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Emerging market economies, such as India, Turkey, Indonesia, LatAm economies which have been a darling of investors even after 2008/09 financial crisis led to cheaper capital access to these economies and its corporates, a trend that continued for more than half a decade at rapid speed. Now, with US Federal Reserve looking to raise borrowing costs and slowdown in China, led these economies and their corporates into greater chaos. We, in this series discuss the vulnerabilities of emerging market.

Emerging Market Crisis Series

South Africa's local elections: new entrants likely to be the big winners

Oct 31, 2021 23:39 pm UTC| Politics

Though a ritual, elections yield new insights about the state of the citizenry and the political elite. Life changes, either for the better or worse. Electoral outcomes are a statement about how citizens feel at that...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Jacob Zuma isn't a man with a cause. Just a wily politician trying to evade the law

Jul 01, 2021 09:54 am UTC| Politics

South Africas Constitutional Court ruling to imprison the countrys former president, Jacob Zuma, was unprecedented. But it wasnt unexpected. The author of the majority judgment, Justice Sisi Khampepe, captured the...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Small towns are collapsing across South Africa. How it's starting to affect farming

Jun 20, 2021 12:13 pm UTC| Economy

Farming and agribusiness play a crucial role in sustaining the economies of small towns and rural areas. There is a lot of evidence of this in the economic literature and in the popular media. This dependency has its...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

The IMF's $4bn loan for South Africa: the pros, cons and potential pitfalls

Aug 01, 2020 16:28 pm UTC| Economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a R70 billion (US$4.3 billion) loan for South Africa to help the country manage the immediate consequences of the fallout from COVID-19. The Conversation Africas editor,...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Coronavirus in India and Brazil: new forecasts for when economic giants will hit peak

Jun 21, 2020 04:11 am UTC| Economy

While many of the worlds top ten economies appear to be past the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, India and Brazil are still on the way up. This is a tragedy unfolding for both countries. It is also bad news for the world...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

In Brazil's raging pandemic, domestic workers fear for their lives – and their jobs

Jun 04, 2020 12:14 pm UTC| Economy Life

Brazil has emerged as one of the worst-hit countries in the coronavirus crisis, with hundreds of thousands of cases affecting people from all backgrounds. But in the early weeks of the pandemic, in March, many victims of...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Study shows land redistribution can create new jobs in agriculture in South Africa

Jun 04, 2020 11:28 am UTC| Economy

The COVID-19 crisis has clearly demonstrated the vulnerability of the livelihoods of many South Africans, and highlighted food insecurity as one key aspect. Many now argue that reducing the vulnerability of the livelihoods...

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Economy

McDonald's, Wendy's slapped with 'deceptive ads' lawsuit for alleged untrue size of beef patties

McDonalds and Wendys fast-food chains have been sued, and the lawsuit has already been filed at a court in New York. The suit stemmed from complaints that said the burger joints are misleading the customers by falsely...

Mastercard launches ‘wave to pay’ biometric allowing customers to pay using the face or hand gesture in stores

Mastercard introduces an innovative and unique to pay in this era of robots and advanced automation. The American financial service company is piloting its Biometric Checkout Program that allows customers to pay just using...

Amorepacific apologizes for employees’ ₩3 billion heist

AmorePacific, a South Korean beauty, and cosmetics chaebol issued an apology on Tuesday, May 17, after it was revealed that three of its staff stole money from the company. The employees were said to have embezzled a total...

Reebok stores in Russia up for sale, Turkish retailer FLO Magazacilik reportedly in talks to take over

Reebok is selling over 100 of its stores in Russia and Turkeys retail company, FLO Magazacilik, is currently in discussion for the acquisition of the properties. The talks were reportedly confirmed by the latters chairman,...

Samsung reportedly raising prices of its semiconductor products

Samsung Electronics Co. is reportedly mulling on hiking prices for its chips. It is considering up to a 20% increase, and this was first reported on Friday. The company is said to be currently in talks with foundry...

Politics

UN calls on Iran to stop execution of Swedish-Iranian national

Iran is set to execute a Swedish-Iranian national who is being charged with espionage against the country. The United Nations Human Rights office is now calling on Tehran to stop the execution from taking place. Reuters...

Myanmar coup: Shadow government defense chief urges West to provide arms to resistance in fight against junta

It has been more than a year since the Myanmar military seized control of the country and ousted its democratically-elected government. The defense chief of the countrys shadow government has now urged the West to provide...

North Korea: UN warns COVID outbreak may lead to 'devastating' consequences for human rights

The isolated nation of North Korea is tackling an outbreak of COVID-19 infections in the country, resulting in a nationwide lockdown. With the measures in place, the United Nations warned that the consequences of the...

Kevin McCarthy has 'nowhere to run' following subpoena from Jan. 6 committee, says former federal prosecutor

The congressional committee investigating the January 6 insurrection has moved towards issuing subpoenas to several sitting Republican members of Congress in recent weeks. According to a former federal prosecutor, House...

Science

Hyundai Mobis’ monitoring system reduces drowsy driving risks by 30%

Hyundai Mobis Co. has come up with an in-house brainwave-based driver monitoring system that can reduce the risk of drowsy driving by up to one-third. The system, dubbed M.Brain, is a wearable earpiece that continuously...

California start-up Bionaut Labs to send tiny robots on voyage into brains

California start-up Bionaut Labs will conduct its first clinical trials on sending miniature robots deep inside the human skull to treat brain disorders The tiny injectable robots can be guided through the brain using...

Kirin, Meiji University develop electric chopsticks that make low-salt food taste salty

Food producer Kirin and Meiji University have developed a pair of chopsticks that stimulate the taste of salt in foods with low salt content through extensive research. This technology, which has yet to be named,...

Japanese researchers develop plastic with self-repairing powers

Japanese researchers have found a way to create self-repairing plastics that can be used in many products and reduce the amount of waste now polluting the planet. It might have practical applications for home...

Osaka University team proves safety of iPS-based cornea transplant

An Osaka University research team has concluded that the worlds first clinical trial, transplanting corneal tissues derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, was safe and effective. According to the...

Technology

‘Fall Guys’ shifts to a free-to-play model next month

Fall Guys will be the next multiplayer game that will shift to a free-to-play model. The change will take place along with its launch on other consoles, along with its move from Steam to Epic Games Store next month. The...

Spotify tests in-app NFT previews on some artist pages

Spotify is exploring NFT opportunities, starting with providing in-app previews of digital media on select artist pages. But the company might have more in store as it recently asked subscribers to answer a survey that...

‘Cyberpunk Edgerunners’ trailer to be revealed at Netflix’s ‘Geeked Week’ event in June

Fans of Cyberpunk 2077 will finally see the first trailer for the animated series Cyberpunk Edgerunners. Nearly two years after the project was announced, the show is confirmed to be one of the titles to be featured in the...

Pixel Watch is reportedly powered by the 4-year-old Exynos 9110

While Google has officially announced its first Pixel Watch, the wearable device is not slated to arrive in stores until later this year. But new details have emerged in the rumor mill regarding its technical...

‘GTA V’ sales surpass 165 million after the next-gen version’s launch

The nearly decade-old GTA V continues to prove as one of the best-selling IPs for publisher Take-Two Interactive. The company confirmed that the game has sold another five million copies in the last quarter. During...
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