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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

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.