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Snapshot,
Tom Keatinge

Roughly $1.3 billion in remittances flow to Somalia every year. But heavy-handed regulation threatens to cut off this vital flow of money.

Snapshot,
Dan Steinbock

Beijing recently launched an estimated $160 billion deal, in which local governments’ risky debts will be replaced with low-interest municipal debt. The change heralded a huge shift in ongoing efforts by Chinese reformers to shore up the country's economy.

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Nikolay Anguelov

Nearly two years after the United States lifted its economic sanctions on Naypyidaw, the ruling military regime has stalled reforms. And worst yet, members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations don't seem to mind.

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Sarah E. Mendelson

Government harassment of independent organizations is as old as the state system itself, but recent intimidation campaigns have a twenty-first-century twist.

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Stewart Patrick and Naomi Egel

The OECD's approach to bringing in emerging powers as "key partners" is a smart way to remain relevant in a quickly shifting global landscape. Other multilateral organizations should pay attention. 

Snapshot,
Philippa Brant

Over the past few years, China's aid to Pacific Island countries has increased, but few understand the full amount of money Beijing has given to its neighbors. Here's where the money has gone.

Snapshot,
Christopher Sabatini

Cheap oil is generating headaches for Latin American countries that bet on high prices. Here's how Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela are managing the downturn. 

Snapshot,
Vito Laterza and Patience Mususa

Zambia is managing a boom in its copper mining industry and is on the verge of repaying its international debts. Political uncertainty following President Michael Sata's death, however, could unravel the country's progress.

Snapshot,
Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey

Cryptocurrencies could enable the often neglected developing world to tap into crucial banking services.

Postscript,
Salvatore Babones

It has been clear for a long time that China's rate of economic growth would eventually decelerate for a number of reasons.

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