, it...
It’s been more than a year since the business community and foreign observers raised their concerns over the vague and, in some cases, worrying amendments and bills announced to “promote investments and clarify the level of protection that an...
Every year around this time reports surface that take stock of South Africa’s performance over the past year. For the past four years this has ended with a sigh and a browbeaten shake of the head. I am of...
When looking at economic cooperation and integration I often find myself thinking about the relationship between the Ottoman Empire and city-state of Venice. These were very different societies yet they proved immensely valuable to each other owing to their...
Ethiopia is not a country I think of immediately when someone mentions a desire to invest, especially a desire to invest in the financial sector. So when the question “Does Ethiopia allow foreigners to invest in the banking sector?”...