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Lyal White

Lyal White

    Sino-African love story takes a turn
    Sino-African love story takes a turn
    China appears to be taking criticism of its relationship with African countries to heart and is reviewing its approach to investment and development.
    Africa is fast catching up with the world
    Africa is fast catching up with the world
    Debate about Africa is now more in sync with other market regions as the continent 'emerges'.
    China dreams of better fields
    China dreams of better fields
    Though growth has slowed, its economic surge has resulted in improvements for millions.
    Development: We need a Brazil process, not a Lula moment
    Development: We need a Brazil process, not a Lula moment
    Sustained reforms and strong leadership will enable South Africa to reap economic prosperity, says Lyal White.
    Economies of scale and diversity
    Economies of scale and diversity
    The differing nature of regional economies means a one-size-fits-all approach cannot work, writes Lyal White.
    World Cup: The symbol of a new postcolonial world order
    World Cup: The symbol of a new postcolonial world order
    The Fifa World Cup represents all the great virtues of globalisation.
    Bye-bye machismo
    Bye-bye machismo
    Elections in Bolivia and Chile signal changes in Latin America: the emergence of women in prominent leadership positions and the leftward shift in political orientation. More significant than this realignment is the rise of women in a traditionally conservative and somewhat machismo political environment.
    Bye-bye machismo
    Bye-bye machismo
    Elections in Bolivia and Chile signal changes in Latin America: the emergence of women in prominent leadership positions and the leftward shift in political orientation. More significant than this realignment is the rise of women in a traditionally conservative and somewhat machismo political environment.
    Aristide in SA: More cons than pros?
    Aristide in SA: More cons than pros?
    The South African government has granted the former president of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, permission to visit the country for an unspecified period of time. The fact that Aristide and his family have not received formal political asylum is relevant.
    Bring on the responsible leadership
    Bring on the responsible leadership
    As Venezuela enters its seventh week of a general strike, costing the country an estimated $10-billion (8% of its gross domestic product) and the biggest example of wealth destruction in Venezuelan history, one can't help recalling a similar scenario in Argentina exactly one year ago.
    Big is not always best
    Big is not always best
    When South African businesses look towards South America as a potential market for their products and services they prioritise the countries based on the size of their economies. The result is a disproportionate amount of time and money spent trying to break into Brazil and Argentina.