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    Malaysia Debt Bound: the 1MDB scandal

    A lot of bad news has come out of Malaysia over the past year, but the scandals surrounding controversial debt-ridden sovereign investment company 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) must trump them all.

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    Sanctions risk unlikely to significantly change in coming months, despite pressure following US election result

    Donald Trump took a far less consistent position towards Iran during the US election campaign than did his opponent, Hillary Clinton. As such, the US president-elect’s intention of abrogating, amending or abiding by the international agreement over Iran’s nuclear programme – known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – is far less clear than would have been the case if Clinton had been elected. Trump is currently picking his foreign policy and national security team, the composition of which will also have a bearing on his administration’s policy towards Iran.

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    Greek protests to escalate ahead of 30 June deadline

    Significant protest activity is likely in the coming days, particularly in Athens, whatever resolution emerges. A split within the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) may trigger an eventual government collapse.

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    East Africa’s tech hub

    Kenya has a buzzing tech industry which has grown from $16m to an estimated $500m in 10 years. But are government policies aimed at supporting it focussed on the right things?

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