Politics

Manuel Valls is not a typical French socialist politician. He is a tough-talking security hawk forcing through liberal reforms, and he “loves business”.

Weekly Risk Outlook

Weekly Risk Outlook

May 30, 2016

Economics

Low oil prices and rampant corruption severely affect Nigeria’s economy and threaten to disturb a fragile balance between the country’s ethnic and religious communities.

Finance

Without a single U.S. interest rate increase thus far in 2016, earlier forecasts predicting steadily climbing rates now appear unlikely to materialize. What shape will the revised rate hike trajectory take?

Security

NATO recent exercises in Moldova and Georgia are part of a wider strategy aimed at increasing military pressure on Moscow in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

Natural Resources

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Central and Eastern Europe are looking for ways to diversify their energy supply. LNG supplied via Croatia provides a promising opportunity.