A trade accord that will boost global exports by $1 trillion? That is what the WTO, the World Trade Organization has said has come into effect.
This episode of the Economic Divide exposes the lower end of Britain’s economic ladder.
When it comes to the MENA region, one thing is for sure: low oil prices have affected the region, especially the Persian Gulf countries.
There is a real push by governments and their lawmakers to move to a cashless society.
A secretive network of business lobbyists has long held sway in US politics.
The latest Global Peace Index report has found that 2016 was a bad year for international peace and security.
The world’s eight richest billionaires hold the same wealth as the poorest 50% in the planet's population, according to Oxfam.
This show looks at the he challenge of feeding the world and the way that its 8.5-billion-strong population will get food in the not-so-distant future.
Over 2,500 leaders from business, government and international organizations attended the world economic forum in Davos.
Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where Rohingya Muslims are mainly based, is one the poorest places on the planet.
At first, it seemed like an ordinary defeat: in Gambia, President Jammeh initially accepted his loss, but then rescinded the announcement.
The year 2016 was filled with severe political instability in the Middle East, which affected the respective economies.
As 2016 draws to a close, this year definitely had its economic ups and downs, more downs than ups unfortunately.
Donald Trump failed to live up to his promise to get rid of the Washington lobbyists and the Wall Street insiders.
The European Union (EU) consists of 28 member countries, and perhaps never before has the EU and its foundation been on shakier grounds.
Fidel Castro passed away at the age of 90, leaving behind and island nation that had just opened up to the US.
The Indian economy is in a state of free fall following the demonetization of two of India's largest bank notes, the 500 and the 1,000 rupee bills.
It has been a long-lived but uneven economic growth. Is the United States on the brink of another Crisis?
It is one of the biggest projects that any country can embark on, and it’s being done by China.
The so-called North Dakota Oil Pipeline project has been mired in controversy since its approval back in 2014.
The much coveted Nobel Prize in Economics was recently handed out: the topic: contract theory. What is contract theory? And How does it apply to everyday life?
The passing away of Thailand’s king has put the country into an uncertain state.
It is not like old times anymore: Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s top producers of oil, is suffering. The kingdom is feeling the pinch of low oil prices.
Why is Iraq's economic recovery plans tied up by the US budget tussle?
The financial crisis of 2008 did not teach a lesson to the institutions that committed the frauds, but were eventually bailed out by US tax payer money.
The Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte inherited an economy that grew faster than China in the first quarter. What does Duterte have to do next?
The multinational US technology company Apple has been ordered to repay up to €13 billion, that's $14.55 billion back, in taxes to the Republic of Ireland.
Gabon recently held its elections. After both candidates in the election claimed victory, deadly clashes broke out on the streets of Libreville.
What are the main causes of poverty in this country?
Indian-controlled Kashmir has been the scene of extreme violence following the killing of a pro-independence figure Burhan Wani by Indian troops.
This episode of Economic Divide sheds more light on the economic plans of the US presidential candidates.
Social unrest caused by economic decline and mass unemployment in Zimbabwe has targeted President Robert Mugabe's political life.
This edition of Economic Divide takes take a deep look at the different impacts that the Brexit decision has had on the UK economy and businesses.
South Sudan gained its official independence in 2011 as part of a US-backed deal which was signed in Nairobi in 2005 after decades of war.
Imagine a 37-year-old winning the mayoral election in Rome! That was the case in this election, in which the anti-establishment Five Star Movement Virginia Raggi won 67% of the Rome votes to become its first female mayor. Her victory is certainly a blow to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
When the French President was elected because he was a socialist, France thought it had elected a president that would at a minimum uphold France’s rigid labor laws.
The people of the UK have voted for leaving the European Union (EU). The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting.
Throughout the history of the UN, there have been many cases of corruption recorded.
The JCPOA, the joint comprehensive plan of action is the name given to Ian's nuclear deal with the world powers.
The Economist Intelligence Unit has claimed that a Trump presidency could be as damaging to the global economy as Daesh. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton’s economic plans point to higher spending.
Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff, suspended from the presidency, by many accounts has been ousted from power in a coup.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is having a tough time dealing with the growing opposition, but as he believes, there's is outside interference in his country, namely the US.
Greenpeace Netherlands has released secret TTIP negotiation documents.
