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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

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...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Developing countries are facing economic disaster

May 29, 2020 14:25 pm UTC| Economy

While attention in developed countries has been focused inward on the effects of the pandemic at home and the anticipated exit from lockdown, an economic and health disaster is emerging in developing counties that make up...

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Economy

S. Korea's mid-sized crypto exchanges discontinue trading pairs in won

Medium-sized South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges have discontinued trading pairs and payment services using the Korean currency as financial regulators are set to enforce tougher rules. Some medium-sized exchanges...

Covers of SLAM basketball magazine to appear as NFTs

The Tom Brady co-founded firm Autograph and iconic basketball brand SLAM will distribute an archive of digital-collectible magazine covers on DraftKings Marketplace. The deal between the two companies gives Autograph...

Coinbase applies to broaden offerings with cryptocurrency futures and derivatives trading

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has applied to provide futures and derivatives trading with the National Futures Association (NFA) to broaden its offerings, it announced on Twitter. The exchange says it aims to further...

Cyworld teams up with Hancom to offer metaverse service

The once-popular social networking service Cyworld has strategically partnered with office suite software developer Hancom to offer metaverse-powered service Cyworld Z. Hancom, who acquired an undisclosed stake in the...

Boston Beer sued by investors for misleading statements on seltzer biz

Investors are suing Boston Beer Co. for misrepresenting the sales performance of its seltzer product line, which includes Angry Orchard Hard Seltzer and Truly Hard Seltzer. At least three law firms have sued Boston...

Politics

Joe Biden meets with CEOs to discuss vaccine mandates

As the US still struggles to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its Delta variant, US President Joe Biden and his administration are looking to further boost vaccinations. This week, Biden met with business leaders to...

Kamala Harris, Treasury Secretary push for more spending on child care

The Biden-Harris administration is currently looking to shore up public support for upcoming proposals such as the massive $3.5 trillion social spending bill. US Vice President Kamala Harris along with Treasury Secretary...

Nancy Pelosi wanted to know who would stand up to Donald Trump following Capitol riots, new book claims

More details have surfaced regarding what was happening behind the scenes before, during, and after the Capitol insurrection last January 6. According to an upcoming book, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wondered who was...

Capitol riots: Rep. Adam Kinzinger calls on GOP colleagues to condemn rally supporting insurrectionists

Months after the January 6 Capitol insurrection, another rally is being anticipated and this time it is in support of the insurrectionists that have been arrested and imprisoned. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger called on...

Science

S. Korea to develop solar-powered drone that could carry 20 kg to stratosphere

South Korea will invest 37.47 billion won in developing a solar-powered drone that could carry over 20 kilograms in the stratosphere and with natural disaster monitoring capability by 2025. The drone will serve as an...

S. Korean scientists develop 3D printing ink from sunflower pollen

A group of South Korean scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore managed to develop 3D printing ink material from sunflower pollen. The research team led by professor Cho Nam-joon first incubated...

Kumho Petrochemical to produce eco-friendly rubber compound out of rice bran

Kumho Petrochemical Co. will produce an eco-friendly synthetic rubber compound made of rice bran-based bio-silica. Silica improves fuel efficiency, braking power, and wear resistance of synthetic rubber for...

From CRISPR to glowing proteins to optogenetics – scientists' most powerful technologies have been borrowed from nature

Watson and Crick, Schrdinger and Einstein all made theoretical breakthroughs that have changed the worlds understanding of science. Today big, game-changing ideas are less common. New and improved techniques are the...

234 scientists read 14,000+ research papers to write the upcoming IPCC climate report – here's what you need to know and why it's a big deal

This week, hundreds of scientists from around the world are finalizing a report that assesses the state of the global climate. Its a big deal. The report is used by governments and industries everywhere to understand the...

Technology

‘Gran Turismo 7’ campaign and GT Cafe don’t have offline modes

Gran Turismo 7 director Kazunori Yamauchi reiterated that they do not plan on making the games campaign mode available for offline play. But the Gran Turismo series creator also explained the reason behind this significant...

‘God of War Ragnarök’ producer says there won’t be a trilogy

God of War Ragnark may be one of the most anticipated games among PlayStation fans. The preceding title ended in a way that made a sequel necessary, but that will not be the case for the upcoming game. Producer Cory Barlog...

'Skull and Bones' reportedly has plenty of ship customizations with an open world map

The development of Skull and Bones has been one of the long-running projects of Ubisoft, and fans got more ideas about its potential gameplay features after a recent leak. The pirate-themed title will reportedly offer a...

iOS 15 will roll out starting September 20

Apple has launched several devices at an event earlier this week. It was then not surprising that part of the program was the announcement of the iOS 15 release date. Now, the reported full release notes of the operating...

Report: Samsung Galaxy S22 may launch with a smaller battery

The base model of the Galaxy S22 series might not be a full upgrade from the Galaxy S21 on paper, per a new report. The upcoming device is rumored to sport a smaller battery than its predecessor. However, Samsung could...
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