Latest articles from Adrienne Klasa

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Botswana investment minister hopes pan-African trade dream can become a reality

June 3, 2019

Botswana’s minister of investment, trade and industry, Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, talks to Adrienne Klasa about the country’s plans.

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Japan looks to Africa to offset stagnant domestic market

April 1, 2019

Lacking both resources and a youthful population, Japan is targeting African countries' nascent markets and plentiful commodities with generous development finance and infrastructure partnerships. Adrienne Klasa reports.

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Is China leading the global green charge?

March 18, 2019

Having announced a war on pollution, China is now carving out a role as an advocate for environmental policies and, more importantly, a source of green finance. But will stalling domestic growth dampen its newfound fervour? Adrienne Klasa reports.

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AIIB president makes global engagement a priority

February 1, 2019

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank president Jin Liqun talks to Adrienne Klasa about the importance of the institution’s collaborative role with other global players.

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Bambang Brodjonegor: Indonesia has eyes fixed on poverty reduction

January 2, 2019

Indonesia is contending with natural disasters, investors de-risking and general election uncertainty. But the government will not shrink from its aim of poverty reduction, minister for national development planning Bambang Brodjonegor tells Adrienne Klasa. 

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Why has ESG investment blossomed?

January 2, 2019

Environmental, social and governance-focused investing has ballooned in recent years as companies realise ignoring social impact carries both financial and reputational risk. Not only that, but accessible products, such as exchange-traded funds, make the sustainable route increasingly appealing. Adrienne Klasa reports.

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Is China’s finance bankrolling development – or debt?

October 1, 2018

China has become a major development financier to emerging markets via projects such as the Belt and Road Initiative. But some borrowers see unequal benefits in the deals, while the US is concerned by China’s growing influence. Adrienne Klasa reports.

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What is behind the US's reversal on development finance?

September 3, 2018

In a change of policy, the US administration is modernising its overseas development and foreign aid body.

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Fintech fights the good fight in the developing world

August 1, 2018

Adrienne Klasa looks at how the innovative approach of fintech start-ups is bringing a greater range of services to the financially excluded across the globe.

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Will protests derail Jordan's reform agenda?

July 4, 2018

The protests over tax reforms that have hit Jordan in recent months and brought about the resignation of its prime minister set alarm bells ringing in the West as well as the wider Middle East. Adrienne Klasa examines how one of the region's most stable countries can now move forward.

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