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The ‘Next Eleven’ and the world economy

The ‘Next Eleven’ and the world economy

On a recent holiday in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, I couldn’t resist thinking about these countries’ economic potential and ongoing policy challenges. After all, in 2005, my Goldman Sachs colleagues and I had listed Vietnam as one of the Next Eleven (N-11)

New study shows how HIV evades the immune system

New study shows how HIV evades the immune system

It is heartening that scientists have just discovered a new mechanism by which HIV evades the immune system, and which shows precisely how the virus avoids elimination.

Nutrition affects cancer risk

Nutrition affects cancer risk

It’s been estimated that we could prevent more than half of all cancers if we would modify our habits, especially those related to smoking (don’t do it) and diet. And one of every three cases of cancer can be traced to what we eat (or don’t eat).

A new chapter in Qatar’s connectivity story

A new chapter in Qatar’s connectivity story

The dynamism and pace of development in Qatar is impossible to ignore. All around us new cities, hospitals, stadiums and other major infrastructure projects are proceeding at an incredible pace.

Germany’s populist temptation

Germany’s populist temptation

Because populism is not an ideology in itself, it can easily appeal to mainstream political parties seeking to shore up flagging electoral support. There are always politicians willing to mimic populist slogans and methods to win over voters, even if doing so divides their own party.

Should child safety seats be required on airplanes?

Should child safety seats be required on airplanes?

When booking flights for family vacations, many parents of infants and toddlers will do the opposite of what international and domestic airline regulatory agencies, transportation safety agencies, and many safety experts recommend.

Trump is taking a smart calculated risk with N Korea talks

Trump is taking a smart calculated risk with N Korea talks

In July 1971, US President Richard Nixon jolted the international status quo - and set diplomatic nerves worldwide fluttering - by announcing he would visit China.

No claims against partners or liquidator

No claims against partners or liquidator

Question: I was a partner in a limited liability company in Qatar which got liquidated five years ago and the name was struck off from the commercial registration and taxation departments too.

Fifty shades of Trump

Fifty shades of Trump

Last week was a most unusual one for President Donald Trump’s administration. There was no high-level firing: the only dismissal of any note was that of the White House aide in charge of homeland security, who was forced out at the behest of John Bolton, ...

No blank cheque for development banks

No blank cheque for development banks

Global financial leaders are convening in Washington, DC, this week for the annual spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.

Castro bows out in Cuba but Cold War chill returns with US

Castro bows out in Cuba but Cold War chill returns with US

Raul Castro has stepped down as president and his brother Fidel is dead but US relations with Cuba are frostier than in years, with their reopened embassies nearly empty and President Donald Trump hinting at measures that could further lower the temperature.

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