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Pozières Consulting named by Consulting Magazine one of their ‘Seven to watch in 2017’

In an industry that favor’s large faceless consulting houses, Pozières Consulting’s bespoke thematic approach to political and security risk has set it apart from its’ competitors. Our industry struggles with competing pressures of discretion and advocacy while sometimes resembling a business model of an old speak-easy. Therefore engaging with new clients while still maintaining the limited public profile that our... [ more ]

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Australia’s Property Bubble

Australian’s need an intervention, a wake-up call – Australia is home to the only forty year olds in the world who don’t know what a recession is or what 10%+ interest rates feel like. 25 years of sustained economic growth off the back of a mining boom and a 38% growth in population has insulated an entire generation of Australian... [ more ]

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Western Australian Premier requests Pozieres Day Declaration

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has written to the Prime Minister requesting July 23 be recognised across the country as Pozieres Day, to commemorate the WWI battle. The campaign to take the French village of Pozieres began 101 years ago as part of the larger battle of the Somme, which had started at the beginning of July, 1916. Over seven... [ more ]

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Aung San Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw

The democratically elected government in Myanmar under Aung San Suu Kyi has so far disappointed many voters and international observers. Her supporters blame the military for the government’s shortcomings, but this argument remains unconvincing. The National League for Democracy (NLD) has been in power in Myanmar for over a year now, following its landslide victory in the November 2015 elections.... [ more ]

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Expropriation in Venezuela

The automaker General Motors (GM) has been involved in another expropriatory event, this time in Venezuela. Having also experienced expropriation attempts in Uzbekistan last year, GM has now pulled out of its operations in Venezuela following a government takeover of its plant amid large-scale violent protests. On Thursday, GM issued a statement claiming public authorities “unexpectedly” took over its plant,... [ more ]

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What our Graduate Programme taught us about Political Risk

Pozières Consulting launched its’ ‘Candidate Exposure Programme’ in 2016 to replace its graduate programme of previous years. The original graduate programme was the result of a recruitment drive in 2015 that received a huge number of applications and many very qualified analysts; the problem was that most of the applicants could not demonstrate the ability to or experience in presenting... [ more ]

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Trump wades into the South China Sea

We have been waiting to see what a Trump presidency really means for the Asia Pacific region and US-China relations more specifically. There has been growing concerns about a possible trade war between the two countries which could in turn threaten already anemic global growth. Recent comments by the Trump administration however have given rise to the much greater concern... [ more ]

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Industrial Revolution 4.0.

The idea of a future where advanced technologies have solved the economic problems of human want has been around for more than 100 years. It was John Maynard Keynes who prophesized nearly a century ago that we would suffer technological unemployment as he termed it – a period of economic abundance brought on by new technologies that would satisfy all... [ more ]

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Myanmar’s new Companies Act – What to Expect?

Sources have confirmed to Pozières Consulting that we can expect to see the proposed modernisation of Myanmar’s Companies Act submitted to parliament in the first session of 2017. The current Companies Act 1914 is outdated and cumbersome forcing more than 80% of businesses in Myanmar to exist in the informal economy. The Act of 1914 is however built upon British... [ more ]

18 Jan 2015, Algeria --- Ain Salah southern Algeria near the capital on 2000 km and its inhabitants refuse to exploit the shale gas on March 8, 2015. (Photo by Billal Bensalem/NurPhoto) --- Image by © Billal Bensalem/NurPhoto/Corbis

The new challenge of the Algerian economy

The Algerian economy is faltering after years of oil-driven economic bonanza. Within OPEC, Algeria, perhaps more than other of its oil-producing members, is experiencing the fallout of declining oil prices. Now, more than ever, the Algerian government must take this significant development to restructure and strengthen its economy. External factors Firstly, American energy independence looks likely to trigger the next... [ more ]