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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

Europe Finance

What a sovereign default would look like on the ECB’s balance sheet

Central banks’ QE programmes have exposed them to sovereign defaults in an unprecedented way. However, the most likely candidate in Europe is likely to do little damage. Given the centrality

Finance Technology and infrastructure Uncategorized

How Technology Empowers Women Around The World

Global Risk Insights sat down with Allison Kahn, Director of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme, to discuss the interplay between female empowerment, mentoring and

Europe Finance

EU finance: Quantitative Easing and the cap key approach

Quantitative Easing in the Eurozone is not perfect, but a better approach may create too much risky exposure for the European Central Bank.

Brexit Finance

Can stimulus measures offset the impact of Brexit?

In August, the Bank of England announced that fiscal stimulus may be an option, but this may not be enough to counter the uncertainty caused Brexit

Finance International

The problem with helicopter money

Helicopter money requires central banks to make choices they cannot make while undermining their independence and inflation-targeting mandate.

Debate Corner Finance International

Are emerging markets still a good investment?

Is the era of the BRICS over? In this debate, GRI asked two of its top analysts about the future of emerging economies.

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.