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Meat Scandal Creates Havoc in Brazil

The recent and widening meat scandal is shaking the Brazilian corporate sector in a big way, already struggling with the worst recession to hit Latin America`s biggest economy. The country’s meat selling scandal has brought to the fore BRF and JBS, two of Brazil’s most successful companies, which are currently under investigation. 

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Venezuela hit by a severe economic crisis

Venezuela is besieged by international scorn and popular protests as its government has grown increasingly dictatorial. President Nicolas Maduro claims that his country is a victim of an "economic war" led by opposition businesses. 

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Abu Dhabi Tightens Purse Strings

There are few bigger attractions for expatriates seeking a top-paying job in the oil-rich Gulf than the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. But as Abu Dhabi implements a string of cost-cutting measures even Adia’s staff are starting to feel the pinch. 

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A review of Morocco's Economic Performance

Two months after its parliamentary elections, Morocco has not yet assembled a governing coalition. Its economic problems are piling up and causing anxiety amongst foreign investors. As 2016 coughs and splutters to its inevitable conclusion, it is time to take a look back over Morocco’s economic performances within the past 12 months and take stock a bit. So sit back in your armchair, grab your mint tea and slippers, and let us delve deeper into the story.

2 years

Football and Economics

When people think of economics, the temptation is to think of old men and women, sitting around on green benches debating the most boring of issues. When they think of football, they think of the glitz and glamour of the Premier League – young millionaire men driving fast cars and living the life most people can only dream of.

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Colombia: The Economics of Pablo Escobar

Cocaine is one of the most profitable businesses in the world. With its plain strategies of demand and supply, key market players have been able to demonstrate the futility of prohibition for decades. Despite the billions of dollars that the Colombian government alone has thrown at the ballooning industry, drug trafficking has prevailed.

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Iran: The Force Awakens

Following many years of economic and political sanctions, where Iran played second fiddle to Saudi Arabia in the Middle East, the Persian state is finally back into the spotlight.