Special series

Sand Wars

From Mumbai to Tangier, Dubai to the Maldives, this investigation bares an emergency: the world's sand is disappearing.

101 East

India: The New Maharajas

101 East goes inside the world of India's billionaires, where money is no object.

US & Canada

Bitcoin makes debut on major US stock exchange

The increasingly popular digital currency, Bitcoin, has made its debut on a major US exchange.

Counting the Cost

Why the GCC trading bloc isn't living up to its name

Does the Gulf Cooperation Council still have a future or has it been damaged beyond repair?

Azerbaijan

Alfred Nobel's lesser-known Azerbaijan connection

The international accolade has an unusual affiliation with the Asian nation's long-standing oil industry.

Alfred Nobel's lesser-known Azerbaijan connection

East Timor

Jose Ramos-Horta: East Timor will survive as oil ends

Former PM and president says astute resource management will benefit tiny Southeast Asian nation.

Jose Ramos-Horta: East Timor will survive as oil ends

Iran

Iran: Chabahar Port promise and nuclear deal threat

New Iranian port eases India trade into Afghanistan and benefits the economy as US nuclear-deal opposition looms large.

Iran: Chabahar Port promise and nuclear deal threat

Opinion

Celebrity 'charity': A gift for a vicious system

Celebrity philanthropists help keep the neoliberal order in place and the powerful in power.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Counting the Cost

OPEC and the goldilocks oil price

What's the ideal oil price for consumers and producers?

Opinion

The education scam

Young people in the US are pushed into severe debt with the false promise of a good income.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Business & Economy

Bitcoin entrepreneurs to meet in Hong Kong

Entrepreneurs wanting to cash in on digital currency are meeting in Hong Kong.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe offers amnesty for funds stashed abroad

In a bid to ease cash shortages, Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has offered a three-month amnesty for companies and individuals to surrender public funds illegally stashed in overseas bank accounts.

Business & Economy

Zimbabwe economy: Business owners hope for investment

Zimbabwean businesspeople are looking to Emmerson Mnangagwa to lead the nation to an economic recovery.

Georgia

Georgia warms to China's Belt and Road initiative

Tbilisi hosts forum on Xi Jinping's development strategy, seeking to secure transit hub role between Europe and Asia.

Georgia eyes gains in China's Belt and Road initiative