Emirates NBD: Scale emerges from the culture clash

Much has been said about the unfortunate timing of the Emirates NBD merger just before the global financial crisis, but what is often forgotten is just how challenging that merger would have been in any conditions.

IMF: Can Ghana resist temptation?

The country hopes a deal can revive its stumbling economy, but it will be hard to stick to the IMF’s conditions when the 2016 elections are so close at hand.

Belarus pushes private-sector plans

Belarus’s first deputy economy minister Alexander Zaborovsky insists that policymakers are keen to boost the share of the private sector in the economy through the development of new businesses.