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Northrop Grumman Offers Navy a Missile Defense System with Infinite Ammo

The Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, “SEWIP” is a bland-sounding acronym for a U.S. Navy system that doesn’t often register on defense investors’ radar. But overlooking it could be a mistake. Over the past decade, Lockheed Martin has quietly built up a tidy franchise selling SEWIP Block 2 systems to the Navy for early detection of missile threats to U.S. warships. …read more →

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Understanding the Bills to Fix Our Broken Roads

Udora Orizu examines the problems with Nigerian roads and the need for President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the road bills passed by the National Assembly, as a sure path to ending the perennial woes over the nation’s federal roads Last October, the Senate finally took what many see as a major step towards arresting …read more →

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Africa’s Digital Infrastructure is the Next Playing Field For Great-Power Competition

In June, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari blocked Twitter for all of Nigeria in what many believe was a response to the company deleting a tweet of his and suspending the leader’s account. While the government lifted the ban last month, the initial decision came as a shock to Nigerians—especially since many have relied on Twitter …read more →

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The G7’s New Global Infrastructure Initiative

Group of Seven (G7) leaders met in Cornwall, England, on June 11-13 and agreed on a new initiative to support global infrastructure investment, launched as global needs rise and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) pulls back. Details on the initiative were sparse in the lengthy G7 communiqué, but the Biden White House issued a more …read more →

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Investment in African Infrastructure

Key challenges and opportunities for mobilizing institutional investors for the financing of public infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) By Alex Bernhardt, Marsh McLennan Advantage and Max Messervy, Mercer Home to over one billion people, Africa is the most youthful continent on the planet with the fastest rate of population growth. Countries across the continent have …read more →

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Once-in-a-generation infrastructure investment is needed

By Richard Trumka As President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress recently, he highlighted a fundamental truth about his American Jobs Plan. For once, our leaders aren’t pushing another tax break for the elite, bailing out the ultra-wealthy or preaching the false gospel of trickle-down economics. As the president put it, this is …read more →

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Cloud Infrastructure Revenue Grows 33% This Quarter to Almost $33bn

The cloud infrastructure market kept growing at a brisk pace last quarter, as the pandemic continued to push more companies to the cloud with offices shut down in much of the world. The big three — Amazon,  Microsoft and Google — have all reported their numbers and, as expected, the news was good, with revenue growth of …read more →

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Covid-19 Management: Europe’s Economy May Recover Faster than US – JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs

America’s failure to get a grip on the pandemic is putting the brakes on its rebound compared with Europe, where many former virus hot spots managed to resume economic activity without causing a similar surge in infections. Crucial for a sustainable recovery is confidence that the virus is no longer out of control, and Europe’s …read more →

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Hydrogen Fuel Economy Is Finally Going Mainstream

Hydrogen power has been on the market for decades but has never really been able to break the glass ceiling of mass-market appeal, mainly due to a host of technical and cost issues.  Indeed, battery power appears to be winning the race to replace the internal combustion engine (ICE) more than any other alternative fuel type. …read more →

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The Oil & Gas Sector Could Already be in Terminal Decline

The fossil fuel industry has faced serious headwinds for several years, but the rise of renewables combined with the fall in consumption as a consequence of the global corona crisis is pushing it over the edge and into “terminal decline”. Although global coal consumption continues to grow slowly, its use has peaked in developed regions.  According …read more →