People in Hong Kong are protesting Beijing’s interference in the 2017 elections for Hong Kong’s main leader. But as much as Hong Kongers are calling for democracy, they’re also fighting for the economic future of Asia’s financial center.
The Islamic Economy, charts the spending power of the Muslim consumer. The Muslim population is growing both locally and globally, and the impact is beginning to be far reaching. We reveal how the Muslim spending clout and the products and services growing in this market are a powerful store of impending trade for the mainstream.
Thirty years after #Ethiopia ‘s devastating famine, water is still as inaccessible as it is precious. While 52 percent of the people have access to improved water, only 10 percent have water piped into their homes. And in rural areas, this figure is as low as 1 percent. Only 24 percent have adequate sanitation. The implications are extremely broad. In an agriculture-based country, water shortages largely affect not only the country’s economy, but also the basic life of people whose subsistence depends on each season’s crops.
The third largest economy in South America has slipped into a technical default after talks between Argentina and US creditors broke down. Who will pay the debt and what is the impact on the economy?
“It’s a well known statistic that USD $400 million of funding for feasibility studies and master plans across sub-Saharan Africa would develop over USD $100 billion of infrastructure projects, which in turn would create a value of USD $1 trillion across africa. Increasing GDP on the continent by 2% and lifting 200 million people out of poverty.” – Ozwald Boateng, OBE