Djibouti: Logistics a bright spot in wider industrialisation plans

Djibouti: Logistics a bright spot in wider industrialisation plans

Djibouti’s logistics sector will grow rapidly in the coming years, establishing the country as a major conduit for East Africa trade. Chinese firms will be instrumental in providing the necessary capital and expertise. Realising the wider economic aims of the 2035...
China and Israel: evolving relations in the shadow of trade wars

China and Israel: evolving relations in the shadow of trade wars

From a situation of no diplomatic connections and almost non-existent economic relations only a quarter of a century ago, Chinese–Israeli trade, investment and political ties are on an upward spiral. Although global tensions, most notably the US’s objection to the supply of certain technologies to China and, more recently, the trade war between those two countries are slowing the expansion of relations, there are sound foundations for growing geoeconomic and geopolitical cooperation, based on correlating interests that serve both countries.

Vietnam is a rising export hub, despite US tariff threat

Vietnam is a rising export hub, despite US tariff threat

Vietnam will continue to emerge as a global manufacturing hub in the coming years, particularly in the electronics sector. Despite rising trade tensions with the US, structural factors including low wage costs, a large infrastructure pipeline and recently signed free-trade agreements should sustain investment in the manufacturing sector. Long-term challenges include managing growing demands for political representation and rising concerns over the environmental sustainability of the country’s growth model.