Given that more than 45% of Brazil’s total energy consumption will come from green energy by 2023, it may seem strange that Petrobras will have a limited role in this transition. The oil company, which is controlled by the Brazilian government but is also listed in the New York and Sao Paulo stock exchanges, is…

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China’s increasing cashless operations, which amounted to 49 trillion USD in 2020, have incentivised the Chinese government to create its own digital currency – the Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) or Digital Yuan. This is managed, stored or exchanged primarily on digital computer systems. China is adamant about establishing its global role in pioneering payment technology, and…

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The urban African economy is largely propelled by the informal sector, accounting for around 80% of jobs. Street vendors and market workers are just two examples of this. With the growth of reliable internet service in Africa, many more Africans find themselves using social media, and the informal sector finds itself slowly shifting to the…

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Within a relatively short time, Hong Kong has developed into one of the global hubs of biotechnology. Before 2018, the Hong Kong stock exchange (HKEX) had no biotech companies listed, the first being Ascletis Pharma in August 2018. The first few listed companies had limited success, underperforming due to unrealistic valuations. However, in the following…

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Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner, has long been the most prominent face of Russian opposition to President Vladimir Putin. He has in excess of 6 million YouTube subscribers and more than 2 million Twitter followers. Navalny uses these platforms to highlight alleged corruption in Russia, organise political demonstrations and promote his campaigns. On the 2nd…

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Like much of Africa, Ethiopia’s economy has historically been, and still is, heavily reliant on agriculture. Over-reliance on an industry plagued by periodic drought, soil degradation, and deforestation has seen the Ethiopian government shift focus towards the growth of a newer textile industry. This may lead to Ethiopia eventually becoming a global garment manufacturing hub.…

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Seeing the first month of 2021 draw to a close, investors are looking to see if predictions made in 2020 have actualised. With last year dominated by US technology giants such as Tesla, Apple and Amazon, Fortune 500 tech companies have captured the attention for driving growth in global equities. As such, many investors, both…

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