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International Politics Security South and Central Asia The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Japan prepares for snap election amid heightened tensions with North Korea. Catalan parliament declares independence. Major exporters balk at Brexit WTO arrangements. International Contact Group discusses Afghan peace process in Russia. All

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Countries move to deescalate tensions between North Korea and the United States. UK may further signal its Brexit intentions with Ireland amid customs position papers. EBRD and Egypt to sign

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Japan reworks its energy policy. Kenya goes to the polls. US and Russia meet at ASEAN summit. Brazil eyes pension reform. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Russia retaliates against sanctions. Pakistan politics falter. PM Shinzo Abe stabilizes support. India lowers interest rates. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Presidential scandal rocks Brazil. French legislative elections heat up. NATO prepares for Trump. Protests continue in Venezuela. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Argentina continues pro-market blitz. Cyber and digital come to the fore. Federal Reserve releases minutes. The SNP faces Brexit. BoE hits the road.

Economics Europe

Swiss National Bank shocks markets

The Swiss National Bank left investors stunned by a sudden change in monetary policy last week, just ahead of an ECB decision on QE. What does this mean for investors

Europe Finance

EU court and Greek elections may block QE from the ECB

As the Eurozone battles low inflation and a weak economy, consensus around quantitative easing (QE) has grown. The question is whether the ECB’s meeting on January 22nd will offer more than just

Europe Finance

Greece elections draw the Eurozone closer to political conflict

As Lithuania celebrates its entrance into the Eurozone, Greece contemplates its own exit for the second time. With the upcoming elections and the rise of the Syriza Party marking uncertainty

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Tensions rise between US and EU tech companies

Amid a recent resolution by the European Parliament to break up Google, tensions continue to rise between Europe and American tech companies. What does this mean for Google, tech and