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Image Texas Oil Boom Causes Headaches [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Marie D. De Jesus]

Texas Oil Boom Causes Headaches

In spite of increasing oil production, U.S. oil businesses are struggling due to lack of infrastructure and uncertain international conditions. 2018 was the year US domestic oil production was supposed to hit its true stride.… Keep Reading

Air France paralyzed by strikes [Lima Charlie News] [Photo by Le Parisien]

Air France paralyzed by strikes

Another key sector in France has erupted into strikes, as Air France-KLM saw its stocks plummet. University students and French railway workers have been protesting throughout the spring, as new French President Emanuel Macron’s reform agenda… Keep Reading

Image Iran joins Russia in banning messaging app [Lima Charlie News]

Iran joins Russia in banning messaging app Telegram

Iran’s highest leader announced that the government will institute a nationwide ban against Telegram, the popular encrypted messaging app, following in the footsteps of Russia. Iran’s highest leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, announced that his government will… Keep Reading

Image Oil Industry Faces Problems Ahead [Lima Charlie News]

Oil Industry Faces Problems Ahead

North Sea Oil Brent has recently been trading at over $70 per barrel, indicating a valuation rise of almost 30% in less than a year. In recent years, the battle for the oil market has… Keep Reading

Image Looming debt trap in sub-Saharan Africa [Photo: James Morgan]

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… Keep Reading

Image China continues to make inroads into Pakistan [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Daily Pakistan]

China continues to make inroads into Pakistan

China continues to make inroads into becoming an increasingly important regional powerplayer in Central Asia. In yet another symptom of the deepening relationship between China and Pakistan, the Trends in International Arms Transfer 2017 report… Keep Reading

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