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In early December 2017, the inauguration of the first phase of expansion and modernisation of Iran’s deep-sea port of Chabahar was attended by high-ranking Afghan…View More A Tale of Two Ports: The spill-over of Indo-Pakistani rivalry beyond the Subcontinent
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The value of one bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, recently surpassed six thousand US dollars, a new high, raising the question as to why,…View More Bitcoin: A Better Way to Pay
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By 2020, the global south will be home to nine out of every ten people around the world. At the same time, at least one…View More Utopian Numbers
Blockchain rose to prominence in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis. Built upon a decentralised system of computer protocols and algorithms— known as…View More Blockchain, Bitcoin & Beyond: Making Cents of Digital Currency
Almost a year ago, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Deutsche Boerse), proposed a merger in order to combine British, German,…View More Has Brexit Killed the LSE’s Latest Merger Attempt?
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