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The long shadow of 2016

Events that unfolded in 2016 are likely to continue to affect senior level decision making processes in the foreseeable future as the global economy moves toward a period of heightened uncertainty.

Finance North America

Under Trump, the national debt has the potential to grow

Donald Trump faces a myriad of problems upon inauguration this month. Among the financial and economic dilemmas is the national debt.

Finance Latin America Politics

Ecuador’s economic future: better without Correa?

The current political situation under Rafael Correa’s socialist government is worrisome for foreign investors, but several factors make for a more attractive market to invest in. The upcoming presidential elections

Finance Latin America Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Venezuela divorces itself from reality

Venezuela is seeing conspiracy theories behind its inflation worries and suspension from Mercosur, as Caracas becomes increasingly divorced from reality.

Finance North America

Federal Reserve in the hot seat

With Donald Trump set to take office in January and the Republican majority in Congress, his statements about reining in the Federal Reserve (Fed) are now turning into rumblings of

Finance International

What can investors do about the negative rates conundrum?

Spooked markets and heightened investor anxiety has provoked a pronounced change in long term capital allocation strategies.

Europe Finance

Losing allies: EU cultivates new friendship with Azerbaijan

Last week, the EU formally approached Azerbaijan to renegotiate their relationship, signalling an upgrade in diplomatic relations. Europe is hedging against continued deterioration of its alliances, whilst Azerbaijan will be

Finance South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Nepal in turmoil after India’s rupee demonetization

India’s rupee demonetization is severely impacting Nepal as Nepalis are left without recourse, with everything from pensions to tourism threatened.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Africa’s richest woman could sink Angola’s economy

Isabel dos Santos control of Angola’s state oil producer and increasing control of its banks creates a doomsday scenario for Angola’s economy.

Economics Finance

Mergers under threat: AT&T and beyond

A host of problems facing the AT&T / Time Warner merger highlight potential hurdles for future large mergers and acquisitions. On Oct 22, 2016, telecommunications major AT&T announced plans to