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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

LG Energy, Isuzu Motors ink deal for $765M EV battery supply

LG Energy Solution Ltd., a South Korean battery manufacturing company, has signed a deal with Japans Isuzu Motors for the supply of batteries for its electric vehicles. It was reported that the Japanese automaker decided...

CJ ENM, The Sandbox team up to build metaverse in LAND

CJ ENM signed a deal with The Sandbox to promote its TV programs in the metaverse. The South Korean entertainment company announced their partnership on Monday, July 4. The Sandbox was initially launched as a 3D game in...

Yum Brands in advanced talks to sell KFC in Russia

KFCs parent company, Yum Brands Inc., revealed on Tuesday, July 5, that it is close to selling its fried chicken restaurant business in Russia. The company confirmed it is already in advanced talks to transfer franchise...

SAS Scandinavian airline files for bankruptcy amid strike staged by the pilots

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has filed for Chapter 11 in the United States as its pilots stage a strike that has grounded flights. The company made the move to push and hasten its company restructuring plans. According to...

Kanye West served a burger restaurant a cease and desist order, forcing it to change its brand name and logo

Kanye West reportedly forced an Australian burger restaurant to stop using its name and logo by serving it with a cease and desist order. The American rapper and producer asked the College Dropout Burgers to stop using its...

Politics

NATO in talks to set up naval base in Albania, says PM

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said Friday last week that they were having discussions with NATO about building a naval base at a port that is under construction on the Adriatic Coast for the alliance. This also comes...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Ukrainian flag will be raised on Snake Island after withdrawal of Russian forces

In the midst of the advances Russia has claimed to make in its war with Ukraine, Kyiv has also made gains in the heavy conflict centered on its eastern territory. Ukraines military said the Ukrainian flag would soon be...

European Union to establish platform for rebuilding of Ukraine

The European Union is already looking to address efforts to rebuild Ukraine as it continues to resist the aggression by Russian forces. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU would be setting up a...

North Korea blasts US-South Korea-Japan agreement on enhanced military cooperation

North Korea has continued to accuse the United States of trying to establish a military alliance similar to NATO as of late. Pyongyang has made the accusation again following the agreement by the US, South Korea, and Japan...

Science

New S. Korean technology repairs car scratches through sunlight exposure

The Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology has developed a new self-healing coating material that repairs car surface scratches through sunlight exposure. To change their chemical properties and make high...

Sea lettuce used as cow feed may lower marine ecosystem threat

A joint study conducted by a local feed manufacturer and Konkuk University showed that cows fed with a newly developed feed containing sea lettuce emitted 28 percent less methane gas than those who werent. Cows fed sea...

S. Korean scientists develop robot skin that senses tactile stimuli, self heals

A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a robot skin that can sense external tactile stimuli and recover from injury when damaged. The newly developed robot skin...

Absolut enlists startup's help in developing fiber-based bottle cap

The Absolut Company is enlisting the help of Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures in developing a fiber-based closure cap for its Absolut Vodka bottle. The caps design uses a combination of sustainably sourced FSC fiber...

S. Korea to produce biodegradable plastic with seaweed

South Koreas Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and a research team at Pohang University of Science and Technology will begin developing technology that uses marine plants to produce biodegradable plastic material. Among...

Technology

Coca-Cola to launch Pride Series NFTs

Coca-Cola will be launching 136 Pride series NFTs in collaboration with designer and advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, Rich Mnisi. Some of the NFTs are already listed on OpenSea. The Coca-Cola Pride Series NFTs have a...

Apple Watch Series 8 could gain body temperature sensor, report says

The Apple Watch Series 8 may be gaining a new health sensor that could be helpful amid the ongoing pandemic. A new report suggests Apple could ship its next generation of smartwatches with a new feature that can monitor...

Report: AirPods Pro 2 will not feature a heart rate monitor

The rumored heart rate monitor feature on the AirPods Pro 2 is reportedly unlikely to become a reality this year. But it could be something that Apple would introduce in future versions of the true wireless...

EA unveils ‘Skate 4’ ‘pre-pre-pre-alpha’ gameplay trailer

Skate 4 was announced nearly two years ago, but fans might still have to wait a long time before the game is released. EA and developer Full Circle released the latest trailer for the game, but it is not the usual teaser...

MacBook Air with M2 chip could arrive in stores in mid-July

The retail launch of the redesigned MacBook Air is reportedly close, with new information claiming that Apple fans will soon be able to pre-order the device. It appears that the tech giant is on track to release the new...
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