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Image Is China's Belt and Road Initiative signaling the West's setting sun? [Lima Charlie News]
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Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative signaling the West’s setting sun?

China’s Rise: Needs Must When The Devil Drives. While America, and Europe along with it, focuses on the Trump administration’s hawkish tendencies towards the Middle East, Russian influence, and far right fringes in Europe, China is changing the Eurasian geostrategic landscape, one infrastructure project at… Keep Reading

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Fracking, BREXIT and an oil and gas shale bonanza

As the U.K. celebrates its final year as part of the European Union, it is standing on the brink of a major boost to its economy and prosperity as it awaits the first economic benefit from its rich oil and gas shales. British exploration and… Keep Reading

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This Week in Business Intelligence

Highlights of the week in finance, investment, emerging-markets, risk, and crypto markets from Lima Charlie Business Intel. This week’s report covers Russia, China, Poland, Sweden, the Baltic States, the Arctic Region, Kuwait, Morocco, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Taiwan, Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico, South America, El Salvador, and… Keep Reading

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This Week in Business Intelligence

Highlights of the week in finance, investment, emerging-markets, risk, and crypto markets from Lima Charlie Business Intel. This week’s report covers Venezuela, Russia, Ireland, Peru, Myanmar, China, Japan, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Mali, Cyprus, Turkey, the Mediterranean, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the US. Geopolitics… Keep Reading

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Looming debt trap in sub-Saharan Africa

According to the IMF, the median debt level for sub-Saharan Africa has risen from 30% to 50% of GDP since 2012. Although this is still low by international standards — U.S. debt is nearly at 106% of GDP — African countries are subject to relatively… Keep Reading

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This Week in Business Intelligence

Highlights of the week in finance, investment, emerging-markets, risk, and crypto markets from Lima Charlie Business Intel. This week’s report covers Brazil, the Southern Cone Economies (Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile), the Andean Economies (Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela), the Caribbean, Ghana, Ivory Coast,… Keep Reading

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This Week in Business Intelligence

Highlights of the week in finance, investment, emerging-markets, risk, and crypto markets from Lima Charlie Business Intel. 2018 Global Elections to Watch and Their Impact on Emerging-Market Investors  Emerging-market investors have their eyes set upon 4 major investments, whose sovereign bonds and corporate stocks are… Keep Reading

Image In Mao’s shadow, Xi Jinping rules absolutely over China [Lima Charlie News]
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In Mao’s shadow, Xi Jinping rules absolutely over China

Xi Jinping will soon remove one of the last remaining obstacles to his presidency. Almost certain to be passed by China’s National People’s Congress this week, a legal reform that removes the term limitation on the office of the president, will effectively transform President Xi into… Keep Reading

Image U.S. markets prepare for inflation and politicized central banks [Image Reuters]
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U.S. markets prepare for inflation and politicized central banks

Last week January’s jobs report sent markets into a spiral. This week all eyes are on January’s Consumer Price Index on Wednesday and on Thursday’s Producer Price Index. These reports give investors the latest data, and, with a .5% increase in consumer prices in January, are confirming… Keep Reading

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Israel Diamond Exchange launches digital currency

Israel’s diamond exchange has launched a digital currency to make trading more transparent and efficient. However, it will take concerted effort to integrate the new technology into an institution that has long been governed by backroom dealing and cash.   Transactions in the exchange have… Keep Reading

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Cobalt mining, China, and the fight for Congo’s minerals

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is attempting to increase revenue from the 270% surge in cobalt prices in the last year by raising taxes on the metal five-fold. Foreign governments and corporations who benefit from lower cobalt prices have protested the tax hike. Congo… Keep Reading

Image SolarReserve Crescent Dunes - Preheating the Receiver (Photo courtesy of advisian.com) Molten Salt Energy Storage Making Strides
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Molten Salt Energy Storage Making Strides

SolarReserve is developing technology to make a solar system with 24-hr power generating capacity. The system relies on molten salt for its efficiency.   In 2015, SolarReserve opened 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes solar energy facility. It has 1,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage, and the facility can… Keep Reading

Image Has there been a shift in Europe's balance of power? [John MACDOUGALL / AFP]
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Has there been a shift in Europe’s balance of power?

In 2017, several noteworthy elections occurred across Europe. Arguably, the two most significant were the French presidential and German federal elections. The results hold the potential to revive Europe’s drive towards greater integration by shifting the balance of influence within the European Union. In the… Keep Reading

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