This past May marked international labor day, otherwise known as May Day. Workers from around the world poured out into the streets, in protest of their labor conditions.
The UK's Queen Elizabeth the second is the world's longest serving monarch, and this April marked her 90th birthday.
When the finance minister of the UK, George Osborne, presented his budget in 2015, he was optimistic in his forecasts.
There is no doubt about the size of the leak. It is the biggest in history and much more than that of Wikileaks or The Swiss Leaks.
The international prices of oil saw moderate growth over the past few weeks but are still far below levels of two years ago.
World debt has continued to increase since the financial crisis of 2007-08 with an alarming rate.
Ugandans voted in the presidential elections, and they re-elected Museveni. President Yoweri Museveni will extend his 30-year in Uganda.
The study by the Economic Innovation Group was a damning report that put a damper on all the positive economic news coming out of the US.
According to its website, the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is an international organization for regional economic integration.
This program is about the devastating impact of war on the Syrian economy.
It was an alarming finding by Charity Group Oxfam international, a warning that has been issued for 3 straight years, and the trend is continuing.
Robots have been making inroads into the world economy, albeit slowly but surely.
When the French president announced an economic and social emergency, both his country and Europe reacted to Francois Hollande's concerns over France’s state of affairs.
When the French president announced an economic and social emergency, the French and Europeans reacted to his genuine concern over France’s state of affairs.
The fishing industry is an economic powerhouse, an industry that is worth over 2.5 trillion dollars.
The UN inquiry is a serious one, yet appears the UK government is more concerned with its budget and austerity cuts than the lives of people.
The UK austerity program or the deficit reduction program by definition comprises a series of sustained reductions in public spending, intended to reduce the government budget deficit and the welfare state.
9/11 was a catalyst for the US to throw lots of money at what has been a so-called war on terrorism.
Since 9/11 attacks, the so-called war on terrorism has evolved into a business.
In this exclusive interview with Economic Divide, Perkins reveals how things have gone worse, from inequality, to the US’s military adventures, in which war is the answer.
John Perkins, featured guests of this week’s episode of Economic Divide, says he was actually an "Economic Hit Man."
Economic Divide's year in review: Part 2
It was a roller coaster ride of a year when it came to the economy. In Part one of a two part series, Economic Divide, reviewed economic issues from the US, Europe, and Africa.
Every year, the US federal government loses billions of dollars to waste, fraud and abuse.
WikiLeaks has published 30 hours of secret tapes and transcripts at the heart of the AbilityOne/SourceAmerica scandal.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has improved the economy. So why are there between 500 to 800 million people, out of a population of 1.2 billion, living in poverty?
The US does not want to acknowledge the depth of the problem, but homelessness, in all its forms, has gripped many US cities.
This episode of "Economic Divide" investigates the real motives behind the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
The IMF says Ethiopia’s economy will grow by 8.7 percent this year. What makes this economy and its GDP increase by so much?
South Africa: From boom to bust
Abenomics fails to resolve Japan's economic headaches.
Impact of refugee crisis on Europe economy
Jeremy Corbyn: His politics is about economy
North Korea: On the Verge of Economic Breakout
Resource-rich Afghanistan: An economic stalemate
Its one of the worst crises that Europe is facing, a crisis that may spread throughout the world actually, because the dairy crisis is a serious one, and its roots are not just in one or 2 places.
Dollar and Oil slump: Targeting the BRICS
Mineral Conflicts: People sacrificed for precious commodity
Market turmoil: All because of China ?
Trade agreements: False promise of greater income
Free trade agreements: There's nothing free about them
This episode of "Economic Divide" focuses on private military contractors in the United States and the ways some politicians and senators are making money through awarding lucrative contracts to these contractors.
This edition of "Economic Divide" investigates the latest reports and statistics regarding the US economy.
This episode of the "Economic Divide" investigates the main reasons behind Puerto Rico's bankruptcy.
This episode of "Economic Divide" focuses on the US government's real intention of creating turmoil in Latin American countries.
Ukraine is a tangle of geopolitical, political, and economic interests, as well as a country struggling to break out of the oligarch-state model.
In the US, the human toll of gun violence is 33,000 Americans a year, with 80,000 others injured. The financial and economic costs as a result, are astounding. The total price tag hits $229 billion dollars a year.
In this edition of Economic Divide, we take a look at how Iraq and Libya’s oil resources are being plundered.