on assignment, Dubai

on assignment, Dubai

Our insight

Collective intelligence

Alaco's writing on a range of subjects

03.12.2017

Why Saudi detainees are paying for their freedom

Saudi Arabia's corruption crackdown looks like a plot to shore up the country’s depleted coffers — but it won't work. more >
14.02.2018

Lebanon’s enforcement of US Hezbollah sanctions leaves Salameh with tough balancing act

In enforcing US anti-money laundering legislation targeting Hezbollah, Central Bank Governor must ensure ordinary Shia are not penalised.more >
09.02.2018

Fresh doubts raised over Ukraine’s anti-corruption efforts

Progress on rooting out graft is being put at risk by resistance to greater transparency.more >
26.01.2018

What prompted North Korea to start talking?

Sanctions or threat of military strike – the latter seems more likely.more >
26.01.2018

Russia’s rich and powerful fret over upcoming wealth disclosure

A report by the US Treasury is set to lift the lid on the extent of their assets, possibly damaging their business interests at home and abroad.more >
25.01.2018

Russia’s east struggles to lure investors

Putin will have to do more to reduce business risks and other disincentives in order to draw hoped-for East Asian investment into Russia’s resource-rich Far East. more >
19.01.2018

Alaco Insight Report: Key players in Zimbabwe speak of economic hopes

Alaco canvasses the views of leading stakeholders on the likelihood of a recovery under the country’s new leader. more >
17.01.2018

Sri Lankans sceptical of China’s investment rush

Huge Chinese-funded infrastructure projects raise hopes and concerns in equal measure.more >
09.01.2018

Macri marches on as divided Peronists wait for him to slip up

An electoral boost gives new impetus to the Argentinian leader’s reform programme but it needs to start delivering soonmore >
28.12.2017

Why Iraq’s premier needs to win the war on graft before reconstruction begins

Corruption could prove to be a formidable foe, but it must be overcome if Iraq is to rebuild after its victory over IS.more >
13.12.2017

What Mnangagwa needs to deliver to resurrect Zimbabwe’s economy

One priority involves making effective use of the country’s abundant natural resources.more >

Notes from the field

Our work takes us all over the world. Here we share some of our more personal perspectives on some of the destinations we have visited, filed on location.

Tunisia starts to show signs of economic recovery

Tunis has all the trappings of a great Mediterranean city, but the visitors that once thronged its beaches, corniche and historic centre are these days few and far between. The terraces of Gammarth’s swanky hotels, where you used to struggle to find a table, are now mostly occupied by wealthy Tunisois, business travellers and the odd tourist.

Editor's Choice

A daily selection of news articles from around the world, chosen by our analysts:

07 Feb 2018
United States: UAW official’s widow pleads guilty to tax fraud in bribery case >
February 7th, 2018 Americas The widow of a United Auto Workers union official at the center of a U.S. probe into improper payments funneled out...

Source: EthiXbase

07 Feb 2018
People Power Is The Condition Of Our Democracy’s Survival >
"Power to the people" once had a distinctly revolutionary ring to it. It was, after all, an idea that cost many thousands their liberty, and others their lives. Today, it is the condition of our...

Source: HuffingtonPost.co.za