Theres no doubt in the world that winning elections in any country, state, city or even local towns is no easy task.
Mankind is on the brink of a new industrial revolution. Some say it has already started. As with previous industrial revolutions the world around us will fundamentally change.
This edition of the program is about two sub-Saharan African states, Nigeria and DRC, which are known for being amongst the poorest.
The global demand for oil is predicted to be rising at least for the few coming decades.
Ten years ago in September 2008, Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers collapsed when the bubble in the US mortgage market burst.
The independence of South Sudan in 2011 caused an economic shock for Sudan.
This edition of Economic Divide reviews US presidents idea of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) without Canada.
This edition of Economic Divide reviews Turkeys economic downturn against the backdrop of a possible financial meltdown.
Mutual trade has always been a bone of contention between China and the European Union.
This edition of the program is about 17 years of US presence in Afghanistan.
French President Emmanuel Macron currently seems to be public enemy number one in his own country.
Global debt hit an all-time high of $233 trillion (£169 trillion) in the third quarter of 2017, according to the Institute of International Finance (IIF).
May Day was chosen as International Workers’ Day, after 1886, when about 300,000 workers in the US stopped working in protest at the poor working conditions.
Average Americans, who recently filed their tax returns, are estimated to shell out 10-thousand dollars every year. Over the years more Americans have been discussing the notion that they have a say as to how the government spends their tax dollars.
US President Donald Trump has told officials in his team to consider another $100bn of tariffs against China.
Water shortage is quickly becoming one of the main concerns of the international community.
Jordan has a $700bn budget deficit. A third of the population lives under the poverty line and a public debt of $40bn which is equivalent to around 95 percent of its GDP.
Spain seems to have recovered from its worst economic crisis since World War II.
In early February, stocks went into free fall in the United States, with the Dow Jones industrial average seeing its biggest one-day point drop in history.
Globalization has resulted in many businesses setting up or buying operations in other countries.
Last year, basic infrastructure got a D-plus from the American Society of Civil Engineers or ASCE.
According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), some 264 million school-age children and youths are living without any education because of poverty, conflict and social barriers like bias against girls.
Researchers say anger is building over global inequality as people feel the economy has been rigged against them.
Each year, at the end of January, the Swiss ski resort of Davos hosts the world economic forum which is a Geneva-based non-profit foundation
This is an episode on Haiti and its economic performance and general situation of the country in light of Trump's recent slur against the nation.
This edition looks at the financial woes in Tunisia and South Sudan as well as the role of the IMF in the two African economies.
“No deal,” US officials told a WTO preparatory meeting held before the talks.
In the US, class divisions are becoming more apparent. While some have to worry about the electric bill, some have money to burn.
Early December, 2017. The US President Donald Trump hails his tax cuts plan as the largest in the history of his country.
In early December, US Senate Republicans passed a dramatic overhaul of the tax system; a big step toward delivering the first major legislative victory for Trump.
In this segment, we look at some of the top economic stories of 2017.
This edition of the program is about the significance of money, poverty in the UK, to workers rights especially in sweatshops and fast food restaurants, from the US to Asia.
Gasping for the rationale behind the recent purge, while officially claimed to be a crackdown on corruption, seems more like an attempt for quick financing.
November 22, 2017. UK Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers the country's Autumn Budget announcement.
Zombie companies: Using cash meant for economy to pay their debt
The number of homeless people is now over 168,000 in California, Oregon and Washington, 19,000 more than what was counted in 2015.
More than 40 million people, a majority of them women and girls, were victims of modern slavery in 2016.
US tax dollars support CEOs salary, while there are US states that don't even have budgets.
Catalonia is the main contributor to the Spanish economy with nearly 19% of the country's GDP; Catalonia is also the second most populous region in Spain with a population of about 8 million.
Before the controversial vote, Iraqi Kurdistan region was going through a financial crisis due to a decrease in the global oil price and insecurity.
In the wake of the financial crisis of 2007-2008, many investors did not trust the current financial system regulated by governments and banks.
4 hurricanes have hit the US and the aftermath is still blurry. But what is clear it will cost US taxpayers billions of dollars to recover the losses from the two storms.
DPRK: a country living in the shadows for decades. Unjustifiably, a target of western imposed sanctions, including the US and the UN.
US president Donald Trump, who campaigned on protectionist policies, is considering imposing tariffs on major exporters of steel and other goods.
During his election campaign, Donald Trump promised repeatedly to re-set NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The value of bilateral trade between the US and China, the world’s two largest economies, reached over 500 billion dollars in 2016.
Money has been used throughout history for trade. But in today’s world, only a few global currencies are used by nations for settling payments for their trade. The most popular global currencies are the US dollar, the euro and the yen.
Since the early 60s when businesses began using computers to meet the needs of a fast-changing world, concerns have been growing about the future of jobs.
Five decades after Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands; years of wars, blockades, and restrictions have all brought the Palestinian economy to its knees.
Amazon is their ancestral land, passed on from generation to generation, its been under threat. In some cases, it has cost their lives.
Retailers are terrified that Amazon is in the process of ripping their guts out.
This program is about the State of Illinois that has got a junk rating recently.
A recent study conducted has found that parts of Africa could face a massive unemployment crisis by 2040.
Described by the International Monetary Fund as the bright spot in the global landscape, India is one of the major economies with an average growth rate of approximately 7% over the last twenty years.
In January 2011, weeks-long street protests and civil disobedience resulted in regime change in Tunisia.
You may have heard or read a lot in the media and elsewhere about globalization. But what is it specifically? What are its key advantages and disadvantages and who are its most important players?
Germany’s tax system has been fleeced of $36bn since 2001, as a group of bankers, lawyers and stockbrokers have employed practices to avoid paying tax on large-scale stock transactions.
The turning point came when the financial crisis occurred. That increased the rapid pace of gig workers into the economy due to the high unemployment that followed.
Ten years after the financial crisis, the EU and the eurozone still need economic CPR from the European Central Bank, billions of euros every month.
This episode of Economic Divide looks at the economic consequences, in which much of it will have long-term economic consequences.
In 1974, British Prime Minister, Edward Heath was forced to call a three day week in the UK, forcing businesses and non essential uses of national power to consume power for only three days of the week.
The unfortunate part of the budget is the slash in spending for the poor, especially the millions that would be driven off food stamps.
The fast food industry is a huge money making machine: people on the go want food on the go. And with that comes some negative consequences: some obvious, like the health hazards.
How important is Brexit? Do you think it does not affect you? Think again. At least if you're living in the EU and working in the UK. But the ramifications of Brexit goes beyond jus the UK since the UK.
From just before and during the turn on the millennium, the generation that evolved became residents of a world that had changed vastly over the last several decades.
In this segment, we will look at various case studies into how water is affecting different countries.
Water. We use it every day, it is readily available. With some exceptions and depending on where in the world you live, there is no restriction on how much of it you can use. But time is running out, and fast, unless we think of a solution.
A meeting that was hugely anticipated: The president of China Xi Jin Ping was received by The US president Donald trump in the US.
Human kind faces two critical problems in terms of consumer sustainability. The first issue, is the fact that the World population is growing, and this demands a supply that can meet everyone’s needs and the second, is the selfish need for more.
One of the problems that has plagued South Africa for decades now has been the housing problem, specifically low income housing.
This edition of the Economic Divide is about the French economy and the presidential campaigns.
This episode of ED will expose the lower end of Britain’s economic ladder and show how poverty is becoming the norm for millions of people.
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.