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

Bitcoin price soars: Will the bubble burst?

The digital currency Bitcoin is hotter than ever with investors. Its price has already increased more than 1,000 percent in the past 12 months.

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

United States

Hundreds of US cities vie to host Amazon's new headquarters

More than 200 cities are bidding to host the company's office. But some critics doubt it will bring real, positive change for those with lower incomes.

Africa

Kenya's economy slows amid political uncertainty

Kenya’s prolonged election period is slowing down the economy, which has lost about $1bn after the first presidential election was annulled.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's unemployment crisis under spotlight

Reviving Zimbabwe's crippled economy will be a key issue for Emmerson Mnangagwa, the country's new president.

Islam

The rise and rise of 'halal' business

Islamic industries are expanding globally and governments are taking notice of a sector that could be worth trillions.

The rise and rise of 'halal' business

US & Canada

The dark side of Amazon: drivers complain of pay cuts

Shares in Amazon are booming, but the company's drivers say they are facing pay cuts and lack employment protections because they are treated as independent contractors.

Business & Economy

Where does halal meat come from?

The $415bn halal-food industry heavily relies on meat imported from non-Muslim majority countries.

Where does halal meat come from?

Counting the Cost

Zimbabwe's 'crocodile' economics

Can Zimbabwe's new President Mnangagwa fix the country's broken economy and demonstrate a real commitment to reform?