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Debate Corner Finance International

Emerging markets are headed for trouble

Investors are currently tapping emerging markets in droves. That is soon about to stop as the Fed eventually raises rates and political risks intensify.

Latin America Politics

The fate of the Falklands: an uncertain future

As the implications of Brexit continue to unfold, the tiny island chain known as the Falklands has once itself seen it’s British sovereignty questioned.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Markets respond to Turkey’s failed coup

After the failed coup, markets were quick to write off any short-term impact on oil prices. Yet, Turkey’s post-coup behavior increases risks for investors.

Latin America Power Brokers

Mauricio Macri: A reformer in the making

With his economic reforms, Argentinian President Mauricio Macri will reposition Argentina more competitively in the global economy.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Crisis in Venezuela – A lesson from Saudi Arabia

Venezuela is hit by a nationwide energy crisis brought on by severe drought, hurting a weak economy that is already suffering from the drop in oil prices.

Economics Technology and infrastructure

Inside the driverless car market

Policy makers and business leaders will need to act prudently in order to balance the benefits of driverless car technology with mitigating risks.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

The pressure is building on the Golan Heights

With Israel’s continued efforts to source economical oil from the region and an ongoing civil war in nearby Syria, the Golan Heights is once again in the spotlight, leaving the

Europe Natural resources and energy

What Gazprom’s new pricing strategies mean for geopolitics

As countries such as the United States and Australia continue to ramp up production levels of natural gas, state-owned entities and traditional market leaders such as Gazprom are turning to